JazzArts Charlotte

JazzArts Charlotte

JazzArts Charlotte is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the presentation, education, and promotion of jazz and related art forms. JAI was established in 2009 by co-founders Lonnie Davis (President & CEO) and Ocie Davis (Artistic Director) in an effort to educate the community on America’s classical music: Jazz. Today, JazzArts Charlotte offers learning opportunities and performance-based programming for audiences of all ages. The organization also supports professional musicians both locally and throughout the Charlotte region.

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

info@TheJazzArts.Org

http://www.thejazzarts.org

  345 North College Street Suite 315, Charlotte, NC 28202

Mecklenburg

Lonnie Davis

 Jazz: The American Journey

Program description

THE BLUES: How American Music Grew Up is intended for audiences of all ages and is particularly engaging as a 45-minute school assembly for grades K-5. Developed and presented by JazzArts Charlotte Artistic Director Ocie Davis, The JazzArts Charlotte All Blues Quartet features some of Charlotte’s finest jazz artists.

This interactive narrated theatrical program features the JazzArts Charlotte All Blues Quartet playing notable examples demonstrating American Blues components and early Southern spirituals. The audience will also learn to identify instruments that are prominently used in the Blues such as the banjo, harmonica, string bass, fiddle, kazoo, and guitar. Students learn about the Blues’ importance and place in history and all participate in call and response!

Famous names in jazz history, such as Bessie Smith, W.C. Handy, Leadbelly and Blind Lemon Jefferson, are discussed; musical terms such as 12-bar blues, improvisation and musical elements including the blues scale, and the “blue note” become a part of the audience’s vocabulary.

Booking / scheduling contact

Melisa Tate

   7043343900

 info@TheJazzArts.Org

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Multi-media, Music, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural
Program type: Assembly/Performance, Workshop
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Subject: Music
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

October 1, 2019- June 11, 2019

Available times:

9am-2pm

Length of program: 45-90 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

2 microphones and stands, electrical outlet(s), and open space for musicians to perform.

Location(s):

On-site at the school

Fees / Ticketing:

Performance: $650

2nd performance: $150** (same day)

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

NC Standard Course of Study: Literacy:RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Literacy:RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

Literacy:RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

NC Essential Standards:

 An engaging performance from the JazzArts Charlotte All Blues Quartet makes numerous connections to the NC Essential Music Standards:

–Contextual Relevancy: CR.1 Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with jazz and blues. Clarifying Objective: Understand how music has affected, and is reflected in, the culture, traditions, and history of the United States.

–Musical Response: MR.1 Understand the interacting elements to respond to jazz and jazz performances. Clarifying Objective: Illustrate perceptual skills by moving to, answering

questions about, and describing aural examples of music of various styles and cultures.

–Musical Literacy: ML2 Interpret the sound and symbol systems of music. For older music students the performances help teach about technique and musicianship skills through demonstration.

NC Essential Standards:

NC Essential Standards:

An engaging performance from the JazzArts Charlotte All Blues Quartet makes numerous connections to the NC Essential Music Standards:

–Contextual Relevancy: CR.1 Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with jazz and blues. Clarifying Objective: Understand how music has affected, and is reflected in, the culture, traditions, and history of the United States.

 

–Musical Response: MR.1 Understand the interacting elements to respond to jazz and jazz performances. Clarifying Objective: Illustrate perceptual skills by moving to, answering questions about, and describing aural examples of music of various styles and cultures.

 

–Musical Literacy: ML2: Interpret the sound and symbol systems of music. For older music students the performances help teach about technique and musicianship skills through demonstration.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

If a program recipient should cancel a scheduled performance, they are asked to do so at least two weeks in advance.