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Welcome to Smithsonian Jazz

Smithsonian Jazz at the National Museum of American History is the home for all things jazz. Through incomparable collections, research, concerts, and more, Smithsonian Jazz is committed to paying tribute to jazz as both a historic and living American art form.

There is something here for everyone: 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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Resources & Real Treasures to Explore, Apppreciate, & Experience Jazz

NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony Webcast