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CANCELLED - PASS - What is Jazz?

CANCELLED - PASS - What is Jazz?

May 5th, 2020
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
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Learn how jazz was born right here in our country.

Right on the heels of Jazz Appreciation Month, What Is Jazz takes you on an exciting journey through America’s own indigenous musical artform, JAZZ! You will learn how jazz was born right here in our country around the turn of the 20th century and trace its evolution over the past 100 years, as it has absorbed blues, latin, classical and rock styles along the way and continues to evolve today. A live jazz band will perform multiple selections and enable attendees to participate in learning how a jazz performance is built. 

Recommended Grades: 3rd – 6th grades
Presented by:  Mark Tonelli with Millikin Jazz Band
Approx. Length:  50 min.

To teachers:

A part of the DAAC Performing Arts Series for Students (PASS) designed to open doors to learning through the performing arts. Eight high quality shows have been chosen with your students in mind. Please reserve seats for the program(s) that best suit the needs of your class. Remember, the learning continues in the classroom long after the performance is over.

For more information:

Thank you to PASS sponsors:

  • Decatur Area Arts Council
  • Amherst Hardy Foundation
  • John Ullrich Foundation Trust
  • Homefield Energy/Dynegy Energy Services
  • Kirkland Fine Arts Center
  • Illinois Arts Council Agency


Fee: $5 per student Nonmember: $5 per student


Types: Kids, Teachers


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