Jazz House Kids is a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing music education, mentoring, and artistic expression to children through jazz. Working with students in grades K-12, Jazz House Kids is producing some world-class musicians and global citizens. We had a chance to witness a performance by a quintet of Jazz House Kids right here on the Wonderama stage:

For more information on this incredible group, check out their website and follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  Not familiar with jazz music yet? Wonderama’s got your back with this playlist, excerpted from NPR’s top 100 jazz songs on Spotify.

  1. Take Five (Dave Brubeck)
  2. So What (Miles Davis)
  3. ‘Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
  4. My Favorite Things (John Coltrane)
  5. All Blues (Miles Davis)
  6. Birdland (Weather Report)
  7. Sing, Sing, Sing (Benny Goodman)
  8. Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday)
  9. Giant Steps (John Coltrane)
  10. Blue Rondo a la Turk (Dave Brubeck)
  11. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus)
  12. Stolen Moments (Oliver Nelson)
  13. West End Blues (Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five)
  14. God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday, Eddie Heywood)
  15. Cantaloupe Island (Herbie Hancock)
  16. My Funny Valentine (Chet Baker)
  17. Body and Soul (Coleman Hawkins)
  18. Song for My Father (Horace Silver)
  19. Spain (Chick Corea Akoustic Band)
  20. Blue in Green (Miles Davis)

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