McEachron Students Listen to Jazz and Learn About Culture

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McEachron Elementary students listened to great music and learned about different cultures Tuesday morning. The New Orleans Jazz Band , headed by musician Carlos Martinez, played for the students.

The band travels around the U.S. and does programs for schools and community events. They used the string base and assorted wind instruments, and played Hispanic and Latin influences including the song "Saint Thomas"

Band member Irving Curtis says jazz is not readily available on the radio and T.V. for children to hear, so this is a great chance to expose them to something different.