Introduction to Jazz

Project DescriptionGJC

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and we want you to celebrate with us! Join the members of the Greenville Jazz Collective JazzED Ensemble as they take us on a musical journey through the fundamentals of Jazz music, Jazz instruments, and improvisation.

Suitable for grades K-12.

Artistic Process


What's Included

Pre-recorded lesson

Guiding Question

What important elements define the musical style known as Jazz?

Standards Addressed

GM.R. NH.6 - I can describe how the music elements are used.

GM.R. NH.6.2 - I can identify by sight and sound voice types and classroom instruments.

This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:

World Class Skills: Creativity and Innovation, Collaboration and Teamwork
Life and Career Characteristics: Global Perspective

About the Project Creators

To learn more about the Greenville Jazz Collective, click here.

To learn more about Matt Dingledine, click here.

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