Swingin' the History

Lisa Henry (Master Teaching Artist) (Lighton Prize) [ view artist bio ]

Swingin' the History 


An introduction to historic pioneers of jazz music: Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughn, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, and Mary Lou Williams. Listening exercises, video viewing, and group activities are utilized during this classroom workshop. The program complements the exhibits at the American Jazz Museum in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District of Kansas City. 


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at booknow@kcya.org.



Grade Levels: 7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $220 for 1 workshop; $190 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10am-3pm

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: swingin the history

Requirements: CD player; video monitor; VCR 30 minutes to put-up and to tear-down

Standards: 1.1 1.1 Knows how a culture's art works and artifacts reflect its values and beliefs.1.6 1.6 Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior.5.2 5.2 Knows what individuals and groups have played major roles in historical events and what were their aims, challenges and accomplishments.7.3 & 13.1

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