Holiday Mini-Concerts on Sunday: Jazz for Kids and Monday: Jazz for Seniors

12-8 jazz for kids posterJazz For Kids” is a free interactive performance with the David Leonhardt Jazz Group in the EOH Arts Cafe on Sunday, December 8th at 2 pm.   This short concert presentation paired with a brief workshop is designed to introduce children to jazz music and the use of creative improvisation in rhythm and melody. Audience interaction and participation is encouraged through singing, clapping, scatting and body movement. By using familiar songs David Leonhardt and his group explains how jazz musicians use the form and raw materials of a composition to structure a unique performance every time. The instruments are demonstrated and popular songs are played in various styles to show how to understand and appreciate a jazz performance.

BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE, SING ALONG WITH SUSAN SCHOONMAKER in the  “Scat Those Blues Away” Singing Workshop and learn blues/jazz scat singing to holiday carols.  The Jazz for Kids concert will immediately follow the workshop.  The workshop is about 25 minutes, then a 10 minute cookie break and then the concert will be about 45 minutes.

SPONSORED BY DR. WILLIAM GRABER!

Earlville Awesome House Family Series Events are made possible with funding from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services through the Madison County Youth Bureau.

A special Monday morning celebration of the season with David Leonhardt at the Madison Lane Senior Housing Community Room!

A special Monday morning celebration of the season with David Leonhardt at the Madison Lane Senior Housing Community Room!

“Jazz For Seniors” is a free interactive performance presentation with jazz pianist David Leonhardt that is designed to involve seniors in a jazz performance, its styles and use of creative improvisation.  The concert will be on Monday, December 9th at 11 am in the Community Room of the Madison Lane Senior Living Apartments.  Audience interaction and participation is encouraged through singing, clapping, scatting and body movement.  By using familiar songs David Leonhardt talks about jazz, plays historic jazz repertoire, and delves into the evolution of jazz in the American culture.  The instruments are demonstrated and popular songs are played in various styles to show how to understand and appreciate a jazz performance.

SPONSORED BY BRUCE WARD, ARCHITECT

The performance will use the lovely Young Chang baby grand piano at the Community Room.

Bldg 2/3 Community Room
Madison Lane Apartments, 310 Madison Lane, Hamilton, NY 13346 – Visitor parking is all along the lane.

These projects are partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

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