School Concerts

My assembly on jazz for young audiences was recognized by national educators and administrators the as the first and only cross-curricular assembly to uniquely motivate students to learn the valuable history and tenets of jazz music while simultaneously incorporating elements from all other state-required core-curriculum subjects and their respective standards.

The Jazz Assembly makes jazz music accessible by using audience participation and games, as well as discussing its birth in connection to American History. Most importantly, The Jazz Assembly allows young audiences to learn by making connections with other core-curriculum subjects like Geography, Science, and Language. The Jazz Assembly presents the complexities of jazz music in a fun, entertaining, interactive, and instructive way. For example: using familiar songs and lyrics to exemplify styles of improvisation and then inviting volunteers to demonstrate their newly acquired skill on-stage live with the trio playing behind them!

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