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Jazz Appreciation Month at The GRAMMY Museum

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Preservation Jazz Hall Band, Henry Butler & More to Perform At The GRAMMY Museum

Major Jazz Artifact Acquisition Announcement And Other Events Scheduled For April During Jazz Appreciation Month


The GRAMMY Museum is honored to participate in the 10th Annual Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), to be celebrated throughout April. The month-long celebration pays tribute to jazz as both a historic and living art form and boasts a variety of nationwide activities. The GRAMMY Museum will host a series of public and educational programs and an announcement will be made involving the acquisition of major exhibition materials to be added to the GRAMMY Museum collection.

“We're delighted to once again play a part in Jazz Appreciation Month," stated GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. “It's our hope that we continue to help bring a wealth of jazz talent and experiences to audiences and students in Southern California during the month of April and beyond."

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History launched Jazz Appreciation Month in 2001 and has since grown to include celebrations in all 50 states and 40 other countries. JAM is intended to stimulate the current jazz scene and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz—to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz and support institutional jazz programs. The idea is to encourage musicians, concert halls, schools, colleges, museums, libraries, and public broadcasters to offer special programs on jazz every April.

“Jazz is a truly American style of music that has played an important role in our heritage," said Brent D. Glass, National Museum of American History museum director. “Through the Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month activities, we will highlight jazz and its significant history, while exposing audiences to this magnificent contribution to American culture."

On April 4, Preservation Hall Jazz Band will visit the museum for an educational program designed to engage young musicians to participate in New Orleans jazz. A public program and performance with the group will follow that evening. On April 11, Henry Butler is also scheduled for both an educational and public program. Additional performances are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition to performances, The GRAMMY Museum will be conducting oral histories with multiple jazz artists at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, taking place April 29- May 8. A partnership with Whittier College, celebrating the history of Latin Jazz, has also been announced.

For more information on the GRAMMY Museum and scheduled events, visit grammymuseum.org. For more information about Jazz Appreciation Month, visit smithsonianjazz.org.

About The GRAMMY Museum

Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music: The GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver.

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