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Percussionist onstage demonstrating playing techniques

Jazz Appreciation Month is committed to the celebration of and participation in jazz for all. As the initiator of JAM, the National Museum of American History is the home of the JAM logo, radio announcements, and the Directory of Jazz Societies for individuals, organizations, and more to use to create their own JAM events. 

Please see below for information about these resources and, Happy JAM!


Jazz Appreciation Month logoJazz Appreciation Month logo

Available for non-commercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting.



Two men talking on stage during Jazz Appreciation MonthRadio Announcements

A selection of public service announcements (PSAs) intended for broadcast on radio stations.



Conductor teaching saxophone students playing musicDirectory of Jazz Societies

A national and international directory of jazz societies for individuals looking for local organizations and programming.