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16Nov
The Jazz Playground - The Music Of Miles and Coltrane
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM Art House Astoria Conservatory For Music and Art
Date: November 16, 2019 to November 16, 2019
Where: Art House Astoria Conservatory For Music and Art, 23-35 Broadway, New York, New York, United States
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Event Type: Concerts & Music
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TICKETS ARE $20/PER CHILD, $10 F0R SIBLINGS.FREE FOR PARENTS AND SIBLINGS UNDER ONE.​ALL PERFORMANCES ARE LIMITED TO 15 KIDS. GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE! ALL AGES WELCOME!(SIBLINGS TICKETS ARE SOLD ONLY AT THE DOOR) Today we look at the careers of arguably the two most influential figures in jazz. In 1959 both men recorded their seminal works - John Coltrane's Giant Steps stretched harmony to it's breaking point, while Miles Davis' Kind of Blue went in the complete opposite direction, giving birth to the open, expansive sound of modal jazz. We explore the intersection of two very different careers and characters and how they shaped jazz as we know it today. The Jazz Playground is a fun, interactive and educational live performance program inviting kids and adults of all ages to dance, sing and swing to the rhythms of jazz. Presented by a live band, The Jazz Playground introduces the instruments and core concepts of jazz through familiar songs, sounds and rhythms. We explore history, language and diversity through an organic and participatory jazz performance featuring a rotating roster of guest teaching-artists. Each class will introduce a new instrument or style, and will take a trip to different places or times in history to explore how jazz shaped modern music in the 20th century onwards. Above all, The Jazz Playground invites children of all ages to find their own creative space, develop their imagination and to collaborate through music. 
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