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Our Mission is to preserve, promote, educate (at all levels), and disseminate information about African American history/culture, as well as provide experiences, opportunities, and information that traverse the full spectrum of Jazz and Blues in the American historical presence.

Join us in our support of congressional bills H.R. 57 AND H.R.4280, as we work to preserve the historical knowledge and education of Jazz and Blues Music.
“You know, anybody can play a composition and
use far-out chords and make it sound wrong.
It’s making it sound right that’s not easy”.
Thelonious Monk

Associate Professor Dr. Patterson earned his BA Degree in Music from Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University) in 1957. In 1965 Dr. Patterson earned his Masters of Music Degree from the University of Michigan. He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Morris Brown College in 2018.

Wayman A. Carver


The Wayman A. Carver Scholarship Fund is created in the honor of a great humanitarian, musician, composer, arranger, pioneer and educator. The scholarship fund will ...

Enjoy some photos from past events.

ILL FATED AIR - Dr. James H. Patterson
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