Smithsonian Jazz

Kids playing on percussion instrumentsJazz Appreciation Month at the Museum! 

Join us for free live concerts, explore jazz history on display, and more.

JAM at the Museum


Saxophone playersSmithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra:
2015-2016 Concert Season

Don't miss the last concert of the season on June 11!

Buy tickets now


Jazz Appreciation Month postersJazz Appreciation Month 2016: 
Benny Carter JAM Poster

This year's Jazz Appreciation Month poster features the Renaissance man of jazz, Benny Carter, a multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and composer.

Smithsonian Jazz will be holding a limited free poster giveaway for this year's JAM poster, while supplies last.

Request posters today




Smithsonian Jazz programs are made possible through generous support from:

The Argus Fund

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

Goldman Sachs

John Hammond Performance Series Endowment Fund

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Paul Stuart