Jazz Appreciation Month


Jazz Film Series in the Black Studies Center: Santana!

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center with the film, Santana, Hymns for Peace: Live in Montreux 2004. See the versatile guitarist perform jazz classics with his dynamic band.
Sonny Rollins

Jazz Film Series in the Black Studies Center: Sonny Rollins!

Check out the Saxophone master and improvisational genius in the film, Sonny Rollins: Live '65 & '68 in the Black Studies Center. It's Jazz Appreciation Month!
Miles Davis

Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center: Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie!

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation month with a double feature in the Black Studies Center! Showing Miles Davis, That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987 and Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America (1982). Don't miss these icons of BeBop do their thing!
frog prince

Family Movie Sing-Along!

Celebrate Jazz Month at the Palisades Library! Join us for a screening of The Princess and the Frog, a New Orleans rendition of the traditional fairytale The Frog Prince by the Grimm brothers. You can also enjoy our display of jazz books and jazz music! The movie is rated G with a runtime of 95 minutes. See you at the sing-along!
jazz baby

Jazz in My Jammies!

Tax woes making you and your family sad? Well, jump into your jammies and let some jazzy beats make you glad! Join us for some swinging stories, recorded jazzy jams, dandy dances as well as vintage video clips with jazz themes. This program is appropriate for ages 3 - 7.  Groups of 9 or more, please call 202-645-8337 to register in advance.
Joy of Motion

Joy of Motion Dance Classes for Adults

In celebration of April’s Jazz Appreciation Month, Joy of Motion Dance Center will lead dance instruction on jazz dance for adults. Hailed “the area’s most comprehensive dance institution” by The Washington Post, Joy of Motion Dance Center is dedicated to providing unparalleled learning and performance opportunities that reinforce the principle that Dance is for Everyone. Come learn a new step - or two!  
words at 2:30

Words and Rhythm -- Open Mic

Open Mic Family Poetry Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry against a backdrop of smooth sounds in celebration of National Poetry and Jazz Appreciation Month. Participants are encouraged to sign up at the Woodridge Interim Library or at woodridgelibrary@dc.gov by April 19, 2015. Best ages 7 years and up.    
DC Legendary Musicians

Celebrate Historic U Street with the D.C. Legendary Musicians

Come and celebrate the rich musical heritage of Washington, D.C. and its famed U Street corridor with the D.C. Legendary Musicians! This is a dramatic and musical tribute featuring performances by Memphis Gold, Mark Preston, Jimi Smooth, Greg Gaskins, and much more! Master of Ceremonies:  Mark Segraves, of NBC Channel 4 There will also be an audio-visual presentation of the U Street Oral History Project. In the Great Hall at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library.
Artsy April

Kid's Night: Artsy April

In April, Kid’s Night will feature a variety of programs focued on the arts in honor of National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month. April 6 Acrostic Poems Learn about differnt types of poetry try your hand at writing an acrostic poem. April 13 LEGO Poetry Combine words and LEGO bricks to build your own poems

Celebrate Jazz!

Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a special performance by musicians from the Levine School of Music.