Wednesday, March 23, 2011

U.S. Postal Service to Unveil New 'Jazz' Stamp In New Orleans March 26

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The United States Postal Service will unveil a new "jazz" stamp on Saturday, March 26, in a public ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at the Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp Street) in New Orleans.
While the new stamp doesn't honor a particular New Orleans musician, as past stamps in tribute to Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson and Jelly Roll Morton have done, the stamp recognizes the unique American art form that was born in the Crescent City. Unveiling the stamp here empasizes New Orleans' role in the birth of jazz.
The new stamp, pictured above, features graphics by California artist Paul Rogers, who will be present for the unveiling. Also participating will be Thurgood Marshall, Jr., vice chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, an Nancy Marinovic, president of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Board of Directors.
The night of the unveiling, the CAC will host a recreation of the great CAC Jazz Orchestra that first performed in 1996, with all-new arramgements of classic songs. Germaine Bazzle, Ed Perkins and Nicholas Payton - on vocals, not trumpet - will front the recreation of that illustrious ensemble. To purchase tickets, see here.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is proud to co-sponsor both the stamp unveiling and the CAC Jazz Orchestra performance.
Posted by: Jazz & Blues Florida

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