art by Lilia Levin

Louise Rogers

Upcoming Performances:

  • Past performances - Thank You For Coming!
     
  • Jazz for Young Children: Jazzy Fairy Tales
    Thursday, Jan 5, 2012
    9:00 – 9:50 am
    Jazz Education Network Conference
    Louisville, Ky
    Louise will be presenting Jazzy Fairy Tales and other techniques for making jazz part of the elementary music curriculum.
  • Washington Heights Jazz Choir
    starts Jan 12 - click for more details...
  • School-A-Palooza: UNPLUGGED on Saturday, January 21 2012.
    Louise and Rick perform as part a fundraiser for local school p.s. 187
    Le Cheile at the corner of 181st Street & Cabrini Blvd. NYC
    Time TBA
  • Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
    Louise and Rick, perform an intimate evening of jazz
    in the private listening room at Le Cheile

    at the corner of 181st Street & Cabrini Blvd. NYC
    Tickets to go on sale early January
    Go to
    www.mcns.org
     
  • Wednesday, August 17 - Waterfront Montessori School - School Performance
  • Wednesday, April 22 – Annual “For Those We Love” jazz concert to benefit New York City Alzheimer's Chapter.
    Early Bird Special ends March 15!! Buy your tickets now at
    www.alznyc.org
     
  • Sunday, April 26 – Bowery Poetry Club for Kids, 12 noon – 1, $10 cover all ages http://www.bowerypoetry.com
     
  • Saturday, May 2nd – Washington Heights Jazz Choir concert. 6:30 pm Cornerstone Center, 189th Street and Bennett Ave. Manhattan, N.Y.
     
  • LOUISE'S WINTER/SPRING ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SCHEDULE
    • February: The Brearly School, Manhattan
    • March: California Avenue School, Uniondale, Long Island
    • April/May: Woods Road Elementary, North Babylon, N.Y. ; Belmont Elementary School, West Babylon, N.Y.; Gribben Elementary, Long Island
       
  • CLINICIAN
    • February 17: clinician with Patchogue- Medford Jazz choirs, Long Island
    • March 3 & 4: clinician with Roxbury High School Jazz Choirs, Roxbury, N.J.
       
  • UPCOMING IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES:
    • March 20 –  Belmont Elementary, West Babylon
    • March 25 – Bayville Elementary, Bayville, N.Y.
    • March 6 – Shelter Rock Elementary, Manhasset, N.Y.
    • March 6 – Munsey Park Elementary, Manhassett, N.Y.
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  • PRIVATE:
  • Thursday, April 2 - Private Concert for Jewelry Show featuring the music of Cole Porter
    Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
     
  • ONGOING:
    • Medical Center Nursery School – ages 2 ½ – 5, Manhattan, N.Y.
    • Roxbury High School – jazz vocal instructor for high school students, Roxbury, N.J.
    • Washington Heights Jazz Choir – ages 6 – 12, Manhattan, N.Y.
       
  • January 23 – January 30
    Rick and Louise are off to Illinois for a week of performances, workshops and clinics.We'll be in Normal, Bloomington, and Peoria
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  • Jazzy Fairy Tales
    performed by Louise Rogers and Rick Strong
    Written by Louise Rogers and Susan Milligan
    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    Saturday, January 17 at 1:00 pm
    125 West Bay Road
    Amherst, MA 01002
    http://www.carlemuseum.org
     
  • Sunday, 12/21 - Bowery Poetry Club Kid's Series
    The Bowery Poetry Club - noon – 1:00 pm
    $10 cover
    Special Holiday performance featuring holiday songs to boogie to!We'll be swingin' to Chanukah and Christmas favorites! And, of course, we'll throw in some old favorites from our hit CDs Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales!
    http://www.bowerypoetry.com/
    308 Bowery Street (Between Houston and Bleecker)
    F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker
    212-614-0505
     
  • Saturday, 12/27 - Children's Museum of Manhattan
    2:00 and 3:00 shows (each show lasts about 30 minutes)
    Featuring songs from our hit CDs Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales!
    The Children's Museum of Manhattan
    The Tisch Building
    212 West 83rd Street
    between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway
    New York, NY 10024
    212-721-1223
     
  • Ongoing Fall/Winter work for 2008:
    Residency at Viscardi Summer School, Albertson,  Long IslandJune 18 - Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales performance at Special Music School, New York City
    Grades k - 4
     
  • June 23 - Louise and Rick, jazz performance at Waterfront Montessori,  Jersey City
    June 24, 25 & 26 - Jazz Vocal Residency
    Waterfront Montessori School, Jersey City
    Ages 2 - 7
     
  • Bologna, Italy - July 19 - 27
    Presenting at International Society of Music Educators
    "Teaching Jazz to children with severe physical disabilities"
     
  • PANCAKES IN THE PARK!
    Louise Rogers and Rick Strong
    with special guests - members of the Washington Heights Jazz Choir
    Sunday, June 8 11am – 1pm. Fort Tryon Park
    Manhattan (Washington Heights)
    $10/adults
    $5/children 12 and under
    Space is limited
    To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit
    http://www.hhoc.org/fftp/events.html
  • Norway Bound!
    Louise and Rick will be taking their kids act to Norway. They will be at the Oslo International School on April 22. On April 24, they will be at The International School of Stavanger and The British International School of Stavanger.
     
  • May: 5 week Jazz Residency with Louise at California Avenue School in Long Island.
    Louise will be exploring the life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald with the younger grades. The 5th grade will be the roots of jazz starting with slavery and the blues.
     
  • Sunday, May 4th: Bowery Poetry Club Kids:
    Louise and Rick perform songs from their hit CDs Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales.
    The Bowery Poetry Club
    308 Bowery Street (Between Houston and Bleecker)
    F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker
    212-614-0505
    www.bowerypoetry.com
     
  • May 15: The Young School (in school performances)
    Louise and Rick perform songs from their hit CDs Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales.
    1041 Maple Avenue
    Ridgefield, N.J. 07657
     (201) 945-5458
    www.theyoungschool.com
  • Bowery Poetry Club presents
    An Evening of Acoustic Jazz
    Saturday, March 1st, 6-8 pm
    Louise Rogers and Rick Strong, Bass and Voice
    and
    Paul Meyers, solo guitar
    $10 cover, no minimum
    Club info:
    308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
    F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker | 212-614-0505
     
  • Saturday, March 8 JAZZY FAIRY TALES
    11:00 am
    $10 per kid or $25 family rate to
    include 1 free CD per family/ticket price.
    Ponds Church – Oakland, N.J.
    http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch00778
    Ramapo Valley Road at Oak Street
    341 Ramapo Valley Road
    Oakland, NJ 07436
     
  • Come Ready and See Me
    CD Release Performance!!

    Saturday, Feb 2, 6 pm
    Free – one set only!
    Art show with Lilia Levin
    Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle
    66th Street and Broadway

    Ongoing:
  • Medical Center Nursery School – Music Specialist, Jazz and Storytelling with Susan Milligan
     
  • Washington Heights Jazz Choir – A Jazz Choir for children ages 6 – 12,
    Director and founder, Louise Rogers
  • Thursdays at the Cornerstone Center, 189th and Bennett Ave., NYC
    For more information, contact Louise at
    lrogers@panix.comJanuary 9 – 12 Toronto IAJE
    Louise participates with Kim McCord talking about our work at the Viscardi School in Long Island.
    To watch a video clip of my work at Viscardi, please go to
    http://www.abilitiesonline.org/RTI/REC/CollaborationsAndArtsAccess.aspx
     
  • January 16th – Louise and Rick perform for Uma Thurman's son's birthday party, NYC (Private )
     
  • January18, 23 and 25 – Residency at Brearly School on Louis Armstrong - 2nd grade.
     
  • February 4 -  Performance for Viscardi High School with Beth Jecovy's Dance Visions, Long Island
     
  • February 4 – Clinic with Roxbury High School Jazz Choirs, Roxbury, N.J.
     
  • February 6 - Performance for Herricks High School with Beth Jecovy's Dance Visions, Long Island
     
  • February 12 – Clinics with elementary, middle and high school Jazz choirs at Patchogue-Medford
    School district.
     
  • Wednesday, February 13 – JAZZY FAIRY TALES school performance
    St. James Elementary, Long Island
     
  • Friday, January 22 – presenting at NJMEA conference on vocal jazz improvisation for all ages.
     
  • Saturday, March 1st Bowery Poetry Club – Louise and Rick performance- band tba – 6 – 8 pm
     
  • Saturday, March 8 JAZZY FAIRY TALES$10 per kid or $25 family rate to include 1 free CD per family/ticket price.
    Ponds Church – Oakland, N.J.
    http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch00778
    Ramapo Valley Road at Oak Street
    341 Ramapo Valley Road
    Oakland, NJ 07436
     
  • Sunday, March 9 - The Harmonium Choral Society 2008 Musicianship Workshops
    Morris County, NJ
    A hands-on clinic to help choral singers experiment with vocal improvisation at all levels of choral music.
     
  • March 10 – 14 – Five day residency with Kim McCord
    Grades pre-k thru 6
    Viscardi School, Long Island 
     
  • Saturday, March 15
    Solo Vocal Jazz Adjudicator, Roxbury Choir Festival
    Roxbury, N.J.
     
  • Saturday, March 29 – Washington Heights Jazz Choir Concert
    6 pm
    Free and open to the public!
    All ages welcome
    Concert lasts approximately 35 minutes
     
  • On going Jazz residency (Sept. - Dec.) at Viscardi School for grades pre 1 - 6. School is located in Albertson, NY
     
  • Friday, Nov. 9
    Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day performance for K - 6
    Nathan Hale School, Schaumburg, Il
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    9 am and 10 am
     
  • Friday, Nov. 9
    Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day performance K – 6
    River Grove School, River Grove, Ill.
     
  • Sat. Dec 9
    Jazzy Fairy Tales
    Bowery Poetry Club
    308 Bowery between Houston and Bleeker 12:30 PM
     
  • Thursday, Nov. 8
    Jazzy Fairy Tales
    NAEYC Conference, Chicago
    , Ill
    McCormack Place Convention Center
    Presenting at 12:30: Susan Milligan and Louise Rogers
    Performance: Louise Rogers and Rick Strong
     
  • October 9th
    Gribben Elementary School
    Jazzy Fairy Tales
    Long Island, NY
    2 in-school performances grades K-
     
  • October 14th
    Nanuet Library
    Jazzy Fairy Tales
    Nanuet, N.Y. 1 pm
     
  • Saturday, October 20th
    Harvest Festival
    Jazzy fairy tales/bop boo day!
    4:30 – 5:30
    Bennett Park
    Fort Washington Ave./184th St.NYC
     
  • Sunday, October 21
    Memory Walk
    Riverside Park, NYC
    Jazzy Fairy Tales
    Kiddie Corner
    9:00 to 11:00 am
    www.alznyc.org 
     
  • October 24
    Edgewater Barnes and Noble
    Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day!
    Edgewater, N.J.
    Educator's Night - 5 pm
     
  • Sat. October 27
    WBGO Jazz Concert for kids
    Jersey City Museum
    Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day!
    Jersey City, N.J.
    350 Montgomery Street - 12:30 pm
    www.wbgo.org 

    The Jazz Choir (kids 6-12) for the fall semester is full except for a couple of spots for 10 – 12 year olds! Please contact Louise asap if you are interested. lrogers@panix.com
     

Howlfest Sat., September 8th
Bowery Poetry Club308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's, noon – 1 pm
Louise Rogers, vocals and Rick Strong, acoustic bass, performing
Jazzy Fairy Tales, written by Louise Rogers and Susan Milligan

F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker 212-614-0505
http://www.howlfestival.com/index.php

Come early to hear more music or play games:

    11:30 Parker Hall/ Djembe for kids

    Games for kids: jump rope, hop scotch, jacks and lots of balloons!

    Lucky's Juice Bar will be open with lots of healthy treats and kiddie shakes!

Howlfest has even arranged for a private bus to chauffeur you from Bowery Poetry Club to the Howlfest site at Tompkins square park for more family fun like puppet show, punk rope skipping and jump rope giveaways, dancing, kid's art wall with painting and sculpture materials, food, etc.

Jazzy Fairy Tales/Bop Boo Day Performance
Sunday, June 3 - One set at 11:15
PANCAKES IN THE PARK
Fundraiser for Fort Tryon Park
Washington Heights, NYC
 

Louise and Rick are proud to be a part of this spectacular concert!
The CubanCulturalCenter of New York
is proud to present
Jubileo II: Zumba el bajo!
A vibrant sound fest, featuring the most novel fusion of classical, Cuban rhythms and Jazz!!!
Starring artistic director and bass virtuoso
Carlos Del Pino with an international array  of ground breaking  musicians.
Sunday, June 3rd , 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
Julia de Burgos Entertainment center,
Lexington Ave. @ 106th St., NYC
for more info. go to
www.carlosdelpino.com
 

Jazzy Fairy Tales CD release performance
Retold by Susan Milligan and Louise Rogers
Performed by Louise Rogers: Vocals, Rick Strong: Acoustic Bass
Barnes and Noble 66th Street/Broadway. NYC
Friday, April 20th, 4 pm
 

Barnes and Noble “Any Wednesday”
Louise Rogers: Vocals, Rick Strong: Acoustic Bass
Wednesday, May 16th 6:30 - 7:00 pm free
Barnes and Noble 66th Street/Broadway NYC
 

Residency, Louise Rogers, Jazz vocalist/educator
California Ave. School, Uniondale, N.Y
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March 23, 30, April 13, 27, 30
Exploring Latin Jazz with children's literature and fairy tales
 

The Henry Viscardi School ....at Abilities!
a state supported school for students with severe physical and medical disabilities
Jazz Choir Residency: February – April 2007
Albertson, Long Island
 

Medical Center Nursery School: Jazzy Fairy Tales! Jazz for preschool with classroom teacher Susan Milligan
Thursdays, January 18, 25; February 8, 22; March 8, 22; April 19; May 3, 17

  • For Those We Love - Thursday, April 12th, 7:30 pm.
    A jazz concert to benefit The Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter.
    Conceived and produced by Louise Rogers and Peter Eldridge
    Featuring Paquito d'Rivera, New York Voices, Jane Monheit and Louise Rogers
    For more info. go to
    http://www.alznyc.org or call 212-772-4448
     
  • The Barrow Group Theater Company Children's Festival
    Performance: Songs from Bop Boo Day and Jazzy Fairy Tales
    Louise Rogers: Vocals/Kazoo, Rick Strong: Acoustic Bass
    Sat. March 17th
    POSTPONED - TO BE RESCHEDULED:
    312 West 36th  4W  NYC
    time tba
    http://www.barrowgroup.org
     
  • Villanova Jazz Festival - March 11
    Villanova University: Phila., PA
    Vocals/Kazoo: Louise Rogers, Acoustic Bass: Rick Strong
    http://www.villanova.edu/studentlife/music/chamberseries.htm
     
  • Roxbury High School,
    Roxbury, N.J.
    Louise Rogers, Jazz vocalist/educator
    Feb. 13th and March 5  7-9 pm
    Clinician with Roxbury Jazz Choirs
     
  • Hempstead, Long Island, February, 6th
    Performance: “Ella Fitzgerald Sang Bop Boo Day!” Through songs, poems and stories, Louise Rogers celebrates the jazz greats who influenced Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring songs from "Bop Boo Day!"
    Vocals/Kazoo: Louise Rogers, Upright Bass: Rick Strong
     
  • Book Fair Great Neck Community School, Long Island, Saturday, February 3rd
    Vocals/Kazoo: Louise Rogers, Acoustic Bass: Rick Strong
    3 performances: 11:00 – 11:30, 12:00 – 12:30, 1:00 – 1:30
    Performing songs from the CD Bop Boo Day! and the new CD Jazzy Fairy Tales to be released Spring 2007
     
  • IAJE Conference: Manhattan
    1 Performance: 11:00 – 11:45 Vocals/kazoo: Louise Rogers, Acoustic Bass: Rick Strong
    Hilton Hotel
    Songs from Bop Boo Day!
     
  • Brearly School, Manhattan: Jan. 19th, 26th, 30th
    “Ella Fitzgerald Sang Bop Boo Day!”
    Workshop for 2nd graders introducing them to the music of Ella Fitzgerald.
    Children will explore the music of Ella Fitzgerald and the jazz greats who influenced her. Students become active participants as they compose  their own musical creations in the style of Ella Fitzgerald.
     
  • Tower Records 66th St. and Broadway
    Saturday, July 8, 1 - 1:45 pm
    Performing songs from Bass-ically Speaking as well as songs from my new CD
     
  • CD release party for Bop Boo Day! A
    jazz CD for children by Louise Rogers and children.

    Cover art by Chris Raschka with CD liner notes by Nat Hentoff.
    Featuring such hits as:
    Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Chris Raschka
    So What by Miles Davis with lyrics by Louise Rogers
    Now's The Time by Charlie Parker
    Dat Dere by Bobby Timmons
    I Thought About You by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johhnny Mercer and original songs and poems by Louise
    Friday, June 23rd at 4:00 at Lincoln Square Barnes and Noble at 66th St 3rd floor performance area.

    Sweet Rhythm
    double bill with Peter Eldridge
    Tuesday, May 30th
    two sets at 8pm and 10 pm
    $20 cover $10 min
     
  • Bending Toward the Light - A Jazz Nativity
    Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, New York, NY)
    Tuesday, Dec 20 and Wednesday, Dec 21
    8 pm showtime, featuring
    Slide Hampton, Jimmy Slyde, Dave Valentin as the Kings, and
    Louise Rogers, Amy London, Matt Perry and Keven Osborne, vocal quartet
    Tickets on sale Tuesday Oct. 4th Box Office: 212-864-5400
    http://www.jazznativity.com
  • Cornelia Street Cafe
    Sunday, October 9th, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC
    8:30 – 10:30PM
  • Aug. 8th  7-8 PM: Kavehaz
    37 WEST 26TH STREET
    one set only
    no cover
    one drink minimum
    WWW.KAVEHAZ.COM FOR DIRECTIONS
     
  • August 10th 7:00PM - 9:00 PM, Eastchester, NY: Summer Evening Music Presentation location TBA
     
  • August 12 6:00 PM, Bronx, NY: Louise directed “The Columbus Club House Jazz Choir” in the Bronx, NY, a jazz choir of over 100 children ranging in age from 7 – 14. Children will sing from the Great American Songbook.
     
  • Thursday, July 14th, 7-8 PM: Lincoln Center Barnes and Noble at 66th Street and Broadway
    Third Floor Events Room
    Bass and Voice performance and signing
    Free!
  • Friday June 17 - 9:00–10:30 PM - Cornelia Street Cafe
  • Sat. June 18th, 1:00 and 2:00 PM: Brooklyn Children's Museum,  Books, BeBop, Bass Lines and Blues
    • Louise Rogers: vocals
    • Rick Strong: Bass
    • Children's chorus: Miranda Johnson, Kaitlin Cullen-Verhauz, Alexander Strong and Alexander Tonhazy

      Books, BeBop, Bass Lines and Blues is a lively introduction to jazz for kids of all ages. Using vocal improvisation and bass, professional musicians Louise Rogers and Rick Strong get children listening, bopping and scatting! Their interactive performance uses books and poems set to music to introduce kids to jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald. Although you'll come home singing the "Animal Blues", you'll be glad you didn't miss a beat!