Jazz for Young Children:  Susan Milligan and Louise Rogers combine jazz music, storytelling and improvisational theater techniques to teach music, literature and social skills to young children.
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"Louise is a gifted teacher, with a very appealing, low-key way of involving the children in her work."

-Sean Hartley
Director
The Theater Wing, Kaufman Center

"The students, without question, are hungry for this type of learning, and Louise has sated their appetite!"

-Jenny Ander
Principal
Special Music School, NYC

CALENDAR

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES 2012:

Sunday, March 04, 2012
11:00 AM
Jazzy Fairy Tales With Louise Rogers
Children's Event
Jazz vocalist and educator Louise Rogers brings her program Jazz for Young Children to our Storytime stage. Come boogie and dance as fairy tales are brought to life!
86th & Lexington Ave 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028, 212-369-2180

PAST EVENTS

September 7, 2006
Jazzy Fairy Tales
Teacher Workshop with Louise and Susan
Great Neck Community School
Great Neck, Long Island

September 29, 2006
Henry Viscardi School
2 performances (Louise Rogers: Vocals/kazoo, Rick Strong: Acoustic Bass)
9:00 grades K-3 (Jazzy Fairy Tales and Other Stories and Poems)
10:00 grades 4-6 (Ella Fitzgerald Sang Bop Boo Day!)
Albertson, Long Island

October 23, 2006
Jazzy Fairy Tales:The Jazz Music/Literacy Connection
Louise and Susan
Teacher workshop for teachers in grades Pre-K - 3
The Owl Center Teacher Center
Lindenhurst, N.Y.

November 7, 2006
FOTA's Jazz Sampler Project
Louise Rogers, Lois Kipnis, Fran Prezant: Presenters
Balanced Mind Conference Marriott Hotel
Uniondale, N.Y.

November 16, 2006
Jazzy Fairy Tales, Stories and Poems
2 Performances - Louise Rogers: vocals/Kazoo, Rick Strong: Acoustic Bass
9:00 grade Pre-K
10:00 grade K-1
St. Thomas of the Apostle
West Hempstead, N.Y.

November 16, 2006
How to Use Stories and Storytelling in Your Classroom : Creativity and the work of Vivian Gussen Paley
Guest Lecturer: Susan Milligan
Hunter College
New York, NY

November 18, 2006
FOTA's Access to the Arts Workshop
Louise Rogers, Lois Kipnis, Kim McCord, Fran Prezant: Presenters

October 11 thru December 19, 2006
Henry Viscardi School
Louise Rogers: Jazz Vocalist/Educator
Residency grade 1 - 6
Part of FOTA's Jazz Sampler Project

Ongoing, 2006
Medical Center Nursery School
Susan and Louise
Jazzy Fairy Tales
September 21
October 5 & 19
November 2, 15 & 30
December 21

January 12, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales
Storytelling and puppetry with Susan Milligan
Glen Rock Cooperative Nursery School
Glen Rock, NJ

January 19, 26, 30, 2007
Brearly School, Manhattan
Louise Rogers: Jazz Vocalist/educator
"Ella Fitzgerald Sang Bop Boo Day!"
Workshop for 2nd graders introducing them to the music of Ella Fitzgerald.
Children will explore the music of Ella Fitzgerald and the jazz greats who influenced her. Students become active participants as they compose their own musical creations in the style of Ella Fitzgerald.

Saturday, February 3, 2007
Book Fair Great Neck Community School, Long Island
Vocals/Kazoo: Louise Rogers, Acoustic Bass: Rick Strong
3 performances: 11:00-11:30, 12:00-12:30, 1:00-1:30
Performing songs from the CD Bop Boo Day! and the new CD Jazzy Fairy Tales to be released Spring 2007

February 6, 2007
Hempstead, Long Island
Performance: "Ella Fitzgerald Sang Bop Boo Day!"
Through songs, poems and stories, Louise Rogers celebrates the jazz greats who influenced Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring songs from "Bop Boo Day!"
Vocals/Kazoo: Louise Rogers, Upright Bass: Rick Strong

February-April 2007
Jazz Choir Residency
Louise Rogers: Jazz Vocalist/educator
Albertson, Long Island
Abilities! Viscardi School for Physically Handicapped Children

March 11, 2007
Jazz Festival at Villanova University: Philadelphia
Vocals/Kazoo: Louise Rogers, Acoustic Bass: Rick Strong
Details TBA
http://www.music.villanova.edu
click on Chamber Music

Sunday, June 3, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day Performance
Fundraiser for Fort Tryon Park
One set at 11:15
Washington Heights, NYC
for more info go to www.harlemonestop.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales Performance
Special Music School
Manhattan

Thursday, June 21, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales Performance
Jackson Annex School performance
3 shows 9:15, 10:15, 1:45
Hempstead, N.Y.

Spring 2007 dates TBA
Residency: Uniondale, Long Island
Louise Rogers: Jazz Vocalist/educator
"Ella Fitzgerald Sang Bop Boo Day!"
Elementary school children explore the history of jazz through interactive songs, poems and books becoming active participants as they compose their own musical creations in the style of Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong or Miles Davis.

Saturday, September 8, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day Performance
Louise Rogers: Jazz Vocalist/educator; Rick Strong: acoustic bass
Bowery Poetry Club, Howlfest Jr.
www.howlfestival.com
noon - 1 pm
308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker | 212-614-0505

Ongoing
Medical Center Nursery School: Jazzy Fairy Tales!
Louise and Susan
Thursdays, January 18, 25
February 8, 22
March 8, 22
April 19
May 3, 17

Ongoing
Washington Heights Jazz Choir: jazz choir for ages 6 thru 12
Louise Rogers: founder/director
Cornerstone Center 189th Street and Bennett Ave, Manhattan
Thursdays 4:15-5:15
Winter semester begins Thursday January 18th
Performance March 16th @ 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales
Gribben Elementary School
Long Island, NY
2 in-school performances grades K- 2

Sunday, October 14th, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales
Nanuet Library
Nanuet, N.Y.
1 pm

Saturday, October 20th, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day!
Harvest Festival
4:30 - 5:30
Bennett Park
Fort Washington Ave./184th St.
NYC

Sunday, October 21, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales
Kiddie Corner
Memory Walk
Riverside Park, NYC
9:00 to 11:00 am
www.alznyc.org

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day!
Edgewater Barnes and Noble
Edgewater, N.J.
Educator's Night
5 pm

Saturday, October 27, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day!
WBGO Jazz Concert for kids
Jersey City Museum
Jersey City, N.J.
350 Montgomery Street
12:30 pm
www.wbgo.org

On going
Louise: Jazz residency
Sept. - Dec. at Viscardi School for grades pre 1-6.
School is located in Albertson, NY

Thursday, November 8, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales
NAEYC Conference, Chicago, Ill
McCormack Place Convention Center
Presenting at 12:30: Susan Milligan and Louise Rogers
Performance: Louise Rogers and Rick Strong

Friday, November 9, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day performance for K - 6
Nathan Hale School, Schaumburg, Ill 9 am and 10 am

Friday, November 9, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day performance K - 6
River Grove School, River Grove, Ill.

Saturday, December 9, 2007
Jazzy Fairy Tales
Bowery poetry Club
308 Bowery between Houston and Bleeker
12:00

January 9-12, 2008
Toronto IAJE
Louise participates with Kim McCord talking about our work at the Viscardi School in Long Island.
To watch a video clip of my work at Viscardi, please go to http://www.abilitiesonline.org/RTI/REC/CollaborationsAndArtsAccess.aspx

January 16, 2008
Louise and Rick perform for Uma Thurman's son's birthday party, NYC (Private)

Friday, January 22, 2008
presenting at NJMEA conference on vocal jazz improvisation for all ages.

January 18, 23 and 25, 2008
Residency at Brearly School on Louis Armstrong - 2nd grade.

Saturday, February 2, 2008
6 pm
Come Ready and See Me
CD Release Performance!!
Free-one set
Art show with Lilia Levin
Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle
66th Street and Broadway

February 4, 2008
Performance for Viscardi High School with Beth Jecovy's Dance Visions, Long Island

February 4, 2008
Clinic with Roxbury High School Jazz Choirs, Roxbury, N.J.

February 6, 2008
Performance for Herricks High School with Beth Jecovy's Dance Visions, Long Island

February 12, 2008
Clinics with elementary, middle and high school Jazz choirs at Patchogue-Medford School district.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
JAZZY FAIRY TALES
St. James Elementary, Long Island

Saturday, March 1, 2008
Bowery Poetry Club-Louise and Rick performance- band tba-6-8 pm

Saturday, March 8, 2008
JAZZY FAIRY TALES
$10 per kid or $25 family rate to
include 1 free CD per family/ticket price.
Ponds Church-Oakland, N.J.
http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch00778
Ramapo Valley Road at Oak Street
341 Ramapo Valley Road
Oakland, NJ 07436

Sunday, March 9, 2008
The Harmonium Choral Society 2008 Musicianship Workshops
Morris County, NJ
A hands-on clinic to help choral singers experiment with vocal improvisation at all levels of choral music.

March 10-14, 2008
Five day residency with Kim McCord
Grades pre-k thru 6
Viscardi School, Long Island

Saturday, March 15, 2008
Solo Vocal Jazz Adjudicator, Roxbury Choir Festival
Roxbury, N.J.

Saturday, March 29, 2008
Washington Heights Jazz Choir Concert
6 pm
Free and open to the public!
All ages welcome
Concert lasts approximately 35 minutes

Norway Bound!
Louise and Rick will be taking their kids act to Norway. They will be at the Oslo International School on April 22. On April 24, they will be at The International School of Stavanger and The British International School of Stavanger.

Month of May, 2008
5 week Jazz Residency with Louise and California Avenue School in Long Island.
Louise will be exploring the life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald with the younger grades. The 5th grade will be the roots of jazz starting with slavery and the blues.

Sunday, May 4th, 2008
Bowery Poetry Club Kids
Louise and Rick perform songs from their hit CDs Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales.
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery Street (Between Houston and Bleecker)
F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker
Noon-1pm
212-614-0505
www.bowerypoetry.com

May 15, 2008
The Young School (in school performances)
Louise and Rick perform songs from their hit CDs Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales.
1041 Maple Avenue
Ridgefield, N.J. 07657
(201) 945-5458
www.theyoungschool.com

Sunday, June 8, 2008
PANCAKES IN THE PARK!
Louise Rogers and Rick Strong with special guests - members of the Washington Heights Jazz Choir
11am ˆ€ˆê 1pm
Fort Tryon Park
Manhattan (Washington Heights)
$10/adults
$5/children 12 and under
Space is limited
To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit www.hhoc.org

June 18, 2008
Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales
Performance at Special Music School, New York City
Grades k - 4

June 23, 2008
Louise and Rick
Jazz performance at Waterfront Montessori, Jersey City

June 24, 25 & 26, 2008
Jazz Vocal Residency
Waterfront Montessori School, Jersey City
Ages 2 - 7

July 19 - 27, 2008
Bologna, Italy
Presenting at International Society of Music Educators "Teaching Jazz to children with severe physical disabilities"

On going summer work for 2008
Jazz Choir and Jazz Vocal lessons at Viscardi Summer School, Albertson, Long Island
Boys and Girls Club Jazz Choir, Bronx

Saturday, October 11, 2008
G. Willikers! Toy Shop
2 pm Free (of course you just might want to buy a CD!)
13 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 436-7746
http://www.gwillikers.com
Louise and Rick perform songs from their hit CDs Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales!

Saturday, October 18, 2008
Harvest Festival
1:30 pm
Entertainment for all ages
Bennett Park NYC
Fort Washington Ave, between 183 and 184
A Train to 181st Street

Sunday, October 19, 2008
The Bowery Poetry Club
Bowery Kids Program
noon ˆ€ˆê 1:00 pm
$10 cover
Louise and Rick perform songs from their hit CDs Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales!
http://www.bowerypoetry.com
308 Bowery Street
(Between Houston and Bleecker)
F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker
212-614-0505

Sunday, October 26, 2008
Alzheimer's Memory Walk
Riverside Park
Rick and Louise will be part of the festivities at the main stage - all happening pre-walk.
Pre- walk festivities begin at 9 am.
For information on Memory Walk go to www.alznyc.org and click on Memory Walk.

Sunday, December 21, 2008
Bowery Poetry Club Kid's Series
The Bowery Poetry Club
Bowery Kids Program
noon ˆ€ˆê 1:00 pm
$10 cover
Special Holiday performance featuring holiday songs to boogie to! We'll be swingin' to Chanukah and Christmas favorites! And, of course, we'll throw in some old favorites from our hit CDs Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales!
www.bowerypoetry.com
308 Bowery Street (Between Houston and Bleecker)
F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker
212-614-0505

Saturday, December 27, 2008
Children's Museum of Manhattan
2:00 and 3:00 shows (each show lasts about 30 minutes)
Featuring songs from our hit CDs Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales!
The Children's Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building
212 West 83rd Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway
New York, NY 10024
212-721-1223

Ongoing, 2009
Medical Center Nursery School-Music Specialist, Jazz and Storytelling with Susan Milligan

Washington Heights Jazz Choir-A Jazz Choir for children ages 6-12,
Director and founder, Louise Rogers
Thursdays at the Cornerstone Center, 189th and Bennett Ave., NYC
For more information, contact Louise at lrogers@panix.com

Saturday, January 17, 2009
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jazzy Fairy Tales
Performed by Louise Rogers and Rick Strong
Written by Louise Rogers and Susan Milligan
1:00 pm
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
www.carlemuseum.org

January 23 - January 30, 2009
Rick and Louise are off to Illinois for a week of Performances, workshops and clinics. We'll be in Normal, Bloomington, Peoria area.

February 17, 2009
Clinician with Patchogue- Medford Jazz choirs, Long Island

March 3 & 4, 2009
Clinician with Roxbury High School Jazz Choirs, Roxbury, N.J.

March 6, 2009
Shelter Rock Elementary, Manhasset, N.Y. in school performance

March 6, 2009
Munsey Park Elementary, Manhassett, N.Y. in school performance

March 20, 2009
Belmont Elementary, West Babylon, in school performance

March 25, 2009
Bayville Elementary, Bayville, N.Y. Thursday, April 2, 2009
Private Concert for Jewelry Show featuring the music of Cole Porter
Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, N.Y.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Annual "For Those We Love" jazz concert to benefit New York City Alzheimer's Chapter.

Sunday, April 26, 2009
Bowery Poetry Club for Kids, 12 noon-1, $10 cover all ages http://www.bowerypoetry.com

Saturday, May 2, 2009
Washington Heights Jazz Choir concert. 6:30 pm Cornerstone Center, 189th Street and Bennett Ave. Manhattan, N.Y.

Louise's Winter/Spring Artist-in Residence Schedule
February: The Brearly School, Manhattan
March: California Avenue School, Uniondale, Long Island
April/May: Woods Road Elementary, North Babylon, N.Y. ; Belmont Elementary School, West Babylon, N.Y.; Gribben Elementary, Long Island

December 1 & 8, 2010; January 12, 21, 26; February 11, 16, 23

Medical Center Nursery School, NYC:

December 5 & 6, 2010 Planting Fields Arboretum, Long Island: 12:30 - 1 pm

December 12, 2010 Jazzy Fairy Tales Private Birthday Party, Greenwich, Ct.

January 19 and 22, 2010 Sea Cliff Elementary School Winter Jazz Festival Performance, Long Island

February 9, 2010 Ronald Reagan Leadership Academy, Elizabeth, NJ - workshop with middle school jazz choirs and younger classroom: all day.

January 5, 2012
9:00 - 9:50 am
Jazz Education Network Conference
Louisville, Ky
Louise will be presenting Jazzy Fairy Tales and other techniques for making jazz part of the elementary music curriculum.

January 12, 2012. Concert March 31, 2012 6pm
Washington Heights Jazz Choir
The Washington Heights Jazz Choir (WHJC) is a fun, non competitive place where children have a good time singing while making new friends along the way. At our concerts, we are accompanied by some of New York's finest jazz musicians.
Winter session starts January 12, 2012. Concert March 31, 2012 6pm
Location: Cornerstone Center (Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church), 178 Bennett Ave. @ the corner of 189th and Bennett Ave., New York City

January 21 2012
School-A-Palooza: UNPLUGGED
Louise and Rick perform as part a fundraiser for local school p.s. 187
Le Cheile at the corner of 181st Street & Cabrini Blvd. NYC Time TBA

January 28, 2012
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Louise and Rick, perform an intimate evening of jazz in the private listening room at Le Cheile at the corner of 181st Street & Cabrini Blvd. NYC
Tickets to go on sale early January
Go to www.mcns.org

Dec. 3, 2009. Concert Jan. 29 Washington Heights Jazz Choir: Winter session starts Dec. 3, 2009. Concert Jan. 29 at 5:00 pm.
Location: Cornerstone Center (Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church), 178 Bennett Ave. @ the corner of 189th and Bennett Ave., New York City

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
KIDS HELPING KIDS
Fundraiser for the Children of Haiti
@Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC
Featuring some of your favorite Bowery Kids artists!
Sunday, January 31 from1:30 - 4
2:30 - 3: Louise Rogers, Rick Strong & The Washington Heights Children’'s Jazz Choir
$5 minimum suggested donation
100% goes directly to orphanage in Haiti.