Charleston Jazz will host its 2nd Annual Jazz Day for Kids on Wednesday, November 15th at the Charleston Music Hall. Over 800 elementary school children in grades K – 6th will enjoy a full big band concert performed by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO).
Charleston Jazz is also partnering with Streamable Learning to live stream the concert and a post-concert jazz lecture to Charleston areas schools.
The CJO will perform tunes from popular children’s movies and TV shows including "Let it Go" and The Addams Family. The band will also perform songs that showcase various instrument sections such as saxophones, trombones, and trumpets.
“70% of the children attending the concert are from Title One Schools,” said Charlton Singleton, music director for the CJO. “If only one child is inspired to take up a musical instrument, that’s a success.”
After the concert, Singleton will present a live stream lecture entitled, “The History of Jazz in Charleston” with special guest Mayor John Tecklenburg.
Additionally, the Charleston Jazz Academy has developed a jazz-oriented curriculum for teachers to use in the classroom before and after the CJO concert to extend the learning experience. All teachers and jazz education enthusiasts are encouraged to register for the live stream events or download the curriculum at www.jazzday4kids.com.