– Motif Magazine
Jamil Jorge (juh-mel hor-he; he/him) is a Ph.D. candidate and has an M.A. in ethnomusicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. in music from Connecticut College. He is a Mellon Mays Fellow, sits on the Alumni Advisory Board for Humanities Without Walls, and serves on the Alumni Committee for the 7th Regiment Youth Performing Arts Organization. Jamil has taught in multiple institutions, coordinated mentoring and educational opportunities for the U.S. Navy, and founded a nonprofit to provide leadership training and scholarships for students of color. As a performer, Jamil is a multi-instrumentalist who has played many styles of western art music, jazz, African music, music for dance, and more.