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Jazz Appreciation Month

April 10, 2009
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Jazz Appreciation Month
Jazz Appreciation Month 2009 poster

April is Jazz Appreciation Month! So break out your records and pay tribute to this historical and living American art form.

Jazz Appreciation Month 2009 posterApril is also Jazz Appreciation Month! The Smithsonian launched Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) in 2001 to pay tribute to jazz both as a historic and living American art form. This year’s celebration marks the centennial of Chicago jazz-musician Benny Goodman, “The King of Swing,” who is featured on the 2009 poster (PDF).

Resources offered by the Smithsonian for JAM include:

•   JAM FAQ — answers the most commonly asked JAM questions

•   JAM events — find JAM events at the Smithsonian or at a location near you (you can also send them your events for posting)

•   JAM partners — organizations and institutions sponsoring JAM

•   12 ways to celebrate JAM — learn how to take part in JAM

•   Directory of jazz societies — find a jazz society near you

•   JAM logo — for non-commercial, educational purposes

Visitors to the Jazz Appreciation Month site also can find out what happened “This Day in Jazz History”; learn more about jazz; listen to or read jazz oral histories; and research the institute’s collections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date / Time
Friday, April 10, 2009 - 13:45
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