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Education and outreach

The Historic Music Preservation Project recognizes the most successful way to keep the roots of America's art form, Jazz, alive, is by introducing young people of all backgrounds to this timeless music.


The HMPP Education and Outreach program is in the process of creating a Pacific Northwest regional tour that will bring live jazz into schools across Southwest Washington with a 7 to 12-piece ensemble of local musicians performing original popular music arrangements from 1920 - 1935. Additionally, the program will produce community outreach concerts, providing accessible and enriching programming for communities across Southwest Washington, specifically focused on communities challenged with economic and geographic barriers to accessing cultural events.


Each performance will incorporate a narrative explaining the historical development of the music, especially exploring the music's roots in the Black  and immigrant communities of New Orleans, St. Louis, Chicago, and Harlem.


The flagship program will be accessible for students of all ages, with curriculum-specific programming created for both K - 8, and 9 - 12, with a target of 20 in-school performances the first year.

If you are interested in bringing the Historic Music Preservation Project into your school, please send inquiries to

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