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.