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Professor Pops

The long-awaited Louis Armstrong Jazz Curriculum is being mixed in the studio and is slated for release in March 2002. The project began in June of 1998 with a $1 million contribution to Jazz at Lincoln Center from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and is part of Satchmo’s continuing legacy to give back to the community.

The curriculum is an interactive mix that includes a teacher guide, student books and a series of CDs featuring 10 hours of music and narration by Wynton Marsalis. The lessons target elementary and middle school students and topics range from “What is Bebop?” to “What is New Orleans Jazz?”

The curriculum was produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center in collaboration with Sandy Feldstein of PlayinTime Productions and is based on JLC’s Jazz for Young People concerts. Grammy-winning producer Steve Epstein heads up the project with independent recording engineer Sandy Palmer-Grassi in the mixing chair.

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