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April 13th is Jazz Day in Philadelphia
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/12/12 7:23 pm | updated: 04/12/12 7:23 pm
April is Jazz Appreciation Month and Philadelphia has been celebrating all month long!

See also: April is Jazz Appreciation Month in Philly

Philadelphia has a rich history in Jazz music with artists such as Ethel Waters, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Stan Getz, Bessie Smith, the Heath Brothers, Dizzie Gillespie, Sun Ra, Charlie Parker, McCoy Tyner, and Grover Washington Jr.

Jazz Appreciation Month's (or JAM) intention is to stimulate the current jazz scene and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz by studying the genre, attending concerts, listening to jazz on radio and recordings, reading books on the topic and supporting institutional jazz programs. This is according to The Smithsonian National Museum of American History which starting JAM in 2002.

See also: Smithsonian Jazz

The first Jazz Day was designated by the US Conference of Mayors in 2010. This year Jazz Day is April 13th. Jazz Day is intended to be a focused day of celebration during JAM to inspire concerts, educational outreach events and jazz advocacy activities in communities all across the Nation.

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