Global Celebrations 2015

Country/Territory Event Venue
United States University of Alaska Jazz Student DVD Viewing

The University’s music department held a screening of the UAA Jazz Ensembles’ final concert.

Contact: Karen Strid-Chadwick | 9077861684
Official Website: Click Here

Jazz Viewing
UAA Fine Arts Building
3640 Alumni Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
United States
907-786-1684
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States Jazz Education is Cool in the School

Since 1998, approximately 31,855 youth, faculty, and staff has benefited from Jazz Education-is-Cool-in-the Schools program.

Jazz Education-is-Cool-in-the-Schools (introducing K-8th graders to jazz, a music appreciation program/class).

Contact: Howard Bankhead | 2566048172
Official Website: Click Here

McDonnell Elementary School
4010 Binderton Place
Huntsville, Alabama 35805
United States
256-428-7280
Event Time: 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
United States Jazz on the Square Celebrating International Jazz Day

Members from the Tennessee Valley Jazz Society All-Stars performed jazz tunes on the square in downtown Huntsville, AL.

Contact: Howard Bankhead | 256-604-8172
Official Website: Click Here

Northside Square
100 Northside Square
Huntsville, AL 35801
United States
256-604-8172
Event Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
United States Improvise Life: How Improvisation and A Jazz Mindset Can Improve Your Business and Your Life

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, The Chamber of Commerceof West Alabama, and The Tuscaloosa Museum of Artpresent a seminar/performance by 2015 Druid Arts Musician of The Year, Rob Alley, in which he shows how improvisation and a jazz mindset can increase productivity, innovation, collaboration, etc

Contact: Rob Alley | 1+870-897-6765

Tuscaloosa Museum of Art
1400 Jack Warner Pkwy NE
Tuscaloosa , AL 35404
United States
205-562-5280
Event Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
United States 504 Magazine presents “The Official 4th Int’l Jazz Day AZ” @ CityScape Phoeniz

Phoenix joined cities around the world to celebrate the 4th Annual International Jazz Day on Thursday, April 30. 504/602 magazines hosted the “Real Jazz” outdoor concert from 4 to 9 p.m. The event featured Azar Lawrence, Doc & Nayo, Carlos Rivas & Kerry Campbell.

Contact: Dr. William Doc Jones | 504-264-1624
Official Website: Click Here

CityScape
1 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States
602-772-3888
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States April 30 International Jazz Day: Celebrating the Centennial of Billy Strayhorn w/ Sonoran Serenade Big Band

The Nash joins centennial events occurring all around the globe to celebrate the legendary Billy Strayhorn. The 20 piece Sonoran Serenade Big Band, led by Mike Crotty, performs the best of Strayhorn for an all-out, blow-out, Big Band BASH for the grand finale of April’s festivities.

Contact: John Willis | 1-602-795-0464
Official Website: Click Here

The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix , AZ 85004
United States
602-795-0464
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
United States 504 Magazine Presents Int’l Jazz Day With Azar Lawrence & Nicholas Payton

504 Mag kicked off the official 4th International Jazz Day AZ 2015 Weekend on April 29th with a Tribute to the 100th Anniversary of Billy Strayhorn. 504Jazz Mag, a New Orleans-based publication, joined forces with ASU Kerr Cultural Center to produce a one of kind “Real New Orleans Jazz” concert.

Contact: Doc Jones | 504-264-1624
Official Website: Click Here

ASU Kerr Cultural Center
6110 North Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
United States
480-596-2660
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day Celebration & Pro Jazz Jam Session feat. the legendary Barbara Morrison @ H.O.M.E. Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills supper club H.O.M.E. hosted GRAMMY Award-nominated jazz and blues legend Barbara Morrison with some of LA’s premiere jazz artists for an evening concert and jam session.

Contact: Jay Jackson | 805-660-9191
Official Website: Click Here

H.O.M.E. Beverly Hills
430 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
United States
1-310-271-4663
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
United States California Jazz Conservatory and Downtown Berkeley Celebrate International Jazz Day

The California Jazz Conservatory presented two concert sets featuring its advanced jazz ensemble, led by Professor Jeff Denson, and the Jazzschool Brazil Ensemble, led by Marcos Silva.

Contact: Sheryl Lynn Thomas | +1510-845-5373 ext 16
Official Website: Click Here

Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza
2160 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
United States Kulture Clash International Jazz Day Celebration with Morris LeGrande and Melody F# Sharp

Please join us for an evening of celebrating Jazz with Morris LeGrande the Wine Country Guitarist and Melody F# Sharp along with some of San Francisco Bay Area’s finest musicians.
FREE ADMISSION, celebrating 7-10pm. Musicians are encouraged to feel free to pick up their their instruments & join us!

Contact: Karen Compton | +1 916-254-3949
Official Website: Click Here

44 Restaurant and Bar
3290 Adeline Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Living Legend Foundation presents JazZabration

The Living Legend Foundation and the Duke Ellington Society celebrated Jazz Day by honoring 10 local jazz legends in an event at historic Leimert Park Village in Leimert Park, CA, with vibraphonist Terry Gibbs recognized as Lifetime Honoree.

Contact: Linda Morgan | 5627626441
Official Website: Click Here

Regency West
3339 W 43rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90008
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States 504/310 Jazz Magazine Presents The 4th Annual International Jazz Day At SeaBird Jazz Lounge

The Sea Bird Jazz Lounge hosted a concert featuring multiple Southern California groups.

Contact: Dr. William Jones | 504-264-1624
Official Website: Click Here

SeaBird Jazz Lounge
730 East Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
United States
310-980-5902
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
United States Music of Tom Hoffmann Memorial Jazz Concert Presents: In Celebration of International Jazz Day The Creole Jazz Kings

Organizers presented a concert featuring the Creole Jazz Kings performing early jazz masterpieces by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington, among other selections.

Contact: Sharon Hoffmann | 209-813-4061
Official Website: Click Here

Mariposa Arts Park
5009 Highway 140
Mariposa, CA 95338
United States
209-966-2498
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States Music of Tom Hoffmann Memorial Jazz Concert Presents The Mikel Soria Jazz Quartet

Organizers presented, in celebration of International Jazz Day 2015:  The Mikel Soria Hot Jazz Quartet with Greg Christensen, Brian Toel and Danny Davilla.

Contact: Sharon Hoffmann | 209-813-4061
Official Website: Click Here

Strings Italian Cafe
731 East Yosemite Avenue
Merced, CA 95340
United States
209-383-9777
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States Celebrating Jazz, All Together (One at a Time)

The Ella Fitzgerald Facebook Fan Page devoted April 30th to International Jazz Day, and the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation featured a tribute to the day on its official website.

Contact: Fran Morris-Rosman | 310-826-3869
Official Website: Click Here

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
PO Box 1587
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
United States
United States International Jazz Day 2015 at the Santa Cruz Wharf

Organizer produced a special outdoor concert on the Santa Cruz Wharf featuring up-and-coming young jazz artists: Cameron Smith (17, guitar /Santa Cruz), Patrick Hogan (15, piano /Monterey) and Dante Billeci (14, alto sax /San Carlos) with Gary Brown (bass /Oakland), Prince Lawsha (drums, vocals /Santa Cruz) and Alain Brunet (trumpet).

Contact: Prince Lawsha | (831) 335-5221

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
21 Municipal Wharf
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States
Event Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
United States Le Boeuf Brothers at Kuumbwa Jazz

Venue presented a concert featuring saxophone-piano duo the Le Boeuf Brothers.

Contact: Sandy
Official Website: Click Here

Kuumbwa Jazz
320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm
United States All Day Jazz Day On Air at KCSM

Radio station KCSM presented a special broadcast in honor of International Jazz Day featuring historical features and interviews.

Contact: Alisa Clancy, Program Director | 650.524.6945
Official Website: Click Here

KCSM Jazz91
1700 West Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
United States
650.574.9136
Event Time: 12:00
United States SoCal Jazz Society’s International Jazz Day Celebration

The SoCal Jazz Society Big Band performed at the North Chapel in Liberty Station to celebrate International Jazz Day. All proceeds went to funding the SoCal Jazz’s in-school program which teaches the history and development of jazz music in America.

Contact: Mary Talbot | 001-619-857-5487
Official Website: Click Here

North Chapel at Liberty Station
2881 Roosevelt Road
San Diego, CA 92106
United States
619.573.9306
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States Take 5 Jazz at the Brew celebrates International Jazz Day

Venue presented a performance by the Langham/Fryer Pyramid Quartet, featuring Pacific Conservatory of Music professor Patrick Langham & Brubeck Institute Associate Director Nick Fryer.

Contact: Melissa Riley | 2099463196

Take 5 Jazz at the Brew
157 W Adams Street
Stockton, CA 95204
United States
2094642739
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States John Hines & Donna DeVine

Venue hosted a concert of contemporary jazz featuring trombonist-vocalist duo John Hines & Donna DeVine.

Contact: Roger Harmon

Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge
930 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States The Lark & Sparrow presents Eric Gunnison Trio

Venue presented a performance featuring Denver’s Eric Gunnison on piano, Mike Marlier on drums, and Bijoux Barbosa on bass.

Contact: Yvonne Meek | 970-615-4877

The Lark & Sparrow
511 East Main Street
Montrose, CO 81401
United States
970-615-4877
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States The Smooch Band

The Smooch Band play boppy high energy instrumentals with sensitive slow ballads, complemented by a crooner style vocalist singing well known songbook classics. The line up is Roz Sluman – saxophones, Nick Rinner – keyboards, Hazel Hanly – acoustic bass, Kenny Reed – drums, and Pete Hoba, vocals.

Contact: Roz Sluman | +447766477629
Official Website: Click Here

Carlisle Jazz Club
The Rugby Club
Warwick Road
Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 1LU
United States
01228521300
Event Time: 20:30 - 23:00
United States Intl Jazz Day Celebration at WMPH

Celebrating Intl Jazz Day by playing extra jazz for our listeners! One jazz classic every hour, set up by the celebration announcement: “WMPH celebrates International Jazz Day annually, and today is the DAY! Here’s another jazz great on Super 91.7 WMPH. Learn more at wmph dot net.”

Contact: Paul Wishengrad | 3027623671
Official Website: Click Here

WMPH
WMPH, Mount Pleasant High School
5201 W
Wilmington, DE 19809
United States
302-762-3671
Event Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
United States An Evening of Brazilian Jazz with André Mehmari with Rose Max and Wendy Pedersen

The Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Coral Gables Museum, and the Miami Jazz Cooperative present a celebration of International Jazz Day 2015: An Evening of Brazilian Jazz
with André Mehmari and Special Guests Rose Max and Wendy Pedersen.

Contact: Rick Katz | 305-588-8020
Official Website: Click Here

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
United States
305-603-8067
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States TroubaJazz

Celebrating Creole Jazz

Contact: Djenane Gourgue

Fusion Cafe
15531 Sheridan St.
Davie, FL 33331
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States 21CCLC International Jazz Day Celebration

Students will showcase the impact of Jazz globally. Starting the the rich history and culture of jazz, a study of jazz through the decades, constructing of jazz instruments, the study of sound and jazz tastings

Contact: Marcia S. Derico | 407-935-3560

Denn John Middle School
2001 Denn John Lane
Kissimme, Fl 34744
United States
407-935-3560
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United States Le Chat Noir Miami Celebrates International Jazz Day

Le Chat Noir’s all-day celebration featured concerts by different local groups during the afternoon and evening, a master class/clinic led by music faculty from Florida International University, a film screening and a jam session to end the evening.

Contact: Ezzio Chaviano | 786-406-3493
Official Website: Click Here

Le Chat Noir
2 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
United States
305-377-8899
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
United States Arts in the Park & KCC Productions present International Jazz Day in Miami Beach

Organizers presented an evening of jazz performances featuring The New World School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble (Big Band), The World Music 5 (Jose & Nomar Negroni, Josh Allen, Federico Britos, and Dr Ed Calle) and the vocal sensations of Vivian Sessoms.

Contact: Kimberly Chmura | +1-305-332-2623
Official Website: Click Here

Collins Park
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Jazz in the Hills & International Jazz Day

Continuing with our theme of connecting mentoring and music in the development of our young people, Greater Orlando CARES Mentoring will host Jazz in the Hills Jazz Day. Activities: Jazzercise, Jazz & Juice, Jazz & Jambalaya, Jazz Anthropology, and we’ll end with a happy hour.

Contact: Greater Orlando CARES | 407.434.1871
Official Website: Click Here

Soiree Event and Conference Center
6394 Silver Star Rd
Orlando, FL 32818
United States
Event Time: 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
United States Jazz in the Key of Light

Copperfish Books hosted a talk by writer-photographer Ken Franckling featuring a discussion of International Jazz Day and anecdotes from Franckling’s new book, “Jazz in the Key of Light (Eighty of our Finest Jazz Musicians Speak for Themselves).” Live music by pianist Mac Chrupcala’s trio with Tony Boffa and Dominic Mancini.

Contact: Ken Franckling | 941-268-0612
Official Website: Click Here

Copperfish Books
205 Elizabeth St.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
United States
941-205-2560
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Live @ the Library – Hernando Jazz All Stars Perform Live in Celebration of International Jazz Day

The Hernando Jazz All Stars performed live at the Spring Hill Branch Library in celebration of International Jazz Day. The band featured Lorri Hafer/Eddie Lawrence (vocals); Mike Hafer (keyboards); Paul Hafer (bass); Nelson Dellamaggiore (sax/flute); and Joe Renda (drums).

Contact: Sheryl Fell | 352-754-4824
Official Website: Click Here

Spring Hill Branch Library
9220 Spring HIll Drive
Spring Hill, FL 34609
United States
352-754-4043
Event Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
United States News from the Great Wide World: Ralph Ellison and the Cultural Ambassadors of Jazz

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature celebrated the intersection of jazz with the work of Ralph Ellison, hosting a lecture and musical performance of compositions associated with Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.

Contact: John Kenyon | 319-356-5245
Official Website: Click Here

Iowa City Public Library
123 S. Linn St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States
319-356-5245
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
United States Jazz AT The Riverside Hotel, Boise, ID

Regional Jazz artist are invited to Join Jazz pianist Kevin Kirk, vocalist Sally Tibbs and trumpeter Billy Mitchell at the principal venue for Jazz in the Boise, Idaho area. The Riverside Hotel is home to three venues that support live music 365 days a year!

Contact: Kevin Kirk | 1-208-343-1871
Official Website: Click Here

BAR365
2900 Chinden Boulevard
Boise, ID 83714
United States
1-866-332-3590
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
United States Jam Session at Kiss The Sky Records

Record store hosted an open jam session in honor of Jazz Day.

“All-ages, All-skills jazz jam session. Bring the tunes you know or assorted lead sheets available for all instruments. Peruse the extensive collection of new and used jazz vinyl. Get back into vinyl with a new turntable. Our 2nd year on the fabulous KTS stage.”

Contact: Matt Erion | 1-630-406-0096

Kiss The Sky Records
180 1st Street
Batavia, IL 60510
United States
630-406-0086
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States The Music of Louis Armstrong

Students and faculty at The Chicago High School for the Arts performed and discussed some of the jazz compositions that Louis Armstrong played and made famous.

Contact: Anthony Bruno

ChiArts
2714 W. Augusta Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60622
United States
Event Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
United States Lady T/Toscanellie Marcelain Sings with the Trio that Swings

Lady T/Toscanellie Marcelain performed with her trio featuring Jim Pierce (guitar), Dennis Luxion (piano) and Dan Delorenzo (bass).

Contact: Lady T/Toscanellie Marcelain | 6307506186
Official Website: Click Here

Piano Forte Foundation
1335 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
United States
312-291-0291
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Jazz Sirens

A live performance of the Traditional Jazz Orchestra featuring guest vocalist Laurie Matheson will follow film short films of Josephine Baker, Anita O’Day, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Contact: Barbara J. Ford

Art Theater Coop and Equire Lounge
126 W Church Street
Champaign, IL 61820
United States
Event Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
United States JAZZ VISUALS

Expressions in the visual arts….Bring your supplies and groove to the music as we let our fantasies take hold to paper or canvas

Contact: sandra bridges | 708 957 1741

SANDRA BRIDGES STUDIO
17801 Pebblewood Ln
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
United States
708 957 1741
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United States “JUST JAZZ” Celebrating the Life of Jazz Master Malachi Thompson

Cafe Yeye “Just Jaaz” is a Chicago State University radio show produced and host by alumnae, Marian Hayes (Yeye Lynvonne). In conjunction with Tuley Park Cultural Center, IJD will be an informal array of activities from making Jazz Fans to celebrating the music of the late trumpeter Malachi Thompson

Contact: Marian Hayes | 872-232-9079

"Just JAAZ" celebrating the Music of Malachi Thompson
501 East 90th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60619
United States
Event Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day in 3D

Hosted by Btown Jazz. Reception follwed by conversation between David Baker and David Williams, moderated by David Brent Johnson. Jazz Journalist Association Jazz Hero Award will be presented to Monika Herzig. At 8 there will be a jam session open to musicians of all skill levels

Contact: Camille Westmoland | 8124544696

Topo's 403
403 North Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47404
United States
812 676 8676
Event Time: 6:30 - 10:00
United States Fisch Haus: International Jazz Day 2015

Venue presented a night of celebratory improv music in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A., featuring: Randy Zellers (guitar); UJ Pesonen (violin/guitar); Torin Andersen (guitar); Shawn Kail (bass); Beau Jarvis (keys/organ); Brandon Blackburn (drums/percussion); and Tatsuya Hidano (drums/percussion).

Contact: Tatsuya Hidano | +1 (316) 650-4464

Fisch Haus
524 South Commerce
Wichita, KS 67202
United States
+1 (316) 263-6770
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
United States Jazz: Live at the Library International Jazz Day Concert

This special International Jazz Day concert featured The Morehead State University Faculty Jazz Quartet, with Glenn Ginn (guitar), Joshua Espinoza (piano), Ashley Summers-Baker (bass) & Chris Baker (drums). The event was sponsored by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, the Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc. & The Lexington Public Library.

Contact: Dave McWhorter, Pres, The Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc. | 859-227-1314
Official Website: Click Here

Farish Theatre, Lexington Public Library
140 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
United States
859-231-5500
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
United States 504Magazine & Neo Jazz School of Music Presents the 4th Annual Int’l Jazz Day

Concert featuring “The Yistael Trio” Yirmeyahu, Yah’El & Yehosheba. This fascinatingly talented family led an all-star line up with special guest stars. The Neo Jazz School of Music was founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, with a curriculum distinctly contemporary in its approach.

Contact: Tamah Yisrael | 205-356-5829
Official Website: Click Here

Cafe Istanbul
2372 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
United States
504-975-0286
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States The New Orleans Museum of Art’s Jazz Odyssey 2015

Grammy winners Terence Blanchard & Poncho Sanchez performed at an open-to-the-public concert on the steps of the New Orleans Museum of Art, followed by a second line parade from the museum down Esplanade Avenue to the gates of JazzFest.

Contact: Brooke Minto or Robin Burgess | 1-504-319-3602
Official Website: Click Here

The New Orleans Museum of Art
One Collins Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA 70125
United States
504.658.4107
Event Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
United States Jazz Trumpeter Maurice Brown’s Quintet Tributes Clark Terry

“Old school” jazz venue The Prime Example hosted the Maurice Brown Quintet’s performance tribute to Clark Terry. Club also hosted jazz each night during Jazz Fest.

Contact: Julius Kimbrough | (504) 701-9007

Prime Example Jazz Club
1909 N. Broad Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
United States
(504) 701-9007
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
United States Music At The Mint: Kidd Jordan Concert with special guest Hamiet Bluiett

The Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp and the U.S. Mint hosted an 80th birthday celebration concert for the camp’s Artistic Director, Kidd Jordan.

Contact: Jackie Harris | (504) 392-2002
Official Website: Click Here

The U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116
United States
(504) 568-6993
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30pm
United States Live Jazz At Wally’s

Historic Boston venue presented three live performances by local jazz bands.

Contact: Elynor L. Walcott/Paul J. Poindexter/Frank F. Poindexter/Lloyd E. Poindexter | 617-424-7204
Official Website: Click Here

Wally's Cafe
427 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
United States
617-424-1408
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
United States The Matisse Jazz Project

The Matisse Project, featuring original music inspired by the Jazz scissor cuts of Henri Matisse, was presented by composer, pianist and MassArt visiting lecturer Chris Bakriges and violinist Stanley Chepaitis, string chair at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Contact: Candis Hilton | (617) 879-7000
Official Website: Click Here

Kennedy Auditorium, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States
(617) 879-7000
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day at New England Conservatory

New England Conservatory celebrates International Jazz Day with a performance featuring NEC students playing music embodying the ongoing dialogue between jazz and musical cultures from throughout the world.

Contact: Ken Schaphorst | 617-585-1388
Official Website: Click Here

New England Conservatory, Williams Hall
295 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
United States
617-585-1388
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol & Whatsnext

Grammy nominated composer and JAZZIZ’s Top 10 Critics’ Choice 2014 pick Jazz pianist Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol brings back his unique blend of innovative Turkish music influenced compositions to The Regattabar on International Jazz Day.

Contact: Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol



Event Time: 19:30
United States The Matisse Jazz Project

The Matisse Project, featuring original music inspired by the famous Jazz scissor cuts of Henri Matisse, was presented by composer, pianist and Elms lecturer in music Chris Bakriges along with violinist and professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Stanley Cepaitis.

Contact: Nancy Farrell | 413-594-2761

Borgia Gallery, Elms College
291 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
United States
413-594-2761
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
United States Fitchburg State University Jazz Band plays at the Highland Avenue Pavillion

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 4:00-5:00 p.m.,
Student Jazz Band Performance.
Jazz and jazz-rock standards.
Highland Plaza Pavillion at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts

Blues March Benny Golson
Short Story Kenny Dorham
Once I Loved Antonio Carlos Jobim and other tunes

Contact: Michele Caniato | 978-665-3276
Official Website: Click Here

Highland Plaza Pavillion at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts
367 North Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
United States
978-665-3276
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
United States Eli and The Hot Six

Boston-based jazz group Eli & The Hot Six + Rebecca Sullivan performed, featuring Bo Winiker (trumpet), Ted Casher (reeds), Herb Gardner (trombone), Bob Winter (Boston Pops pianist), Jimmy Mazzy (banjo/vocals), Eli Newberger (tuba), Jeff Guthery (drums) and Rebecca Sullivan (vocals).

Contact: Marce | 5082546211
Official Website: Click Here

Primavera Ristorante
20 Pleasant St.
Millis, MA 02054
United States
+1(508) 376-2026
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
United States International Jazz Day w/ Dave Diamani, Spencer Day, The Voice’s Maiya Sykes

Vocalist Dave Damiani and The No Vacancy Orchestra celebrated the release of their second album, “Midlife Crisis” with a concert at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, featuring guest vocalists Maiya Sykes.

Contact: Christina Smart | +1240.330.4500
Official Website: Click Here

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States
+1240.330.4500
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Max’s Mainstay All-Stars with Special Guest Jon-Erik Kellso

Trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso joins a stellar house band for an evening of standards: Chuck Redd, vibes and drums; Robert Redd, piano; John Doughten, reeds; Steve Abshire, guitar; Tom Anthony, bass and Sue Matthews, vocals. Dick Durham guests on piano. Call for reservations. $20

Contact: Mary Lou Troy

The Mainstay
5753 Main Street
Rock Hall, MD 21661
United States
410-639-9133
Event Time: 07:30 pm
United States University of Maryland: Nyumburu Jazz Club Concert

Outdoor Concert on the Terrace of the Nyumburu Cultural Center. In keeping JAZZ legacy alive, the members of the Nyumburu Jazz Club will perform Jazz Standards from the Jazz repertoire. Event is FREE and open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. (LOCATION:Next to Stamp Student Union)

Contact: Dr. Ronald Zeigler | (301) 314-7760
Official Website: Click Here

University of Maryland--Nyumburu Jazz Club
University of Maryland
Building #232
Terrace, MD 20742
United States
(301) 314-7760
Event Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
United States Local Dish~ Kennebunkport Inn

In honor of International Jazz day on April 30th, musicians Mark Gunter (keyboard & vocals), John Kumnick (bass), Lisa Mills (vocals) & Rob Duquette (percussion) will be playing covers from jazz greats such as Phoebe Snow, Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Taj Mahal, Julia Fordham and Buddy Johnson.

Contact: Lisa | 2079672621

One Dock Restaurant
1 Dock Sq
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
United States
2079672621
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Reflections on the Road: Remembering My Time in the Duke Ellington Orchestra

Musician and “Jazzistry” education program founder Vincent York hosted an evening discussion of his time touring with the famed Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Contact: Vincent York's Jazzistry | 734-761-6024
Official Website: Click Here

Kerrytown Concert House
415 North Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States
734-769-2999
Event Time: 8:00 pm
United States The Art of Jazz: A Celebration Of International Jazz Day

The Dell Pryor celebrated International Jazz Day with a multimedia event titled “The Art Of Jazz.” The program featured the work of renowned jazz photographer Chuck Stewart, followed by a jazz set with local musicians including Mike Jellick (piano), Ibrahim Jones (bass) and Alex White (drums).

Contact: Sharon | (313) 516-8435
Official Website: Click Here

Dell Pryor Gallery
4201 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
United States
(313) 833 - 6990
Event Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
United States Grand Jazz Fest 2015 Lineup Reveal on April 29, Eve of International Jazz Day

On April 29, Grand Jazz Fest presented by DTE Energy Foundation joins with H.O.M.E. at The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to announce the 2015 fest lineup.

 

Jazz Fusion Project plays starting at 7 pm.

 

At 8 pm, organizers announce the lineup for the 4th annual Grand Jazz Fest.

Contact: Molly Klimas | 616-443-4647
Official Website: Click Here

H.O.M.E. at The B.O.B.
20 Monroe Ave NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States
616-356-2000
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States 3rd Annual JAMM International Jazz Day Party and Jam

International Jazz Day celebration with JAMM and Libby’s Jazz Club featuring Grammy nominated singer Betty Joplin with drummer Jeff Shoup, Hammond B-3 organist Jim Alfredson and guitarist Benny Napoleon.
Tickets are $15 via www.jazzjamm.com and include appetizers.

Contact: George Brown | 517.740.5743
Official Website: Click Here

Libby's Jazz Club
128 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49203
United States
517.795.2629
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
United States [email protected] Celebrates International Jazz Day with the Wyandotte Roosevelt High School Jazz Ensemble

Concert series [email protected] hosted the Wyandotte Roosevelt High School Jazz Ensemble in performance. Proceeds from the event were donated to the music program at Wyandotte Roosevelt High School.

Contact: Mark Clark | +1734-497-3829

37 North Church
14250 Reek Rd.
Southgate, MI 48173
United States
+1734-283-7161
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States Alliance Française, The Dakota & Madeleine Peyroux

The Alliance Française Minneapolis/St Paul and the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant hosted vocalist Madeleine Peyroux for two performances and a luncheon celebrating International Jazz Day.

Contact: Christina Selander Bouzouina | 612 332 0436
Official Website: Click Here

The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
612-332-5299
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
United States Vocal Jazz Night With Debbie Duncan

This special Vocal Jazz Night features Minnesota’s “First Lady of Song,” Debbie Duncan. As versatile as she is entertaining, Detroit native Debbie mixes jazz, soul, R&B and down-home blues with power and swing.

Contact: Mac Santiago | 612-281-2591
Official Website: Click Here

Jazz Central Studios
407 Central Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
(612) 729-1799
Event Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
United States “We Always Swing”® Jazz Series International Jazz Day Open House

Local jazz appreciation organization presented an open house featuring live music, tours of its newly-created, 7,000-CD lending library and more.

Contact: Jon Poses
Official Website: Click Here

We Always Swing
21 N. Tenth St.
Columbia, MO 65201
United States
Event Time: 01:00 pm - 08:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day Jam At The Night Owl in St.Louis

Local venue The Night Owl hosted a jazz jam session in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Jeremy Reidy | (314) 443-0736
Official Website: Click Here

The Night Owl
3177 S Grand Blvd, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63118
United States
(314) 696-2100
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 12:30 am
United States A Blues & Jazz Excursion Through Time

Ruleville Central High School organized a fun-filled day of discussions, workshops, videos and a trip to Dockery Farms. Students learned about the musicians who lived on and around the area in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Contact: Cedric Evans | (662) 756-2080
Official Website: Click Here

Ruleville Central High School
360 L. F. Packer Drive
Ruleville, MS 38771
United States
(662) 756-2080
Event Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
United States Ojata Records – International Jazz Day Celebration – live Improvisional Jazz fest/Wiener Wigout

We’re celebrating Intl. Jazz Day ’15 with an overview of our great Jazz Records Collection, Live Improv Jazz preformances throughout the day. Enjoy Big City Style Jazz & Hot Dog Luncheon with DogMahal/#Ojata’s house band Introspective Alt. Jazz combo – Gulag. We’ll end the night with Sun-Ra flim doc

Contact: Jeremy Swisher | 7017574000

Ojata Records/DogMahal
305 N. Washington St.
Grand Forks, ND 58201
United States
7017574000
Event Time: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
United States Jazz Day at the Toadstool Bookshop

We will be playing our favorite albums from our large jazz selection all day, with a featured display and local jazz guru Eric Gagne on hand to answer all your jazz related questions and discuss his favorite records.

Contact: Toadstool Sounds

Toadstool Bookshop
12 Depot Square
Peterborough, NH 03458
United States
603-924-3543
Event Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
United States ATLANTIC CITY 2015 INT’L JAZZ DAY JAM feat. JOHN “SAX” WILLIAMS

Proud Mary’s Sports Bar & Grill presented a concert featuring saxophonist John “Sax” Williams and band, followed by an open jam session.

Contact: Dorian Gilmer | +1 609-892-5803
Official Website: Click Here

Proud Mary's Sports Bar & Grill
3209 Fairmount Avenue
@ Sovereign Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
United States
609-892-5803
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 02:00 am
United States In Praise of Pops: Celebrating The Music and Lasting Influence of Louis Armstrong

Radio station WBGO featured music played and inspired by influential jazz musician Louis Armstrong.

Contact: Steven Williams | 1-973-624-8880
Official Website: Click Here

WBGO 88.3 FM
54 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
United States
973-624-8880
Event Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
United States Barbara Bentree Sings Blossom Dearie

A 2012 New Mexico Music Award winner for “Best Vocal Performance,” Santa Fe vocalist, Barbara Bentree made her debut at local venue Outpost Performance Space with a concert featuring original arrangements of the songs of Blossom Dearie. Musicians included John Rangel, piano; Michael Anthony, guitar; Andy Zadrozny, bass; John Trentacosta, drums.

Contact: Alicia Ultan | 505-268-0044
Official Website: Click Here

Outpost Performance Space
210 Yale SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
505-268-0044
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
United States All That Jazz radio show

Jazz records from the vast archives

Contact: Matthew Finch | 505-277-5615
Official Website: Click Here

KUNM
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87110
United States
505-277-5615
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
United States Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns Las Vegas Celebration of International Jazz Day at Palms Casino (4/27)

Monday, April 27th Join 16-piece Big Band, Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns; comprised of Local Las Vegas Musicians–some of whose Original members date back to a 35-year run on the Strip–as they perform an early Celebration, Live at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. $10 Info: Palms Box Office.

Contact: Jerry Lopez | 310-713-3082
Official Website: Click Here

Palms Casino & Resort
4321 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
United States
(855) 901-0002
Event Time: 10:30 pm - 1:00 am
United States WINDY KARIGIANES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY TRIBUTE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS

From Las Vegas. Windy Karigianes will be performing a Tribute to International Jazz Day alongside a lineup of All-Star Local Musicians. Performing on the Strip since she was 16, the Sin City native just returned from a lengthy engagement in Japan.

Contact: Wendy Karigianes | 702-682-0786
Official Website: Click Here

Tuscany Suites & Casino
255 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
United States
702-893-8933
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
United States Celebrating International Jazz Day with the Hans Halt Quartet

Sundance Books and Music hosted University of Nevada – Reno Bass and Jazz Studies instructor Hans Halt for a performance featuring Eric Johnson (tenor saxophone), Pree Nakaprawing (guitar) and Miguel Jimenez (drums).

Contact: Troy Falk
Official Website: Click Here

Sundance Books and Music
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
United States
+1775 786 1188
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States Sweet Water Dance & Yoga Presents: Janinah Burnett and Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad!

SWDY welcomes you & yours into our home to celebrate Jazz Day 2015 in the Boogie Down Bronx!
The evening kicks off with a vinyl-only jazz set before the incredible vocalist Janinah Burnett takes the stage, followed by Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad.
One block from Yankee Stadium, & kid-friendly! 🙂

Contact: Yosara Trujillo | 1.718.992.2484
Official Website: Click Here

Sweet Water Dance and Yoga
876 Gerard Avenue
2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10452
United States
718.992.2484
Event Time: 5:00 am - 9:00 am
United States International Jazz Day at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Brooklyn Borough Hall will be open to the public for this live streaming event. Please join us in the Community Room on the 1st Floor.

Contact: Eileen Mullaney-Newman | 718-802-3806

Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
718-802-3700
Event Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
United States Omar Sosa Quartet @BRIC House Ballroom in Brooklyn

Omar Sosa Quartet presents ILÉ, their newest album: “The album was inspired by traditional Cuban rhythms and created in collaboration with fellow Camagüeyanos, Ernesto Simpson on drums, and Leandro Saint-Hill on alto saxophone, flute and clarinet, and Mozambican Childo Tomas.”

Contact: Scott Price
Official Website: Click Here

BRIC House Ballroom
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place.)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
718-683-5600
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Interchurch Center in Harlem hosts the 4th Annual Concert To Feed The Hungry on International Jazz Day

Organizers produced a daylong event consisting of morning workshops, symposia for students and local residents, and a 7pm evening concert featuring an international array of renowned artists including saxophonist Dave Liebman, bassist Larry Grenadier, singer/songwriters Rebecca Martin and Leni Stern, drummer Winard Harper, jazz and blues vocalist Sandra Reaves-Phillips, organist Akiko, pianist Migiwa Miyajima and percussionist Alioune Faye. The event was produced by Buddhist Global Relief in partnership with Jazzmobile and The New Heritage Theatre Group. Also included the participation of Mayors for Peace, Community Works, the Harlem Music Fest and United States Congressman Charles B. Rangel, among others.

Contact: Voza Rivers | 917 334 8694
Official Website: Click Here

Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Drive & West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States
United States Joey Alexander Trio–Album Release Concert and Webcast

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola hosted a webcast of 11-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander’s debut album release party, featuring rising stars Russell Hall (bass) and Sammy Miller (drums). An exciting look at the future of jazz.

Contact: Jake Cohen | 212-258-9813
Official Website: Click Here

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
The Shops at Columbus Circle
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
United States
212-258-9595
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
United States INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY – A TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS

The Dwyer Cultural Center hosted a celebration of the music and art of Miles Davis, featuring a panel discussion with author Quincy Troupe and musicians Jimmy Cobb and Wallace Roney.  The event was moderated by WBGO’s Sheila Anderson, with selected works of Miles Davis on display and available for purchase.

Contact: Minerva Diaz | 917-524-8001
Official Website: Click Here

Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St. Nicholas Avenue
Entrance located on West 123rd Street
New York, NY 10027
United States
917-524-8001
Event Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
United States UNITED NATIONS celebrates IJD

Organizer LeitmotivArts presented a concert at the United Nations featuring drummer Marko Djordjevic (Serbia) & saxophonist Tivon Pennicott (USA). Saxophonist Jan Kus (Slovenia) joined in with his quartet composed of bassist Dan Martinez (USA), drummer Zan Tetickovic (Slovenia) & pianist Sean Fitzpatrick (USA).

Contact: LeitmotivArts

United Nations New York - Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium
42nd Street and 1st Avenue
New York, NY
United States
Event Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
United States International Jazz Day with MARKO DJORDJEVIC & SVETI

LeitmotivArts is pleased to announce the 2nd concert in New York City in honor of the International Jazz Day with MARKO DJORDJEVIC & SVETI, featuring Julian Pollack on keys and Evan Marien on bass.  Come on down to Gallery MC on May 1st and join in the celebration!

Contact: Danijela Milic, LeitmotivArts

Gallery MC
549 W 52nd St., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10019
United States
(212) 581-1966
Event Time: 8:00 pm
United States Not-for-Profit-Jazz Ensemble performing at the United Nations, New York

In celebration of International Jazz Day 2015, the Not-for-Profit Jazz Ensemble will perform a set at the United Nations Secretariat beginning at 18:30. The Ensemble sextet features bass, clarinet, drums, guitar, piano, saxophone. The concert is open only to holders of United Nations grounds passes.

Contact: Orrin Summerell

United Nations Secretariat Room S-2727
United Nations Secretariat First Avenue and East 46th St.
New York, NY 10017
United States
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
United States INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY IN HARLEM

WHCR 90.3FM is proud to celebrate Latin Jazz & Afro Cuban Jazz LIVE at www.whcr.org. Yosvany Terry , Michele Rosewoman and Steve Kroon, among others will be guests.

Contact: Daa'iYa L. Sanusi | 01-347-237-2823
Official Website: Click Here

WHCR 90.3FM NYC
160 Convent Avenue
Nac Building
New York, NY 10031
United States
917-795-6356
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United States Grace Garland Duo LIVE in NYC!

Singer/Songwriter Ms. Grace Garland “sings & swings” Jazz Standards & Originals(& a bit of comedic “improv” ) with her guitarist or pianist! NO cover/Great Infused Vodkas:) For SECRET word for a FREE vodka shot(with a purchase):) Please check TWITTER @jazzmatchmaker

Contact: Grace Garland
Official Website: Click Here

Anyway Cafe
34 East 2nd Street
New York, , NY 10002
United States
212 533 3412
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00
United States Matt Baker: Solo Piano Live Stream

Matt will be taking requests, playing original music, standards, and a Q&A, all live from his living room! The Australian born 3x semi finalist in the Montreux International Solo Jazz Piano competition is proud to call New York home. The New York Times called him “The Australian Piano Whiz”.

Contact: Concert Window
Official Website: Click Here

Concert Window
Online event
New York, NY
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States Joey DeFrancesco and The City Rhythm Orchestra celebrate International Jazz Day

Joey DeFrancesco and the City Rhythm Orchestra celebrate International Jazz Day in New York big band style.

This critically acclaimed collaboration places the modern master of the jazz organ at the center of today’s top big bands.

Contact: GD
Official Website: Click Here

Birdland Jazz Club
315 West 44th St
New York, NY 10036
United States
1-480-208-1305
Event Time: 8:30 - 12:30 am
United States GLORIA REUBEN AT NYC’s METROPOLITAN ROOM

Actress GLORIA REUBEN’s final NYC performance at The Metropolitan Room, in celebration of her just released new MCG Jazz album, PERCHANCE TO DREAM.

Contact: dis COMPANY/David Salidor | 212 245 5909

The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
212 206 0440
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
United States Antonio Mazzei Trio

Venezuelan-born pianist Antonio Mazzei plays the music from his upcoming project as a leader celebrating The International Jazz Day.

Event is free and open to public.

Contact: Antonio Mazzei
Official Website: Click Here

780 Riverside Drive
780 Riverside Drive , Lobby outdoors.
New York, NY 10032
United States
Event Time: 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
United States Jazz Clogging

Part of SUNY Potsdam’s LoKo (Lougheed-Kofoed) Festival of the Arts. Learn some simple steps during this unique and upbeat class featuring a modern clogging style of dance to jazz music. Special shoes not required.

Contact: Melisa Baena | 1(516)728-0587

Crane School of Music - Bishop Hall C107
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, , NY 13676
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United States Spontaneous Duos: A Free 2015 International Jazz Day Celebration

Students at the Eastman Community Music School presented a concert of spontaneous, overlapping jazz duos featuring John Nyerges, Vince Ercolamento, Andy Calabrese, Matt Bevan-Perkins, Sharada Shashidhar, Colin Gordon, Brandon Choi, Tim Forster, Max Kanowitz, and Ben Proctor.

Contact: Chris Teal | +15092300688
Official Website: Click Here

Messinger One (Eastman Community Music School)
The Corner of East Ave and Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604
United States
+15092300688
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
United States Vocal Jazz Celebration

Performances by the Easy Money Big Band, the Twy-Lites, Standards Plus & the Rome Free Academy Jazz Voices, Select Choir, and Mixed Chorus. Set list includes songs recorded by Frank Sinatra, Bette Midler, Buddy Johnson, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington. Special tribute to the music of Ray Charles.

Contact: Twyla Edwards | +1-315-725-4640
Official Website: Click Here

Rome Free Academy
95 Dart Circle
Rome, NY 133441
United States
315-334-7200
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
United States MJ Territo Quartet

Restaurant hosted a performance by the MJ Territo Quartet playing standards and original tunes. With Victor LaGamma, piano; Lee Marvin, bass; Jon Doty, drums.

Contact: MJ Territo | 011-914-318-6667
Official Website: Click Here

An American Bistro
296 Columbus Ave
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
United States
(914) 793-0807
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
United States “Let Freedom Swing” at SCPA

The Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra of the College-Conservatory of Music and the Jazz Ensemble of the School for Creative and Performing Arts presented the performative program “Let Freedom Swing” – the story of American democracy, civil rights and the Harlem Renaissance as told through jazz.

Contact: Jeff Seibert | 513-621-7500
Official Website: Click Here

School for Creative and Performing Arts
108 W. Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States
513-621-7500
Event Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
United States BLUEbridgeJAZZseries Celebrates International Jazz Day

Cincinnati jazz performance series hosted a program at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, including spoken word with student poets from the School for Creative and Performing Arts, The William Menefield Trio, Cohesion Jazz Ensemble, and “ISWHAT?!”

Contact: Susan Gray | 513-702-7891

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States
(513) 333-7739
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States “International Jazz Day” Appreciation Fundraiser in Cincinnati, OH

Enjoy a lively International Jazz Day celebrating our local jazz talent here at home!! This fundraiser benefits the 30th anniversary of Cincinnati’s “It’s Commonly Jazz” series. Features popular vocalist Lavieena Campbell & pianist Clifford Adams. Showtime 7:30. $30 admission includes buffet!

Contact: Mark Yates | +1-513-221-1151
Official Website: Click Here

The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206
United States
513-221-1151
Event Time: 7:30 pm
United States Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland Presents Ester Rada

To celebrate International Jazz Day, Tri-C JazzFest brought Israeli-born Ethiopian singer Ester Rada to Cleveland. Critics describe her genre-mixing sound as “gracefully combining Ethio-Jazz, Urban-funk, Neo-Soul and R&B.

Contact: Cliffie Jones | 216-987-4444
Official Website: Click Here

Hanna Theatre
PlayhouseSquare
067 East 14th St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States
216-241-6000
Event Time: 7:30 pm
United States Jazz Around The World Special

Celebrate Jazz Music From Around the Globe All Day On Jazz Day, April 30th on www.star107fm.com
“The Heartbeat of Your City”

Contact: Clunie Damus | 614-893-8607
Official Website: Click Here

STAR107FM
1766 Rocky Pine Loop S
Columbus, OH 43229
United States
614-893-8607
Event Time: 1:00 am - 12:00 am
United States Jazz Arts Group Season Finale: Maria Schneider

Jazz Arts Group will be celebrating International Jazz Day with our Season Finale concert, featuring Maria Schneider!

When: May 1st & 2nd, 8PM
Where: Southern Theatre in Columbus, Ohio

Contact: Joey Hendrickson | http://www.JazzArtsGroup.org

Southern Theatre
21 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43215
United States
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Lake High School Jazz Festival

Jazz festival featuring 4 high school jazz bands and 1 middle school jazz band from Stark County Ohio!

Contact: Josh Laux

Lake High School Performing Arts Hall
436 King Church Avenue SW Door 3
Door 3
Uniontown, OH 44685
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States The Stockton Helbing Trio featuring Shelley Carrol at the University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab

UCO Jazz Lab held an afternoon masterclass and evening concert featuring renowned jazz musicians Stockton Helbing and Shelley Carrol. Stockton is the current drummer with Doc Severinsen and Shelley plays saxophone with the Duke Ellington Orchestra!

Contact: Brian Gorrell | 405-359-7989 x 278
Official Website: Click Here

University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab
100 East 5th Street
Edmond, OK 73034
United States
(405) 359-7989
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Shelly Carroll and Stockton Helbing

Stockton Helbing is not very good at sitting still. When not drumming he is being a composer, arranger, producer, band leader, educator, music director, author, and/or entrepreneur.

Saxophonist, Shelley Carrol hails from family of gospel singers and musicians in Houston, Texas.

Contact: Clint Rohr | (405) 359-7989 x273
Official Website: Click Here

University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab
100 East 5th Street
Edmond, OK 73034
United States
(405) 359-7989
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
United States Laura Cunard’s Jazz Jam at Coyote’s with Ron Steen

Coyote’s Bar and Grill hosted a jam session featuring vocalist Laura Cunard and jazz drummer Ron Steen.

Contact: Laura Martinez | +1 503-236-3721
Official Website: Click Here

Coyote's Bar and Grill
5301 W. Baseline Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
United States
+1503-640-7225
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Wine Up On Williams Jazz Jam Session with Christopher Brown

Local wine bar hosted an evening jam session led by jazz drummer Christopher Brown.

Contact: Laura Martinez | +1 503-236-3721
Official Website: Click Here

Wine Up On Williams
3037 N Williams Avenue
Portland , OR 97227
United States
+1503-236-3377
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day at Settlement Music school

Settlement Music School-Wynnefield Branch presented its students, ranging from middle school to adult, in concert.

Contact: Karin Orenstein | +1 610 308 0664

Settlement Music School-Wynnefield Branch
4910 Wynnefield Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States
+1215 320 2642
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States Danilo Perez featuring the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Band

Danilo Perez and The Berklee Global Jazz Institute celebrated International Jazz Day with workshops and concerts for elementary and high school students, thanks to the Newport Festival Foundation.

Contact: Bennett Jackson
Official Website: Click Here

The Casino Theatre
194 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
United States
Event Time: 10:00 am
United States Jazz at Seasons By The Lake

The Clemson Faculty Jazz Combo Concert

Contact: Monty Craig | 864-349-6500

Seasons By The Lake
230 Seasons Dr
Clemson, SC 29631
United States
864-656-7444
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
United States “Jazz Nightly” Public Radio Jazz Show–South Dakota Public Broadcasting Radio Network

Tune into “Jazz Nightly with Jim Clark” 8 to 11pm CT Mon-Fri. On April 30, Jim will feature seminal artists in jazz history —Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, in addition to recorded selections from South Dakota jazz artists.

Contact: Jim Clark | (605) 677-3117
Official Website: Click Here

"Jazz Nightly," South Dakota Public Broadcasting Network
South Dakota Public Broadcasting , Al Neuharth Media Center,
555 North Dakota
Street Vermillion, SD 57069
United States
(605)-677-3117
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States Scruffy City Film & Music Festival Celebrates International Jazz Day 2015

In honor of International Jazz Day, The Scruffy City Film & Music Festival presented the live broadcast of the 2015 All-Star Global Concert from Paris, France, free of charge to the public, at the Scruffy City Hall, a 150 seat “Cine Pub” featuring a gorgeous screening facility.

Contact: Kelle Jolly | 18656227174
Official Website: Click Here

Scruffy City Hall
32 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902
United States
(865) 524-2224
Event Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
United States The Chester Thompson Trio

April 29th The Chester Thompson Trio will conduct a master class on the praxis of practicing jazz, it’s derivatives. They will also demonstrate the role of the rhythm section in a big band versus a combo. The Trio will perform songs from their new CD “Aproved” April 30th.

Contact: Paul McKinney | 901-246-4648

The University of Memphis
3775 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38152
United States
901-678-3069
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
United States International Jazz Day Celebration / Nashville, TN 2015

The Nashville Jazz Composers Collective (NJCC) is celebrating International Jazz Day in Nashville, TN at the WO Smith Community Music School. (WO Smith was the bassist on Coleman Hawkins’ Body & Soul) *students, please bring an instrument.

Contact: Jeff Coffin | (615) 308.7475
Official Website: Click Here

WO Smith Community Music School
1125 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
United States
(615) 255.8355
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States UT Lunchtime Jazz Appreciation Discussion: Jazz and Social Justice

Taking Cornel West’s “jazz freedom fighter” idea as a starting point, students at the University of Texas at Austin listened and learned about jazz musicians who have advanced ideas of social justice and civil rights through their improvisational compositions.

Contact: John Halaburt | 512-232-3412
Official Website: Click Here

The University of Texas at Austin
200 W. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78757
United States
512-232-3412
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
United States City Of Austin International Jazz Day Proclamation

-Proclamation given to Austin Jazz Society by Mayor City of Austin & Council-member Ora Houstin
-Proclamation read & Jazz Music Played Austin Radio
KAZI-FM, KOOP-FM, KUTX-FM
-Proclamation read & Jam Session
Elephant Room
Brass House
Gallery at the Continental Club

Contact: Keith Braithwaite
Official Website: Click Here

City of Austin, TX
301 W. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
United States
Event Time: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
United States Jazz Day 2015 – El Paso, TX – presented by Alliance Française

The Alliance Française of El Paso presented a concert program that featured local jazz artists exploring various jazz styles through the eras. Organized in partnership with the Daniel Rodriguez Jazz Quartet and The Garden restaurant in downtown El Paso, TX.

Contact: Christiane Gomez | 915-585-1789
Official Website: Click Here

The Garden
511 Western Court
El Paso, TX 79901
United States
915-544-4400
Event Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
United States Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green with Jason Moran

This free concert featured pianist Jason Moran and the HSPVA Jazz Department at the Discovery Green urban park.

Contact: Leo Boucher | 713-524-7601
Official Website: Click Here

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77002
United States
713-524-5050
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
United States San Antonio – Songs and Stories

A celebration of San Antonio’s longstanding and distinguished jazz tradition. Journalist-historian Jim Beal, Jr. hosted stories punctuated by musical interludes. Event featured the unveiling of Stephen McDowell’s photo portrait, “A Great Day in SA.”

Contact: Katchie Cartwright | 001-210-829-1618

Liberty Bar
1111 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78210
United States
(210) 227-1187
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Randy’s Records playing jazz LPs on & off all day

Record shop played jazz records for customers in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Austin

Randy's Records
157 E. 900 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
United States
Event Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
United States George Mason University Jazz Ensemble w/ Eric Alexander!

The George Mason University Jazz Ensemble (director, Jim Carroll) celebrated International Jazz Day with a concert featuring special guest artist, tenor saxophonist and composer Eric Alexander!

Contact: Dr. Darden Purcell
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Hilton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
United States
888-945-2468
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Vermont Jazz Center Student Ensembles, End of Semester Concert

Vermont Jazz Center celebrates International Jazz Day with a concert featuring students from four of the VJC’s student ensembles. On April 30th at 7:00 PM, come listen to the Youth Jazz Ensemble, the Women’s Jazz Harmony Ensemble, the Latin Jazz Ensemble and the VJC Sextet. Bring a snack to share!

Contact: Eugene Uman | 802 254 9088
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Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222
Brattleboro, VT 05301
United States
802 254 9088
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy & More Electric Tour

Performance featuring Al Di Meola and band members: Philippe Saisse, Gumbi Ortiz, Joel Taylor & Armand Sabel Lecco.

Contact: Rachael Millikan | 206-441-9729

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
2033 6th Ave and Lenora (alley entrance)
2010 5th Ave (free parking location - Westin Bldg Garage)
Seattle, WA 98121
United States
206-441-9729
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
United States International Jazz Festival – Seattle

Local production company Arena Music Promotion hosted the jazz duo of Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio at an exclusive venue in Capitol Hill on April 30, 2015, in celebration of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Charles Graham | 2067862819
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Live at the Church
Capitol Hill
Seattle, WA 98112
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Seattle Center and Jazz In The City Concert Series host the 2nd Annual International Jazz Day Free Lunch Concert at the Seattle Center Armory.

The 2015 International Jazz Day at Seattle Center stars the Folks Trio featuring trumpeter Owour Arunga. The Folks Trio: pianist Darrius Willrich, bassist Evan Flory-Barnes and drummer Dvonne Lewis. The concert is produced by the Seattle Center and Jazz In The City Concert Series.

Contact: Dr. James R. Gore

Seattle Center Armory
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
206-684-7200
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
United States American Museum of Peace 2015 IJD Concert Program – DC

The American Museum of Peace celebrated International Jazz Day with a tribute to the power of jazz to promote peace, dialogue, diversity and respect. Program included live music, an historical presentation and food.

Contact: Jeanne Boardman | 01-202-627-0786
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Busboys & Poets
2021 14th St NW @V Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States
(202) 387-7638
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Elijah Jamal Balbed CD Release Party – Lessons From the Streets

The historic Washington, DC jazz club Bohemian Caverns presented a concert by saxophonist and composer Elijah Jamal Balbed. Event celebrated the official release of Balbed’s second CD, entitled “Lessons From the Streets.”

Contact: Elijah Balbed | 3016423596
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Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
(202) 299-0800
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
United States Potomac State Jazz Ensemble Concert

Potomac State University community Jazz Big Band under the direction of Fred Kesner will be performing a number of pieces from Count Basie to Buddy Rich to Wayne Shorter.

Contact: Bart Lay | 304-788-1055

Church McKee Arts Center
5. Church-McKee Arts Center
Keyser, WV 26726
United States
304-788-6820
Event Time: 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm