The Flying Jazz Kittens

Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 3-5)

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The Flying Jazz KittensThe Flying Jazz Kittens
by Sherry Luchette

The Flying Jazz Kittens Book/CD set contains music and ideas to explore jazz style rhythms and beginning improvisation activities for children in the elementary music classroom, PreK-8.

It is designed for the elementary music teacher who is looking for some fun, hands-on activities in the area of jazz music to incorporate into their curriculum. No prior jazz experience is necessary. All of the activities in this book have been tested in the music classroom and edited with the help of other music teachers, jazz musicians and many classroom experiments.


Freddie the Frog® and the Flying Jazz KittenFreddie the Frog® and the Flying Jazz Kitten
by Sharon Burch, illustrated by Tiffany Harris

Freddie the Frog® finds adventure again when some cool jazz cats fly their plane to Treble Clef Island to pick up a new horn. With the help of the Flying Jazz Kitten and a swingin' beat, Freddie becomes a jazz sensation. Freddie the Frog® and the Flying Jazz Kitten introduces children to jazz through interactive scat. The enclosed audio CD includes the dramatized story, sing-along songs and an instrumental blues track to create your own special scat. Ages 4-9.


Teaching Jazz to All Ages and the companion CD

Now’s the Time
Teaching Jazz to All Ages and the companion CD
By Doug Goodkin

Music educator Doug Goodkin makes a compelling case for including jazz in every child's education and offers a sequential approach for teaching it to all ages. Combining theory and practice, this book includes:

  •  Integration with the Orff approach to music education
  • A developmental sequence for children between 3 and 14 years old applicable to beginners of all ages
  • Games, songs, speech pieces, body percussion and movement activities
  • Roots music, jazz blues, jazz standards and jazz compositions arranged for Orff instruments and other ensembles
  • Essential jazz theory and key historical, cultural and aesthetic background
  • A Middle School jazz curriculum with sample student work.


Ella the Elephant

By Andy Blackman Hurwitz-Author
Andrew Cunningham-Illustrator
Hi-de-hi, hi-de-ho! Ella Elephant will teach you how to scat:
Ella Elephant sings jazz just like that
And uses her mouth to do something called scat.

By Andy Blackman Hurwitz-Author
 Andrew Cunningham-Illustrator
Count with Charlie Bird as he plays his sax:
"One orange ostrich plays organ solo.
Two tiny tigers play trumpet duo.."


Mingus Mouse Plays Christmastime JazzMingus Mouse Plays Christmastime Jazz
by Andy Blackman Hurwitz-Author
Andrew Cunningham-Illustrator

Mingus Mouse comes home from his tour the night before Christmas and realizes that he forgot to get his mom a present! He falls asleep and dreams of all the fantastic things he could get for her—a billion flowers, a sparkly diamond ring, a huge piece of imported cheese, a new super-fast car . . . But Mingus has to find the perfect present! What will it be? Kids will love listening to jazzy versions of Christmas tunes like “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Silent Night” on the CD that comes with this book.


Duck Ellington Swings through the ZooDuck Ellington Swings through the Zoo
By Andy Blackman Hurwitz-Author
Andrew Cunningham-Illustrator

Boogie along with Duck Ellington as he plays the piano:
The black and white keys, he played them with ease,
And the rest of the animals asked for "more please".


Nursery Rhyme JazzNursery Rhyme Jazz
Andy Blackman -Author and Teresa Lester-Illustrator

The Baby Loves Jazz band is live and taking requests from the audience!
Join in with them as they play nursery rhyme classics, including
Hey Diddle Diddle, Three Blind Mice, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and more!



Miles the Crocodile Plays the Colors of JazzMiles the Crocodile Plays the Colors of Jazz
By Andy Blackman-Author and Andrew Cunningham-Illustrator

Miles is the leader of the band that's made for you and me. in this adventure he leads kids and parents through song and verse as he helps breakdown the colors of the rainbow. attached cd comes with the book and features the baby loves jazz band teaching lessons on colors.



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