Gotta Be Jazz

From Hal Leonard

by John Jacobson and John Higgins

Jam-packed with jazz history and fun facts, this unique revue features an original theme song and five jazz classics in kid-friendly arrangements, narrations for up to 57 speakers that set up the songs, riser choreography by John Jacobson, and professionally-produced recordings in true jazz form.

Extend learning further with "The Story Of Jazz," a spectacular full-color timeline and recorded history complete with narration and music excerpts of jazz standards spanning over a hundred years. Enjoy the sounds of ragtime, blues, dixieland, swing, big band, bebop, and more. Jazz music is only a little over a hundred years old and it is always changing. Who knows what it might sound like in another hundred years?

Songs include:

  • Gotta Be Jazz
  • Basin Street Blues
  • My Favorite Things
  • Route 66
  • It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • and Birdland

(Grades 4-8)

(Run time: 30 minutes)

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Product Description
Gotta Be Jazz - Teacher's Edition
In stock.
Gotta Be Jazz - Singer's Edition 20-Pak
(full color)
In stock.
Gotta Be Jazz - Performance/Accompaniment CD Only
In stock.
Gotta Be Jazz - Classroom Kit
(Teacher's Ed, Singer's Ed 20-Pak, & Performance/Accompaniment CD)
In stock.

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Gotta Be Jazz

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