WBGO Kids Jazz: Fall 2012
10/03/2012 - 07:20 AM | by NewarkPulse

WBGO Kids Jazz: Fall 2012

WBGO's Kid's Jazz Concert Series returns this fall bringing jazz to children. It provides opportunities to learn about the distinct qualities of jazz, and why it's a reflection of our community! All concerts begin at 12:30ppm and last for about one hour. Arrive 30 minutes early to ensure seating. All shows are free. Adults must be accompanied by a child. There are four concerts in total during October - two of which are in Newark.

Mauricio de Souza @ Clinton Elementary School
Saturday, October 6
Brazilian Jazz: When Cool New York Meets Tropical Brazil
Drummer Mauricio de Souza will explain how American jazz influenced Brazilian music and how the two were combined to create Bossa Nova. Musicians will demonstrate how their instruments work & fit into the music. They will perform examples of Bossa Nova, Samba & Baiao & explain where these styles originated. Kids can clap to the various rhythms & talk about the composers.

Maurice Chestnut @ Newark Symphony Hall
Saturday October 13
Jazz & Tap!
This performance will feature musicians along with tap dancer Maurice Chestnut. Chestnut will dance and explain how jazz and tap blend together.

Antonio Hart @ Newark Museum
Saturday, October 20
In the Mood for Moody
Saxophonist Antonio Hart presents a tribute to the late saxophonist and Newark native, James Moody with songs and instruments showcasing Moody's versatility as a musician. This program is part of the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival.

Lakecia Benjamin @ SOPAC
Saturday October 27
Jump and Shout for Jazz
This program will explore the role jazz has played in people's lives. While it is a very sophisticated music, it also has served as entertainment and dance music for generations. Benjamin will explain four basic jazz rhythms: the stomp clap, shuffle beat, swing pattern and the modern funk beat. Throughout the program she will demonstrate how these rhythms are integrated into the styles of the past and today.

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