Jazz Musicians

Ten informative videos make up a series hosted by Wynton Marsalis designed to share the musical triumphs of jazz musicians Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and more! 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Play a collection of each of the featured musician's music while learners work to complete assignments 
  • Assign a research report based on one of the musicians listed
  • Depending on how long your jazz unit takes, watch one video a day as an introduction to instruction   
Classroom Considerations

  • The duration reflects the total time is takes to watch each video; separately, videos last about two minutes 
Pros

  • Each video showcases one musician 
  • Videos provide pictures and musical examples
  • Includes a variety of reference tools to aid instructional activities  
Cons

  • Video quality appears outdated