April is Jazz Appreciation Month. According to The National Museum of American History, “Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as “JAM”) was created right here at the museum in 2001 to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April. JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz – to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and more.”
GSU Library has an extensive collection for those wanting to learn more about jazz or listen to some of the classics. Here’s a playlist for the GSU community that includes some of the classic songs and artists of jazz as well as a few of the modern day artists to give you a musical journey of Jazz’s past, present, and future. Enjoy!