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2015 JAM poster

We're happy to announce that the 2015 JAM poster features than none other than Billy Strayhorn.
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SJMO Orchestra’s David Baker Named Maestro Emeritus

Following the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra's (SJMO) December 1st holiday concert, jazz maestro David Nathaniel Baker, Jr. concluded his tenure as SJMO Artistic and Musical Director to...
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Duke Ellington Activities for Kids

Share Duke Ellington’s story with kids. Start with reading Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, then explore other aspects of jazz history through the other related...
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