The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra is the orchestra-in-residence at the National Museum of American History. It’s mission is to explore and present to the public the rich history of this uniquely American art form. The SJMO presents a number of programs and concerts throughout its season and regularly tours with smaller contingencies of the orchestra to venues all around the country and abroad. Members of the orchestra include some of the finest players and educators in the country. The ensemble began in 1990 and since then has toured all around the United States and nine foreign countries. Tickets for concert series’ in Washington D.C. are available through the Smithsonian Resident Associates Program.
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Information
- Public Transportation: Depends on venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue
- Performances/Programs: 10–15 programs per season (multiple performances on tour)
- Ticket Prices: $20–40, Members and Senior Members receive discounts
- Other Discounts: Depends on venue.