Every kid from the hood is a scholar in their own right, often deserving of Ivy League status. But far too often lack the resources to bring this to fruition. We're here to bridge that gap.

Who are Jazz and Hack?:


A Brief History

Jazz and Hack, the monikers behind the name J.A.H. Art House, met in 2013. They originally planned to create music together, but years later have vowed to change the world with their crafts. 

Jazz is a cultural documentary photographer and herbalist. While attending underground NY events and producing music festivals, Jazz quickly began using her camera as a second eye. This outlook rapidly launched into the brand now known as JazzShoots, LLC. She is currently completing a masters of Public Health degree at Columbia University. A love of hip-hop coupled with a background in Public Health has allowed Jazz to refine her photographic style to focus on cultural documentation and photo voice. With 3 years experience, Jazz has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music and popular culture to create art rather than simply document it. Jazz also creates and develops the recipes for all holistic products made and sold @JAHArtHouse

Hack is a visual architect and performance artist. Known around the nation for his eccentric style and contagious personality. He has been involved in performance arts in the form of writing, illustrating, poetry and creating music since the age of 5. He is currently studying Advertising and Marketing at Fashion Institute of Technology. In his adolescence and young adulthood, Hack has received mentorship from internationally recognized influencers, such as Toni Blackman, Chen Lo & Buckshot. Currently, he is working as a freelance stylist and creative director.  See some of his looks on his travel photo blog here.

Together, Jazz & Hack have started JAH Art House, a creative gallery space with an in-house photography studio, music studio, interactive pop-up shop (for vintage and holistic body care items), and more. Contact us if you are interested in viewing the space or using it for your next project/showing.


Ivy League in the Hood is an umbrella corporation started by Jazz & Hack. We conduct interviews and host collaborative events. Our mission is to help young adults in the community grow creatively while efficiently taking care of their physical and mental health.