D'Jam 2014 Kicks Off Jazz Appreciation Month March 15 At Dallas City Performance Hall

Published: 03/12/2014

WHAT: Dallas kicks off Dallas Jazz Appreciation Month (D'JAM), April 1-April 30, 2014, with a free jazz open house featuring music by area jazz musicians and a presentation of the Jazz Legacy Awards in four categories-Artist, Educator, Supporter and Benefactor. The event is open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE

WHERE: Dallas City Performance Hall Lobby
2520 Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District
Dallas, Texas 75201

WHO: JAZZ LEGEND AWARDS 2014
JAZZ ARTIST - SHELLEY CARROL
JAZZ EDUCATOR - DAN HAERLE
JAZZ BENEFACTOR - STAN LEVENSON
JAZZ SUPPORTER - WENDELL SNEED

ENTERTAINMENT:
Jazz music will be performed by the following:
Sammons Jazz Ensemble with James Gilyard and special guest Denise Lee
Jessica Curran Quartet from the University of North Texas
José Bowen and Jampact from Southern Methodist University
Jason Davis and Mahogany from the South Dallas Cultural Center

Interviews and photo opportunities with jazz artists and awardees can be arranged.

ABOUT: U.S. Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is held April 1-30 every year to draw public attention to the glories of American Jazz as both an historical and living treasure. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History since 2004 as a nationwide tribute, JAM is designed to energize and celebrate the American jazz scene and inspire people of all ages to participate in jazz-to study, attend concerts, listen to the radio and recordings, read books and support institutional programs. Visit www.smithsonianjazz.org

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