Storytime at WORD BK With Carolyn Sloan

10/20/2019 - 12:00pm


Join us at WORD Greenpoint for a special musical storytime featuring author Carolyn Sloan! 


Kids love music. They’re natural singers and dancers, and they improvise every time they play. They were born for jazz! And Welcome to Jazz was made for them.

A follow-up to Welcome to the Symphony, Welcome to Jazz is written by music educator Carolyn Sloan, and uses Symphony’s ingenious, interactive picture-book-and-sound-chip format.

Structured around the iconic song “When the Saints Go Marching In,” Welcome to Jazz narrates the story of jazz and discusses what the audience is hearing as the band begins to play. Best of all, the sound chips actually demonstrate what’s happening—what vocal scatting sounds like, how to pick out a swing beat, and the tones of different instruments, from the trumpet to the clarinet. And in the end, kids can sing along with the band in a traditional call-and-response verse.


Carolyn Sloan is a music educator at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, New York, and the author of Finding Your Voice: A Practical and Spiritual Approach to Singing and Living. A songwriter and musician, she has been writing music for theater, television, and children for the past 20 years. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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Welcome to Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration of America’s Music, Featuring “When the Saints Go Marching In” Cover Image
By Carolyn Sloan, Jessica Gibson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781523506880
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019

 Are you ready to swing? 

Discover the wonders of jazz: How to get in the groove, what it means to play a solo, and the joy of singing along in a call-and-response.
In this interactive swing-along picture book with 12 sound chips, you’ll hear the instruments of jazz—the rhythm section with its banjo, drums, and tuba, and the lea