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Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) Coming In April 2010

Okay...get ready! With the month of April 2010 comes the 9th annual Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) festivities courtesy of The Smithsonian Institute and the sponsors/partners for "JAM" can find out more at the designated website below (image on left is the JAM 2010 Poster by Leroy Neiman):

Here is the calendar of events at The Smithsonian for April 2010 to commemorate Jazz Appreciation Month:
April 1, Concert, Carmichael Auditorium, “Tango/Jazz.”

April 2, Talk/Dance Exhibition, Carmichael Auditorium, with stars from “Sophisticated Ladies,” featuring the music of Duke Ellington.

April 3, Talk, Carmichael Auditorium, with Native American jazz artists paying tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Pettiford and the Bebop era.

April 3, Guitar Master Class, Carmichael Auditorium.

April 7, Film Screening/Talk, Carmichael Auditorium, with producer and jazz artists.

April 8, Film Screening/Talk, Carmichael Auditorium, with director and jazz artists.

April 9, Guitar Master Class, Carmichael Auditorium.

April 10, Concert, Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra’s Tribute to Freddie Hubbard.

April 12, Master Class, Carmichael Auditorium, highlighting women in big band jazz.

April 23, Talk, Carmichael Auditorium, highlighting “International Sweethearts of Rhythm,” America’s first, integrated, female big band.

Museum events will also commemorate the impending release of the new Smithsonian Folkways Recordings’ 110-track boxed set Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology. The anthology and accompanying book with photographs cover the history of jazz from its birth to its current place in global music.

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