JITV Education

The JAZZ IN THE VALLEY educational component is, “Behind the Beat: Intro to Jazz”, a series of workshops conducted in area public schools by our featured artists that are designed to introduce young people from the region’s underserved areas to jazz music.

This is in keeping with TRANSART’s goal to create a new generation of listeners from our youth that are unaware of the music, its historical significance, and the artists that create it. Behind the Beat consists of assemblies, master classes and a weekly traditional drumming workshop. The jazz instruction workshops are targeted at the population of at-risk youth from the city school districts in New York state.