mission, values, and inclusion
The Historic Music Preservation Project is a not for profit organization established in August of 2021 created for the collection, curation, recording, and performance of early American Jazz and popular dance music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Historic Music Preservation Project serves as a resource library, education center, and performing arts presenter based in Vancouver, WA.
The Historic Music Preservation Project believes that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion should be cornerstone values of any organization promoting culture and the performing arts, and is dedicated to presenting material that displays the organization’s value and recognition of the earliest roots of jazz, developed in the Black and immigrant communities of America.
Furthermore, the HMPP has developed a strategic plan focusing on education and outreach, recognizing that economic and geographical barriers must be overcome, as this music is an integral part of America’s musical culture, and belongs to all people. As a proud participant of the Arts For All Program, the HMPP continues to develop new avenues to make early American jazz music accessible for everyone.