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Philadelphia Preparing For ‘Jazz Appreciation Month’ With Many Events

(Warren Oree, on bass at right, and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, perform today for a press converence outside Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

(Warren Oree, on bass at right, and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, perform today for a press converence outside Philadelphia City Hall. Photo by Karin Phillips)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - April is “Jazz Appreciation Month” in Philadelphia, and the city is holding a series of music events at a number of venues around town next month.

(Sound of jazz musicians playing…)

The City of Philadelphia wants you to put a little “swing in your spring” with Jazz Appreciation Month, all through April.

At a kickoff news conference today featuring Warren Oree (on bass) and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, city representative Melanie Johnson spoke about just one of the offerings available:

“Residents and citizens coming into the city can enjoy a jazz brunch in one of Philadelphia’s great restaurants and then take a walking tour along the Avenue of the Arts [South Broad Street] to view the bronze plaques that the Philadelphia Music Alliance has installed to honor nine decades — nine decades! — of legendary musicians,” she said.

For more information, go to creativephl.org/jazz.

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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