General education outreach programs:

  • A Jazz Story – A Jazz Story is an interactive musical experience that offers elementary through middle school students an exciting introduction to jazz. During the workshop, students will gain an understanding of the instruments and roles within a jazz group, what makes jazz unique, and how jazz musicians tell stories through their music. The quartet performs a selection of classic jazz repertoire in addition to guiding students through the composition of their own collective piece.
  • The Bridge – The Bridge is an interactive musical experience for elementary through middle school students that serves as a followup to A Jazz Story. Featuring the music of Sonny Rollins, this workshop offers students an interactive exploration of musical form in jazz.
  • Roots of Rhythm – Designed for middle though high school students, Roots of Rhythm explores the lineage of rhythm in American popular music dating back to the birth of jazz music in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th Century. Through interactive clapping, counting, and movement, students are taken on a journey through the history of American music. From early jazz to present day rock, pop, and hip-hop, the common thread is between all styes is rhythm. Students learn the origins of the rhythms we hear in present-day music, what cultures they came from, and how they evolved over the course of history.

Additional programs are available. Please contact Jeremy for all current offerings.