Exploring the American experience through the transformative power of jazz.
Join the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra led by Charlie Young for a season showcasing the many ways that jazz embodies democracy and has influenced American history.
Since 1992, Smithsonian Jazz has been documenting the oral histories of over 100 jazz musicians, performers, relatives, and professionals.
Do you know how to groove? Smithsonian Jazz has thirty-one original recordings with lesson plans designed for teachers with intermediate and middle level students.
Smithsonian Jazz programs are made possible through generous support from:
The Argus Fund
The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
John Hammond Performance Series Endowment Fund
LeRoy Neiman Foundation