Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Jazz Appreciation Month (also known as JAM)

Jazz Appreciation Month ("JAM") was created by the National Museum of American History in 2001 to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April. JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz - to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and more.

Now for some KLIC-based jazz questions and answers:
    1. What police drama movie starring Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset had a jazz soundtrack?
      Answer: Bullitt
    2. What library database has 66,500 albums of Jazz music available for listening?
      Answer: Music Online: Jazz Music Library
      Bonus Question: Can you find the Bullitt movie soundtrack in this database? Yes
    3. What famous Chattanooga song did the Glenn Miller Band perform?
      Answer: Chattanooga Choo Choo
    4. What well-known movie director produced the Jazz DVD series that can be checked out from the Chatt State Library?
      Answer: Ken Burns
    Jazz Appreciation Month 2019: Jazz Beyond Borders
    This year, JAM celebrates jazz beyond borders by looking at the dynamic ways jazz can unite people across the culture and geography. This theme is to celebrate the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra’s next tour, which will visit cities in North America, Europe, and Asia. This tour will ignite the Smithsonian’s goal of "convening conversations," in which we will use the power of music as a springboard into important discussions around diversity, identity, diplomacy, and innovation.
    See the Jazz Appreciation Month posters.

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