Jazz in the Schools is an innovative program that teaches approximately 3,000 students annually about jazz music’s most important contributors, and its historic connection to visual art. Students discover how the visual art associated with jazz also played an important role in shaping the culture of 20th Century. Students are given the assignment of creating their own original jazz album cover, incorporating interactive participation through conversation, creation, and personal expression. This program culminates with a presentation of student art at the Portland Art Museum.
Visit the PDX Jazz Flickr page to see the art from participating schools.