Smithsonian Jazz

Smithsonian Jazz on color bars with image of a trumpet player and Duke Ellington

Exploring the American experience through the transformative power of jazz.

 

Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Collection

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Since 1992, Smithsonian Jazz has been documenting the oral histories of over 100 jazz musicians, performers, relatives, and professionals.

 

Groovin' to Jazz Lesson Plans

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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:

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

The Argus Fund

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

David C. Frederick and Sophia Lynn

Goldman Sachs

John Hammond Performance Series Endowment Fund