[members-announce] Mayor Thomas Menino Proclaims Apr 21-29 Jazz Week in Boston

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Tue Jan 23 16:04:43 EST 2007


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   JAN 23, 2007
CONTACT:    DAWN SINGH
        857-544-0739
        505-771-0417

BOSTON MAYOR THOMAS MENINO PROCLAIMS
APRIL 21-29, 2007 JAZZ WEEK IN BOSTON
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has officially proclaimed April 21 to 29  
to be Jazz Week in the city, encouraging everyone to “participate in  
this citywide, community-based celebration of jazz in Boston.”
Jazz Week will be a major celebration of jazz throughout the city of  
Boston and its environs. Scheduled to tie into the Smithsonian  
Institution’s national observance of April as Jazz Month and  
culminate in a birthday tribute to Duke Ellington, born on April 29,  
it will include a wide array of performance and educational events in  
traditional and nontraditional venues.
The week-long celebration will be coordinated by the non-profit  
organization JazzBoston, which will provide overall direction and  
promotion, while most events will be produced independently by  
participating musicians, presenters, clubs, educational institutions,  
and other organizations.
Musicians or presenters who would like information about coordinating  
their programming with Jazz Week or sponsoring a Jazz Week event  
should go to: http://jazzboston.org/about/initiatives-form.asp or  
email info at jazzboston.org.
For information about JazzBoston go to the web site: http:// 
jazzboston.org/about/initiatives-form.asp or contact Dawn Singh,  
505-771-0417, 857-544-0739 or dawn at dawnsinghpublicity.com
In his proclamation, Mayor Menino stated that, “The City of Boston  
has a world-renowned jazz past that includes being the launching pad  
for many of the music’s giants, hosting memorable music in some of  
jazz’s most legendary venues; and building a stellar reputation as a  
city at the cutting edge of jazz education.

“And the City of Boston has a vibrant jazz present with many of the  
music’s most respected artists calling Boston home, famed schools  
such as the New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music  
leading the way in jazz education, venues hosting world-class  
performances, and a unique mix of young musicians and internationally  
recognized artists living, teaching and performing here.

The rest of the proclamation reads:

WHEREAS:

The non-profit organization JazzBoston brings together  
representatives from every corner of the city’s diverse jazz  
community who are united by the common purpose of keeping Boston’s  
thriving jazz scene growing, and one of its key missions is to raise  
Boston’s profile as a jazz city that is a magnet for jazz fans and  
musicians from all over the United States and the world; and

WHEREAS:

JazzBoston will lead the effort to build audiences for jazz and  
stimulate cultural tourism in Boston by serving as coordinator of  
Jazz Week, a major celebration of jazz in the Greater Boston area to  
be held April 21 to 29, 2007, which will include a wide array of  
collaboratively planned, independently produced performance and  
educational events in all kinds of venues throughout the city of  
Boston and environs; and

WHEREAS:

Jazz Week has been scheduled to tie into the Smithsonian  
Institution’s national observance of April as Jazz Month and  
culminate with a birthday tribute to Duke Ellington, born on April 29;

NOW THEREFORE:

I, Thomas Menino, Mayor of the City of Boston, do hereby proclaim  
April 21-29, 2007, as Jazz Week in the City of Boston and encourage  
everyone to participate in this citywide. community-based celebration  
of jazz in Boston.

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