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National Jazz Appreciation Month

A guide to celebrating National Jazz Month with history and heritage.

National Jazz Appreciation Month

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National Jazz Appreciation Month

April is National Jazz Appreciation Month, which celebrates the heritage and history of jazz music.

 

Created in 2001 by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) encourages people of all ages to learn about the rich history of jazz music, listen to jazz songs, attend jazz concerts, and read about jazz in books (Smithsonian Jazz).

 

To celebrate JAM, the McGraw-Page library is providing a pop-up library with resources to help you learn more about this uniquely American art form.