Hangin’ with the Giants

Hangin' with the Giants
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2025, 9:30am
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2025, 11:30am
  • Foster Family Theater
  • Recommended for grades 2–4
  • Performance Run Time: Approximately 60 minutes
  • Study Guide

Curriculum Connections

Music, jazz, storytelling, African American history, US history.

California State Arts Standards

2.MU:Cr2 Demonstrate and explain personal reasons for selecting patterns and ideas for music that represent expressive intent.

4.MU:Cn10 Describe and demonstrate how personal interests, experiences, ideas, and knowledge relate to creating, performing, and responding to music.

Hangin' with the Giants is a fun, high-energy program designed to promote the inclusiveness and accessibility of jazz while highlighting the legacies and music of some of the art form's central contributors.

Staged as a late night talk show, Hangin' with the Giants features animated likenesses of jazz greats, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk as show guests and offers numerous opportunities for students to interact and participate.