About The Hosts


The Prince Georges’s Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer-led, mission-driven organization created exclusively to promote educational, cultural, recreational and other charitable activities in Prince George’s County, Maryland and surrounding areas. The foundation promotes the cultural arts through music, drama, the fine arts, entertainment, and other charitable activities.

The cornerstone fundraising event of the Prince George’s Cultural Arts Foundation is the annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival, a five-day music event showcasing nationally recognized jazz artists and some of the top jazz and R&B musicians from the greater Washington DC and Baltimore areas. The festival draws a diverse audience of over 10,000 jazz lovers from across the region.

Proceeds from the festival support the Prince George’s Cultural Arts Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for books, tuition, room and board, to deserving college-bound students seeking to continue their education at a four-year college or university.

Board of Directors
Kevin C. Alexander, Board President
Lisa M. Alexander, Board Secretary
Donald Cowan, Treasurer

Lake Arbor Jazz Festival Host Committee
Kevin C. Alexander, Executive Producer
Lisa M. Alexander, Supervising Producer
Nadine Cid, Artist Liaison
Charles Drain, Talent/Stage Manager
Eric Liley, Marketing, Advertising, Media Relations
Jerome Parker, Field Operations
Donald Cowan, Beer & Wine Operations
Nicky Hazelwood, Vendor Relations
Vincent Phillips, Merchandise Manager
Shawyn Drain, Volunteer Coordinator

Scholarship Selection Committee
Lisa M. Alexander – Chairwomen, Prince Georges Cultural Arts Foundation