Freddie The Frog® And The Jungle Jazz
From Hal Leonard
by Sharon Burch and Rosana Eckert
Freddie the Frog®, Eli the Elephant, Babs Baboon, and Micki Macaw join trumpet-playing elephants, trombone-sliding tigers, clarinet-playing monkeys, and a flock of seagulls as they scat sing, swing, and perform collective improvisation in this swingin' introduction to jazz. This musical includes five original songs and dialog with 26 speaking parts, along with unique "beginner band student" adaptations giving students a chance to squawk, buzz, and growl on stage as they argue about who's the best. Sharing their combined talent, the animal friends discover embracing each other's differences creates the ultimate jungle jam.
The enhanced Teacher's Edition includes piano accompaniments, dialog, detailed production guide, and jazz terms and background. The enclosed Singer CD-ROM provides reproducible and projectable singer parts and printable jazz combo charts. Choose from a variety of performance options. The Performance/Accompaniment CD features authentic New Orleans jazz accompaniment tracks by The N'Awlins Gumbo Kings, recorded instrumental solos to scat sing along with, and tracks without recorded solos for scatting student-created phrases. (25 min., Grades 2-5)
(Teacher's Edition/Singer CD-ROM & Performance/Accompaniment CD)
Teacher's Edition/Singer CD-ROM