Following the success of last year's schools programme, Live Music Now musicians will once again visit primary schools across Derry and Strabane to bring a taste of live jazz to hundreds of children. Schools are in for a treat, with the incredible voice of festival favourite Victoria Geelan together with Neil Burns on piano, as well as the rising talent of double bassist Jack Kelly and the sweet voiced Maya Goldblum. Between them the musicians will visit 12 primary schools between March and the start of May.
School children will be introduced to jazz through favourites such as ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ and ‘When the saints go marching in’ as well as Disney classics from AristoCats and The Jungle Book. They will have lot of fun making up their very own blues riff – ‘Woke up this mornin…’ – will they have had their Weetabix??
In addition, two very lucky P7 classes at Rosemount PS will get the chance to work with Maya Goldblum and Jack Kelly on a six-week programme to create their very own pop up jazz festival in school. The exceptional David Lyttle, who was on the Live Music Now scheme himself, will take on a mentoring role and bring a bit of jazz maestro magic.