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Glen Hummel dba Classic Brass - Big Thought Ensemble

All That Jazz On Campus

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer
Residency, On Campus Professional Development, Off Campus Professional Development, On Campus Program
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted


What makes jazz swing? Classic Brass explains the musical style of jazz from its origins in Africa to its birthplace in New Orleans and then on to the Big Band sounds of Chicago. The group takes a familiar tune such as “Amazing Grace” and shows how it can be “jazzed” up using improvisation. Different cultural and musical styles are used as examples, including Latin, African rhythms, Gospel, call-and-response, and swing. Student volunteers accompany the quintet on percussion instruments. Program delivery is adjusted based on age groups. Educational content is expanded in older grades

Students Will

  • see and hear a professional jazz band
  • participate in a rhythm section for a jazz song
  • learn about the early development and essential elements of jazz
  • Duke Ellington His Life In Jazz and 21 Activities by Stephanie Crease ISBN-13: 9781556527241


Dates: Monday - Friday
Times: 8 am - 6 pm
Duration: 45 minutes
School Fee: Flat Rate: $700.00
Number Of Workshops Included: 1
Price Per Additional Workshop: $200.00
Minimum Attendance: 15
Maximum Attendance: 300
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Four (4) armless chairs
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Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Please contact: Vurl Bland [email protected] 817 233 8920 mobile / text
Deadline: Book at least 1 week in advance
Cancellation Policy: No refunds in the case of cancellations or absences, but programs can be rescheduled whenever possible. Cancellations must be received 1 week prior to the scheduled performance date.
After School Policy: One adult (teacher or other chaperone) must be seated with each class of students (minimum 1 adult per 30 students).

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