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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 1, 2019 02:31 PM
From: Senator Vincent J. Hughes
To: All Senate members
Subject: Council on Jazz Education and Preservation
In the near future I plan to reintroduce Senate Bill 582 from last session which creates a Council on Jazz Education and Preservation, which would serve to preserve, promote, educate, and market jazz in the Commonwealth.

This legislation creates a Council on Jazz Education and Preservation, modeled after the Council on the Arts, which would be responsible for providing grants to organizations that promote, encourage, foster, market and preserve jazz throughout the Commonwealth. The Council is comprised of one member appointed by the Governor and one member appointed by each of the four caucuses.

As you may know, April is Jazz Appreciation Month and Pennsylvania has a rich history with Jazz. Artists from Billie Holiday to the Dorsey Brothers were born here, while others, such as John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie, spent time in the Commonwealth honing their sounds.

I hope you will join me in preserving, promoting, educating and marketing jazz in our Commonwealth. The Commonwealth’s illustrious history with jazz must be preserved and promoted.

Please contact Michael Deery in my office at 717-787-7112 or Michael.Deery@pasenate.com if you have any questions.

Introduced as SB670