About Us

Our Mission

To utilize Jazz music, its derivatives, history, art,

media and technology as a means to promote learning,

communication and self-expression. To provide free

concerts and a safe and diverse forum for civic engagement

and cultural enlightenment for all ages and nationalities.

The Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project is a non-profit organization.

Principles

 

  • We believe creativity is as important in
    education as literacy and we treat it with
    the same status.

 

  • We believe that by exposing children
    and the community at large to Jazz,
    a vital American art form, positive and
    lasting transformations will take place.

 

  • We believe creative expression is an
    opportunity to learn; those opportunities
    become more real and inspired through
    direct involvement and mentoring.

 

Community (Common – Unity)

Community youth, music and arts research has increased the value of learning outside
of school time. Rather than viewing youth as high-risk, dangerous and in need of
reform, researchers explain that quality programs view youth as assets and
resources, they specifically recommend providing intentional leadership and
learning opportunities in such programs.

The Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project is in accord with these principles.

Workshop & After School Curriculum

 

  • Learn Jazz history and other genres of music derived from Jazz and its importance as an
    American Art form.
  • Learn about core music concepts, instruments and great performers.
  • Learn the basics of playing and listening techniques from professional artists,
    musicians and educators.
  • Hands on demonstration of all types of musical instruments and equipment.
  • Introduction to computers and iPad’s through multimedia projects exploring
    creativity, technology, musicality and the digital recording of music.
  • Teach basic capabilities in the areas of innovation, collaboration, communication
    and self-expression through music and media technology.

 

Anticipated Outcomes

 

The Mobile Jazz Project acknowledges the importance of
initiative in adolescents – particularly in the development of
21st century skills and the effectiveness of after school
activities.

The Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project will have promoted
positive youth development, creativity and entrepreneurial
skills and has the capability to give after school youthactivities
an equivalent status to school, family and peers as
an effective context for development. The project works to
achieve a level of “critical consciousness” allowing youth of
all backgrounds, the opportunity to openly explore their
own potential using music, the arts and technology as tools
for communication and enrichment.

Benefits

  • Learn from master artists, musicians and educators
  • Increases achievement in all fields of study
  • Improves grades and standardized test scores
  • Improves real time communication skills
  • Mentoring by exceptional Male and Female role models
  • Provides the opportunity to participate in a variety of disciplines and capacities
  • Daily live performances and talks by world-class musicians
  • Develops time management skills, self-expression and open mindedness
  • Provides opportunities to engage in positive musical, artistic and social activities within supervised settings