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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: April 11, 2017 04:15 PM
From: Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr. and Rep. Patrick J. Harkins, Rep. Patty Kim, Rep. Stephen Kinsey
To: All House members
Subject: Designating April 2017 as "National Jazz Month" in Pennsylvania
In the near future, we and I plan to introduce a resolution that would designate April 2017 as National Jazz Month in Pennsylvania.

Jazz music has left an indelible impression on American culture. While many may associate only New Orleans with the history of jazz, both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, as well as many other cities, towns and boroughs throughout Pennsylvania, have played an integral role in the evolution of jazz culture. In fact, two great Pennsylvanians, Kenny Clark and John Coltrane, were instrumental in bringing about the bebop revolution that dominated music in the mid-twentieth century.

Jazz in uniquely American, and Pennsylvania has played a major role in its development as well as its progression. For these reasons, we believe it is important to recognize April 2017 as National Jazz Month in Pennsylvania.

Please join us in co-sponsoring this resolution.

Introduced as HR248