Friday, November 15, 2013

The Green Machine - Jazz at PS4

Jazz vocalist, Pam Cornelius, singing with a 4th grade student.
Once again, PS4 students paid homage to their namesake, the great jazz composer Duke Ellington, by featuring professional jazz musicians in our schools auditorium!  At a recent assembly, we heard from Arthur Green and his quartet which he calls 'The Green Machine'!  With Arthur Green on tenor saxophone, Robert Anderson on piano, Larry Preston on drums and vocalist Pamela Cornelius, staff members, teachers and students from 4th and 5th grade heard jazz standards with an R&B style.  The lead vocalist even brought two students on stage to perform with her!  Click here to see the video clip of Nathalie M. (Class 401) singing with Ms. Pam!

Special thanks to the Jazz Foundation of America and Coordinator Will Glass for providing us with legendary musicians through their Jazz in the Schools Program that preserves the legacy of jazz and blues by introducing this music to thousands of school children.  Click here for more information about what the Jazz Foundation does.

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