Michael Brookins Project: In Concert
Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 2:49pm
In recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month, come out to hear the smooth jazz music of the Michael Brookins Project on Wednesday, Apri 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Jazz Appreciation Month in the United States pays tribute to jazz music as an original art form. Dr. John Hasse, curator of American Music at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, spearheaded the creative effort in 2001 in order to draw public attention to the importance of jazz as an historical and living treasure. In 2003, Congress supported the initiative when it passed and President Bush signed into law the Smithsonian Facilities Authorization Act, which commended the National Museum of American History for establishibng Jazz Appreciation Month and called on educational institutions to develop programs that explore, perpetuate and honor jazz as a national treasure.
Dr. Hasse chose April because he viewed the month as the best time to maximize educational opportunities for schools and because April is the birth month of jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Lionel Hampton. Since 2003, schools, collleges and universities, museums, libraries and non-profit organiztions have celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month with events that range from free concerts to educational programs.
The Micheal Brookins Project features the multitalented keyboardist Michael Brookns, whose 25 years of musical excellence includes performances at area churches, universities and the Democratic Debate at George Washington Uiversity (2008). You do not want to miss this free concert.