Music

Albums

Solo albums, Instrumentals, Ak & Zuie, and West African Field Recordings on Nonesuch

Ak & Zuie

Ak & Zuie's "polymetric funk" is a unique style that combines West African rhythms with elements of rock, jazz, and even Bach. Jay and Gallagher devote themselves to exploring how harmony and rhythm connect to create overtones and spaces that suggest entire ensembles.

Scoring

On PBS

Stephen Jay’s television scoring credits include 67 nationally broadcast PBS series and specials. Covering a wide range of subjects these programs called for musical themes and scores in a tremendous variety of styles. Stephen’s experience in world music styles, his expertise in classical and popular western forms, and his dedication to live instrumental performance in scoring has helped make these programs among the most popular in the history of PBS.

The Eddie Files

A Peabody Award-winning classroom series that covers topics from the elementary mathematics curriculum. The Eddie Files combines inspiring lessons, humor, storytelling and on-site interviews with professionals. Endorsed by NAESP, American Association of School Administrators, National Educational Telecommunications Association, NSTA. More than 20 awards, including Parents' Choice Awards.

The Kay Toliver Files

A staff development series that is both a companion to The Eddie Files, and a unique visual library of compelling hands-on lessons. Endorsed by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Awards include Gold Camera, US Int. Film & Video Festival.

Futures with Jaime Escalante

The most popular instructional television series in the history of PBS. FUTURES features acclaimed math teacher Jaime Escalante. (profiled in the feature film Stand and Deliver) Guest stars include Arnold Schwartzennegger, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Cameron, Cindy Crawford, Jimmy Smits and Jackie Joyner Kersee. FUTURES has received more than fifty awards, including the highest honor in the field of broadcasting, The George Foster Peabody Award.

Interactions: Real Math-Real Careers

A "field trip" like no other, Interactions takes middle and high school students on-site to meet professionals in fields ranging from sports to space exploration, to discover the role that middle school math concepts play in solving real-life problems.

Teacher Talk

Drawn from classroom footage that was not able to be included in Good Morning Miss Toliver, this comprehensive staff development resource shows teachers exactly how to design and deliver inspiring and effective lessons that develop a thorough understanding of concepts and get students to practice their skills while having the time of their lives!

Good Morning Miss Toliver

A celebration of the teaching profession, and the power of a teacher’s conviction that all students can learn. This profile of East Harlem Tech/PS 72’s Kay Toliver has become one of the most-widely used staff development resources in the country. More than 10 awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Gabriel Award and the Robert Townsend Social issues Award.

Living and Working in Space

This special features dozens of space professionals, from designers of space suits and life systems engineers to interior decorators and the "Lunar Lettuce Man." Guest stars include Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Jeffery Tambor, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Raymond Cruz, Vincent Schiavelli and Pat Morita. Living and Working in Space: has received 10 major awards, including a Gold Apple from the National Educational Film and Video Festival.

Math: Who Needs It?!

Jaime Escalante is joined by celebrity guests including Bill Cosby, the late jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, and Teri Garr to bring home the message that math isn't something to be afraid of--it's something to use. Math...Who Needs It?! combines inspiring scenes from Escalante's classroom and behind-the-scenes interviews with professionals in math-related fields. Math...Who Needs It?! has received nine major awards, including the CHRIS Award from the Columbus International Film and Video Festival.