Roots Music Collective
This trio of master jazz and roots musicians, much sought after as sidemen as well as for school music assemblies, features multi-instrumentalist Dan Fox and guitarist and banjoist Crick Diefendorf of YAMA jazz ensemble Made In The Shade along with drummer Steve Langone.
Multi-instrumentalist, Dan Fox, is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Dan has performed in hundreds of schools with his jazz quintet. He is internationally renowned for his ground-breaking work on the trombone.
Guitarist and banjoist, Crick Diefendorf, has performed at hundreds of schools across the country. In addition to being a busy performing musician, Crick also is on the music faculty of St. Mark’s School in Southboro, MA.
Drummer, Steve Langone, is one of the most sought after musicians in the Boston area and is a Berklee College graduate as well.
Roots Music Collective did an awesome job yesterday. They are fantastic musicians and really entertained and got the kids energy up while teaching them about all the different types of music. I really enjoyed their show and from the reactions of the teachers and the kids, the school did as well.
The North Andover Schools Enrichment Council was able to have Roots of American Music program perform at our five elementary schools as an all school show in the Fall. This was a fantastic show that all students at our elementary schools experienced – a wonderful exploration of American music from early jazz to modern day rock and hip hop. Our 6th graders at the Middle school will also see this performance in June. We have been booking quality YAMA shows for all our schools for many years and Roots of American Music was much appreciated by students and teachers.
Thank you for coming to our school, to teach us about the Blues music and how it is a part of all music. I liked it whan you played the Kings song.