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Unified Jazz Ensemble

  • Category:
    • Music

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • auditorium
    • Learning About Jazz (trio)

      Description:

      The Unified Jazz Ensemble celebrates the birth and development of jazz through different eras – early jazz, swing, be-bop, and contemporary – focusing on contributors such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin, and including songs both familiar and new to young audiences. The ensemble draws correlations between rhythm, math, music, and memory, with a hands-on exploration of jazz instruments and an emphasis on improvisation and teamwork.

      Grade Levels: K-12
      MSAC Teaching Artist Roster: AiE funds available

      Curriculum Connections

      Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages, Character/SEL

      This program can be completed virtually:
      No

    • Sounds and Rhythms of Latin Jazz (trio)

      Description:

      A fascinating introduction to classic Latin jazz songs with a focus on the “gotta move” rhythms and unique sounds of samba and bossa nova. The contributions of composers and musicians such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, and Dizzy Gillespie in the history of Latin jazz are also explored. Audience participation is a highlight of the program, as students learn about African-inspired clave rhythms and how to create them.

      Grade Levels: K-12
      MSAC Teaching Artist Roster: AiE funds available

      Curriculum Connections

      Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages, Character/SEL

      This program can be completed virtually:
      No

    • The American Music Heritage (quartet)

      Description:

      Discover the history and sounds of American heritage music – also known as early jazz – with the Unified Jazz Ensemble quartet. This buoyant, exciting American musical form developed in cities like New Orleans, Baltimore and New York in the early 1900s, influenced by marching band traditions and African and European musical styles. UJE’s dynamic musicians introduce popular American heritage songs and show how the horns and rhythm section work together to create soaring melodies, playful improvised solos, and a driving beat.

      Grade Levels: K-12
      MSAC Teaching Artist Roster: AiE funds available

      Curriculum Connections

      Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages, Character/SEL

      This program can be completed virtually:
      No

  • Name or Art Agency:
    Artivate, Inc.
    Email:
    info@goartivate.org
    Phone:
    301-588-7525
    Address:
    PO Box 11242 Takoma Park, MD 20913

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