Jazzistry

JAZZ + History + Artistry = JAZZistry

aka Vincent York's Jazzistry   |   Ann Arbor, MI   |  http://www.vincentyorkjazzistry.org

Mission

Vincent York's Jazzistry is an educational program that uses live performance to teach children and adults the significance of jazz in American culture and history, in order to: • Expand how we view our society; • Develop a personal relationship with our history; • Demonstrate the beauty and rewards of our multicultural heritage; and, • Cultivate a new generations of jazz lovers... and players.

Ruling year info

2002

Creator, Artistic Director, Bandleader

Vincent York

Board Chair

Malverne Winborne

Main address

PO Box 7146

Ann Arbor, MI 48107 USA

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EIN

38-3590974

NTEE code info

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

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Vincent York's Jazzistry: Programs for Elementary schools)

Vincent York's Jazzistry Elementary School Program is for students works for all ages. Grades 2-5 are especially engaged and fascinated by the show.

The complete Jazzistry Elementary Program includes:
A Teacher in Service Workshop
3-6 Artist Visits
A full band presentation that lasts 60 minutes

Students are dazzled.
Nothing compares to seeing the musical instruments, getting to know the artists, and hearing the sound of a live jazz band in full swing.

Students become engaged.
Vincent York steps out in front of the band and talks directly to them, using playful anecdotes, marching, singing, and jazzed up versions of familiar tunes to win them over. Jazzistry’s goal is to delight elementary students with a type of music that most young people dismiss as old fashioned and to shed new light on history. With Jazzistry’s help, students make their own connections to music and history!

Students learn that jazz is an American treasure.
Jazzistry explores the African roots of jazz, influenced by many other cultures and developed over a century by Americans of African descent. Jazzistry shows this music has enriched our lives as Americans in more ways than we can count!

Jazzistry is a jumping off place for learning lots more!
Inspiration to begin instrumental music. Some schools use the program as a ‘recruitment tool’ right before the sign-up period.
The etiquette of listening to a live performance
African, Caribbean, European musical instruments and traditions
Introductions to the instruments of the jazz band
Meeting great jazz musicians and their lives
Introductions to Harlem Renaissance art and literature
Slavery, the Triangle Trade, the Constitution, Bill of Rights
Geography and migration impacted how our music developed.
Technology’s impact: How inventions like the riverboat and radio effected the music

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Teachers

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Jazzistry

Board of directors
as of 5/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization