Arts and Culture
11:30 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Gift of Jazz: Teaching Music Teachers and More

Today, on Colorado Gives Day, KUVO is celebrating young musicians and highlighting music education. (Thanks for your donations to www.coloradogives.org/kuvo.)  Dave Froman, executive director of The Gift of Jazz visited First Take this morning to describe their work during the summers with music teachers, and during the school year directly with students.  

Froman says composition and improvisation are now a part of Colorado state education standards, so Gift of Jazz seminars help equip teachers that didn't previously have those courses.

 www.giftofjazz.org

Music on this feature by Thad Jones (Pontiac H.S., MI, U.S. Military School of Music), "I'll Remember April," and Cheryl Bentyne (Mount Vernon H.S., Skagit Valley College, WA) and Mark Winkler, "Route 66 Medley," from the CD West Coast Cool