International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and music fans all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact. By playing, listening to, and learning about jazz and its history as a global art form, participants reaffirm the value of international cooperation and cross-cultural communication.
Each year, on April 30th, International Jazz Day celebrations reach more than 1 billion people around the world. Individuals and organizations in all 196 countries mark the day by organizing public performances, lectures, poetry and book readings, dance recitals, jam sessions, discussions, master classes, university seminars, flash mobs, photo exhibitions, film screenings, and many other events. Join us for a special recording session with Jokela & Vogan and special guest Charlie Cooley.
Jazz is a universal language of peace, and the aim of this day is to connect people across the globe with this language, observing and celebrating intercultural dialogue and understanding.