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Resources & Real Treasures to Explore, Apppreciate, & Experience Jazz

Smithsonian Jazz at the National Museum of American History is the home for all things jazz. Through programs, research, and collections Smithsonian Jazz is connecting music, ideas, history, and people through jazz so that we can explore and better understand the American experience through the past, present, and future. 

Explore our collections and educational resources, engage in Jazz Appreciation Month, or experience live jazz with the museum’s Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and other programs.

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