[Dixielandjazz] RE. Jazz for kids

Nancy Giffin NANCYink at surewest.net
Tue Jun 12 17:37:59 PDT 2007


> June 12 Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Jazz for kids
> Dear friends,
> What happened?
> I sent the following genuine question to the DJML on Saturday 9th June
> and it didn't elicit one reply!
> Kind regards,
> Bill.
>> June 9 Subject: Jazz for kids
>> Dear friends,
>> 'Jazz for kids' is a perennial hot topic on our list, but is generally
>> aimed at teaching them to play it.
>> Over dinner at our local Malaysian/Chines restaurant last night, our
>> wonderful next-door neighbour (a primary school teacher) asked what
>> records she should play to her 2-year-old grand-daughter to introduce
>> her, subliminally, to good jazz. Something that our young grand-mother
>> mate can also enjoy...

Sorry, Bill, for not replying sooner when I meant to.

I would want to introduce kids to three basic categories:

1 - Musicians/bands who are TECHNICALLY phenomenal;

2 - Musicians/bands that are CREATIVELY/INTUITIVELY phenomenal,
    even if not technically the best; and

3 - Rare musicians who display a good bit of both 1 and 2.

For each category, I'd want to list names from the past but also include
some from the present. What names come to mind along these lines?

Love and hugs,

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