Christiana Drapkin introduces young audiences to the names and sounds of some Jazz Greats, like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, even Thelonious Monk. She gives them a couple of pointers about their life and work, and performs a signature piece of their music. The children get a chance to sing along to “Swinging On A Star,” or learn to sing “You Are My Sunshine.” They’ll discover the story behind “Straighten Up and Fly Right”, and hear Bobby Troup’s blues that re-tells the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Events for Youth & Families are made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.