“Music should be fun!” Thoughts from iliana Rose, Nuestro Tiempo Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble’s New Leader
We are thrilled to welcome iliana Rose as the new Director of our acclaimed newly introduced free, jazz education program, Nuestro Tiempo. Led by renowned Latin Jazz educators, Nuestro Tiempo students play repertoire in a Latin Jazz orchestra and learn fundamentals, Latin Jazz history and stage presence.
“I might be one of the only people that disagrees that jazz was created in New Orleans,” says Evan Christopher recently, as he prepares to share his Grammy-winning New Orleans jazz style at the JAZZ ROOM this month.
During next week’s annual NC Music Educators Association Conference, JazzArts Charlotte Education Director Dr. Patrick Brown will be presenting a universal method for teaching jazz articulation to help the student execute an authentic swing feel.
Most people start jazz’s timeline in 1917 with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s recording of “Livery Stable Blues,” considered to be the first jazz recording. From that point on, jazz is present in every major moment of American history
Jazz has been entwined with Latin music since its very beginning—in fact, jazz scholar Christopher Washburne argues that the birth of jazz happened synchronously with the birth of Latin jazz.