Educational Opportunities


The Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival
This five-year-old tradition in jazz programming at the Kennedy Center proves that jazz is by no means a manís world, offering three evenings of star-studded performances featuring top artists from around the globe, as well as free lunchtime jam sessions on the Centerís Millennium Stage and seminars for the working artist and the serious fan.

Performances for...

School Groups

Professional Development for...


Resources for Teaching Include...

Duke Ellington: Celebrating 100 Years of the Man and His Music
Materials to Accompany Performances
"What is Jazz?" - Four Lectures by Dr. Billy Taylor

Courses/Classes for...


Development of Artistic Talent

Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead
KC/Department of State Jazz Ambassadors