[Dixielandjazz] TJEN

dwlit at cpcug.org dwlit at cpcug.org
Mon Jan 15 10:37:00 PST 2007

The Traditional Jazz Curriculum project seeks to send (free!) a complete
teaching package to schools all over the country. This includes lead
sheets, a CD with selected trad recordings, and a DVD with instruction on
the various trad instruments, eg Don Vappie on Banjo.

Dave Robinson is the real deal--endlessly energetic, one of the country's
fine jazz cornet and trumpet players who can play various trad and modern
styles, and leader of a youth band, Capitol Focus, that plays at festivals
around the country and Europe.

One of the documents on the TJEN website is an excellant description of
the various trad styles. Another section lists music sources.


At 10:02 AM 01/15/07 -0500, Barbone wrote:
>For more about the Traditional Jazz Educators Network (TJEN) and how it
is now partnering with the IAJE and other organizations, see:
>Please note that one of TJEN's MAJOR GOALS is to established a formal
teaching programs for New Orleans derived styles of jazz in schools.
Because in large measure: (per their mission statement)
>----start snip
>"While scholastic jazz education programs are widespread, due in large
measure to the efforts of IAJE, there currently exists no formalized
curriculum for the teaching of New Orleans-derived styles. Relatively few
young people are carrying forward the New Orleans music tradition. . . ."
>----end snip
>It seems that IAJE jazz teachers, were for the most part ignoring OKOM.
TJEN started the ball rolling along with others. Hopefully they will get
a formal teaching program established in schools, within the IAJE
>Dave Robinson has done a great job with TJEN so far and it is a
continuing battle which we might all support.

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