Get Hip:  Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Jazz Music (virtual)

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Get Hip: Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Jazz Music (virtual)

Recommended for grades 5 - 12

For many, hearing jazz for the first time can seem like watching a foreign film without subtitles or being served a plate of food that doesn’t look, smell or taste familiar. However, in many instances, all we need is some foundational information and guidance before things begin making sense and becoming more relatable, appreciated, understood and (hopefully) enjoyed.

The first six episodes are available for online streaming now:

  • “How Jazz Works:  What Happens When a Jazz Band Plays”
  • “JazzNOW:  Profiles in Modern Jazz featuring Some of Today’s Most Dynamic, Sought-After Jazz Artists”
  • “An Abbreviated History of Jazz Drumming”
  • “An Abbreviated History of Jazz Piano”
  • “An Abbreviated History of Jazz Trumpet
  • “An Abbreviated History of Tenor Saxophone”


Looking ahead in 2022, the following episodes will be available:

  • “An Abbreviated History of Afro-Caribbean Jazz”
  • “An Abbreviated History of Women in Jazz”
  • “Jazz and The Black Experience”
  • “Jazz & Democracy”
  • “Favorite Jazz Bands of All Time”
  • “Favorite Jazz Albums of All Time


Made possible with funding from The Beechwood Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Church Communities Foundation, George A. Strba Charitable Trust, H. W. Wilson Foundation, ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Kvistad Foundation, Second Hand Rose, Klock Foundation, Louis Greenspan Charitable Trust, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Cornelia Bailey, JM McDonald, Poughkeepsie and Kingston Community Development Block Grant, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Peckham Family Foundation, Rhinebeck Bank, Stewarts Shops, TD Charitable Foundation, Vassar Brothers Institute, Wells Fargo & Company, and from the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley: Anonymous Fund; Ann and Abe Effron Fund; Charlie Carroll Music Enrichment Fund; Dutchess Community Grants Fund; and the Ed & Barbara Joba Fund for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Additional support comes from the Dyson Foundation, James J. McCann Charitable Trust, Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, NoVo Foundation, and Jeanette F. Schlobach Charitable Trust. We extend special thanks to all of the donors who contributed to the Field-Trip Fund. This program is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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Purchase your tickets in person at the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072 and the UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway Kingston, 845.339.6088 or email

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Date & Time

Wednesday, February 02 2022
10:00 am


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