The Blues

The Blues
Jan 12

The Blues

Tickets are $20 per child. $10 for siblings (SOLD ONLY AT THE DOOR). Free for parents and siblings under one! THE BLUES. Originating in the southern united states in the 19th century, the Blues drew upon african-american spirituals and work songs, combined with elements of european folk music. As well as looking at how the blues influenced many genres, including modern rock, pop and R&B, in Week 1 of the Jazz Playground, we explore how many of the key elements in jazz were born out of the blues and how jazz and blues continue to be closely linked today. 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.  More Info

when: January 12 @ 11:30am - 12:15pm
where: Art House Astoria Conservatory For Music and Art, 23-35 Broadway, Queens, NY, 11106 map
category: Swing



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