Dedicated to the Continuation and Preservation of America's Indigenous Art Form

The Jazz – America’s Music program is a school concert that presents the music of the different eras and genres in jazz.  Starting with the traditional jazz sounds of Louis Armstrong and playing through Duke Ellington, Bird and Diz, Miles, Brubeck, Jobim and Herbie Hancock, students learn about the artists and hear the music that has shaped this great art form.
After presenting the school assembly, the performers work with the school’s band program in assisting the band director in honing the skills of the young musicians through instrument clinics, section and ensemble rehearsals, and masterclasses on improvisation.

Current Jazz - America's Music Residencies:


February through April - Oxford Area School District in Pennsylvania

March and April - Talbot County Schools in Maryland


Jazz Alive would like to thank the following organizations for their sponsorships and grants to make these programs possible:

The New Holland Band

The Mid-Shore Community Foundation