Puppet Show Ellingtown and The Nashville Jazz Workshop Trio!

(In School)

Nashville Jazz Workshop

Provider Type
Program Type
Audience / Populations
Integrated Curriculum
Literacy / Reading
History / Social Studies

Program Scheduling Details

Max # of Participants
Puppet Show is best for small groups, 1 or 2 classrooms. Live performance can be for a full assembly.
Program Duration
45-50 minutes
Space Requirements
The following requirements must be met in order for the Puppet Truck to successfully conduct a performance of Ellingtown; • Ellingtown is only available on Thursdays. • The location must be within Davidson County or Goodlettsville city limits • Access to an electrical outlet. • A performance space of at least 8′ x 8′ x 10’ (this measurement is subject to change based on specific show requirements). • Doorways must be a least 3ft wide to accommodate the load in of the Ellingtown set . • Must have direct access into the performance space with no obstacles between the parking lot and the entrance. • A freight elevator is required for locations with second floor performance spaces
Tech Requirements
During School Hours
August - May
Negotiable Fee; Contact for Quote
Scheduling / Booking Contact
Lori Mechem
Program Activities / Description
Nashville Jazz Workshop in collaboration with the Nashville Public Library and Wishing Chair Productions will present the puppet show Ellingtown and a live performance by the Nashville Jazz Workshop Trio, as part of a two session program. Students will hear the compositions of Duke Ellington, learn about call and response, snap on 2 & 4 and a brief history of Duke Ellington. An engaging and creative curriculum created by the Nashville Public Library is available for grades K-4 to precede the puppet show. The second part of the series is a live performance by the Nashville Jazz Workshop Trio. The NJW musicians will play the songs the students have seen and heard in the puppet show Ellingtown. Students will again learn about call and response, snap on 2 & 4 and hear a brief history of Duke Ellington, all through a live performance at their school!This live jazz performance is appropriate for large or small groups and is meant to follow the Ellingtown puppet show by the Library on a separate day.