18th Annual Junior Jazz Festival at Please Touch Museum
Jan 30 - Feb 28, 2010
The 18th Annual Junior Jazz Festival is Philadelphia’s only event dedicated to introducing young children to the wonderful world of jazz. Live music, theater performances, and educational activities will fill Please Touch Museum for five weeks focusing on musical expression and the history of jazz. Top kid-friendly musicians will take the stage of the museum’s Playhouse on each weekend between January 30 and February 28. The schedule includes Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble (Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 20-21), the University of the Arts School of Music (Feb. 6-7), Louie Miranda (Feb. 13-15), and Putumayo Kids (Feb. 28).
Kids will also learn a bit of jazz history by taking in weekday performances of “Scat Cat’s Junior Jazz Jamboree.” This interactive theater show tells the “tail” of an everyday alley cat who happens upon “Max Roach,” who teaches her the history of jazz. Max also introduces her to some of the well known artists who made it popular – Stingray Charles, Bunny Goodman, Louie Arm and Hammerstrong and Piggy Lee. “Scat Cat’s Junior Jazz Jamboree” will be on the Please Touch Playhouse stage weekdays February 1-26, with performances Mondays- Fridays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free with museum admission.
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