Global Celebrations 2017

Country/Territory Event Venue
Switzerland Kimm Trio / International Jazz Day

Philipp Z’Rotz: alto sax/clarinet, Marc Jenny: bass, Emanuel Künzi: drums
In 2011, UNESCO declared April 30th to be the yearly «International Jazz Day». We celebrate the date with a band that brings all facets of good, creative jazz to shine.
The three dedicated musicians provide a soulful, inspiring, and authentic sound with a homogenous, beautiful program made of jazz with a touch of folk, klezmer, pop and oriental music, and with the pieces of their recently issued third CD.

Contact: Milena Tebiri | +41 61 263 33 41
Official Website: Click Here

the bird's eye jazz club
Kohlenberg 20
Basel, BS

Event Time: 19:00
Switzerland offbeat Jazzfestival Basel

offbeat Jazzfestival Basel has been an integral part of the cultural life of Basel/Switzerland for more than two decades. Many Jazz fans from Switzerland and abroad are attracted to visit about 25 concerts at several places in the whole Basel area. At the UNESCO Jazz Day, concerts by the winners of the “Konzertpreis des Schweizer Jugendmusikwettbewerbs Jazz&Pop” will take place together with a concert of “Electro Deluxe.”

Contact: Urs Blindenbacher | +41 61 333 13 10
Official Website: Click Here

Kaserne Basel
Klybeckstrasse 1b
Basel, Basel-Stadt

Event Time: 19:00
Switzerland International Jazz Day Special: Leo Tardin Piano Solo (CH)


This concert will be recorded (and filmed) in public for the production of a live album, with piano at the center of the venue and public all around.

Dieser Mann elektrisiert einfach. Der Genfer Pianist Leo Tardin ist ein überragender Pianist und ein Meister der Groove-betonten Musik. Er kennt den Jazz, den Hip Hop, den Rock; er hat in New York und Berlin gelebt und ist mit vielen grossen Namen auf der Bühne gestanden.

Leo Tardin (p)

Contact: bee-flat im PROGR
Official Website: Click Here

turnhalle im PROGR
Speichergasse 4
Bern, Bern

Event Time: 19:30
MARCH 11 TO MAY 20 , 2017

April 29, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Sullivan Fortner, Aaron Diehl, Melissa Aldana.
Plus jazz students from The New School, New York.

Contact: HANS ZURBRÜGG | +41 31 309 61 61
Official Website: Click Here

Marians Jazzroom, Jazztent
Innere Enge
Engestrasse 54
Bern, Bern

Event Time: 19:30
Switzerland "Jazzis" – Celebrate International Day at TASIS

Please join us in our presentation of workshops, ensemble and solo singing presentations, beat poetry, jazz dance moves and more, representing the various styles of jazz throughout the decades from traditional standards through to contemporary jazz-rock. You can learn to play the blues, jam with a band, improvise, hang our in our jazz lounge, listen to some chill out music, learn some chill out music, learn some new dance steps, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

Contact: Simone Aeschliman

Palmer Cultural Center
The American School in Switzerland
Via Collina d'Oro 15
Montagnola, Ticino

Event Time: 14:00
Switzerland EJMA-Valais célèbre la Journée internationale du Jazz – Sion – Suisse

L’Ecole de Jazz et Musique actuelle du Valais (EJMA-Valais) célébrera la Journée Internationale du Jazz à la Ferme-Asile de Sion (Suisse).

Des concerts seront organisés le 30 avril dès 13h, avec au programme :

– Ateliers jazz de l’EJMA ;
– Big Band de l’EJMA-VS ;
– Sion Swing Big Band ;
– EJMA’s Brass Fantasy ;
– Jam-session

Horaires sur :


The School of Jazz and Contemporary Music of Valais (EJMA-Valais) will celebrate International Jazz Day at the Ferme-Asile of Sion (Switzerland).

Concerts will be organized on April 30th from 1 pm, with the program:

– EJMA jazz workshops;
– Big Band of EJMA-VS;
– Sion Swing Big Band;
– EJMA’s Brass Fantasy;
– Jam-session

Opening hours:

Contact: EJMA-Valais | +41(0)27 323 49 65
Official Website: Click Here

Ferme-Asile, Centre artistique et culturel
Ferme-Asile, Centre artistique et culturel
Promenade des Pêcheurs 10
Sion, VS

Event Time: 13:00

Der Tag des Jazz beginnt mit einem Jazz-Apéro. Musikalische Begleitung mit der “UHU-Band” in Erinnerung an 100 Jahre Jazz auf Tonträgern. Professioneller Jazz-Nachwuchs performt die Neuzeit des Jazz.
Film-Rückblick auf den 30.04.17 im Weissen Haus, Washington. Zum Schluss, als Höhepunkt, entführt die JAZZLOUNGE 1920 das Publikum in die Welt der wilden 1920er (Life-Jazz, Stepptanz und Show).


Our Jazz Day will begin with a “jazz aperitif.” Musical accompaniment will be provided by the “UHU-Band” to commemorate 100 years of recorded jazz. Professional young jazz musicians will perform selections from the “Modern Era of Jazz.” The program will also include a film screening on April 30 at the Weissenhaus, Washington. The event finale will feature the band JAZZLOUNGE 1920, who will take the audience into the world of the wild 1920s (live jazz, tap dance, and show).

Contact: / Jazz Club Uster | +41 44 940 19 82
Official Website: Click Here

Musikcontainer Uster
Musikcontainer Uster
Asylstrasse 10
Uster, ZH

Event Time: 11:30
Switzerland District Five Quartet

Die nächste Generation Jazz Musiker mischt das Feld auf – und wie. Gerade mal etwas über 20 Jahre alt spielen die vier Protagonisten des «District Five Quartet» schon ganz oben mit.
Zeitgenössisch-virtuoser Jazz mit amerikanischem Flair! – Christoph Irniger

Vojko Huter (g), Tapiwa Svosve (as), Xaver Rüegg (db), Paul Amereller (dr)


“The next generation of jazz musicians mixes up the field – and how. Each just over 20 years old, the four members of the “District Five Quartet” are already at the top.
Contemporary-virtuoso jazz with an American flair! – Christoph Irniger”

Vojko Huter (g), Tapiwa Svosve (as), Xaver Rüegg (db), Paul Amereller (dr)

Contact: Tom Schmid | +41 522025746
Official Website: Click Here

ESSE Musicbar
Rudolfstrasse 24
Winterthur, ZH

Event Time: 19:30
Switzerland ZKB Jazzpreis Festival

The ZKB Jazzpreis Festival takes place during 6 days at Moods Jazzclub from 30 April until 5 May 2017.
For 15 years the Zürcher Kantonalbank promotes young, innovative Swiss Bands by awarding the ZKB Jazzpreis. The prize should support and enrich the Swiss jazz scene.

Following Bands play at the festival:
Mathieu Llodra Trio
Akku Quintet
District Five
Raphael Walsers GangArt
Lada Obradovic

Jury concert with Erik Truffaz, Elina Duni & Bugge Wesseltoft

Contact: Soraja Hagspiel
Official Website: Click Here

Zurich, Zurich

Event Time: 19:00