|April is Jazz Appreciation Month|
(click link above for full details on "JAM")
We at The "Original" Monday Nite Jazz Jam as an affiliate of Smithsonian Jazz through our association with The Museum of American History, are proud to participate in the 11th anniversary of "JAM", for the month of April. The Smithsonian's focus for 2012 is “Jazz Crossing Borders & Cultures” to highlight why Jazz artists are respected worldwide and the featured artist for this year's Smithsonian poster is the incomparable Frank Sinatra.
A lot of you ask, what is Jazz Appreciation Month or "JAM"? The concept is simple; designate a month for an annual and national public spotlight on Jazz. "JAM" is intended to draw public attention to the glories of Jazz as both an historical and living treasure. The idea is to encourage musicians, concert halls, schools, museums, libraries, and public broadcasters to offer special programs on Jazz.
The purpose is to draw greater public attention to the extraordinary heritage and history of Jazz and its importance as an American cultural heritage. In addition, "JAM" is intended to stimulate the current Jazz scene and encourage people of all ages to participate in Jazz---to study the music, attend concerts, read books about Jazz, listen to Jazz radio & recordings, and to support Jazz where ever you can find it!!!
Through out the month of April we will feature special guest artists that will perform with the ensemble;
Coming this week New Orleans pianist Darrell Lavigne. Take a close look at the history of New Orleans music and you'll understand why Darrell Laving has been performing on stages all around the world. He was destined to become a part of the city's rich jazz climate.
His worldwide performances include the Berlin Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Grand Jazz, Mackinac Island, Montreal Jazz Festival, Heineken Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, JVC Jazz Festival, NCL Floating Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival; Mt. Zao Jazz Festival, Japan, Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, Catalina Jazz Traxx Festival, The Blue Note Jazz Club, NY, Tokyo, Clarice Smith Center at UMD, Standard Bank Jazz Festival, South Africa, Festa Music Ascona, International Festival De Louisiana, Grand Jazz Sapporo, Japan; Southern Fever Tour, Netherlands,City Stages, Mobile, Potomac River Festival, Dam Square Festival, Amsterdam, Festival Las Artes, Mexico.
Lavigne is sure to add a feeling of the 2nd Line to this thing we call Jazz!!!
We will also continue our give away of the official 2012 Smithsonian Jazz posters with this year's featured artist Frank Sinatra and some very lucky attendees will receive the rare Smithsonian Jazz Pin this month at the Jam session!!!
...............................And for a look at some rare moments in Jazz music history, check out Frank as he toys with the 1st Lady, Ella Fitzgerald; then Frank and "Satchmo" tells us about the "Bluz"!!!
Click on the photos or blue links under the photos below for some rare film footage
Turn your speakers up and remember to go full screen viewing (see instructions below)
Start the movie by clicking on the photos or links below and on the bar just below the video screen, next to the time counter & volume controls, is a box with (4) small arrows at the end of bar, click that box for a full screen view of the film footage and hit (ESC) on your keyboard to return to normal
Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald Can't We Be Friends
I love this one, no matter how many times I see it I always feel like I'm seeing it for the first time...
Sinatra and Louis Armstrong Birth of the Blues
Join Us This Monday for the
"Jazz Appreciation Month"
Monday Nite Jazz Jam!!!
Straight-No-Chaser Jazz Ensemble
Nelson Mills, III................Trumpet
Darrell Lavigne .................Piano
Dr. Lexi Valk.......................Upright String Bass
Carl Lott, Jr. III..................Drums
Plus Special Guest Artists each Week from around the world!!!
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