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Marsalis unveils music ed Web site

Sept. 25, 2003 at 11:06 AM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis opened an educational Web site to complement to the center's Jazz for Young People curriculum.

The interactive Web site contains original audio and video clips, photos, biographies and activities for students, teachers and parents. The public will also find this site useful as a resource for learning about jazz music and history, the acclaimed trumpeter told a National Press Club luncheon audience this week.

The Web site will connect users to more than 17 lessons. Each interactive lesson explores musical concepts, styles, and jazz practitioners using a variety of media. The first three lessons to be offered correspond to the Louis Armstrong, improvisation and Latin jazz lessons in the Jazz for Young People curriculum.

Additional lessons will be added throughout the year to the Jazz at Lincoln Center-produced site, www.JazzForYoungPeople.org.

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