Recommended for youth 3rd grade and up
Award-winning composer and pianist Daniel Kelly brilliantly reinterprets texts from Shakespeare’s most beloved plays with powerhouse jazz vocalist Frederick Johnson, bassist Jennifer Vincent and drummer Bram Kincheloe. Excerpts from Shakespeare’s masterpieces are transformed into songs that delight young audiences. For those who are new to the works of the Bard, All the World’s a Song offers an engaging introduction to the master’s work while offering exciting new interpretations for Shakespeare aficionados. Engaging, enlivening and thought-provoking for audiences of all ages. People will be singing lines from Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth and Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Educators who register their classes for this Theatre Kids experience will receive a unique link and access code prior to the event going live. The link will be live, January 18-31, 2021. Registrants will be able to watch the performance as many times as they would like within the viewing window.
This event is for educational purposes only and cannot be published online or shared with others.
Please complete this ONLINE FORM to register. Access to the performance is $50 per classroom (11 to 50 students) and $10 per homeschool group (1 to 10 students). Fees will be waived for Title I schools and qualifying nonprofit organizations.
Contact the box office at 480-782-2680 for additional information or questions.
About Daniel Kelly, composer and pianist
An artist who has been called “stunningly original” with “a visionary imagination,” composer and pianist Daniel Kelly explores the meeting place of music with literature, visual art and journalism, captivating audiences across the country. A prolific composer and tireless musical explorer, Kelly continually seeks out new avenues for his creativity. All the World’s a Song: Shakespeare in Jazz is Kelly’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s works into fresh and dynamic jazz songs that have audiences singing along in sheer delight.
Kelly has exhibited his commitment to arts education and young audiences by performing in schools and in artistic multi-media works for family audiences with his longtime collaborator, storyteller David Gonzalez. Daniel’s Student Songwriting Project empowers students by transforming their writings into lyrics which are then set to original music and performed by his ensemble in concert.
A recipient of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Grant, New York State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant and the Aaron Copland Fund, Kelly is also the co-founder and co-Artistic Director of Connection Works, an artist-run non-profit organization based in Brooklyn that, since 2007, has presented workshops for young people & produced over 300 concerts, featuring artists such as: Grammy award-winner Joe Lovano, NEA Jazz Masters Dave Liebman & Shelia Jordan and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipients Dafnis Prieto & Steve Coleman.