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JazzFest Kid’s Area Offers Fun Music Experiences and More!

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Sioux Falls, S.D. - The Sanford Children's JazzQuest will again provide a great entertaining and engaging environment for children at JazzFest 2009, July 17-18 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, SD.

Each year the children's area offers a fun and safe environment for children to play and learn. Several music education activities will be offered in addition to a variety of arts and crafts projects.

This year, JazzFest is proud to partner with the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science as they present the "Science of Sound." Activities will include Sound Off Demos, Musical Sculpturades, Hand Bell/Boomwhacker Chorus, and Make and Take Musical Instruments.

Rebecca Dodds, owner of UpBeat Studio in Yankton, SD will guide children through hands-on music learning activities throughout the day. Rebecca is an artist, writer, musician, former counselor, and graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Members of Dakota Jazz Collective will also visit the area from 4-5pm and Mystik Toyz will also be around all day on Saturday to join in the fun with their Spin Zone!



5-9pm: Inflatable Games Open



1-9pm: Inflatable Games Open

2pm-7pm: On-going arts and crafts projects. Demonstrations and hands-on activities with the Washington Pavilion's Science of Sound and music instructor Rebecca Dodds from UpBeat Studios.

4-5pm Visit and music by members of Dakota Jazz Collective

3pm: Instrument Roll Call with Rebecca Dodds

3:30pm: Science of Sound demonstration with the Washington Pavilion

4pm: Call and Response demonstration with Rebecca Dodds and the Dakota Jazz Collective

5:00pm: 12 Bar Blues with Rebecca Dodds

5:30pm: Science of Sound demonstration with the Washington Pavilion

6pm: Rhythm in You with Rebecca Dodds

6:30pm: Science of Sound demonstration with the Washington Pavilion

For more information, call the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society at 605-335-6101 or visit






Saturday, July 18:


JazzQuest 2009 Schedule of Activities

Friday, July 17: