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U.S. Postal Service Issues Latin Jazz Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the heritage of Latin jazz with the dedication of the Latin Jazz commemorative stamp today. A ceremony to commemorate the new stamp will take place today at the National Postal Museum Historical Lobby (upstairs), 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC (next to Union Station). The timing of the stamp’s release coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Latin Jazz stamp features a bold, graphic design by San Francisco-based

artist, and Latin jazz fan, Michael Bartalos, who captures the upbeat, energetic and romantic spirit that characterizes much of Latin jazz. Bartalos has created a tropical evening scene that depicts three musicians playing bass, piano and conga drums and conveys the multicultural aspects of the music, its percussive and improvisational nature and its rhythmic complexity.

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