Friday, December 14, 2012

Jazz Connect Conference / APAP-NYC 2013

Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, to Give Keynote Address at the Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013
 Conference Seminar on January 10-11, 2013 to Address
Important Issues and Trends in the Jazz Community
The Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013, organized by JazzTimes in conjunction with the Jazz Forward Coalition, announced today that the Honorable Michael A. Nutter, the Mayor of Philadelphia and President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), will give the keynote address on Thursday, January 10 at 12:00PM EST.

In June 2012, Mayor Nutter became President of the USCM, which is the official non-partisan organization of almost 1,300 U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Recently re-elected to his second term as Mayor of his hometown, Nutter has provided outstanding leadership in promoting jazz in the City of Philadelphia, in the creation of the Philly Jazz Society and as President of USCM for its support of International Jazz Day (April 30), which is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM).  Jazz has empowered cities like Philadelphia to preserve the original art form and the promotion of using jazz as a key generator of the cultural economy.