The Art of Cool Project, a jazz presenting nonprofit based in Durham, will host an “After Work Hang” at the Empress Room in downtown Raleigh.

This free event will take place Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

The purpose of “The Hang” — which takes place every second Tuesday of the month at a different location in the Triangle — is for jazz lovers and interested individuals to meet and learn about volunteer opportunities with Art of Cool.

Those opportunities include positions in marketing, such as maintaining their Facebook and Twitter pages, organizing other volunteers and assisting in the planning of the Art of Cool Festival in late April.

The project is very grassroots, says Cicely Mitchell, AOC’s co-founder and president. “Our goal is to expand the audience of jazz, one of the few American art forms.”

Art of Cool presents and promotes jazz shows in the Triangle throughout the year. Their two main programs are the festival, which showcases jazz musicians in addition to soul and hip-hop performers, and stART of Cool, a jazz camp for children in grades three to seven to learn about the genre and play music.

This will be the second Hang hosted by AOC. Next month’s will be at Alley Twenty Six in Durham on September 9.

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