None of my munchkins had ever heard of jazz music before. It is kind of before their time. :) Let's face it, these kids don't know what records were, much less CD's-they think music comes from phones! We learned about Louis Armstrong and how he was basically saved from a life of crime by that saxophone a police officer had given him. Then we read the book Duke Ellington which I love because it even talks about the different colors that the different instruments can make you think of.
I played some jazz for the kids and asked them to close their eyes and paint what it made them see. Here are the results:
Makes me think of home.
is wonderful, I feel good, I play it a day wonderful.
Makes me happy and sad.
I know the quality of the pic stinks-but this is my favorite answer. "It makes me think of a fancy restaurant".