TICKETS ARE $20/PER CHILD, $10 F0R SIBLINGS.FREE FOR PARENTS AND SIBLINGS UNDER ONE.ALL PERFORMANCES ARE LIMITED TO 15 KIDS. GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE! ALL AGES WELCOME!(SIBLINGS TICKETS ARE SOLD ONLY AT THE DOOR)
Though Jazz began as a quintessentially American genre and art form, jazz musicians have continually looked to other styles and sounds from around the world for inspiration. From South Africa to Scandinavia, India to South America, we discover that the universal language of Jazz can be understood by musicians across the globe and that jazz continues to be enriched by influences from all over the world.
The Jazz Playground is a fun, interactive and educational live performance program inviting kids and adults of all ages to dance, sing and swing to the rhythms of jazz.
Presented by a live band, The Jazz Playground introduces the instruments and core concepts of jazz through familiar songs, sounds and rhythms. We explore history, language and diversity through an organic and participatory jazz performance featuring a rotating roster of guest teaching-artists. Each class will introduce a new instrument or style, and will take a trip to different places or times in history to explore how jazz shaped modern music in the 20th century onwards.
Above all, The Jazz Playground invites children of all ages to find their own creative space, develop their imagination and to collaborate through music.