‘The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure’ Exhibition from EPCOT Heads to the West Coast

The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure first debuted at EPCOT’s American Adventure pavilion last year, celebrating not only the characters and story in the hit Disney and Pixar film, Soul (2020) but also the legacy of jazz throughout American history. For the first time on its national tour, The Soul of Jazz will soon be on view on the West Coast, right at the Disneyland Resort!

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The exhibition follows Joe Gardener, the musician and mentor from Soul as he invites viewers on a musical journey across the country to share the history of jazz music. To create the exhibition, Walt Disney Imagineering worked with a number of museums and cultural institutions around the U.S. so that The Soul of Jazz could be expertly curated in the way it shares this compelling history with Guests.

Soul of Jazz

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Some of the institutions who helped create the exhibition prior to its opening in EPCOT even hosted the exhibition at their sites since it left the park. Currently, The Soul of Jazz is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for one more week before it is packed up to make the move to Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort.

The exhibition not only includes informative panels and notes on the making of the film, but a number of artifacts including musical instruments used by notable jazz musicians throughout history that are certainly worth taking the time to see if you are able to visit.

Soul of Jazz

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If you are hoping to see the exhibition on the East Coast, you have until next Saturday, May 21, 2022, to make your way over to the National Jazz Museum before it closes. And, if you have a trip to the Disneyland Resort coming up, or if you are local to Southern California, the Disney Parks Blog shared that you can find The Soul of Jazz at Downtown Disney in the building adjacent to the Star Wars Trading Post from June 1 through July 4, 2022.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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