Kids Concerts: JazzReach presents Yes Indeed!
Yes Indeed! is an engaging, interactive program designed to instill a greater appreciation, awareness and understanding of the great American BLUES tradition. With its roots in the work songs, spirituals, hymns, field hollers and chants of 19th century American south, the blues are the DNA of all indigenous American music.
From R&B to Funk to Gospel to Rock to hip Hop and particularly Jazz, the Blues are that vital, key ingredient that give these genres their distinct American sound and soulful depth and potency.
Yes Indeed! Aims to inform children about:
The history of the Blues as a distinct musical style and genre.
The Blues as a sacred mode of creative expression.
The Blues as an aesthetic means of coping, overcoming, persisting and prevailing.