History of Jazz

(In School)

Nashville Jazz Orchestra

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

Program Scheduling Details

Max # of Participants
1 Full Assembly Room (Gym, Auditorium, etc.)
Program Duration
45-50 minutes
Space Requirements
auditorium, gym or large room
Tech Requirements
projector with screen, audio visual, microphone with sound system 10 chairs; music stands optional
During School Hours
Per-event fee (Please indicate below)
Contact for quote
Scheduling / Booking Contact
Jim Williamson
Program Activities / Description
"History of Jazz" is a short history of jazz (a uniquely American art form)and American music performed by 9 instrumentalists, one vocalist, and a narrator. 18 tunes from 1824 - 1973 are played and sung, with accompanying video and still shots/bios of famous jazz performers. It is informative, fast-moving, and entertaining. The performance is enhanced by a Study Guide that discusses the racial, cultural, and geographic influences on jazz (e.g., the Louisiana Purchase, Voodoo, Creoles, Africans, Prohibition, etc.) as well as the musical terms and elements that define jazz.