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WBGO Kids Jazz Spring 2016 Concert Series
You Bring the Kids, We'll Bring the Jazz
The WBGO Spring Kids Jazz Concert Series brings world-renowned jazz musicians to concert halls and venues throughout Essex County, New Jersey. These hour-long concerts give young listeners the chance to discover the enjoyment of jazz, improvisation, and musical collaboration. Come join us!
Admission is FREE
Our concerts are held every Saturday throughout April. Doors open at noon, and concerts start at 12:30. Adults must be accompanied by at least one child.
All our venues are handicapped accessible, and sign language interpretation of performances is available if you give us sufficient lead time.
Mark your calendar and join us every Saturday in April, at 12:30 pm:
Benny Benack III & The Benny Benack Band
present "Jazz and Democracy"
- Saturday, April 2 at 12:30 pm
- Newark Symphony Hall
- 1020 Broad Street
- Newark, NJ 07102
- Best for Ages: 5-15
Brianna Thomas & The Jazz Travelers
present "Swing Makes You Sing!"
- April 9, 12:30 pm
- Newark Museum
- 49 Washington Street
- Newark, NJ 07102
- Best for Ages: 5-18
Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio
present "Rhythm and Justice: Music as a Voice of Social Justice"
- April 16, 12:30 pm
- Livingston Public Library
- 10 Robert H. Harp Drive
- Livingston, NJ 07039
- Best for ages: 5-15
presents "From Sassy to Shorter: Celebrating Newark Jazz Masters"
- April 23, 12:30 pm
- NJPAC Victoria Theater
- 1 Center Street
- Newark, NJ 07102
- Best for ages: 10-18
Celebrate International Jazz Day!
Winard Harper & Jeli Posse
present "Jazz: Food for the Soul"
- April 30, 12:30 pm
- Montclair Art Museum
- 3 South Mountain Avenue
- Montclair, NJ 07042
- Best for ages: 5-11
Free Transportation for Groups and Schools!
Bring your group or school, and you can reserve great seats - and even apply for free transportation to and from WBGO Kids Jazz Concerts. Thanks to the generosity and vision of the Agnes Varis Charitable Trust, NJ schools, established groups, and 501(c)(3) organizations who work with kids can get funding to bring kids and their families to these shows.
Any questions, please call 973-643-4763 or email email@example.com
Lead support for the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series comes from:
- Agnes Varis Charitable Trust
Supporting Affordable Access to the Arts, Education, and Healthcare
With major support from:
- United Airlines
Official Airline Partner
And additional support from:
- Robert A. Mills Foundation
- PNC Foundation
- Anita B. and Howard S. Richmond Foundation
- The Turrell Fund
- The Edward W. and Stella C. Van Houten Memorial Fund
- Lillian P. Schenck Charitable Trust Fund
- Sylvan C. Coleman Foundation
- Investors Foundation
- NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens
To support the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973) 643-4763.
Photos from past seasons
Coloring Poster: "A great day at WBGO" By Ramsess
Artists included in "A Great Day at WBGO," and the print's inspiration, the iconic photo "A Great Day in Harlem," in alphabetical order:
Red Allen, Buster Bailey, Count Basie, Emmett Berry, Art Blakey, Lawrence Brown, Scoville Browne, Buck Clayton, Bill Crump, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge, Art Farmer, Bud Freeman, Dizzy Gillespie, Tyree Glenn, Benny Golson, Sonny Greer, Johnny Griffin, Gigi Gryce, Coleman Hawkins, J.C. Heard, Jay C. Higginbotham, Milt Hinton, Chubby Jackson, Hilton Jefferson, Osie Johnson, Hank Jones, Jimmy Jones, Jo Jones, Taft Jordan, Max Kaminsky, Gene Krupa, Eddie Locke, Marian McPartland, Charles Mingus, Miff Mole, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Pettiford, Rudy Powell, Luckey Roberts, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Rushing, Pee Wee Russell, Sahib Shihab, Horace Silver, Zutty Singleton, Stuff Smith, Rex Stewart, Maxine Sullivan, Joe Thomas, Wilbur Ware, Dicky Wells, George Wettling, Ernie Wilkins, Mary Lou Williams, Lester Young.
Not included in the original photo:
Joe Williams at top left with microphone and Rahsaan Roland Kirk with saxophones in back right.
More about the original "A Great Day in Harlem," available here:
Behind 'A Great Day In Harlem': Jean Bach On Piano Jazz
"A Great Day in Harlem," the film
WBGO Kids Jazz Suggested Reading
WBGO Kids Jazz on Pinterest
For more information and directions, email email@example.com or call (973) 643-4763.
WBGO is located at 54 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102