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In 1997, Hayes Greenfield, saxophonist, recording artist, and composer founded Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz: an interactive music education program that inspires participants to take risks, gain confidence, and experience a sense of personal achievement through the use of jazz and the art of improvisation.
What the Experts Say
View Video: Composer Philip Glass; pianist and educator Dr. Billy Taylor; writer Stanley Crouch; school superintendent Dominic Mucci; & special ed expert Elise Sobol.
What kids are saying What Young People Say
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"Hayes Greenfield is a guy who cares about our youth and therefore our future. You can really hear it in his playing and he performs with such heart."

     Herbie Hancock, Grammy Award-Winning Artist

"The True Pied Piper of Jazz."

     Philip Glass, Acclaimed Composer

"The jazz equivalent of Leonard Bernstein... Greenfield helps jazz live on, one child at a time."

     Cam Miller, North County Times

Rayburn Music Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz welcomes the partnership of Rayburn Music in a shared effort to bring music and music making to the lives of children, families, and their communities. Rayburn Musical Instrument Co. has been meeting the needs of musicians and educators around the world since 1939.

Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz performs internationally at festivals, schools, museums, theaters, concert halls, libraries and community events.

Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz offers assembly programs, master classes, residencies, and clinics for students of all ages and abilities (music and non-music students) from elementary through university.
Music for a Green Planet

"Music for a Green Planet brings green-minded parents and their children a compilation of jazzy tunes full of positive messages about living green." Cristina Acosta, Green Mom Finds

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 entitled "Music for a Green Planet" just in time for Earth Day, on April 22 2008. Visit the website