Jazz Appreciation Month 2022

Latin Jazz and the Spirit of Cachao López 

This year, Jazz Appreciation Month will be exploring the crosspollination of Afro-Caribbean music and jazz leading into the formation of Latin jazz. Below is a collection of information and resources to guide your journey into this amazing music and history.  

Educational Resources

Jazz Appreciation Month Posters 





Album cover - Latin Jazz
“Latin Jazz” album released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in conjunction with the 2002 exhibition



  • A Night in Tunisia – Join the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Octet in a performance of Dizzy Gillespie’s composition “A Night in Tunisia.” 


JAM Public Service Announcements 


Oral Histories  

Objects in the Museum’s Collections 



Timbales drum set and sticks
Timbales used by musician Tito Puente, in the collection of the National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Folkways and Cultural Heritage

Folklife Festival 

Folkways Recordings  


Support for jazz programming is made possible by

LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation

The Argus Fund

Ray and Vera Conniff Foundation

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
founding donor of the Smithsonian Jazz Endowment

David C. Frederick and Sophia Lynn

Goldman Sachs