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'TALKING JAZZ' Panel 6: Teaching Jazz Values
26 Feb 2016
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
online/ Google Hangouts
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Because jazz is founded on
interactive collective improvisation,
it's often said that jazz embodies democratic principles. It also exemplifies such values as virtuosity and disciplined life-long practice. Jazz education can be used to transmit such principles and positive values to students of all ages, whether they are musicians or not.
In this online webinar/Google Hangout, our expert panel of jazz educators will share experiences and provide suggestions of use to
anyone who loves jazz and wants to pass its lessons and rich heritage to our next generation.
This webinar is open to all; it may be especially relevant to teachers and educators working in all disciplines (not just music) who want to integrate jazz and jazz history into their classroom in some way.
It may be of particular interest to educators who are planning to participate in
Jazz Appreciation Month
activities this year.
Free and open to all but register here to get viewing information and reminders.
Dr. Wesley J. Watkins, IV
is the Founder of
The Jazz & Democracy Project
a music integrated curriculum that uses jazz as a metaphor to bring American democracy to life, enrich the study of U.S. History in elementary, middle, and high school, and inspire youth to become active, positive contributors to their community.
is an elementary music teacher and clinician who
chairs the international
Jazz Education Network
Education Committee and
serves as an elementary education consultant for Jazz At Lincoln Center
She authored the national best-selling interactive
Freddie the Frog Book
series for teaching music concepts.
is vice president for education of
Jazz at Lincoln Center
, extolling jazz as a metaphor for democracy since it promotes personal freedom and individual expression, finds and maintains common ground among all participants and counsels persistent optimism in the face of adversity. The multi-media project Let Freedom Swing is among his responsibilities.
by JJA President Howard Mandel
This panel will be presented via Google Hangouts video. All registrants will receive login/access information prior to the panel date. All viewers will be able to post questions and comments for the panel.
The 2013-14 JJA online Talking Jazz panels are presented by
The Jazz Cruise
as part of its Anita E. Berry Jazz Education Fund, with further support from
Century Media Partners
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