Dave Brubeck Featured on this Year’s JAM Poster
"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.