Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives

UDC Jazz Studies Program Collection

The Archives also houses materials that support the curriculum and document the history of UDC Jazz Studies—a program of study within the Music Program of the Department of Mass Media, Visual and Performing Arts. The collection comprises sound and video recordings of concerts, festivals, recitals, workshops and a variety of events produced from 1976 until the present. Other archival materials in the collection include programs, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, posters, promotional material, awards, commendations and photographs. The collection is a rich source of information on Calvin Jones, director of the program from 1976 until his death in 2004, and a legendary figure in the Washington, DC community. His trombone was donated by his family to the Jazz Studies Program in 2005 and is now on exhibit in the Archives. The Jazz Studies Program has a rich history of involvement in community cultural and outreach activities and coordinates the various activities that are designed to bring the Archives’ resources to a wider public.