Saturday, March 29, 2014

Field Trip - Jazz For Kids

Today, the Thelonious Monk Institute and the Broad Stage presented a Jazz For Kids concert.  It was wonderful.  They played songs like "Cantaloupe Island" and "Tenor Madness," but also "Happy Birthday" (both the traditional version and jazzed up version to show the children what jazz is), and the theme song to The Muppets Show.  The stage was filled with joyful, dancing children.  After the show, the musicians let the children try out the instruments.  My toddler got to pluck the strings on the bass, open and close a button on the sax while the saxophone player played, and hit a vibraphone's bars with mallets.  She had a blast.

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