Welcome to Jitterbugs: Jazz for Kids!
This is a Jazz program for kids 2-7 years. Programs run for six weeks each Spring and Fall, and during the summer we host free outdoors events. Learn more below!
Become Part of the Jitterbugs Family!
Jazz Forum Arts’ Jitterbugs program explores the culture, history, and sounds of Jazz and Jazz music. We help kids understand important musical concepts and learn about innovative artists who paved the way for jazz to flourish and develop as a unique art form to this day.
Join our program for inspiring and educational family fun!
Summer Concert Special
We’re back in the park! Join Jitterbugs in Dobbs Ferry this summer, as a part Jazz Forum Arts’ free outdoor Summer Concert series!
The Dobbs Ferry series will include a pre-concert program for kids up to 10 years old. The Jitterbugs program is led by Neal Spitzer, Early Childhood Educator and Jazz Musician.
Free to attend • 8 Wednesdays starting July 6 • Starts at 5:30pm
Join The Jitterbugs: Jazz for Kids Program
Program Start: October 15th!
Classes are held at a real jazz club: The Jazz Forum in Tarrytown!
We work hard to ensure that all kids, regardless of age, background or musical experience, feel welcome to our program. Join the Jitterbugs family today!
About the Classes
- For all kids 2-7 years old
- Six Saturday mornings at 10-10:45am
- Dates: Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19
- One ticket per child required
- Class attendance of caretakers is obligatory
- No previous experience needed
- COVID vaccination required for adults
- Award-winning quality: Watch the video!
“Anyone with a child that is interested in music, this is the place to start”
“Neal is very talented, so we’re learning a lot and we’re having a lot of fun”
“Since we started, our son has really blossomed in his love for music”
Get To Know Our Guest Artists
Neal, Early Childhood Educator
Neal Spitzer has had the honor to play with many of our jazz legends including Jimmy Cobb, Milt Hinton and Bakhiti Kumalo. His groups have toured North America and Europe!
Our Mission Statement
Jazz Forum Arts is a 501©3, not-for-profit arts presenting organization whose mission is to present top-quality events to the public at little or no cost, while enhancing the appreciation of Jazz, America’s preeminent indigenous musical art form.
Part of our mission is to welcome and engage people of all ages to have a hands on experience of Jazz.
Donate to the Program
As a non-profit organization we depend on your support to keep our community programs afloat!
Donations are optional and completely tax deductible.
Thank you for bringing smiles to the kids in our community!
THANK YOU FOR THIS SUMMER!
Thanks everyone who joined our free Jitterbugs summer concerts events!
Together we played, danced, listened to and leant about Jazz together. We plan to be back again next year. Until then, check out our new 6-week in-person program that will be hosted at the Jazz Forum Club!
Also big thanks to our music educator Matt Buttermann, the Village of Dobbs Ferry and everyone else who made this summer series possible!
See you next summer!
July 7, Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park