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BIG BAND Jazz Festival ProclamationApril 14, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UDC Receives Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival Proclamation

Washington, DC - Mayor Vincent C. Gray has issued a proclamation to the University of the District of Columbia  in honor of the Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival, which is celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary on April 25, 2011.  "We are delighted that the Mayor has recognized what has proven to be a signature event for our program, the University and Washington, DC.  We are also excited that Congressman John Conyers, Jr., the longtime advocate for jazz, is serving as our Honorary Chair. This will be a great celebration for our community and for this great music." said Judith Korey, UDC Music Program Director and Curator – Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives.




As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College of the District of Columbia, the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, the College Arts & Sciences, the School of Business and Public Administration, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the David A. Clarke School of Law.

Contact: Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371