Family Concert


Yaniza sitting by a brick wall playing her guitar

Sunday, November 12, 2023
10:30 – 11:30 am EST
Scheuer Auditorium

Ages 3 – 8

Yaniza is a singer-songwriter and long-time early childhood educator born and raised in NYC. She aims to spread joy and positivity through her music by combining catchy lyrics and pop melodies with sprightly acoustic guitar and ukulele. Bringing playful energy into every performance, Yaniza will share original songs including “Fly Away (Free Bird),” “Grateful,” and “Happiness” about life lessons and her diverse background of being Dominican, Black, and Jewish.

Tickets: $18 Adult; $14 Jewish Museum Family member
Children 18 are free; Includes Museum Admission.

Concert ticket reservations are required for both adults and children to reserve seats.

About Yaniza:

Yaniza initially grew her fanbase by posting acoustic covers of pop songs on YouTube, which have garnered over 500,000 views combined. Listeners liken her vibes to that of Corinne Bailey Rae and Colbie Caillat. Following two studio albums, her first single, “Fly Away (Free Bird),” quickly amassed hundreds of thousands of streams across platforms. Yaniza has performed at acclaimed live music venues around the city, including Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, and guest appearances at B.B. King’s and Irving Plaza. She was named Artist of the Month twice at The Bitter End, and was a semi-finalist in the Celebration of Music Contest in 2019, and in the NY Coffee Music Project Competition in 2017. In between gigging, writing, and recording music, Yaniza doubles as a passionate educator. After teaching and working with children for 15+ years and earning a masters degree in early childhood education from Columbia University in 2020, she started her own business teaching kids ukulele and voice lessons, and remains in high demand. As Yaniza continues to inspire people through music & education, she is actively performing and writing new bops with the goal of encouraging listeners to find joy in everyday life.

If you do not receive your ticket confirmation in your inbox or spam folder, please email info@thejm.org or call 212.423.3200 ext. 0.

Doors to the concert will open at 10:15 am.

After the concert, come to the Floor 4 Studio to enjoy our free Drop-in Art Workshop for families.

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