What is Roots of Jazz?
Currently in its twentieth year, Roots of Jazz is a 60-minute assembly designed to teach students about the origins of jazz music. Musician and music educator, Frank Leto, backed by a jazz quartet and a dancer, keeps audiences wide-eyed with lively demonstrations of music from Africa, Cuba, Brazil and the United States. The music is neatly woven into a fabric of historical narrative, highlighting the cultural blending that has made jazz such a uniquely American art form.
How do students experience Roots of Jazz?
Seventeen free assemblies are scheduled throughout the academic year, on a first-come first-served basis.
Although we have served almost every Albuquerque Public Elementary School over the course of twenty years, we would like to encourage schools that have never seen the presentation or haven't had it in a while to give us a call.
What do I do to get Roots of Jazz at my school?
Please contact our Education Coordinator, Debbie Dobson at 505-255-9798, ext.3 or firstname.lastname@example.org