DC Jazz Bops

DC Jazz Bops uses storytelling to teach very young children about the magic of the arts, even if they aren’t old enough to play an instrument. 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 that also promotes early interest in reading. These books will have accompanying CDs or online playlists that allow young readers to sing, dance, and explore long after the class is over. Part of the Roberta Flack Music Education Program, DC Jazz Bops early-childhood initiative aims to offer children and caregivers the opportunity to explore jazz as a tool to educate and express together. In partnership with THEARC, DC Jazz Bops! is a pilot project made possible by the generous support of PNC Foundation. 

THEARC DC is located at 1901 Mississippi Ave SE., Washington, DC, 20020.

For more information and to register, call Katie Borgman, education assistant, at 202-457-7628 or katie@dcjazzfest.org.

DC Jazz Bops is made possible by the PNC Foundation. The Roberta Flack Education Program is made possible through the generous support of the NEA Foundation, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and, in part, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Roberta Flack Music Education Program is a project of the DC Jazz Festival, a 501©3 non-profit service organization. © 2013 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.