Hangin’ with the Giants

by JazzReach

Grades 1-4

This enthusiastic multi-media program introduces students to the rich history of jazz and to the names, faces, and music of some of its many masters, such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie. Your students will love when the jazz greats come to life before their eyes as cartoon characters on a talk show, with a live band on stage to play their greatest tunes! The fun, highly engaging presentation also features a charismatic host and live music and proves the power of jazz.

“My students loved it! They learned SO much.”

– 2nd grade teacher, Sonoma Mountain Charter School

Common Core Content Standards Easily Applied in Your Classroom

  • 1.RI.3: Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
  • 3.SL.2: Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • 4.RI.7: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

Lesson Plan Idea

Students create a timeline of jazz musicians seen in the show and explain the significance of the rise of jazz.


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Email Chrystie Prokopakis, School and Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.

Event Information

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
60 minutes

LBC performance may vary.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the theater with these free resource materials.

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Art Talks

Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Please select the desired date and time options for your docent-led tour through our Sculpture Garden to view the work of Bruce Johnson’s “Root 101” exhibit when you place your School Show order.  Tours may accommodate up to 100 people, take approximately 20 minutes, and begin 15 minutes after school shows end. We will confirm your tour reservation based on scheduling and availability. Use our online application, printed order application, or contact Chrystie Prokopakis by email or phone at 707.800.7504.