Jazzin’ InSchool provides an interactive exploration of the development and history of Jazz. Presented as a music appreciation class, students learn through singing, playing instruments and journeying through time and cultural experiences. With a new focus of study each year, past Jazzin’ InSchool students have completed a study of Blues Music and most recently, a study of the global relationship between the development of Jazz in both North America and South Africa.
The DC Jazz Festival Music Education Program provides free and low-cost education programming to over 2,500 DC Public and Charter School students, teachers, and their families, especially in underserved communities. And nearly 4,800 through Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days, a prelude to our annual festival. From early childhood through to adult learners, the DC Jazz Festival Music Education Program engages and enhances the lives of a vast demographic of DC Metro-area community members with robust and comprehensive programming.
Since 2005, the DC Jazz Festival organization has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz, our nation’s singular original art form.