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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 and JazzApril 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® (J&D), 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.

  • Sharon Burch 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. 

  • Todd Stoll 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.

 Moderated by JJA President Howard Mandel. 

Please note: 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. 
      TheJazzCruise.comThe 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 

Jazz Cruise with Diana Krall

Talking Jazz 1 The Future of Jazz: Where We'll Hear Jazz
Wed Sept 18 - 8pm EDT  

Talking Jazz 2 What Should Arts Journalists Know?
Thurs Oct 10 - 8pm EDT

Talking Jazz 3  Federal, State & City Arts Funding & Jazz
Wed Nov 20 - 8pm EDT

Talking Jazz 4 Jazz 'Diplomacy' Now
Wed Dec 18 - 8pm EDT

Talking Jazz 5  Museums Keep Jazz Alive
Wed Jan 22- 8pm EDT

Talking Jazz 6  Jazz & Democracy
Wed Feb 26- 8pm EDT
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