April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), a time to increase awareness and appreciation for jazz as a uniquely American art form that is rooted in the Black experience. JAM was first celebrated in 2001. This year’s poster, “Jazzed about Art,” features Miles Davis.
Davis’ 1959 album, “Kind of Blue,” was one of the four albums that changed jazz forever.
“Kind of Blue” is the best-selling jazz album of all time. It has sold over five million copies. Several of the songs from the album, including “So What,” have become jazz standards.
Philly Celebrates Jazz is the city’s annual celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.
The full calendar of events is available here.