Thursday, Nov 1, 2:30-5:30 PM

Telling Your Story Through the Beat of Jazz

New Orleans Jazz Market
Getting there
1436 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA

An Interactive Professional Development Workshop for ALL K-6 Teachers and Teaching Artists In this interactive workshop, teachers learn to immerse their students in the rich history of jazz as they trace its roots and influences through African traditional chants, work songs, spirituals, ragtime, and the blues. Participants explore strategies that are aligned with Writer’s Workshop to engage students in writing their own blues songs that express their emotions. Each teacher receives the CD Beat of Jazz to bring the music back to the classroom! This arts-integrated workshop meets standards for Social Studies and Music. Facilitator IMANI GONZALEZ is an artist educator and professional jazz/world vocalist who has lived in the Washington metropolitan area for over 20 years. Her voice is featured on many of the National Geographic Television’s
Explorer Series
soundtracks, including the Emmy-nominated film
The Jane Goodall Biography.
She has performed and toured with such renowned artists as Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Imani has taught in the DC Public School system and in private schools as a traditional world music teacher. She is an artist educator with Imagination Quest, Imagination Stage, and is on the artist roster with the Louisiana Division of the Arts and Maryland State Arts Council. This Seminar is hosted in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the New Orleans Arts Education Alliance.