Jazz Appreciation Month
April is National Jazz Appreciation Month!
20th annual Jazz Appreciation Month
Developed from the sounds of blues and ragtime, jazz music originated in New Orleans during the 1920s. Jazz artists have long been America's greatest cultural ambassadors by advancing freedom, creativity, and unity through their art. In support of this uniquely Black American art form, Jazz Appreciation Month was founded by Smithsonian curator John Edward Hasse in 2001.
At The Wright, we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month by welcoming music lovers of all ages to enjoy jazz through reading, singing, playing instruments, and of course, simply listening along!