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WBGO Kids Jazz Fall Concert Series 2013
Saturdays at 12:30 PM, Free and Open to the Public
LISTEN! LEARN! DISCOVER! JOIN US!
YOU BRING THE KIDS, WE'LL BRING THE JAZZ
Discover America's original musical art form at the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series - a free concert series bringing jazz culture and performance to your neighborhood. WBGO presents these concerts during the Spring and Fall on Saturday afternoons. These interactive, hour-long concerts give kids opportunities to learn about the distinct qualities of jazz, and why it's a reflection of our community, our nation, and our world! Q&A sessions with the artists, small gifts, and a chance to win a door prize are just some of the reasons to come out and join us!
The WBGO Kids Jazz Series is sponsored by
- The Agnes Varis Trust - Supporting Affordable Access to the Arts, Education, and Healthcare
- PNC Foundation
- Turrell Fund
- Investor's Bank
- The Clarence B. Coleman and Joan F. Coleman Charitable Foundation
- Margo Moss
- NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens
- New Jersey State Council on the Arts
All concerts begin at 12:30 PM, and last for approximately one hour. Please arrive 30 minutes early to ensure seating.
THE FIREY STRING SISTAS!
- Saturday, October 5, 12:30 pm
- South Orange Performing Arts Center
- 1 SOPAC Way
- South Orange, NJ 07079
CHAMBER JAZZ CLASSICSThis 6-piece ensemble will take children on a journey through the history and legacy of African-American and urban culture. The program includes swingin' and singing with the Duke's song, It Don't Mean A Thing and discovering rhythms with Jitter-bug Waltz by Fats Waller. Interactive in nature, audiences participate by singing and clapping along while introduced to music fundamentals such as time, rhythm, melody and aspects of string instruments.
COURTNEY BRYAN ENSEMBLE FEATURING BRANDEE YOUNGER
- Saturday, October 12, 12:30 pm
- Montclair Art Museum
- 3 S Mountain Avenue
- Montclair, NJ 07042
SPIRITUALS AND THE ROOTS OF JAZZThis ensemble will lead an educational sing along of Negro Spirituals for the children and through musical examples will demonstrate the historical ties between the spirituals and jazz.
NEW YORK VOICES
- Saturday, October 19, 12:30 pm
- Newark Museum
- 49 Washington Street
- Newark, NJ 07102
AN INTRODUCTION TO VOCALESE: JAZZ VOCALS WITH EASEThis premier vocal ensemble has been singing tight 4-part harmony for 25 years. They will focus on the art of Vocalese (singing a witty story with lyrics to an improvised jazz solo) in this special debut program. Children will hear songs such as Cottontail; Sing, Sing, Sing; Bli-Blip; Caravan and more. They will engage audiences of all ages with their infectious passion for interesting melodies, diverse rhythms and sophisticated harmony.
- Saturday, October 26, 12:30 pm
- Newark Symphony Hall
- 1020 Broad Street
- Newark, NJ 07102
AFRO CUBAN JAZZJazz legend Dizzy Gillespie referred to Berroa as, "the only Latin drummer in the world, in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds, his native Afro-Cuban music as well as Jazz." Berroa will take children on a musical journey exploring the mix of Afro Cuban rhythms with Jazz by way of the drum set.
VICTOR JONES ORCHESTRIO
- Saturday, November 2, 12:30 pm
- Clinton Elementary School
- 27 Berkshire Road
- Maplewood, NJ 07040
JAZZ ON AN AMERICAN INSTRUMENTUsing the African-American tradition of call and response, children will participate in this interactive and fun performance learning about the history of drums in jazz and American music with Newark native Victor Jones and his Orchestrio. A few lucky ones will even get the chance to get up on stage and play the drums, or their own instrument if they bring one. Rounding out the trio is Dylan Meek on piano, Alex Blake on string bass and vocalist Taiko.
Tickets are handed out in the lobby of each venue on the day of performance only and on a first-come, first-served basis. The concerts are free and open to the general public. Adults must be accompanied by a child. We cannot guarantee seats prior to each program.
All venues are handicapped accessible. Sign language interpretation of performances by request.
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