Title of Performance: Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards
Country: United States
Age Range: 2–12
Running time: 60 minutes
Audience Size: 200–800
Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards invite the audience to come along on a Crescent City-inspired music adventure, celebrating jazz as part of America’s music heritage. This interactive program delves into the history and development of jazz from its origins in Congo Square to the present. Ash introduces twentieth-century jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and shares family stories about her grandfather's work for voting rights and learning to make beignets with her mother. The performance includes a call-and-response sing-along, an imagined Mardi Gras parade, and a grand finale that will have the audience up on its feet.
Contact: Sarah McCarthy, Agent, Dandelion Artists