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The Art of Cool (AOC) is a 501(c)(3) jazz presenting non-profit organization that strives to cross artistic, economic and social boundaries to bring together a diverse mix of people, cultures and experiences. The mission of AOC is to present, promote and preserve jazz-influenced music in ways that uplift community. AOC’s two major programs are Art of Cool Festival and stArt of Cool. Start of Cool is spearheaded by jazz trumpeter and educator, Albert Strong IV. Strong has a Masters in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from Northern Illinois and was recently been named a performer to watch in NC’s Research Triangle. BOOK stART OF COOL

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
Jazz Bars – Protecting The Melody With Groove

The performance is focused on active music listening and interpreting music as an audience member. Students will experience the interacting elements to respond to music and music performances. Using the various instruments onstage, I will help the audience to create relationships that will explain how each instrument generates energy with regard to kinetic and potential energy.

Maximum Participants: 200

Space Requirements: We will need a room that fits up to 200 people with stage diameter of at least 12ft long by 8ft wide. We will need a power source for electronic instruments and amps on or near the performance space. When available we will need a keyboard/piano, keyboard amp, Drumset, guitar amp, bass amp.

Duration: 60 minutes

Performance Fee:
Single Performance Fee- $750.00
Two Performances Fee- $1,375.00

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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Workshop
Mastering The Blues Musician Within

Students will learn to compose/perform original Blues lyrics on a topic of choice. They will use technical and interpretive skills to sing or play personally challenging literature that requires attention to phrasing and interpretation, and ability to perform various meters and rhythms in a variety of keys. They will also analyze how key turning points in history have affected the lives of African Americans.Students will learn to compose/perform original Blues lyrics on a topic of choice. They will use technical and interpretive skills to sing or play personally challenging literature that requires attention to phrasing and interpretation, and ability to perform various meters and rhythms in a variety of keys. They will also analyze how key turning points in history have affected the lives of African Americans.

Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer):
Classroom that fits up to 30 students preferably with roundtables. Technical Needs: A piano or keyboard

Maximum Participants: 30

Workshop Fee: $128.00 per class/hr. *Minimum two workshops per visit.