Jazz: America’s Music Music


Jazz: America’s Music

Type: Performance
Art Form: Music|Exploring Cultures
Grade Level: K-12
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Dan, Crick and the rest of the quartet march through the rhythms, the instrumental voices, the history and the cultural context of this uniquely American musical tradition. Starting in New Orleans with Dixieland, they make stops in Kansas City, Chicago, and New York to learn about other jazz styles such as swing, blues, bebop, jazz fusion, and Latin jazz. Students will also learn about the nature of improvisation and will have a chance to conduct the band.

Program available in person.

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Music, US History, African American Culture, US Culture

Single Performance: $1,000
Additional Performances: $800
Travel: $100 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts



  • 1 electrical outlet
  • Bottled water or pitcher of water for four people
  • 3 older students to help load out equipment after program, if available.

Performance Space:

  • Center aisle through audience.

Arrival time before first performance: 45-60 minutes.

Strike time: 20 minutes.

Time needed between performances: 5 minutes.

Teachers are expected to model proper audience behavior for their students.

Please introduce the performers as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.

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