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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

DCJF Performance Date(s) and Venue(s)

June 10, 2017 6:45PM
National Museum of American History Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia
(202) 633-1000

Artist Bio

In 1990 the U.S. Congress, recognizing the importance of jazz in American culture, authorized the establishment of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO) as the orchestra-in-residence at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Whether a 17-member big band, quartet, septet, or small group, the SJMO presents concerts featuring transcribed works, new arrangements, commissioned works and programs that illuminate the work of jazz masters who contributed to the development of American jazz and defined the music’s character.