Jazz Appreciation Month

Goethe Institut

Jazz in the Basement with drummer, Allen Jones

Jazz in the Basement presents drummer, Allen Jones and his trio, at our new, downtown partner location, The Goethe Institut Washington located next door to Library Express
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Jazzy Beats & Poetry Mash Up

Celebrate National Jazz & Poetry Month with a Jazzy Beats & Poetry Mash Up   Scat a be-bop tune!! Belt out a Jazz Standard!! Recite Your Favorite Poetic Verse!! "Words, Beats and Life" Youth will provide the fresh beats!!  This inter-generational program has something for everyone - Come on out and Enjoy!!

Jazz Appreciation Month Film: The Aristocats

To complete our celebration of Jazz Appreciation month, join us for a Disney classic, The Aristocats (a staff favorite)!
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Jazz and Poetry Karaoke

In recognition of both Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month, teens will take the mic to scat out a melody, belt out a jazz standard or recite a favorite poem!! Eat fun snacks and win prizes for the best jazz vocals & most creative, original poem. *All Teens (13-19) welcome - regardless of experience - An Open Mind is the only requirement!    
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All Jazzed Up: a Jazzy Story Time

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a jazzy story time!!  On April 20, 2016, pre-schoolers and their care-takers will be sure to enjoy fun stories that explore rhythm, melody and syncopation - three of the main elements in jazz music. Jazz, which is an original and uniquely American art form, naturally promotes the idea of language, listening and use of the imagination.  As an extra special treat, The Phelps ACE High School Brass Ensemble will play a bit of live jazz music to help bring the stories to life. 

Jazz Film Series in the Black Studies Center: Santana!

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center with the film, Santana, Hymns for Peace: Live in Montreux 2004. See the versatile guitarist perform jazz classics with his dynamic band.
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Jazz Film Series in the Black Studies Center: Sonny Rollins!

Check out the Saxophone master and improvisational genius in the film, Sonny Rollins: Live '65 & '68 in the Black Studies Center. It's Jazz Appreciation Month!
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Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center: Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie!

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation month with a double feature in the Black Studies Center! Showing Miles Davis, That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987 and Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America (1982). Don't miss these icons of BeBop do their thing!
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Family Movie Sing-Along!

Celebrate Jazz Month at the Palisades Library! Join us for a screening of The Princess and the Frog, a New Orleans rendition of the traditional fairytale The Frog Prince by the Grimm brothers. You can also enjoy our display of jazz books and jazz music! The movie is rated G with a runtime of 95 minutes. See you at the sing-along!
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Jazz in My Jammies!

Tax woes making you and your family sad? Well, jump into your jammies and let some jazzy beats make you glad! Join us for some swinging stories, recorded jazzy jams, dandy dances as well as vintage video clips with jazz themes. This program is appropriate for ages 3 - 7.  Groups of 9 or more, please call 202-645-8337 to register in advance.