Saturday Family Jazz Sessions

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11am

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 11am

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11am

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 11am

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11am

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 11am

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11am

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 11am

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11am

The Mansion

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Mansion

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

The Saturday Family Jazz Sessions

$10 for each session in advance, $12 at the door

Junior jazz aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. Strathmore’s fun, creative, kid-friendly series features world music percussionist Tom Teasley, renowned jazz singer Rochelle Rice, and multi-instrumentalist Seth Kibel. Included this year are several blues-themed sessions as part of our season-long exploration of the blues, Shades of Blues.

Recommended for ages 3–8.

All sessions take place Saturdays at 11am in the Mansion. 

All attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults must also have a ticket. 

Please Note: Tickets will not be mailed. There will be a will call list at the door.

JAZZ FROM AFRICA
with Tom Teasley

Feb 18
Explore the journey that exotic instruments, such as the djembe drum, and traditional rhythms, like clave and gahu, took from Africa to South America to the United States.

JAZZ FROM THE MIDDLE EAST
with Tom Teasley

March 4
This musical morning introduces kids to traditional Middle Eastern instruments like the frame drum, doumbek, and riqq, plus Middle Eastern dance rhythms including malfouf, baladi, and maqsum.

JAZZ FROM INDIA
with Tom Teasley

March 18
The music of India has inspired musicians from John Coltrane to The Beatles. This interactive event combines Indian rhythms with beatbox in a celebration of world jazz.

MA RAINEY: MOTHER OF THE BLUES
with Rochelle Rice

April 1
Music, history, and fun come together when kids learn about blues superstar Gertrude “Ma” Pridgett Rainey, plus the foundations of singing, vocabulary, and form essential to the blues.

BESSIE SMITH: EMPRESS OF THE BLUES
with Rochelle Rice

April 22
Known for her powerful voice, Smith’s lyrics were rich with classic blues themes of love and hardship. Learn how songs tell stories by delving into blues repertoire.

ETHEL WATERS: DOWN IN THE WATER
with Rochelle Rice

May 6
Baltimore-born blues and jazz singer Waters provides the inspiration for this session in which Rice leads the creation of a crowd-sourced, kid-composed blues song.

IMPROVISATION: MAKIN’ IT UP AS YOU GO ALONG
with Seth Kibel

May 20
Spontaneous composition allows jazz musicians to express their individuality. Learn to perform unique improvisations using percussion, courtesy of Kibel and company.

AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES
with Seth Kibel

June 3
Learn the origins of blues and its role in music genres from jazz to country. Then, create and belt out your own original blues ditty.

ELLA FITZGERALD: THE FIRST LADY OF SONG
with Seth Kibel

June 17
Celebrate the centennial of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, the inspirational vocalist and bandleader who achieved fame with her three-and-a-half-octave voice.

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