Jazz Arts Initiative
Jazz Arts Initiative (JAI) 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
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Jazz:The American Journey
Jazz: The American Journey is intended for audiences of all ages and is particularly engaging as a 45-minute school assembly for grades K-12. Developed and presented by JAI Artistic Director Ocie Davis, Jazz: The American Journey Ensemble features some of the Charlotte region’s finest professional jazz artists.
This theatrical narrated program is interactive as the American Jazz Journey Ensemble... View more
10/23/17 – 6/8/18
9am through 2pm
2 microphones and stands, electrical outlet(s), and open space for musicians to perform.
On-site at the School
2nd performance: $150** (same day)
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.
–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.
JAI requests least a two week notice to reschedule a Jazz: The American Journey performance. However, as much advance notice as possible if preferred.