DC Jazz Bops

DC Jazz Bops!, our early childhood education program, uses jazz-inspired books and storytelling to teach our coommunity's youngest learners about music and promote an early interest in reading. Using a collection of award-winning literature, we share stories about the joy of jazz, the lives of jazz legends, and the origins of jazz as an art form, in an accessible and child-friendly environment. Books include accompanying CDs or online playlists allowing young readers to sing, dance, and explore long after class is over. Part of the Roberta Flack Education Program, DC Jazz Bops! aims to offer children and caregivers the opportunity to explore jazz as a tool to educate and express together. In partnership with THEARC and the Covenant House, DC Jazz Bops! is a pilot project made possible by the generous support of PNC Foundation. 

For more information and to register contact Jessica Boykin-Settles, Education Coordinator, at jessica@dcjazzfest.org.
















The Roberta Flack Education Program is sponsored in part with a major grant from the Government of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Mayor; and, in part, by major grants from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Mayo Charitable Foundation, Abramson Family Foundation, NEA Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, PNC Foundation; a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; Humanities Council of Washington, DC; and by the City Fund administered by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. The Roberta Flack Music Education Program is a project of the DC Jazz Festival. © 2015 All rights reserved.