Educator Resources for Jazz

Hey, cool cats--if you need to know the basics of jazz, from its origins in New Orleans to the birth of bop, this BrainPOP movie is the place to start! You’ll learn how the first jazz musicians borrowed from both African and European musical styles to create their new art form, and how jazz grew and changed over time. Tim and Moby will also teach you all about syncopation and improvisation, including what they are and how they’re used. You’ll hear about different types of jazz, like swing and bebop, and meet some of the singers and musicians who made these genres popular. So grab your licorice stick or jazz box and get ready to get down!