America's First Jazz Festival

America's First Jazz Festival (HM27CW)

Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 Luzerne County
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N 41° 14.769', W 75° 52.923'

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

—February 23, 1951 —

On February 23, 1951 history was made in Wilkes-Barre. Eight jazz bands got together for "The Cavalcade of Dixieland Jazz" which became the country's first Jazz Festival. On this occasion April 29, 1994 the City of Wilkes-Barre acknowledges and pays tribute to those early jazz musicians and promoters who initiated the tradition which continues today, not only here in its birthplace, but throughout the country.
Lee A. Namey
Mayor of Wilkes-Barre
HM NumberHM27CW
Year Placed1994
Placed ByCity of Wilkes-Barre
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Date Added Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 426094 N 4566457
Decimal Degrees41.24615000, -75.88205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 14.769', W 75° 52.923'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 14' 46.14" N, 75° 52' 55.38" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre PA 18711, US
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