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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

  • DeliriumJazz&Dine Agriturismo La Casetta di Campagna, Atri (Italy)
  • Beirut International Jazz Day BEIRUT CENTRAL DISTRICT, Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Celebrating 50 Years of Jazz in Barbados Golden Sands Hotel, Barbados (Barbados)
  • Passages Gallery presents 2017 Music Series celebrating International Jazz Day Saturdays April 1-30 PASSAGES GALLERY, Hartford (United States)
  • History of Jazz Blackbox @Penang House of Music, Georgetown (Malaysia)
  • Celebrating International Jazz Day with The Jazz Train The Castle, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
  • Jazzesco 2nd edition – International Jazz Day Teatro Ristori di Verona, Verona (Italy)
  • Festival Internacional Jazz al Este 2017 Teatro Municipal Mauro Céspedes, Ciudad del Este (Paraguay)
  • FEDUJAZZ presents "Green Generation Jazz" Milliennium Resort and Spa, Cabarete (Dominican Republic)
  • Blues and Latin and Swing Coloring the Sounds of Spring! Gallery Toss / La Doze, Thessaloniki (Greece)
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