ACPL Recognizes April’s Jazz Appreciation Month

Throughout the month of April, the Allen County Public Library invites the community to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a variety of programs, presentations, and experiences that celebrate the heritage and history of jazz music in America. It is a national celebration created by Smithsonian Jazz.

Jazz Appreciation Month activities include:

  • Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story Film Screening – This film includes live performances and interviews from the 50th anniversary of the iconic festival featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry.  April 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Main Library.
  • JAM for Jazz Appreciation Month – Visit ACPL locations to celebrate the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Pat Metheny, Miles Davis and more performed by local musicians Alicia Pyle Duo and Dave Latchaw Duo. Concerts are from noon to 1 p.m. at multiple locations throughout the month.
  • Music at the Library featuring Alicia Pyle Quartet – A one-hour performance of classical, jazz, pop, rock and world music. April 23 at 2 p.m. at Main Library.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information about activities at the library, visit, call (260) 421-1200, or visit a local ACPL branch

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About the Allen County Public Library
The Allen County Public Library (ACPL) has fostered lifelong learning and discovery in northeast Indiana for more than 125 years. The ACPL consists of fourteen branches throughout Allen County, serving more than one million visitors per year. The ACPL’s collection includes more than 2.7 million items, with a circulation total of 3.6 million items borrowed annually. It also houses The Genealogy Center, the nation’s largest public genealogy research center, and The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research, consisting of more than 20,000 artifacts related to President Abraham Lincoln.

For media inquiries contact
Aja Michael-Keller
Director of Communications

Phone: (260) 421-1265

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