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6 Different Programs Available
These program brought to you by the Manhattan School of Music cost $300 each.

BROADWAY BABIES: A JAZZY LOOK AT BROADWAY – Join our musicians on an exciting virtual field trip as they take you from the Follies to the present day, highlighting the incredible jazz numbers that have been featured on the Great White Way. Learn how the Gershwin brothers, Cole Porter, and other hit makers came to create their unforgettable shows – what were their inspirations? How was their music affected by what was going on around them during the time? This is a great in-depth look at the history of jazz on Broadway! Cost $300 – Community Series – Provider: Manhattan School of Music –

JAZZY THEMES: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN EXPERIMENTATION WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC’S MOST POPULAR THEMES – How is Oscar Peterson like Claude Debussy? What did Jelly Roll Morton learn from Johann Sebastian Bach? Our teaching artists explore these very questions as they show you how some of history’s greatest jazz musicians have been influenced by Classical masters. Though they seem worlds apart, many jazz tunes are based on concepts from the Classical world – help our musicians identify themes, patterns, and rhythms from select pieces, both Classical and Jazz favorites. This is truly a presentation that crosses stylistic divides! Cost $300 – Community Series  Provider: Manhattan School of Music – 

RAT PACK FAVORITES: MUSIC FROM FRANK, SAMMY, AND ALL THEIR PALS – Everyone knows the Rat Pack – they were the ultimate in cool back in the day. But just how did this random group of musicians and actors become the inimitable Rat Pack? What songs do you identify with each member? How did the events of the day make them stars? Help Michael and his group as they discover and explore these iconic superstars and their memorable hits. Cost $300 – Community Series Provider: Manhattan School of Music – 

THE 1940S: THE BIG BAND ERA – Come along as our musicians show you how to swing! Find out what a standard jazz big band looks like, learn about each instrument’s role in the group, and discover what the “swing feel” is. Then, get a good look at the anatomy of a big band tune – you’ll even get to help Michael and his trio compose one on the spot! Length of Program: 45 minutes or one regular class period. Cost $300 Community Series  Provider: Manhattan School of Music 

THE BIGGEST HITS IN JAZZ: FROM THE CHARLESTON TO HERBIE HANCOCK – Take a trip through history as you rediscover jazz’s greatest hits! Join our teaching artists on a whirlwind musical voyage as they take you from the 1920s to the present day. Hear familiar tunes and learn the stories behind these unforgettable favorites – who wrote them and why? How did they become so well known? This is a real journey through time! Cost $300 – Community Series Provider: Manhattan School of Music – 

THE MUSIC OF WORLD WAR II: SONGS OF HOPE AND LOVE  Learn about the historical and cultural circumstances behind some of the best-known and most-loved songs from the World War II era. How were the composers able to write such beautiful tunes during times of such hardship? What stories lie beneath each song? This is a great way to get behind the music! Cost $300 –Community Series – Provider: Manhattan School of Music