Jazz: America’s Music

Type: Performance
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: K-12
Scheduling Request

Dan, Crick and the rest of the quartet march through the rhythms, the instrumental voices, the history and the cultural context of this uniquely American musical tradition. Starting in New Orleans with Dixieland, they make stops in Kansas City, Chicago, and New York to learn about other jazz styles such as swing, blues, bebop, jazz fusion, and Latin jazz. Students will also learn about the nature of improvisation and will have a chance to conduct the band

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300-600
Curriculum Connection: Music, US History, African American Culture, US Culture

Audience of up to 300 Single
Show: $975
Back-To-Back: $1,655
Three-In-A-Row: $2,340
Four-In-A-Row: $3,020

Audience of 301–600
Single Show: $1,150
Back-To-Back: $1,955
Three-In-A-Row: $2,760
Four-In-A-Row: $3,565

Travel Fee: $100 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts


1 electrical outlet

Bottled water or pitcher of water for four people

3 older students to help load out equipment after program, if available

Performance Space: Center aisle through audience
Arrival time before first performance: 45-60 minutes
Strike time: 20 minutes
Time needed between performances: 5 minutes
Teachers are expected to model proper audience behavior for their students.

Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.

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