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Music & Community: Jack Licitra And "The Arts Pharmacy"

Updated: Jul 28


Jack Licitra is a Long Island, New York based musician and instructor. We were introduced to his work through the Hope Children's Fund, for which he regularly provides his talents to help raise money to support the orphans living in Meru, Kenya.

From www.jacklicitra.com: His latest CD ”Everybody's Music” made the 2013 highlights list Sunday Morning Breakfast on WFUV. He has performed with some of the best musicians in the world such as Levon Helm, Jimmy Vivino and Bakithi Kumalo as well as opening shows for legends such as Richie Havens, Buckwheat Zydeco, Pinetop Perkins and even playing for then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Jack recorded two songs for Fast Folk Music Magazine as a college student in the 1990’s. He spent a year working closely with Jack Hardy as a mentor and playing bass for Jack at New York clubs such as Sine and The Bottom Line. He has fond memories of this period, jamming poolside in Maine with Richard Shindell and Cormac McCarthy. He founded the mythical “Waterstreet Blues Band” in Oneonta,NY in the 1992 and began touring the Northeast. He then joined Kerry Kearney to open for The Allman Brothers and Dickie Betts Band around the United States. He has played on over 100 releases for other artists and has produced many other artists. He has released eight CDs with his project Jack’s Waterfall. He has performed on songwriter stages at The New Jersey and The Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals.

Jack Licitra is the owner and operator of the "Arts Pharmacy", which "has combined private lessons, kids concerts, community service and more to share that healing power, and help create an inspired community.​"

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