K-2, 3-5, Middle school, High school
Annie & the Hedonists is an acoustic quartet comprised of Annie Rosen (lead vocalist), Jonny Rosen (guitar and vocals), Peter Davis (piano, clarinet, tenor guitar, and vocals), and Don Young (bass and vocals). The band does a variety of styles including vintage jazz and blues, folk, gospel, country, protest songs, and acoustic Americana. The band offers a variety of programs for school children including: 1) Roots of Blues and Jazz, 2) Hootenanny Sing-a-Long, 3) Songs of Social Justice, 4) Residency.
110 Benjamin St
Schenectady, New York 12303-5128
A residency is an enrichment activity that may include multiple days visiting music classes to share what it is like to be in a performing band, familiarize students with the band’s instrumentation, and engage students in singing and accompanying the band rhythmically with percussion instruments. The band has also accompanied students at recitals such as a Spring Concert. The goal is to encourage students to develop a love for music and to take up singing or an instrument.
See video from St Judes Spring Concert: https://www.facebook.com/124751557670311/videos/1363318600480261/