Jazz for Young People

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Main target age group

2-8 years

Key artists

Goran Kajfeš - trumpet
Goran Kajfeš (Nordic Music Prize 2011) is, since many years, an obvious authority at the very core in the Swedish music scene. A sought after session player, touring musician, arranger and producer. Goran has performed with José Gonzales, Stina Nordenstam, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Lester Bowie, and many many others.  He is written music to several movies and produced a number of albums on his own label Headspin Recordings and others including ”Clint” by Oddjob (ACT) that was named Jazz Album of the Year by Sunday Times in the UK 2010. Kajfeš debut Home (Blue Note) en 2000 , where a mulitude of influences was mixed into an appealing and spicy brew established him as being at the forefront of crossover visionary electro-jazz. The sequel, Oddjob (2003), Headspin (2005), Jazzoo (2014), Folk (2016) have won the Swedish Grammy Awards for best jazz album of the year, and others prize for the very same reasons. 

Per "Ruskträsk" Johansson - sax alto, flute, bass clarinet
Daniel Karlsson – piano, rhodes, elec. organ 
Peter Forss – basse 
Lars Skoglund – drums
Helene Berg - VJ (video) 

Practical information

Duration : 40mn. // Concert with screen and video projector
Languages : spoken interventions adapted to the host country : english, french, swedish, german, danish, norwegian, etc….
Sensitization workshops: Intrument’s associations with animals and emotions to the music, presentation of each instruments, jazz and improvisation. Alternative 1 with drawing, Alternative 2 Alternative with rhythm (see the content as an attachment)                  
A visual jazzconcert for children and family is an interactive experience where animations of the animals are projected on a screen behind the band. 
Animations made by Adam Marko Nord  (Studio Alphaville, Stockholm) based on illustrations by british illustrator Ben Javens .
Audio book : of the music available for sale

Artistic idea

New creation based on the second musical book always without words for children to discover playfully jazz music (all kinds of jazz). Jazzoo2 is a musical stage show featuring a delightful cartoon aimed at young and old alike, where a groovy, funny, incredibly bubbly jazz combo creates a instrumental dialogue with the moving images to recount the new adventures of animals and their emotions.
An interactive show whose miniature stories cleverly illustrate the values of friendship, sharing, equality...    
It’s a playful, exciting, and imaginative journey where neither the musicians, the children, nor the animals know how its going to end.
 Will the worm make it to escape the birds and find something to eat himself ? and will the hen be persuasive to help the rooster regain the joy of crowing? 

Main costs

Accommodation for touring party of 7 people (5 musicians + 1 videographer + 1 manager) 
For the technical rider, contact us because it can be adapted from the venue

Additional info

Distinction for this new audio book: Coup de cœur de l’Académie Charles Cros 2018, France.
New audio book released in Sweden (Jazzoo2) and France (Jazzoo … Be Zoo Jazz !) on November 22th 2018.
Le Jars jase jazz (FR) – Jazzoo2, Live at Philharmonie de Paris: " Jazzoo accords minors and major people to the Philharmonie de Paris….. Jazzoo abuse is recommended for physical and mental health. To consume without moderation. Jazz organizers and programmers, if you want to have an audience in 15 years, invest in Jazzoo now. It will be returned to you a hundredfold. "
Toute la Culture (FR) – Jazzoo2, Live at Philharmonie de Paris: "Jazzoo 2, Oddjob imposes great jazz for the little ones at Jazz à la Villette, Paris. A very exigent jazz, and for the occasion, not simplified under the pretext that the show is for a young audience..Jazzoo 2 or Jazzoo... Be Zoo Jazz! (french title) will be released in cd book in the fall and it will be essential to get."
Nöjesguiden (SE) – Jazzoo2 audio book: ".. Daniel Karlsson's sweet piano melodies combined with Goran Kajfes' mischievous trumpet to illustrate an earthworm, is pure genius.. ..... and who could have imagined that the pig was the most funky animal on the farm?"
Sonic Magazine 8/10 (SE) Jazzoo2 audio book: "".. It's hard not to recommend a more inclusive and stimulating Christmas gift than this one."

Booking contacts

Martine Croce – Autre Rivage (Management & World booking excluding Scandinavia)
martine.croce (atr) autrerivage.com





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