Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards

Third to fifth grades, only

School-only performances are by invitation
  Thursday, October 3, 2024
  Friday, October 4, 2024

This interactive program delves into the history and development of jazz from its origins in Congo Square to the present. Ash introduces twentieth-century jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and shares family stories about her grandfather’s work for voting rights and learning to make beignets with her mother. The performance includes a call-and-response sing-along, an imagined Mardi Gras parade, and a grand finale that will have the audience up on its feet.

nea-lockup-B-WEBAudio description (AD) is available for this performance. AD provides access to the visual elements of a performance, like action, costumes, sets and gestures. Pick up a headset from the Audience Services Desk at the Lied Center to access this service. For more information, visit reader.ku.edu.