JOIN US (VIRTUALLY!) FOR THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND WORKSHOP AND CONCERT!
While the pandemic has once again prevented us from opening up this year’s Jazz Day to the public, Prairie students, families, faculty, and alumni are invited to attend a special zoom concert by at 1:30PM on 1/26. The concert can be accessed via the button below.
Prairie Jazz Day
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
TPS Jazz day is an annual educational event hosted and organized by The Prairie School. The event is meant to educate students about the broader cultural and artistic implications of the great American art form that is Jazz. Students will participate in masterclasses, performances, and concerts with the best and most in-demand performing artists, both regionally and nationally.
The Jazz program at The Prairie School consists of three main performing groups:
• Jazz Lab (Beginning, 6)
• Jazz Ensemble (Intermediate, 7/8)
• Jazz Combos (Advanced, 9-12)
The Jazz Program is designed to provide the opportunity for in-depth study in the area of jazz. The goal of the TPS Jazz program is for students to gain knowledge of Jazz through listening, performing, experimenting, learning history, and observing live performances by guest artists. Through these studies students will thoroughly understand the cultural and artistic relevance of the jazz genre in general, and the role of jazz music in American history and culture.
Past guest artists have included internationally acclaimed artists such as: Adam Larson, Philip Dizack, Brian Lynch, Pete Zimmer, David Hazeltine, Matt Mitchell, Dave King, John Raymond, Colin Stranahan, Emmet Cohen, Tom Rainey, Hobby Horse (Italy), Adam O’Farrill, Juli Wood, and Jeremy Pelt.