The Smithsonian has determined that the theme this year for Jazz Appreciation Month 2017 is Women in Jazz.
This year, being the centennial of jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, JAM 2017 will celebrate women in jazz. Beyond the traditional female vocalist, there are also many great composers, arrangers, orchestrators, and instrumentalists who have and continue to leave an indelible print on the history and future of jazz.
To celebrate the house band this year will be featuring a different vocalist each week at our weekly JAM sessions. The house band will once again include Jamie Newman, Lynn Colwell, Richard Sleepy Floyd and Scott Pazera.
Gina Mclaughlin will be the featured singer for April 19th
All Ages Event
More information about Jazz Appreciation Month nationally can be found at http://americanhistory.si.edu/smith…/jazz-appreciation-month.