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INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2017 WORLDWIDE CELEBRATION CONCLUDES WITH EXTRAORDINARY ALL-STAR GLOBAL CONCERT, HOSTED BY ACTOR WILL SMITH, IN HAVANA, CUBA

Thousands of Performances and Programs Take Place in Over 190 Countries on All Continents

Havana, Cuba – Following thousands of events taking place in over 190 countries, International Jazz Day 2017 culminated in a phenomenal concert streamed worldwide from Havana’s historic Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. As the International Jazz Day 2017 Global Host City, the musically vibrant city of Havana also presented a wide range of concerts and education programs in partnership with Cuba’s Ministry of Culture, the Cuban Institute of Music, and the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO.

Established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in coordination with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, International Jazz Day is recognized on the official calendars of UNESCO and the United Nations. Each year on April 30, International Jazz Day highlights the role of jazz in promoting freedom, creativity and intercultural dialogue, and uniting people from all corners of the globe. Toyota served as Lead Partner of International Jazz Day 2017.

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2017 International Jazz Day Event Map

2017 International Jazz Day Event Map

Selections from International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concerts

"Hang Up Your Hang Ups" Osaka 2014
"Afro Blue" Istanbul 2013
"La Belle Vie" Paris 2015
"Tango" Istanbul 2013
"Walkin'" Paris 2012
"Grazing In the Grass" United Nations 2012

2017 Events

  • Modern Oklahoma Jazz Orchestra's International Jazz Day Celebration Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Tulsa (United States)
  • International Jazz Day South Africa The Joburg Theatre, Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Jazz station Big Band vs. Swingalicious Big Band Place de la Bourse, Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • Jazz Spring Swing Fling Casablanca Concerts, Round Rock (United States)
  • Eric Vis Atman & Amigos VI Teatro Baralt, Maracaibo (Venezuela)
  • Petrella Jazz Club – Alessandro Lanzoni Piano Solo e Vocione in Collaboration with JAR Jazzaroundrimini Teatro Petrella, Longiano (Italy)
  • Soirée du jazz Le Patriarche, Calavi (Benin)
  • JB Guerrier Quartet au Café Chez Franz Café Chez Franz, Ixelles (Belgium)
  • Jazz Manouche Clairon des Chasseurs, Paris (France)
  • Día del Jazz en Thelonious Chile Thelonious, Santiago (Chile)
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