DC JazzBops! is the DC Jazz Festival's early education program that uses jazz-centric books and interactive lessons to establish early music skills while promoting an interest in reading, mathematics, and self-expression from a young age. There are lessons that allow for hands-on instruction with instruments and plenty of group-based activities. The DC Jazz Festival was a recipient of the 2018 Wells Fargo Cultural Excellence Grant based on the fundamental and innovative ground work we laid out with our DC JazzBops! program.