JAZZ HOUSE KiDS is honored to be featured in Montclair Local News “ONLINE MUSIC CLASSES BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER IN A VIRTUAL WORLD”
The Article highlights JAZZ HOUSE KiDS commitment to jazz education through the Covid-19 pandemic with: Online classes, masterclasses, listening parties.
“Christian McBride, Jazz House Kids’ artistic director, had been touring in Europe and knew about what was going on with COVID-19 there.
“We created a task force and came up with a 48-hour transition plan,” said Markus Gottschlich, director of music operations at Jazz House Kids. “We switched to online without missing a beat, the weekend of March 14.”
By Monday, March 16, everything at Jazz House Kids was online.
All 17 ensembles at Jazz House Kids are still meeting. Some classes and workshops are opening the virtual doors to alumni and international students.
“We jumped head in, and now we offer even more,” Gottschlich said.”