First Graders Study Jazz and Art During Black History Month

In honor of Black History month, Collegiate School 1st Graders learned about jazz and improvisation in music class, and then attended a mini-concert by the Upper School Jazz Band, directed by Bryan Hooten. Continuing their studies, the students then created drawings in art class as the basis for collages during their exploration of Romare Bearden, a Harlem Renaissance artist who often improvised with jazz musicians and included them in his artwork.