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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 28: The Biggest Jazz Festival


WASHINGTON, May 27 -- Following is the daily “Profile America” feature for May 28 from the U.S. Census Bureau:


Profile America Saturday, May 28th. Musicians from around the U.S. and countries from Poland to Guatemala have gathered in Sacramento, California, for the annual jazz jubilee, on now through Memorial Day. More than 100-thousand clapping, stomping fans are expected to groove on the sounds of 100 bands, playing in 40 different locations. The focus is on American traditional jazz, but the festival also includes ragtime, gospel and barbershop singing as well as special children’s concerts. The roster of musical groups includes 16 youth bands. Some 11 percent of the adult population attends a live jazz performance at least once a year, and 3 percent of record sales are for jazz titles. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau on the Web at .

Chase’s Calendar of Events 2005, p. 297

Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2004-2005, t. 1232, 1136

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments ready to air on a monthly CD or on Internet at (look under the “Newsroom” button). For further information, contact Rick Reed at 301-763-2812, fax at 301-457-3670, or e-mail at


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