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Jazz Appreciation Month is in full swing Around the Mall and Beyond!  Check out a schedule of upcoming events below or download a PDF for additional information.Tuesday, April 6CONCERTAn Evening with Jon Hendricks. James Zimmerman, Emcee7:30 pm, Howard University, Andrew Rankin Memorial ChapelWedn...

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Jazz Appreciation Month is in full swing Around the Mall and Beyond!  Check out a schedule of upcoming events below or download a PDF for additional information.



Tuesday, April 6

CONCERT

An Evening with Jon Hendricks. James Zimmerman, Emcee

7:30 pm, Howard University, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel



Wednesday, April 7

FILM

Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense Screening, 6:30 pm

Discussion with director Lars Larson and producer John Comerford, 8:00 pm

Jam session with jazz stars/SJMO Musicians, 8:30 pm, Carmichael Auditorium, 1st Floor, National Museum of American History



Thursday, April 8

CONCERT

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

12:45 – 1:45 PM, Howard University, Childers Auditorium

FILM

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Screening

6:30 pm

Discussion with director Damien Chazelle

8:00 pm

NMAH, Carmichael Auditorium, 1st Floor, National Museum of American History



Friday, April 9

MASTER CLASS

Guitar Workshop with Bucky Pizzarelli

12:00 – 2:00 pm, NMAH, Carmichael Auditorium, 1st Floor, National Museum of American History



Saturday, April 10

FAMILY DAY

Delfeayo Marsalis Band and Curator Susan Ostroff hosted by the National Park Service at Fort Dupont Park, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Music/Jazz History with Delfeayo Marsalis, 1:00 pm

Jazz: music of the Civil War Era: Susan Ostroff, 2:00 pm

Performance, Delfeayo Marsalis Band, 2:30 pm

Fort Dupont Park Activity Center, Fort Dupont Drive, SE

CONCERT

Hub-tones, The Life of Freddie Hubbard

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

7:30 pm, Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History



Sunday, April 11

CONVERSATION

Rhythm Café Basie with WPFW’s Jamal Muhammad

11:00 am, Anacostia Community Museum



More events beyond this weekend after the jump:

Monday, April 12

CONCERT

On the Road, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Through April 13, Durham Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate. Omaha, NE



Thursday, April 15

CONCERT

Take 5! Tribute to the Tax Man with Sandy Asirvatham

5:00 pm, Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

TALK

Face-to-Face at the portrait of Ethel Merman by Rosemary Sloat with Curator Ellen Miles, National Portrait Gallery

6:00 pm, National Portrait Gallery, Meet at the F Street Information Desk

TOUR

Jazzin’ It Up, Docent-led tour of jazz related art

6:00 pm, Meet in F Street Lobby, Smithsonian American Art Museum

EXHIBITION

“IndiVisible, African-Native American Lives in the Americas”

10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Through May 31, National Museum of the American Indian



Sunday, April 18

TALK/MUSIC

John Eaton on Jazz with WAMU’s Rob Bamberger and bassist Tommy Cecil

7:30 pm, Through May 31, Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave,  American University.



Tuesday, April 20

CONVERSATION

Future of Jazz Diplomacy with Ambassador Kenton Keith; Neil Abercrombie, Stephen Anderson, Anthony Nalker, and Ken Kimery

5:00 pm, McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

CONCERT

The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet

7:00 pm, Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery



Wednesday, April 21

CONCERT

Big Band Jam, High School Bands

11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sylvan Theater on the Mall

TALK

Meet Ella Fitzgerald Historian Amy Henderson discusses Ella’s life, career and portrait by artist Lisette Model

12:00 pm, Meet at the Ella portrait off the G Street Lobby. National Portrait Gallery

MUSIC (Recorded Jazz)

12:30 pm, Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

MASTER CLASS

Alfred Educational Series Panel, Jazz Composition with Alan Blaylock, Pete BarenBregge and Michael Kamuf

2:00 pm, Room 4018, National Museum of the American Indian

JAZZ & CRAFTS

Preview Night, Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Trio

6:30 pm, National Building Museum, 4th and F Street, NW



Thursday, April 22

CONCERT

Big Band Jam, High School Bands

11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Through April 23, Sylvan Theater on the Mall

TALK

Meet Ella Fitzgerald Historian Amy Henderson discusses Ella’s life, career and portrait by artist Lisette Model

12:00 pm, Meet at the Ella portrait off the G Street Lobby, National Portrait Gallery

MUSIC (Recorded Jazz)

12:30 pm, Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

MASTER CLASS

Alfred Educational Series Panel, Jazz Composition with Alan Blaylock, Pete BarenBregge and Michael Kamuf

3:00 pm, Room 4018, National Museum of the American Indian

JAZZ & CRAFTS

Jazz students with The MUSIC Teaching Project perform with Michael Bowie & Thad Wilson

6:00 pm, National Building Museum, 4th and F Street, NW



Friday, April 23

EXHIBITION

“Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing, How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment”

10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Through August 30, an exhibition sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture Gallery at the National Museum of American History

CONCERT

Big Band Jam, High School Bands

11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Through April 23, Sylvan Theater on the Mall

TALK

Meet Ella Fitzgerald Historian Amy Henderson discusses Ella’s life, career and portrait by artist Lisette Model

12:00 pm, Meet at the Ella portrait off the G Street Lobby, National Portrait Gallery

CONVERSATION

Sweethearts of Rhythm poet Marilyn Nelson and artist Jerry Pinkney use art and verse to tell youth how America’s first, integrated, female big band broke the color line with jazz. Moderated by Curator John Hasse.

12:00 pm, Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History

MUSIC (Recorded Jazz)

12:30 pm

Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

MASTER CLASS

The Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Workshop Connaitre Miller, associate professor of MUSIC and coordinator of jazz vocal studies, Howard University, teaches scat

2:00 pm, Room 4018, National Museum of the American Indian

JAZZ & CRAFTS

Jazz students with The MUSIC Teaching Project perform with Michael Bowie & Thad Wilson

6:00 pm, National Building Museum, 4th and F Street, NW



Saturday, April 24

JAZZ & CRAFTS

Jazz students with The Music Teaching Project perform with Michael Bowie & Thad Wilson

10:00 am, National Building Museum, 4th and F Street, NW

CONCERT

Ella Fitzgerald Tribute by the Blues Alley Big Band Jam. Featuring the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Jazz Knights (West Point) and Howard University’s Afro-Blue

5:00 pm, Sylvan Theater on the Mall



Sunday, April 25

JAZZ & CRAFTS

Jazz students with The Music Teaching Project Perform with Michael Bowie & Thad Wilson

10:00 am, National Building Museum, 4th and F Street, NW

TOUR

Jazz tour with Historian Amy Henderson through artworks of jazz artists, composers, producers and stylemakers.

1:00 pm, Meet in G Street Lobby, National Portrait Gallery

CONCERT

Happy Birthday, Ella! The 10-piece Brad Linde Ensemble and vocalist Lena Seikaly.

3:00 pm, Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery



Thrusday, April 29

CONCERT

One Two Three, Jerome Sabbagh Trio

7:30 pm, American University, Katzen Arts Center

TALK

Face-to-Face at the portrait of Lena Horne by Florence Meyer Homolka with Curator Ann Shumard

6:00 pm, Meet G Street Lobby, National Portrait Gallery
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