Jazz Diversity Project and Dakota Jazz Collective
The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society's newest educational program, the Jazz Diversity Project, is a traveling assembly program that brings live jazz music into middle schools across South Dakota.
In celebration of the 2011 JazzFest Jazz Camp next week, there will be a public performance of the Jazz Diversity Project/Dakota Jazz Collective on Tuesday, July 12, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Augustana’s Kresge Recital Hall.
Free admission! Sponsored by Augustana and the South Dakota Arts Council.
Watch a video introduction to the Jazz Diversity Project. Video by South Dakota Public Broadcasting and production by Media One Advertising/Marketing.
About: The Jazz Diversity Project is an hour-long presentation combining jazz music education with American History, the Humanities and Social Science curriculum. A live jazz combo and multi-media presentation bring the music to life. The presentation begins as students discover the role that jazz music played in the early 1900's leading up through the Civil Rights Movement and into the present day.
If you would like information on how the Jazz Diversity Project can visit your school, please contact the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society office at 605.335.6101.
The Jazz Diversity Project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard, the Larson Foundation, Sanford Children's, the South Dakota Humanities Council, the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation Community Builders, the South Dakota Arts Council, and Sioux Valley Energy.