JazzReach Live! Lunch and Learn

March 18, 2024

11 A.M. and 12:30 P.M.

Attention all members! Join us for an exclusive opportunity to witness the vibrancy of education come to life at “Stolen Moments” and “Get Hip!” by Jazz Reach Metta Quintet, performances from our Class Acts: Live Performance Series. This special event invites our members to witness what their contributions are helping the foundation achieve for schoolchildren in our local communities. 🎭💙

Immerse yourself in the dynamic atmosphere of the Class Acts: Live Performance Series as middle and high school students enter the world of “Stolen Moments” – a thoroughly captivating and informative program that introduces audiences to jazz music’s rich history and to the names, faces and music of some of its many masters. On a broader level, Stolen Moments also highlights the interplay between the jazz movement and the evolution of American culture throughout the 20th Century, emphasizing the ways in which jazz has acted as a unifying force, bridging cultural, ethnic and economic differences; stimulated cultural fusions and new stylistic idioms; exemplified democratic ideals; and influenced other genres of music, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Then at 12:30, JazzReach will be presenting “Get Hip!” a fun, interactive introduction to jazz that illuminates the art form’s cultural origins, concepts about improvisation and creative self-expression and explores the role and responsibility of each individual member of the jazz ensemble and how they all must work together to serve and achieve the collective goal of making great music. This show meant for elementary schoolers also draws parallels between the ensemble, the bandstand and community as an effective means by which to promote important social values such as civic responsibility, teamwork, collaboration and cooperation.

Please RSVP to amiller@billedwardsfoundationforthearts.org