Making Waves: A Virtual Field Trip
Exploring Jazz History, Black Artists, and Ripley's Aquarium

Quick Facts

  • The total Presentation time is 90 minutes
  • The cost per physical school is $200 for 30 days of On Demand access
    • Looking for an individual class or virtual school pricing? Contact us
  • Learning outcomes:
    • Understanding of the start of jazz
    • The struggles facing jazz musicians due to segregation
    • How Jazz and society reflects each other
    • How jazz evolved from dance music to art music, and beyond
    • Understanding key aspects of the music and how it works
    • The major players and influencers that went down in history 
  • Interactive components
    • Worksheets for every grade level
    • Onscreen Trivia Questions
    • Submit questions and have them answered by Musicians Helping
Virtual Field Trip Partners Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Jazz.FM91,Long and McQuade Musical Instruments

Dive In and Explore

Originally perceived as a Live Stream and altered to be a recording due to COVID19 restrictions, this virtual field trip takes you and your students to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada where they will explore how jazz started and evolved over the past 100+ years and highlighting Canadian and International Black Artists that contributed to this art form.

Hosted by Garvia Bailey who is no stranger to Jazz and has been involved as a host on CBC and Jazz.FM91, Garvia narrates in an exciting and engaging way which draws the student’s attention to all the meaningful content within the 90-minute virtual field trip.

Inspired by Barack Obama, Kelsley Grant is not only featured as a trombone player but also as a composer as he commissioned a piece of music just for this event.

All music has been arranged specifically for this event by co-founder Christian Overton from Clovertone Music and is beautifully performed by the Musicians Helping Jazz Orchestra. There is also a special guest feature as part of the performance.

Intertwined are trivia questions and additional resources such as the worksheets that have been crafted to be suitable for Kindergarten to Grade 12

Come dive into this exciting workshop today and make sure you take your entire school so we can all make waves on this Virtual field Trip.