Dance, Music and Romance

Lamond-Riggs Library

Dance, Music and Romance

Jazz Appreciation Month Program

Did you know that the month of April was chosen to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in recognition of the birthdays of jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Gerry Mulligan and Tito Puente?

Jazz Appreciation Month, a project of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, was signed into law in 2001 by President George W. Bush.  The purpose of the month is to draw greater public attention to the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz and its importance as an American cultural heritage. In addition, it 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. 
 
 bookcover Tito Puente Mambo King By Monica Brown

Visit the library on Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. for “Dance, Music and Romance.” We will be celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with the music and story of Tito Puente.  Enjoy stories, music and dance lessons accompanied by the jazz master's music.

Come listen, learn and dance! 

All ages welcomed.