Category: Jazz Education

Four Ways Jazz Education Impacts Youth
June 10, 2021June 11, 2021
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Four Ways Jazz Education Impacts Youth

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,...

June 10, 2021June 11, 2021
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Collaboration and Connection for Youth Through Jazz Education

During the COVID-19 pandemic JazzEd Detroit partners created new opportunities for digital instruction, collaboration, and connection for young musicians like Will Hill. JazzEd Detroit receives support from the Erb Family Foundation. 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,...

Jazz is Cool
June 2, 2020July 23, 2020
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Jazz is Cool

Two young jazz musicians share the impact Detroit’s jazz legacy has had on them. Video credit: Cass Corridor Films.

February 15, 2019February 15, 2019
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Trunino Lowe

Trunino Lowe is a young trumpet player from Detroit’s east side. A junior at Wayne State University studying jazz performance, Trunino began playing trumpet in the sixth grade through a program at the Carr Center. Throughout his high school years, Trunino joined youth jazz ensembles at Michigan State University’s Community Music School: Detroit and the Detroit...

April 3, 2017April 3, 2017
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A Celebration of Jazz in Detroit

Video by Cass Corridor Films. In recognition of Fred Erb’s legacy of jazz patronage, the Erb Family Foundation is dedicated to the continuation of Detroit’s strong jazz tradition. The Foundation supports four programs — The Carr Center Arts Academy, Detroit International Jazz Festival’s Jazz Infusion Program, Michigan State University’s Community Music School program in Detroit and...

Jazz Masterclass with Terence Blanchard
March 15, 2017April 3, 2017
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Jazz Masterclass with Terence Blanchard

On March 15, 2017, four groups of incredibly talented students trained through the jazz education programs funded by the Foundation enjoyed a jazz masterclass taught by Terence Blanchard, the Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Chair at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Several Detroit Public Schools and our nonprofit and foundation colleagues also attended the...