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Seven Free Jazz Resources and Websites for Educators

April is the best month to celebrate jazz, a uniquely American art form. First, April is Jazz Appreciation Month. But the celebration doesn't stop there. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival runs from April 6 to May 5, and International Jazz Day is on April 30.

As the school year nears its close, jazz might be the perfect remedy to calm your restless students, and fortunately, there's some wonderful jazz teaching resources online. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

Looking for more jazz resources online, I stumbled upon this site, which offers famous quotes from Jazz musicians: http://jazz-quotes.com/.

Some quotes I LOVED:

"Jazz is played from the heart. You can even live by it. Always love it. " Louis Armstrong

"There is no art without intention." Duke Ellington

"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." Duke Ellington

Also, OER commons has some great (and free!) lesson plans all about Jazz: http://www.oercommons.org/search?f.search=jazz

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