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Jazz 4 Kids

Taking place in the Long & McQuade Performance Hall at JAZZ.FM91, the Jazz 4 Kids monthly concert series provides a fun-filled and unique cultural experience for Junior and Middle School students (K-8) for students in the Greater Toronto Area. Children enjoy interactive concerts by outstanding professional musicians from a range of cultural backgrounds who encourage and inspire creativity through music to foster an appreciation for musical arts. Since 2007, more than 1,500 children are have participated in this community program.

The Jazz 4 Kids teaching artists are all award-winning performers and composers, as well as experienced educators. With a breadth of knowledge and skills in presenting material about music and culture to children, these artists present engaging workshops that feature performance, demonstration, interaction, and audience participation. Currently our roster of presenters include Cadence, Mark "Bird" Stafford and The Vaudevillian.

Following the workshop, students receive a tour of the radio station, including the recordings library, programming department, production studios, and broadcast technology room. Students learn about a variety of concepts including journalism, communication, broadcasting, technology, the history of radio, and careers related to music and radio. Participants have a chance to meet radio personalities and learn about the skills required to host a radio show.

You can read feedback from teachers who have attended Jazz 4 Kids events recently here.

To schedule a concert or for more information, interested educators are encouraged to contact Community Outreach and Education Director David Wall at 416-595-0404x260 or We are proud to give selection priority to schools from under serviced areas of the GTA.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the McLean Foundation.

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