Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) starts today as a part of the Smithsonian Institutes’s effort to keep the art of Jazz alive and well here in its birth country.
JAM started in 2001 as an annual event that paying tribute to jazz both as a historic and living American art form. Since then, it has grown into a nationwide celebration in all 50 states plus a worldwide month of mention in 40 countries.
Events include master classes with professional Jazz musicians and composers, film screenings, jam sessions, concerts, and many more interactive activities.
Click here for a full list of the month’s events.