Sunday, April 1, 2012

Jazz Appreciation Month

Did you know that April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM)? JAM is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, which "...collects artifacts, archival materials, and oral histories; is home to the nation's jazz orchestra, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO), so designated by congressional appropriation; curates exhibitions and traveling exhibitions; offers research fellowships; produces recordings and videos; publishes books and jazz music editions such as the recently launched Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology; offers lectures and seminars for adults; and develops educational offerings for students".

Are you a jazz aficionado?  Consider browsing our catalog for our jazz collection!  The ABC Libraries' catalog features music on CD, DVDs, & books on the subject for you to enjoy.

You can support jazz locally by checking out the NM Jazz Workshop, the Outpost Performance Space, or local jazz clubs like Jazzbah.

Frank Sinatra is featured on this year's JAM poster.  Past honorees have included Mary Lou Williams,  Dave Brubeck,  Benny Goodman, & Ella Fitzgerald.

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