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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (Uncredited)

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

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 national jazz orchestra, the SJMO perpetuates some of the greatest music that jazz has created.  Through its 24 years, the orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the crown jewels of the Smithsonian - itself a pre-eminent national treasure.

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Members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 5/6/14: Members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra—the big band orchestra in residence at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History—perform repertoire from the storied 75-year history of the iconic label, Blue Note Records. Part of Blue Note at 75.

Members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra—the big band orchestra in residence at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History—perform repertoire from the storied 75-year history of the iconic label, Blue Note Records. Part of Blue Note at 75.
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Quintet 5/18/13: Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Quintet

The Millennium Stage presents a performance by the acclaimed group as part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Quintet

The Millennium Stage presents a performance by the acclaimed group as part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

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