jazz st. louis education programs
Jazz St. Louis Youth Concerts
Emerson Jazz in the Schools
Held at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, the Jazz St. Louis Youth Concerts featuring JazzReach and Metta Quintet provide schools the opportunity to bring their students, free of charge, to exciting, interactive, and informative concert presentations about jazz music. Transportation subsidies provided by Jazz St. Louis ensure that every school has the opportunity to take part in the Youth Concert program. Contact Jazz St. Louis for more information.
Made possible through generous funding from Emerson and support from the E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative, the Emerson Jazz in the Schools program brings visiting Jazz at the Bistro artists to area schools at no cost. Contact Jazz St. Louis to reserve an artist for your school or class.
Stolen Moments: the First 100 Years of Jazz October 7 | 9 a.m. | Grades 6–12
Stolen Moments is a thoroughly engaging, 70-minute multi-media program that introduces audiences to jazz music’s rich history and to the names, faces, and music of some of its many masters.
Ellington! October 7 | 11 a.m. | Grades 3–6 October 8 | 9 a.m. | Grades 3–6
ELLINGTON! is a multi-media program that illuminates the rich, vital legacy of the great American composer, pianist, and bandleader, Duke Ellington.
Get Hip! October 8 | 11 a.m. | Grades K–4
Get Hip! is an entertaining, interactive multi-media introduction to jazz. It illuminates some of the music’s cultural origins, the concept of improvisation, and the function and responsibility of each individual component of the jazz ensemble. The 2013 Youth Concerts are presented by Jazz St. Louis in partnership with JazzReach, a nationally recognized, New York City-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, creation, teaching, and performance of jazz music.
Visiting artists participate in a number of different activities including performances, master classes, and clinics. Bringing internationally-renowned jazz musicians into the schools is a great way to introduce young students to this great American art form. All 18 artists in our Jazz at the Bistro subscription series participate in an education event in addition to their performances at the Bistro.
2013-14 available artists and dates: Sept 27 Oct 10-11 Oct 24-25 Nov 7-8 Nov 21-22 Dec 5-6 Dec 19-20 Jan 9-10 Jan 23-24 Feb 6-7 Feb 20-21 Mar 6-7 Mar 20-21 Apr 3-4 May 1-2 May 15-16 May 30
Yellowjackets* Lou Donaldson Quartet A Night in Treme featuring the Donald Harrison Quintet Ann Hampton Callaway Regina Carter Quartet Pat Martino Trio John & Bucky Pizzarelli The Bad Plus Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person Christian McBride Trio Sean Jones Quartet Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Russell Malone Joe Lovano Us Five Jane Monheit Joe Sample*
*1 p.m. at Jazz at the Bistro only. Limited seating available.
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Welcome! Welcome to the 2013-14 education season! At Jazz St. Louis, we take great pride in presenting incredible learning opportunities that are fun, accessible, and educational for musicians and non-musicians alike. And the best part is, our programs are FREE! Teachers, be sure to check out our three amazing Youth Concerts, presented at the beautiful Touhill Performing Arts Center. And because of our generous supporters, we can even help defray the cost of transportation. Contact me directly for more information and to reserve your space! If you’re looking to bring jazz into the school, our Emerson Jazz in the Schools and Artist Residency programs bring professional artists and groups directly to your students! Whether it’s a performance, master class, or clinic, we’ll work with you to schedule a meaningful experience for everyone. We even have a jazz-based general music curriculum to help you incorporate jazz education into your students’ daily classroom experience. If your students happen to be middle or high schoolaged musicians and playing jazz is more their style, encourage your students to challenge their chops in our JazzU program. JazzU students get unparalleled access to professional jazz artists as well as free admission to most Jazz at the Bistro shows to watch these masters in action. Advanced students can also vie for spots in the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars – our top student group. Auditions are in the spring and you can find more information on page 7.
“Hey Phil, just wanted to let you know I’ve been accepted to Berklee College of Music… I want to thank you and everyone at Jazz St. Louis. I feel like [JazzU] has really helped me and everyone involved to become mature and accomplished musicians. Again, thank you for all your work!” Kevin Baudrexl, bass 3-year JazzU participant and 1-year All-Star
Take a moment to check out all the educational opportunities available to you and your school in this brochure. Display the enclosed poster so your students can connect with Jazz St. Louis. I look forward to working with you very soon! – Phil Dunlap, Director of Education
“This program has been a ‘defining moment’ in [Clayton’s] life, regardless of where he goes from this point forward.” Brenda Boggs, mother of Clayton Floyd (left), guitar 2012 JazzU graduate, 2-year All-Star
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the future of jazz starts
with you! listen learn
thank you to our sponsors: Curriculum Resources Lead sponsor of the JazzU program
Title sponsor of the Emerson Jazz in the Schools program
Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation
After a successful pilot year, Jazz St. Louis is offering its new curriculum, Jazz Concepts for the Young Beginner, on a limited basis with select schools. Focusing on the general music classroom in grades 3-6, this resource features eleven concept-based lessons that are interactive, fun, and educational. Using “Depth of Knowledge” levels, students learn rhythmic, harmonic, and improvisation concepts as well as develop a solid understanding of the social and cultural climate that made the development of jazz possible. The curriculum is only available to teachers who complete the required professional development sessions, which are scheduled on an individual basis. Curriculum Includes • Student Guide – full color, listening activities, cross-word puzzles, musician biographies and a glossary of terms • Teacher Guide – sample lesson plans, listening guides, Missouri state education standards, connections to online resources • CD of Musical Examples – music recorded specifically for use with this curriculum
Wells Fargo Advisors is the presenting sponsor of the 2013-14 Jazz at the Bistro Season Additional support from
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Contact Jazz St. Louis for professional development session dates and availability.
Artist Residency Program Made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Residencies bring the best musicians and educators to St. Louis to work with students in more intensive, small-group settings. Jazz St. Louis’s Residency artists are national performers and educators dedicated to securing the future of jazz through outreach and in-school performances. Jazz St. Louis engages these artists for an entire week, during which they visit area schools and conduct master classes and clinics for middle and high school musicians, allowing for more hands-on coaching. At the elementary level, Residency artists perform in-school, introducing many young people to jazz for the first time while teaching them about the great art form. These artists cap off their week in St. Louis with either performances on the Jazz at the Bistro stage or free community concerts held at various venues throughout the area.
2013-14 available artists and dates:
Sept 30 – Oct 3, 2013
Internationally-renowned trumpeter, Sean Jones (center), performs with JazzU
JazzU Made possible by a lead contribution from Monsanto Fund with support from Ameren Missouri, the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation, and the Staenberg Family Foundation, JazzU places talented middle and high school musicians in small jazz combos, which meet weekly between September and May. Aside from the benefit of weekly instruction from JazzU faculty members, students have the opportunity to meet and work with musicians who perform on the Jazz at the Bistro stage, as well as those participating in Jazz St. Louis’s Artist Residency program, which has included musicians such as Terell Stafford, Jon Faddis, Cyrus Chestnut, Ronald Carter, Esperanza Spalding, and the Clayton Brothers.
the Bad Plus
Because of generous support, Jazz St. Louis is able to offer a scholarship that covers all costs of participation to each student accepted into the program.
Jan 27 – 31, 2014
Jazz at Lincoln Center Group featuring Vincent gardner with Walter Blanding, Kenny Rampton, & Herlin Riley
Sponsored by the Staenberg Family Foundation, the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars comprises the top students in the JazzU program. Placement in this group is a result of JazzU auditions in the spring. The All-Star ensemble serves as Jazz St. Louis’s cultural ambassadors, performing at many area events. Application deadline: May 2, 2014 Auditions: June 2014
Lead sponsor Mar 24 – 27, Clay Jenkins and Jeff Campbell 2014
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jazz st. louis education “The opportunities [Jazz St. Louis has] provided for my students these past few years are more than I could ever have imagined. the interactions my students have had with the professional musicians...sharing with them the passion they possess for their art is something i know my students will cherish forever. Thank you!” Jessica Ingraham, band director, St. Charles High School