Kris Johnson has first-hand knowledge of the impact that jazz education can have on youth in metro Detroit. Over the years, he’s learned and played with each of the JazzEd Detroit partner organizations—and has returned to share his artistry and inspire students in those programs as an educator and professional jazz artist. In this video, Kris identifies four key ways that jazz education can have a lifelong impact.
JazzEd Detroit is supported by the Erb Family Foundation. JazzEd Detroit partners include The Carr Center, Michigan State University Community Music School-Detroit, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Jazz Festival, and Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.