“If you want your students to truly EXPERIENCE
jazz rather than just hear it...Hayes Greenfield and Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz
Dominic F. Mucci, Superintendent, North Bellmore
Union Free School District
Nassau County, NY, BOCES Evaluations for Hayes
"This assembly was one of our most memorable.
The artists got the entire school involved, with everyone (including
teachers and administrators) singing and even dancing. They did
a great job of gearing their performances to the different age groups,
making changes in their show for the older group. A wonderful assembly
that really got the kids excited about music and Jazz in particular.
Highly recommended." Read
Artists in Schools, Nassau BOCES, NY
“Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz, a program for children and families was
culturally outstanding and truly unique with its “hands-on” approach
to introducing jazz music to students at our school.”
Frank J. Vecchio, Principal, 10th & Penn Elementary School,
“Thank you once again for your terrific performance at The
World Trade Center. Your group was the most original and creative. I am aware
of how difficult it is to engage kids in a performance, especially several
thousand of them, but your group seemed to massage that task effortlessly.
Kids need an intelligent choice.”
Wilson, Producer Children’s Day, World Trade Center, New York, NY
“Hayes Greenfield’s Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz added a special dimension to
the Rochester International Jazz Festival. It was truly great fun to see Hayes
getting kids scatting and dancing to jazz. What a creative way to introduce
people to jazz, and I am sure all will remember it with joy.”
John Nugent, Artistic Director/Producer, The Rochester International
“The students were entertained and delighted
with the way you and your talented musicians interacted with them.
This was a beneficial educational experience had by students and
R. Adams, General Music Director Seaford Manor
Elementary School, Seaford, NY
"The Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz program is absolutely
wonderful. Hayes Greenfield has the ability to connect and interact with kids
He gets them involved.The program was a great addition to our festival."
John Ernesto, General Manager, FirstEnergy Berks JazzFest
“Dear Hayes, Thank you very much for the
wonderful session you created last week for my cultural studies
seminar, Jazz Voices, Jazz Lives. It had a profound effect
on the class, who all, without exception, loved the music and your
playing, felt your energy and were moved and enlightened by it.
The session was a model of inventive education."
Nina d’Alessandro, Master Teacher, Producer
of GSP Jazz Programs, New York University