Jazz Chants Old and New, a new edition of the classic Jazz Chants, is here as Jazz Chants celebrates its 21st year. The best of the original jazz chants are combined with an equal number of newly written chants, songs, and poems. All chants are performed on the accompanying cassette or CD, set against a background of classic jazz music.
- This collection combines favourite jazz chants with snappy, upbeat new ones - all using the rhythms of jazz to illustrate the stress and intonation patterns of spoken American English.
- There are helpful notes for the teacher, including suggestions for presenting the chants.
- Each chant is accompanied by speaking, listening and writing exercises, and an answer key.
- A cassette or CD features lively performances of the chants set against a background of jazz music.
What are Jazz Chants? Jazz Chants are Carolyn Graham's lively, compelling chants and poems that use jazz rhythms to illustrate the natural stress and intonation of conversational American English. They provide an entertaining and effective way of improving students' speaking and listening skills, whatever their age or English ability.