Shakespeare in Jazz: All the World’s a Song
Shakespeare in Jazz: All the World’s a Song

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Shakespeare in Jazz: All the World’s a Song

Shakespeare in Jazz: All the World’s a Song

DATE: March 10 - 12, 2020

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: TPAC’s Polk Theater

PRESENTED BY: The Daniel Kelly Quartet featuring Frederick Johnson

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FOR SCHOOL GROUPS ONLY

PRICE: $8 per student

RECOMMENDED GRADES: 5 - 12

RUN TIME: 60 minutes

DESCRIPTION

Award-winning composer and pianist, Daniel Kelly, brilliantly reinterprets texts from the works of William Shakespeare with a quartet of powerhouse jazz musicians, including acclaimed vocalist and jazz improviser, Frederick Johnson. Within a relaxed concert format, students interact with the band as they share innovative new songs adapted from Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and other plays. “Reading Shakespeare, I sense that he was playing with the language, the same way jazz musicians play with melodies, harmonies and rhythms when they improvise,” says Kelly, whose unique approach provides for young people engaging insights into the bard’s genius.

Photo Credit: Flynn Larsen