(Grades, Upper Elementary - Middle School) Based on Jazz at Lincoln Center's popular 'Jazz for Young People' concert series. This kit, written and narrated by Wynton Marsalis, explores core jazz concepts -- including improvisation, form, style, and swing - and major figures in jazz through interactive lessons. Demonstrating the rich cultural heritage and humor inherent in jazz, this series covers topics like What Is Bebop? · Who Is Louis Armstrong? · and What Are the Blues?
Kit Includes: A 10-CD set (including one CD-ROM) of newly recorded music performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and special guests · An in-depth Teacher Guide that leads educators step-by-step through each lesson, suggesting participatory activities and cross-curricular links · A set of 30 Student Books that include listening guides, fun activities, historical summaries, biographies, and photographs that broaden the appreciation of jazz · A behind-the scenes video of the curriculum recording session.