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MP3 Hayes Greenfield - Music for a Green Planet

Jazz and world music for kids of all ages about Green Renewable Energy.

15 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: General Children''s Music, KIDS/FAMILY: Educational

This Earth Day, Kids Learn How to Save the Planet
with the ‘Pied Piper of Jazz,’ Hayes Greenfield


“He cares about our youth and therefore our future. He performs
with such heart.” – Herbie Hancock

“The Pied Piper of Jazz.” – Philip Glass

"Catch the man who''s making jazz cool for kids." – New York magazine

Music for a Green Planet brings green-minded parents and their children a compilation of jazzy tunes full of positive messages about living green. The music is sure to inspire little ones to love the Earth, while parents will appreciate the (non-annoying!) adaptation of well-known children’s melodies. Perfect for road trips when parents are looking for music that is calming and inspirational.
--Cristina Acosta, Co-Founder, Green Mom Finds

Saving the planet was never so much fun!

Parents need to know that this album is full of joyful and witty jazz tunes that celebrate the environment and every human being''s part in saving it. music -- Amy Weaver Dorning - Common https://www.tradebit.com

Almost Makes Me Wish I Had Kids

This CD is exactly the kind of music I would put on the radio for my kids if I had any. Hayes Greenfield essentially took old classics like "she''s coming ''round the mountain", set them to some great jazz riffs, and altered the words slightly so that all the songs have a great sustainable message.
Rock on Hayes!
-- Adam W. https://www.tradebit.com

New York – Hayes Greenfield, acclaimed jazz musician and creator of the
multi-award-winning Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz CD and music education program,
will release a brand new collection of jazz-infused Green tunes, just in time
for Earth Day. Music for a Green Planet will be available April 22nd
wherever great family music CDs are sold.

Featuring 15 original tracks that explore the myriad ways everyone can work
together to save our Earth, Music for a Green Planet presents a sampler
of musical offerings. From the Dixieland beat on “This Little World of Ours,”
to the beatnik vibes of “The Greenable Rap” or the bossa nova rhythms of
“Do You Know,” and even the cool jazz tones of “Brahms Green Lullaby,”
Music for a Green Planet travels through an array of jazz styles with each
title based on a familiar children’s song. Environmental activist Margo
Schepart co-wrote the clever, punchy, fun lyrics with Greenfield.

A host of top singers join Greenfield to create a sophisticated mix of sounds.
Jazz legends Joe Lee Wilson, Miles Griffith, and the up-and-coming
Melissa Stylianou add their smart vocals to several songs. Eight-year-old
“Les Miserables” star Carly Sonenclar makes memorable “Things We Throw
Away,” and Broadway veteran Shayna Steele (“Rent,” “Hairspray,” “Jesus
Christ Superstar”; currently in Las Vegas with Bette Midler) performs with
seasoned vocalists on gospel-inflected “This Little World of Ours” and “The
Sun.” A choir of children joins the fun.

“With Music for a Green Planet I really sought eclectic variety,” explains
Greenfield. ”I wanted to express the elastic and communicative qualities of
jazz in every song, which is why I included world music elements along with
an atypical combination of instruments.” On “This Green Man” (sung to the
tune of “This Old Man”), Sunny Jain, (Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz drummer and band
member) masterfully plays a traditional North Indian bhangra or Punjabi-
style beat using Indian drums (the dhol and dholki). Adding to the musical
arrangements’ inventiveness are Hayes’ unique incorporation of instruments
rarely heard in a soloist context such as the alto clarinet, the C-Melody, and
baritone saxophones. Unusual within a jazz context, he includes acclaimed
Dave Phelps’ lap steel guitar and master keyboardist Charlie Giordano
(currently touring with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) on
accordion. Music for a Green Planet also features colorful performances by
the highly regarded jazz pianist David Berkman, eminent Steve Wilson on
clarinet, master bassist Jay Anderson, and tuba virtuoso Bob Stewart.
“This is music that makes you think on a higher level rather than if you were
just following along with a three-chord rock groove,” Greenfield notes.

Greenfield has wanted to record a “Green” album for some time now. “As a
world citizen, humanist, and musician who cares about our world, I produced
this CD in an effort to make a difference, help increase awareness of our
current global emergency, and promote available solutions in our effort to
preserve our planet. The songs concern solar power, wind energy, hydro-
electric, geothermal, bio fuels, hybrid cars and buying fresh, locally grown
organic produce. They give kids ideas about what can be done,” he says.

Greenfield’s acclaimed 1998 family music CD Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz, produced by
Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and his wife Dorothy, features vocalists Richie
Havens and Miles Griffith. The CD was honored with the Oppenheim Toy
Portfolio Gold Award, Child Magazine’s “Best of the Year” award, the
Publishers Weekly “Listen Up” award, a Parents’ Choice award, and the
American Library Association Notable Children’s Recording award.

Greenfield is a saxophonist, composer, educator, producer, filmmaker, and
bandleader. He has been active on the New York City jazz scene since the
late 1970s. He performs regularly and conducts Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz music
workshops at schools, theaters, and festivals nationwide. For more
information and performance updates, visit https://www.tradebit.com.

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