Smithsonian Jazz offers sound clips, information about jazz events, a directory of jazz societies (by state and country), links to other jazz websites, and four online "classes" featuring Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Benny Carter.
April is Celebrating Jazz month
Published by Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Jazz is an unique American form of music. When is the best time to incorporate this form of music in the curriculum?
How can classroom teachers with limited music background include this in their lessons?
How much training will a teacher need to teach this form of music?
Extension and Activities
Use this site during the month of April and through the year to celebrate Jazz music. Pick pieces to play and have students compare the pieces during the month. Have a Jazz party and share their favorites in video presentations.
""Education is not the filling of a glass, but the lighting of a fire." W.B. Yeats"
Los Angeles Unified School DIstrict, California