Billy Jonas believes that creating a bright future starts with kids. Using homemade and re-cyclable “re-percussion” instruments, songs that celebrate community, as well as personal and planetary ecology, his think-outside-the-box educational performances occur at schools, colleges, universities and libraries around the country. Billy’s goal is to plant musical seeds, that will help grow creative, open-minded, engaged and open-hearted citizens of the world.

Some ask: “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Billy Jonas asks: “What is the sound of 600 sets of keys jingling on the downbeat? And how shall we inspire the audience to do it?” For 25 years, Billy Jonas, performer, singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator, has perfected the art of the neo-tribal hootenanny around the globe – original songs performed with a generous dose of audience participation. Jonas and his band perform using voice, guitar, and industrial re-percussion – homemade creations of buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion. Each concert is a soul-spelunking, heart healing, joy-filled journey of spirited music that is accessible to anyone and everyone, regard- less of age or cultural background.

                                   

Loyd Artists – Billy Jonas

BOCES ID

1801

For

K-2, 3-5, Middle school, High school

Categories

Creative Writing, Music, Storytelling

Curriculum

ELA, Science

Costs

$750 one performance; $1400 two performances, same site/same day
Mr. Jonas will travel from North Carolina, so he will need a minimum of 3 consecutive days if not routed in area.

Dates Available

No restrictions/ based on availability

Program Theme

Billy Jonas believes that creating a bright future starts with kids. Using homemade and re-cyclable “re-percussion” instruments, songs that celebrate community, as well as personal and planetary ecology, his think-outside-the-box educational performances occur at schools, colleges, universities and libraries around the country. Billy’s goal is to plant musical seeds, that will help grow creative, open-minded, engaged and open-hearted citizens of the world.

Some ask: “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Billy Jonas asks: “What is the sound of 600 sets of keys jingling on the downbeat? And how shall we inspire the audience to do it?” For 25 years, Billy Jonas, performer, singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator, has perfected the art of the neo-tribal hootenanny around the globe – original songs performed with a generous dose of audience participation. Jonas and his band perform using voice, guitar, and industrial re-percussion – homemade creations of buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion. Each concert is a soul-spelunking, heart healing, joy-filled journey of spirited music that is accessible to anyone and everyone, regard- less of age or cultural background.

Program Description

“Who’s Gonna Make our Music?!” (K-5)
Participation is the name of the game. Concerts include sing-alongs, bang-alongs, and an improvised song with student suggestions. Instruments include voice, guitar, and recycled “re-percussion.” This show proves to each and every participant that they are indeed a musician. Themes include ecological awareness, community connection, personal responsibility, and various curriculum-related songs.
Workshops: “Music From Anything: Recyclable Object Instruments;” “Bangin’ & Sangin’ 101;” and “Songwriting/Songmaking.”
Workshop Fee: Workshop must be scheduled with a performance or a full day of 4 workshops
For Teachers – Study Guide: https://loydartists.com/roster/f/c/15

“The Troubadour Tradition.” (6 – 12)
A concert, presented in lecture-demo style, the role of the singer/songwriter throughout history. Billy’s original songs and improvisation will help students gain an understanding of the role of the “musical historian/ storyteller/news-bearer” in various cultures throughout history, and to realize their own potential, and responsibility, to share their truth.
Workshops: “Performance Tools and Techniques;” “Songwriting/Songmaking;” and “Bangin’ & Sangin’ 101”
Workshop Fee: Workshop must be scheduled with a performance or a full day of 4 workshops

Phone

(518) 647-5916

Address

34 Salem AVE, Asheville, NC 28804

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