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Jazzed About Art: Jazz Appreciation Month

2022-2023 Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra In-Person Concert Series

Weekend Performance

Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0780
National Museum of Natural History
Baird Auditorium
10th St & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle
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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in concert (Photo: Jaclyn Nash)

Under the artistic direction of maestro Charlie Young, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra has celebrated some of the greatest jazz music throughout its 32-year history as one of the crown jewels of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This SJMO season promises to continue that tradition in a series of standout concerts, all of which are held in person.

To kick off the annual worldwide celebration of jazz, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra offers a soundtrack filled with rhythm, texture, and color as it showcases the work of prominent 20th–century visual artists including William Sharp, John Fenton, and Romare Bearden. "Be-Bop" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Crying and Singing" by McKinney's Cotton Pickers, and "Kingdom of Not" by Sun Ra are among the musical selections.

2022-2023 Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Concerts

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