Even A Week Later
Thank you for the opportunity to host musician and historian Scott Ainslie at Park Elementary.
Students sang, clapped along and responded thoughtfully and enthusiastically. Even a week later, they recall the types of instruments that he showed them and information about the origins of Blues and Jazz.
Born in Rochester NY in 1952, Scott Ainslie has been playing music on something since he was three years old. A guitarist since 1967 with powerful appreciation for and apprenticeships with elder black and white musicians in different musical traditions, Ainslie carries a portion of them forward in his own traditional blues performances and songwriting.