Announcing New Outreach Programs and JARC on Tour in NY 2016!

We are very excited to announce a new Outreach Program!

Western Swing: Learning U.S. History Through Music

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Western Swing: Learning U.S. History Through Music, is a 30-40 min presentation that takes students on a musical journey through our Nation’s heartland. The story of the “Dust Bowl” migration and it’s impact on California culture and beyond is told through song and multi media presentation.

Topics covered include:

  • John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”
  • The Dust Bowl migration
  • The state of our Nation 1920-1960
  • Cowboy Songs, Hollywood and the “Singing Cowboy”
  • Jazz and it’s connection to Country Music
  • Okie Culture and how it shaped California

Download full program outlineWestern Swing- Learning U.S. History through Music – Jazz and Roots Cincinnati (Education Outreach Programs)

The Midwestern Swing, one of Jazz and Roots’ resident ensembles, will be on tour in New York in Feb 2016 performing and presenting outreach programs at the “Flurry Festival” in Saratoga Spring, NY 2/12-14 and other schools and venues along the way. Stay tuned for more details and dates!


Inaugural Event w/ Fareed Haque!

On Septemeber 27th we celebrated our first inaugural event by presenting guitarist, Fareed Haque, in masterclass and in concert! It was a great event with 25 in attendance. Urban Artifact was our venue partner and the Greater Cincinnati Guitar Society was our co-presenting sponsor. Big thanks to those two great organizations for a shared vision and all the hard work in making this event happen! We also had three sponsors! A huge thanks to D’Addario,, and Bonomoni Bakery for their generous support and donations! We were able to give away a lot of fun guitar related items at intermission while enjoying coffee and pastries. Stay tuned for some great video footage from the masterclass and the concert!