Kennedy Center Education: Jazz & Blues

This collection features some of the best jazz and blues resources produced by the Education division at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. From classroom lessons to insightful articles and analyses to immersive audio series and video demonstrations, students and educators have an opportunity to explore the rich roots and history of two of America’s indigenous musical art forms. Follow along as master artists including Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Frank Wess, Roberta Gambarini, Janis Siegel, Regina Carter, the Kennedy Center’s original Artistic Advisor for Jazz, Dr. Billy Taylor, and current Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran showcase the diverse influences of the blues and jazz on America’s culture and legacy.

Kennedy Center Education offers a wide array of resources and experiences that inspire, excite, and empower students and young artists, plus the tools and connections to help educators incorporate the arts into classrooms of all types. Visit Kennedy Center Education’s website to discover a variety of in-person and virtual performances, classroom lessons, best practices, conferences and opportunities for artists, and much more.