John Jay College of Criminal Justice will be hosting a concert featuring live musical performances by renowned musicians in support of the Myrna Bain Scholarship.

Performers will include:

  • Alva Anderson, jazz vocalist
  • Bernie Em, vocalist
  • David Pearl, pianist
  • Debbie Raymar, vocalist
  • Debonair Steppers
  • Isadora Hicks Simington, vocalist
  • Jo Marchese, vocalist
  • Matt The Violinist
  • Jay Starr, dancer
  • Briannah, spoken word
  • Dorothea Smartt, poet
  • King Wear Crowns, alternative hip-hop
  • Universal Image, dancers and surprise guests

The scholarship was established in memory of Professor Myrna Dolores Ilari Bain to support the graduate school education of college seniors who are completing their undergraduate degrees. The first Myrna Bain Scholarship recipient, Zavel Philip, will participate in the program.

Professor Bain passed away in 2007 from breast cancer. She taught at the College for six years and during that time touched the lives of hundreds of students and faculty. She was committed to academic scholarship and community development. The scholarship is awarded to students who have achieved academic excellence and have a strong commitment to community service.


Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 West 59th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York City

General Admission – $15
Students – $5
For more information, contact or 212.237.8643

Established in 1964, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York is an international leader in educating for justice. It offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit