Roots Music Collective
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
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
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
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
1 artists: $125/workshop 2 artists $300/workshop
Travel Fee: $100 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS
Roots of American Music Educational Materials
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.