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Library JAM Session: Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month at a Public Library

April was designated Jazz Appreciation Month in 2001 by John Edward Hasse, curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. By 2002, it became an official annual event which celebrates jazz’s heritage and history as well as the current jazz scene that lives on to this day.  943 more words

Quick Thoughts

I Called Him Morgan

I reviewed the new documentary on the life of jazz trumpet player and composer, Lee Morgan, in the new edition of No Recess! magazine. … 6 more words

Arts And Culture


We sat down to speak with Dr. Aaron Lington and Chris Motter on jazz and jazz improvisation.  Dr. Lington shares how technology has changed the way people play and learn to play jazz. 216 more words


Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's centennial birthday during Jazz Appreciation Month

The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, would have turned 100 years old this year had she not passed away June 15, 1996. Also known as the Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella, Fitzgerald was born in Virginia April 25, 1915, grew up in Yonkers, NY and rose to fame after she competed in one of the first Amateur Nights at the Apollo. 336 more words


Alphabet of Jazz Masters: A - Mose Allison

Mose Allison

November 11, 1921 – November 15, 2016

Trumpet, Piano, and Vocals

My Favorite Tune: The Seventh Son

With this piece, I started with watercolor on paper. 43 more words


All That Jazz: The Misconceptions

Myths and Stereotypes

Jazz is boring

Jazz is for old people

Jazz is just something you only hear in old fashioned movie cocktail bar scenes… 264 more words