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    Dave Brubeck Featured on this Year’s JAM Poster

    Apr 22, 2010
    April is Jazz Appreciation Month, or JAM. Launched by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in April of 2001, JAM is an initiative that aims to raise public awareness of the heritage and history of jazz as a unique American art form. Since its inception, JAM has to grown include celebrations in all 50 states and 40 countries worldwide. JAM also advocates jazz as a living treasure, encouraging musicians, schools, concert halls, colleges, museums, and arts programmers to offer special jazz programs in the month of April.

    "Jazz is a truly American style of music that has played an important role in our heritage," said Brent D. Glass, museum director. "Through the Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month activities, we will highlight jazz and its history and how the genre has an important function in global diplomacy."

    And who better explemefies the role jazz has played and continues to play in global diplomacy then Dave Brubeck! So this year, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History has selected Dave Brubeck as this year JAM honoree.

    As honoree, a portrait of Dave is featured on the 250,000 posters printed by the museum to help promote JAM. Artist Leroy Neiman painted this year's portrait of Dave. Mr. Neiman was the official artist at five Olympiads. He is best known for his brilliantly colored, energetic images. And this year's posteris no exception.

    Pic of Brubeck JAM Poster

    For more information on JAM and what you can do to celebrate, pdf iconclick here
    To request a copy of this year's JAM poster featuring Dave Brubeck, e-mail email iconjazz@si.edu