April is National Jazz Appreciation Month
'Jazz: a primarily American musical art form which originated in the early 20th century'. Trying to define jazz beyond this becomes more difficult as the very nature of jazz is innovation. The musician, the instrument, the mood all impact what notes are played/heard. Someone once said of jazz 'you'll know it when you hear it.' Detroit's celebrating and a calendar of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) celebrations is available at Key of G. For more information about JAM checkout The Smithsonian's webpage.