It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing…Musicians Bring Their Gift of Song to the Children
Posted February 18, 2012on:
On February 3rd the Kids for Coltrane welcomed musicians Wayne Henderson, Clarice Turnball, Arthur Green and Roger Anderson to my Kids for Coltrane Afterschool Program at the Holliswood School. The musicians and the children had a wonderful afternoon sharing music and ideas. The children listened to fabulous jazz songs. The musicians were impressed when the kids asked to hear John Coltrane’s Giant Steps, Equinox and Alabama. The music of Trane, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington floated through the room. The children quickly joined drummer Wayne Henderson keeping the beat with their pencils and rulers. Singer Clarice Turnball told the children about the legend Ms. Billy Holiday. Pianist Roger Anderson shared his thoughts about one of his favorite composers Antonio Carlos Jobin and the band played The Girl from Ipanema. Saxophonist Arthur Green shared information about the blues and what inspires blues musicians to play from their hearts and souls. It was truly an illuminating and uplifting day filled with joyful music and brilliant smiles. I would like to thank the Jazz Foundation of America for sending this group of terrific musicians to us.