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 & Explain" questions are similar to the "12 Bar Blues"; how Narrative Essay Form is similar to "A-A-B-A" Song Form; and how Persuasive and Expository 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.
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JazzSLAM promotes diversity
as students learn about African, European & Hispanic
contributions to this unique American art form.
JazzSLAM is proud to be a part of The Gold Coast Jazz Society www.goldcoastjazz.org Presentations have been funded by BankAtlantic Foundation, FAB!, Broward County Division of Cultural Affairs' SEAS program, The Frank Pace Foundation, The Community Foundation of Broward, The A.D. Henderson Foundation. (see full list in donor link)