In its 37th year, Annual Jazz in July Summer Music Programs runs July 9 through 20. The renowned jazz education, performance, and improvisation program is held each year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Jazz in July is a summer-intensive workshop examining the technique, history, and culture of jazz. Jazz legends such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Sheila Jordan, and Max Roach helped develop Jazz in July’s strong foundation in the traditions of jazz. Jazz in July faculty spend two weeks working with students to hone their skills as jazz musicians. Thursday night is the faculty’s time to shine, showing their chops as prominent jazz musicians.