Jazz for Healthier Generation
The DC Jazz Festival Jazz for a Healthier Generation is an education and wellness partnership with hospital and wellness institutions that uses music to promote healthier lifestyles, wellness, encouragement, and rehabilitation. Activities include performances by DC Jazz Festival artists-in-residence in the Children’s National Health System (CNHS) atrium, waiting rooms, and patient rooms. Performances at CNHS help patients and families transcend the hospital experience. DCJF experts include music therapists and certified music practitioners with extensive experience promoting healthy recoveries.
In addition, Jazz for a Healthier Generation programs at hospitals, hospices, retirement centers, and others facilities are designed to support recovery by providing therapeutic listening and interactive activities that strengthen communication and physical coordination skills.
The Roberta Flack Education Program is made possible by the generous support of the NEA Foundation, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and the City Fund, administered by the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region; and, in part, by major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Roberta Flack Education Program is a project of The DC Jazz Festival®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization. ©2014 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.