Based on the Wynton Marsalis and Sandra Day O’Connor Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy curriculum, Jazz for Young People on Tour brings outstanding jazz artists and a special performance to HSA.
Jazz grew out of the African-American community in turn of the century New Orleans. It is a mingling of the musical expressions of all people who came to the United States, by choice or by force, as well those already living in America. This concert will illustrate the fundamentals of jazz and the ideals of American democracy through the lens of America’s greatest and most democratic art form.
JAZZ FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON TOUR
The Jazz for Young People program consists of narrated hour-long concerts (Concerts in Rose Theater), traveling professional jazz ensembles presenting interactive performances for New York City students (On-Tour Concerts in Schools) and interactive lessons.
For more information please visit http://academy.jazz.org/jfyp/jfyp-on-tour/