We didn’t have much of a winter this year, but it doesn’t seem to want to let go! If you want an escape from the Soviet-bloc weather we’ve been having, Jerome Keating informs us that Tuesday, April 10, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), as part of its cultural outreach, is hosting a Jazz Appreciation Month:

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Jazz Appreciation Month
爵士欣賞月

Each April, the United States celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month, an opportunity to savor a major American contribution to world culture. This month we focus public attention on the music, and on the many talented composers, musicians and other contributors to the American Jazz. … [more]

- Jazz Appreciation Month
Smithsonian Jazz
- Jazz Video

Digital Video Conference
Topic: All About New Orleans Jazz

Date: April 10, 2007
Time: 9:00-10:30 am
Venue: American Cultural Center
U.S. Speakers:
Ben Jaffe, Creative Director, Preservation Hall in New Orleans
Dwayne Breashears, Program Director, WWOZ 90.7 FM, New Orleans

To Reserve Seats, Click Here!


Jazz Photos and Paintings
Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz
Library of Congress

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The meet up tomorrow at 10:00 will also feature a talk on Blues music here in Taiwan.