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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

  • DÍA INTERNACIONAL DEL JAZZ – Film Club Café presenta a Los Viernes Swing Band Film Club Café, Naucalpan (Mexico)
  • Kimm Trio / International Jazz Day the bird's eye jazz club, Basel (Switzerland)
  • VI JAM Jazz Appreciation Month & International Jazz Day Livorno Nuovo Teatro delle Commedie, Livorno (Italy)
  • Arena in Denia welcomes Jazz Day with the Mike Summers Trio Arena Bar & Bistro, Denia (Spain)
  • Brunch Musical with Kal Robson Péniche Le Marcounet, Paris (France)
  • Dia Internacional de Jazz JAZZALICANTE Tearto ARNICHES, ALICANTE (Spain)
  • "Like a Bob Dylan" by Cinzia Tedesco Lucera Teatro comunale , Lucera (Italy)
  • JAZZ TO NEPAL Torino – International Jazz Day UNESCO Teatro CAP10100, Torino (Italy)
  • Jazz in the Two Samoas Tiapapata Art Gallery, Apia (Samoa)
  • International Jazz Day – 24/7 Online JazzFest 2017 24/7 Online Radio, Greenwich (United Kingdom)
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