On Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2 pm, join us at the Scotch Plains Public Library for a very special performance—Generations of Jazz. Led by renowned vocalistn Pam Purvis, Generations of Jazz is an interactive musical history lesson performed by a jazz band and singers, demonstrating the origins and evolution of jazz from its roots in the slave field shouts, the Negro spirituals, and European music to Dixieland, Swing, Bebop and a few stops in between. For adults and children alike!
For their performance at the Scotch Plains Public Library, Generations of Jazz will be pulling some music from television programs like Dora the Explorer and Sesame Street to show how jazz can be applied to all types of
music. Their interactive program will get everyone involved. Be prepared--we just may discover the next Ella Fitzgerald!
Funding for the by the NJ Jazz Society’s Generations of Jazz educational outreach program has been made possible in part by funds from the Arts Council of the Morris Area, through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. NJJS is a qualified organization of the New Jersey Cultural Trust (www.njjs.org).
This program is free and open to all interested members of the public. Seating begins at 1:45 PM. Space is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town. Driving
directions and more information can be found on the library website, http://www.scoltib.org.