Set up in 2001, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) sets out to promote jazz both as an historical and a contemporary art form. If you really want to live it up and can get there Washington D.C is JAM’s main home with an extensive program of events, however it’s celebrated in 40 nations, and every state of the USA, so wherever you are there should be something exciting to do.
During JAM, schools, concert halls and libraries are encouraged to host events to get local areas interested. If nothing’s going on in your area there are still plenty of ways to get involved, perhaps watch some webcasts to get clued up on jazz’s cultural history, tune in to a jazz radio station or buy some new CDs and have a party with your friends. Jazz is a celebration of freedom and creativity so parties and dancing are positively encouraged!