Jazz Research Institute Established at North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University, the historically black educational institution, has announced the formation of the Jazz Research Institute on its Durham campus. The project, the product of a partnership between the university and the African-American Jazz Caucus, will hold an annual summer jazz festival in Durham. In addition, the institute will establish a Hall of Fame for jazz musicians, will develop a curriculum for jazz education in elementary, secondary, and college classrooms, and will seek to foster appreciation for jazz in the African-American community.