FirstWorks is providing opportunities
for our students to expand their worldview”

– Sarah Bernstein, The Learning Community

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s
Jazz for Young People Program

Throughout our 2015-16 and 2017-18 seasons, FirstWorks’ participating schools worked with Jazz at Lincoln Center musicians and local teaching artists to make connections between jazz and democracy.

FirstWorks’s collaboration with Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz for Young People program encompasses professional development for teachers and artist residencies with workshops, custom curricula and a culminating performance.

Our previous arts-integration projects have focused on Jazz and Math and on the cultural legacy of the Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance.

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People Program (Photo by Erin X. Smithers)


2015-16 & 2017-18 SEASON

Let Freedom Swing: Jazz and Democracy

2014-15 SEASON

Jazz and Math

2013-14 SEASON

The Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance

2012-13 SEASON

Let Freedom Swing: Jazz and Democracy