Roots Music Collective

Roots Music Collective performs their jazz, blues and rock, music history program for school assemblies

Roots Music Collective performs their jazz, blues and rock, music history program for school assemblies

This trio of master jazz and roots musicians, much sought after as sidemen as well as at school music assemblies,  features multi-instrumentalist Dan Fox and Guitar and banjoist Crick Diefendorf of Made In The Shade along with drummer Steve Langone.

The Roots of American Music

Roots Music Collective perform their jazz, blues and rock music history program for school assemblies

Roots Music Collective perform their jazz, blues and rock music history program for school assemblies

Explore the global influences and social forces that have shaped American popular music. This interactive performance illustrates how the music of early African-Americans evolved from work songs and spirituals, and led to blues, jazz, country, and eventually rock. Students learn how the musicians draw upon distinct musical backgrounds to compose and play music together. The program culminates in a group songwriting exercise in which the musicians take suggestions from the student audience to create an original work.

Target Grades: K-12
Performance Length: 
45-60 minutes
Audience Limit: up to 300

Post-Performance Workshop

Crick Diefendorf of Roots Music Collective

Crick Diefendorf of Roots Music Collective

Students explore the origins of American music in more depth and delve into the creative and collaborative processes musicians use to compose songs and play music.

Workshop Length: 45-60 minutes
Participants: 30 students

PRICING
Audience up to 300:
Single: $721 Double: $1,154 Triple: $1,514 Quad: $1,803
Audience of 301–600:
Single: $1,133  Double: $1,813 Triple: $2,380 Quad: $2,834
Workshops
1 artists: $125/workshop  2 artists $300/workshop
Travel Fee: $100 per day

Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Roots of American Music Performance Requirements
Roots of American Music Workshop Requirements

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS
Roots of American Music Educational Materials

BIOS
Multi-instrumentalist, Dan Fox, is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Dan has performed in hundreds of schools with his jazz quintet Made in the Shade in affiliation with Young Audiences of Massachusetts. He is internationally renowned for his ground-breaking work on the trombone.Guitarist and banjoist, Crick Diefendorf, is a founding member of the group Made in the Shade and has performed at hundreds of schools across the country. In addition to being a busy performing musician, Crick also is on the music faculty of St. Mark’s School in Southboro, MA.Drummer, Steve Langone, is one of the most sought after musicians in the Boston area and is a Berklee College graduate as well.

 

SCHEDULING
Crick travels from New York, so this ensemble generally needs at least 2 weeks notice for scheduling and may ask for dates adjacent to others on which he is due to be in town.

For scheduling inquiries, Roots Music Collective is coded as MIS/RMC.