Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Appreciation Month was created right here at the museum in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz.Through local and national jazz fans everywhere, JAM is intended to stimulate the current jazz scene and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz – to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and support institutional jazz programs.

Join us in celebrating JAM this April – feel free to browse around to find your best way of celebration and participating in Jazz:

Check out this year’s Smithsonian JAM calendar to find events around Washington, DC.

Take a peek at the 2015 JAM Poster featuring Billy Strayhorn – did you know that this year is his centennial?

Not in DC and looking for ideas and other ways to “JAM”? Read 112 Ways to Celebrate Jazz.

Submit your request by April 30, 2015 to receive your free copy of the 2015 JAM Poster – limited quantities available.

Don’t miss another note: Sign up for the Smithsonian Jazz email list to receive news about upcoming events, concerts, and more!