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April is Jazz Appreciation Month [JAM]



Miles Davis in his NYC home, c. 1955–56 - Photo by Tom Palumbo
Miles Davis in his NYC home, c. 1955–56 - Photo by Tom Palumbo

Jazz Appreciation Month [fondly known as “JAM”] was created at the National Museum of American History in 2001 to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April.

JAM is intended to stimulate 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 more.

Jazz Appreciation Month 2023: Jazzed about Art “Miles Davis”

This year’s poster artwork comes from the museum’s LeRoy Neiman collection and is a sketch of trumpeter Miles Davis created during or soon after Davis’s July 5, 1981, performance at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York. In addition to this sketch of Miles Davis, one can also enjoy seeing Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and a whole host of legendary jazz musicians depicted in LeRoy Neiman’s “Big Band” painting online and on display at the museum.

Jazz Appreciation Month - April 2023

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