Jazz-in-Schools

2016 Jazz-in-Schools
Karl Schwonik
- Drums, James Davis - Trumpet, Chris Andrew - Piano, Josh McHan - Bass
-Mar 14: Alder Flats Elementary School. Alder Flats, AB
-Mar 14: Winfield School. Winfield, AB
-Mar 15: Forestburg School. Forestburg, AB
-Mar 15: Daysland School. Daysland, AB
-Mar 16: Norwood School. Wetaskiwin, AB
-Mar 16: Millet School. Millet, AB

JAZZ-IN-SCHOOLS

A major part of the Wetaskiwin Jazz Society's mandate is to provide educational opportunities to rural youth and Jazz-in-Schools is just one way we do that. The goal of these events is to expose more young people to jazz and to do it in an engaging and interactive fashion. To date the WJS has brought many different world-class musicians to central Alberta and presented over 70 events to over 17,000 young Albertan students.  

Each year, the Jazz-in-Schools presentations work on a different theme, and have slightly different configuration of presenters. The presentations are given by the world-class faculty members of the Wetaskiwin Jazz Camp led by award-winning drummer and Wetaskiwin native, Karl Schwonik. The style of the presentation is 'Edu-Tainment': presentations are up to 40min long and are educational, extremely interactive and entertaining from start to finish. We encourage interaction, call-and-response, questions and sometimes even let the students play with the band!


"Their versatile program and amazing jazz music left everyone, staff and students, wanting to hear more!
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- Ms. Myschuk: Music Teacher: Forestburg School

In preparing the next generation of music lovers, concertgoers and professional musicians, the WJS is fully aware of the decreasing education budgets each year in Alberta.  Through community sponsorship and partnerships many of these events in the past have been offered at an extremely low rate to each school.


2015 Jazz-in-Schools
Karl Schwonik
- Drums, James Davis - Trumpet, Joanna Borromeo - Piano, Kodi Hutchinson - Bass
-Feb 17: Clear Vista School, Wetaskiwin, AB
-Feb 17: Wetaskiwin Composite High School Workshop, Wetaskiwin, AB
-Feb 18: Coronation School, Coronation, AB
-Feb 18: Charlie Killam School Workshop, Camrose, AB
-Feb 19: Donalda School, Donalda, AB
-Feb 19: Erskine School, Erskine, AB
-Feb 19: Camrose Composite High School Workshop, Camrose, AB
-Feb 19: Concert in Wetaskiwin, AB 7pm
-Feb 20: Killam Public School, Killam, AB
-Feb 20: Sparling School, Camrose, AB
-Feb 20: Concert at Lolita's Lounge: 9pm, Calgary, AB

2014 Jazz-in-Schools
Karl Schwonik - Drums, James Davis - Trumpet, Chris Andrew - Piano, Kodi Hutchinson - Bass
-Mar 3: Chester Ronning School, Camrose, AB
-Mar 3: Alix-MAC School, Alix, AB
-Mar 4: All day workshop at John G. Diefenbaker High School, Calgary, AB
-Mar 5: Allan Johnstone School, Hardisty, AB
-Mar 5: Thorsby Elementary School, Thorsby, AB
-Mar 6: Eckville Elementary School, Eckville, AB
-Mar 6: Bluffton School, Bluffton, AB
-Mar 6: Breton Elementary School, Breton, AB


2013 Jazz-in-Schools
Karl Schwonik
- Drums, James Davis - Trumpet, Chris Andrew - Piano, Kodi Hutchinson - Bass

- Feb 25: Winfield School, Winfield, AB
- Feb 25: Gwynne School, Gwynne, AB
- Feb 25: C.B. McMurdo School, Wetaskiwin, AB
- Feb 26: Jack Stuart School, Camrose, AB
- Feb 26: Crestomere School, Crestomere, AB
- Feb 27: C.W. Sears School, Tofield, AB
- Feb 27: Holden School, Holden, AB
- Feb 27: Viking School, Viking, AB
- Feb 28: Sedgewick School, Sedgewick, AB
- Feb 28: Buck Mountain School, Buck Mountain, AB
- Mar 1: Nipisihpahk School
- Mar 1: James S. McCormick School, Lacombe, AB
- Mar 1: Iron Ridge School
, Blackfalds, AB

2012 Jazz-in-Schools
Karl Schwonik
- Drums, James Davis - Trumpet, Chris Andrew - Piano, Kodi Hutchinson - Bass
-Feb 21: New Norway School: New Norway, AB
-Feb 21: Falun Elementary School: Falun, AB
-Feb 21: Lakedell Elementary School: Westerose, AB
-Feb 22: Clive School: Clive, AB
-Feb 22: Mecca Glen School: Ponoka, AB
-Feb 22: Ponoka Elementary School: Ponoka, AB
-Feb 23: Centennial School: Wetaskiwin, AB
-Feb 23: Parkdale School: Wetaskiwin, AB
-Feb 23: Norwood School: Wetaskiwin, AB
-Feb 24: Round Hill School: Round Hill, AB
-Feb 24: Rosalind School: Rosalind, AB
-Feb 24: Bawlf School: Bawlf, AB

2011 Jazz-in-Schools

Karl Schwonik - Drums, James Davis - Trumpet, Chris Andrew - Piano, Kodi Hutchinson - Bass.
-Feb 22: Daysland School:  Daysland, AB
-Feb 22: Forestburg School:  Forestburg, AB
-Feb 22: Terrace Ridge School: Lacombe, AB
-Feb 23: Pipestone School: Millet, AB
-Feb 23: Millet School: Millet, AB
-Feb 23: Clear Vista School: Wetaskiwin, AB
-Feb 24: Alder Flats Elementary School: Alder Flats, AB
-Feb 25: Wetaskiwin Composite High School: Wetaskiwin, AB
-Feb 25: Charlie Killam School: Camrose, AB
-Feb 25: Hay Lakes School: Hay Lakes, AB


Karl Schwonik - WJS President / Artistic Director
kschwonik@hotmail.com (preferred)
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Andrea Case,
Mar 5, 2013, 8:37 PM