PHILADELPHIA, April 27, 2016 – State Sen. Vincent Hughes will meet with jazz educators, musicians and experts tomorrow, April 28, in Philadelphia to talk about crafting a plan to promote, preserve and teach people about the music genre.

Hughes will then talk to reporters about the ideas of the group at 2 p.m.

“Whether big band, contemporary or ragtime; Dixieland or cool, Pennsylvania has played a key role in the history of jazz,” Sen. Hughes said. “I want to make sure people learn about jazz’s history in the commonwealth and take steps to support, preserve, and grow it.”

The meeting before the discussion with reporters is by invitation, only.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, or JAM.

Media coverage of the 2 p.m. news conference is invited.

WHAT: Sen. Vince Hughes to talk to reporters about jazz in Pennsylvania

WHEN: 2 p.m., Thursday, April 28

WHERE: The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 738 S. Broad St. Philadelphia


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