For one hour, students soar out of their everyday world as they clap, stomp & dance with our live, intergenerational, multicultural jazz quartet. They experience how song forms and improvisation are similar to writing essays. They learn how "Read, Think & Respond" questions are similar to the "12 Bar Blues"; how Narrative Essay Form is similar to "A-A-B-A" Song Form; and how Opinion and Explanatory Essay Forms are similar to "Verse-Chorus" Song Form.
Students reach new levels of understanding mathematical concepts by experiencing how Units of Measurement (Math Subdivisions) are similar to the subdivisions of The Musical Beat.
Finally, JazzSLAM promotes diversity as students learn about African, European, Native American & Hispanic contributions to this unique American art form.
JazzSLAM is proud to be a part of The Gold Coast Jazz Society www.goldcoastjazz.org. Local presentations have been made possible through grant support provided to the Gold Coast Jazz Society by Broward County Public Schools, Children's Opportunity Group, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Frank Pace Foundation, The Community Foundation of Broward and Broward County Division of Cultural Affairs SEAS Program. (see full list in donor link)