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Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Sounds Of Jazz

The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is also International Jazz Day. In 1991 D. Michael Denny a musician and bandleader created the day. Denny was on the board of directors of New Jersey Jazz Society. Congress declared the day to celebrate jazz music and history of the music as well. Jazz was developed in the 1800s. The unique American music known as jazz has become a highly celebrated art form. It is recognized and appreciated around the world. 

Recently the local high school jazz band was able to travel to Kings Island, a local amusement park, to participate in a jazz band contest. They were awarded first place in their class. What a wonderful job these young men and women did to keep jazz music alive.

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