Thank you to all PPMC faculty and staff who dedicated time toward helping tocoordinate last month’s seventh annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.The event was a huge success, with nearly 1,000 guests visiting Saunders Parkthroughout the day for food, music and fun.
“I have to say what a fantastic event this was. The weather, entertainmentline-up, vendor area, children’s activities and informational tables where all simplyincredible,” Gary Ginsberg, assistantexecutive director of Facilities at PPMC, said in an email to staff. “I had agreat time. The music was phenomenal, and everyone I saw, spoke to, or witnessedwas raving about the event. I can’t wait for next year.”
An article from the Philadelphia Inquirer noted that Philadelphiahas seen a recent resurgence in its jazz scene, with events such as theLancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival and, in May, the second annual Center CityJazz Festival. Noting that Philadelphia was home to jazz legend John Coltrane,the article suggested that “honoring the legacy of Coltrane could be a giant stepforward in reviving the city’s rich jazz heritage and boosting its historic andcultural attractions.”
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