Greater New Haven's community resource for
EDUCATION AND YOUTH
Jazz Haven promotes jazz by community
outreach to young people, from first grade through college. Youth
groups are featured at every New Haven Jazz Festival.
the artists who have provided workshops, master classes and
performances with the students in this program are: saxophonist
Wayne Escoffery; pianist Christian
Sands; Drummer Winard Harper;
the late guitarist Melvin "Sparks" Hasan.
drummer Robbie Ameen and
percussionist Ed Fast. These artists
give workshops, master classes and performances for the students,
talking with them and answering questions.
the 2010 Festival, the Artists
Collective Youth Orchestra of Hartford appeared
under the direction of saxophonist/arranger/composer Rene
McLean. And in 2009, students from the Saint
Thomas Day School's "First
Grade Jazz" program read and choreographed
their own poetry to jazz.
Jazz Haven promotes
collaboration with the Neighborhood
Music School by encouraging and arranging
for Festival performers to serve as clinicians at the School's
Summer Jazz Program. The students from Neighborhood
Music School's Summer Jazz Program have appeared
at the New Haven Jazz Festival twice with their "Big Band",
in 2009 directed by internationally acclaimed saxophonist Hamiet
Bluiett featuring his "Suite for Young People"
and in 2010 by arranger Rex Cadwallader.
Jazz Haven provides
an eight-week session each semester at the Betsy
Ross Arts Magnet School. This program introduces
the students to jazz and scat and the students appear in the
school's concerts. Vocalists Aleta Staton
and Giacomo Gates and drummer Jesse
Hameen II are commissioned by Jazz Haven to work
with these New Haven Public Schools students.
Jazz Haven, Inc. / P.O. Box 2964, New Haven,
CT 06515 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 203-248-9765