JazzCast is a music enrichment Live Broadcast radio music program
created by Jazz 98.5 to harness and display through radio broadcasts, the
talent and energy of our young musicians that through them, help keep the pipeline full of budding and aspiring future composers, writers and performers,
and equally important, preserve and help keep the future of jazz music alive.
This program will also introduce elementary school students to jazz music
and show how it has influenced American culture.
Through live performance, narration and interaction with musicians, the
Jazz Cast program demonstrates how jazz developed through social,
economic and political changes in our country's history, and what sets jazz
apart from other musical forms.
The JazzCast program also gives students a better understanding of the
wide variety of music available to them as they begin to make personal
choices about preference and style. We believe the experience will help
children and adults begin to appreciate jazz as fun music to listen to and an important part of our American heritage.
The JazzCast program is centered around a collaboration between Jazz 98 and area middle and high school
music directors to broadcast the performances of their respective jazz bands and ensembles. Other young
people and adults, are invited to listen via radio, whether terrestrially or Internet, as well as to attend the live
broadcast performances, whether convened in the Jazz 98 studios or in school auditoriums.
The JazzCast program can include performances given solely by student jazz bands or ensembles and also
include performances by resident JazzCast professionals. Here is what you can expect:
jazz bands or JazzCast resident professionals.
with slightly different presentations for younger vs. older student groups
music program through ticketed sales to parents and the general public. Proceeds will support both
the individual schools and the Jazz 98 JazzCast program and fundraising efforts.
JazzCast is designed to be a flexible enrichment radio broadcast program that can easily be transported from
virtually any remote location and can be added to any existing curriculum. Each teacher who decides to
participate in the program can use the resources of the JazzCast program and tailor their individual program to incorporate into their presentation or assembly, workshops or professional performances by the JazzCast staff musicians in residency. Please contact us to assist with planning and to schedule workshops at your school.
Bring The JazzCast Program to your school!