2018 Global Celebrations

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Albania “Swing Marathon” 3rd Edition

Hemingway Fan Club Albania is getting ready to welcome you again to the station of the only train in the world that takes you back in time! “SWING MARATHON” (Third Edition) !!
Are you ready again for 12 hours of “Swing”-ing, in the train, on the Road and at the Theater ?!
Take the ”Train of Dreams” that goes back in time (specific dress code), jazz, dancing, happiness, many surprises, wonderful jazz bands from across the world, and many more…
Train departs from Tirana, at 12:00 !

Contact: Rodmir Sukaj | +355 692088121

Hemingway Bar Rruga Kont Urani
Tirana 1001, Albania

Event Time: 12:00
Argentina Día Internacional del Jazz – Rosario 2018

Jazz en Rosario is very proud and grateful to participate in the celebration of this world event since 2013. This year’s event will consist in a series of concerts open to the public that will include musicians from all over the country.

Contact: Federico Riva | +9 54 341 5450467

Sala Lavarden Mendoza 1085
Rosario, Santa Fe
Australia International Jazz Day

In 2018 the International Jazz Day will be celebrated in North West Tasmania for the seventh time. Starting at the Shearwater Resort in 2012, moving to the Ulverstone Wharf in 2013 and Burnie Regional Art Gallery in 2014 and 2015. Burnie Arts & Function Centre’s Theatre hosted the event in 2016 and since 2017 the Centre has started including it in its annual Subscription Season of events.

In 2018 International Jazz Day is featuring the Sydney saxophonist and clarinetist Bradford Child.

Contact: Viktor Zappner | +61 364317216

Burnie Arts & Function Centre 77-79 Wilmot Street
Burnie, Tasmania
+61 364305850

Event Time: 19:30
Azerbaijan Opening ceremony of Rotunda Jazz Club

The opening ceremony of the new jazz club in Baku is specially timed to the Jazz Day!
Azerbaijan has a paradoxically interesting history of the development of jazz since the 30s of the last century, the Soviet era, the time of heavy repression of musicians to the present days of prosperity. The new Rotunda Jazz Club as a symbol of peace will host the best jazz musicians with a concert and we invite fans of high music from all over the world to Baku!

Contact: Leyla Efendiyeva | +994 557742623
Official Website: Click here

Rotunda Jazz Club 90A Nizami Str.
Baku, Azerbaijan
+994 124652000

Event Time: 20:00
Chile Dia Internacional del Jazz San Fernando 2018

El 30 de abril, estaremos Celebrando nuestro tercer Dia Internacional del jazz en San Fernando. Este año de manera especial queremos motivar e incluir a niños de colegio y estudiantes de música, a impregnarse de esta hermosa forma de crear, y de llevar el mensaje de paz al mundo.
Sin duda será una gran Jornada de jazz, lo daremos todo para que así sea.
Nos Vemos este 30 de abril del 2018.


On 30 April, we will celebrate our third International Jazz Day in San Fernando. This year we wish to motivate and include schoolchildren and students of music in order to inspire them with this beautiful means of creating, and to bring the message of peace to the world.
It will undoubtedly be a great day of jazz.
We will see you on 30 April, 2018.

Contact: Rodrigo Piña | +569 77405480

Centro Cultural San Fernando Carampangue esquina Argomedo
San Fernando, VI Región

Programa especial de Bajo Fondo Radio Club, JAZZ DAY (Dia Internacional del Jazz 2018). Entrevistas y Testimonios de importantes músicos y gestores culturales de Hispanoamérica.
107.5 Javeriana Estéreo Cali / Colombia. Dirección: Daniel Mariscal / Argentina.
Sitio Oficial: https://soundcloud.com/bajofondoradioclub


Special edition of the Bajo Fondo Radio Club, on JAZZ DAY (International Jazz Day 2018). Interviews and testimonials from important musicians and cultural influencers from Latin America.
107.5 Javeriana Estéreo Cali / Colombia. Management: Daniel Mariscal / Argentina.
Official website: https://soundcloud.com/bajofondoradioclub

Contact: Daniel Alberto Mariscal | +57 3147928512
Official Website: Click here

Javeriana Estereo Cali calle 18 No 118-250
Cali, Valle del Cauca
+57 2 321-82-00

Event Time: 16:00
Congo 1948-2018: Bakolo Music International celebrates its 70 years of existence with a European Tour

The pioneers of 50s Congolese rumba roots music are back on International stages!
Bakolo Music International, the Congo Kinshasa-based rumba pioneers of the 50’s, are returning to the stage, celebrating the 70th year of the group. Born on the banks of the mystic Congo River, Bakolo Music International, which means the “Music Masters”, is the longest-serving rumba group based out of the DRC’s capital.

Contact: Jeanne Vu Van | +243 812771778
Official Website: Click here

Bakolo Music International European Tour 8 Avenue Milambo
Kinshasa, Gombe

Event Time: 21:21
Dominican Republic SANDY GABRIEL & FRIENDS

Estaremos Ofreciendo Como Cada Año Un Súper Jazz Concert Con Grandes Invitados Especiales Con Toda La Profesionalidad Que Siemrpe Nos Caracteriza , Aprovechando Para Celebrar el 20 Aniversario de Nuestra Banda 🙏🎷🎷🎷


Like every year, we will offer a super jazz concert with special invited guests, with all of our characteristic professionalism, seizing this opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our band.

Contact: Saga Music | +1 8098688339

Event Time: 09:00
Greece JazZoo meets International Jazz Day

J Concert Series to celebrate the International Jazz Day 2018, 29th & 30th April 2018.
The JazZoo Concert Series will celebrate again the IJD, with a two-day festival, on 29th & 30th April 2018. Our celebration for 2017 was a big hit among jazz fans and musicians alike, so we feel very confident for this year’s celebration. Two days of concerts with, mainly, Greek musicians of the jazz idiom. Surprises and after parties will be there of course.

Contact: Alekos Vretos | +30 2106745375

The Zoo 45 Zoodochou Pigis
Chalandri, Attiki
+30 2106745375

Event Time: 15:01 - 22:59
India Jazz Goa celebrates International Jazz Day

Concert featuring Jazz Junction with guest artists from all over the world.

Contact: Jazz Goa | +91 9657574480
Official Website: Click here

Central Library Auditorium Panjim, Near Police Station
Panjim, Goa
+91 08322404691

Event Time: 19:00
Indonesia Batam Jazz Rendezvous

Batam will participate to celebrate the International Jazz Day for the 6th time.
We will have some gigs and music clinics in the whole of April 2018 as a Jazz Appreciation Month and also as a roadshow to IJD 2018.
The main event (IJD 2018) will be held at Lapangan Engku Putri Batam, which will be filled by Indonesian and international musicians.

Contact: Gardiana Karnasaputra | +62 8127704884

Lapangan Engku Puteri Batam Jl. Engku Putri, Tlk. Tering, Batam Kota, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia

Event Time: 19:00
Italy Feeling Blue Jazz al Saint Patrick Jazz Club

Feeling Blue Jazz al Saint Patrick Jazz Club Barletta
Vanna Sasso – Voce
Domenico Balducci – Pianoforte
Dario Doronzo – Flicorno
Giuseppe Bissanti – Sax
Pino Catino – Batteria


“Feeling Blue Jazz” at the Saint Patrick Jazz Club Barletta
Vanna Sasso – Voice
Domenico Balducci – Piano
Dario Doronzo – Flugelhorn
Giuseppe Bissanti – Sax
Pino Catino – Drums

Contact: Francesco Petruzzelli | +39 3486618546
Official Website: Click here

Saint Patrick Jazz Club 17 Via Cialdini
Barletta, Puglia, Italy
+39 3486618546

Event Time: 22:00
Italy Bergamo for International Jazz Day 2018

Bergamo for International Jazz Day 2017: 19 events, 14 locations, more than 150 musicians.
The city of jazz: concerts.
The city of listening: lessons and conferences.
The city of eyes: photo exhibitions.

Contact: Claudio Angeleri | +39 3358205456
Official Website: Click here

Auditorium della Libertà Piazza della Libertà
Bergamo, Italy

Event Time: 20:00
Italy AMM (Associazione Musica Monteggiori) International Jazz Day Concert

In the beautiful town of Monteggiori (Lucca,Tuscany), a non-stop concert from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Contact: Bruno Romani | +39 3407532797

Corte Agli Orti Nº7
AMM studio
Monteggiori, Italy
+34 07532797

Event Time: 16:00
Italy Sicilian In Jazz & International Jazz Day Siracusa 2018

In the ancient market of Siracusa, ARCA Siracusa will produce a three-day jazz festival dedicated to Sicily and its jazz, with an eye to international jazz. The objective is to promote local musical and artistic excellence, with a focus on local and Sicilian traditions. From April 28 to 30.

Contact: Giuseppe Mandalari | +39 3346436419
Official Website: Click here

Antico Mercato Via Trento 5
Siracusa, Sicily

Event Time: 10:00
Japan Iwakuni Jazz Street 2018

Iwakuni Jazz Street 2018 will be held at Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi, JAPAN on 21st and 22nd April 2018. This year we will hold a ‘Bigband Concert’ at Iwakuni Synphonia Hall on Saturday 21st April, and the Street Jazz event ‘Machinaka JAZZ’ at TEN venues in the downtown area. 50 bands will join performing live jazz shows all through the day to celebrate the International Jazz Day.

Contact: Daigo Hashimoto | +81 9065442036
Official Website: Click here

Iwakuni Jazz Street Performance Venues Iwakuni, Yamaguchi

Event Time: 12:00
Kazakhstan Jazz Day at KIS Almaty

We are going to have a jazz concert with our Primary and Middle school students playing piano and our School Band. We will prepare a presentation about Jazz Day and show it before the concert.

Contact: Madina

KIS Utegen Batyra
Almaty, Almaty Region
+7 727 395 33 54

Event Time: 08:45
Malawi Music Crossroads Malawi Jazz Jamz

Music Students of Music Crossroads Malawi Academy, local and international jazz musicians, and jazz lovers will have a full intimate day of jazz performances and discussions to be held at Music Crossroads Malawi Centre.

Contact: Gayighayi Mathews Mfune | +265 999916799
Official Website: Click here

Music Crossroads Malawi Centre Lilongwe, Malawi
+265 999916799

Event Time: 10:00
Mexico Jazztival Michoacán – Día Internacional del Jazz

The Jazztival Michoacán 2018 will be celebrating its fifteenth edition. To celebrate the International Jazz Day, April 30 will conclude three days of intense jazz activity in Morelia and the interior of the state of Michoacan, where there will be concerts by local artists and national and international figures. We will also have our fourth edition of the Student Jazz Ensembles Contest. There will be presentations of records, books, lectures and master classes.

Contact: Juan Alzate | +52 14434101980
Official Website: Click here

Día internacional del Jazz
Jazztival Michoacán 2018
Av. Morelos Norte 485
Centro Histórico
Morelia, Michoacán

Event Time: 20:00
Mexico Chamacos Jazz Fest

Músicos y artistas se reúnen para celebrar el día internacional del Jazz y al mismo tiempo el día del niño mexicano con música de jazz y actividades divertidas para niños y para adultos.


Musicians and artists get together to celebrate internacional Jazz Day and at the same time Mexican Children’s Day with jazz music and fun activities for kids and adults alike.

Contact: Esther | +52 3221319161
Official Website: Click here

Cuates y Cuetes Francisca Rodríguez 101, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
+52 3221319161

Event Time: 11:00


Contact: DR KAGISO MOLOI | +264 852222278
Official Website: Click here

ENERGY 100 FM STUDIO Bismarck Street
Windhoek, Namibia

Event Time: 14:00
Sao Tome and Principe Leve-Leve Jazz

Come and join us for an evening with traditional Sao Tomé food, our lovely resident act (Zezito Mendes) and a guest act. Dinner (buffet) or just drinks. Please book in advance [email protected] or +239 991 6552.

Contact: Anisia Mota | +239 991 6552

Praia Inhame Ecolodge Praia Inhame
Porto Alegre
São Tomé, São Tomé
+239 991 6552

Event Time: 19:30
South Africa Avzal Ismail and New Vintage

Iconic South African keyboard player with his new group New Vintage participating for the first time in the International Jazz Day celebration live from Bailey’s live music venue in Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

The group also features
Andrew Roman : Bass
Nicholas Mc Readie : Drums
Nolo Ntseko : Saxes

And special guest vocalist : Lee Ann Fortuin.

New Vintage will be paying homage to the many artists that have influenced and inspired them through the years.

Contact: Avzal Ismail | +27 632137095
Official Website: Click here

Bailey's Live music venue. 61 Van Buuren road
Germiston, Gauteng
+27 0104933452

Event Time: 16:00
South Africa The Brotherhood of breath – Blue Notes Celebration

This occasion will celebrate the sound of the Blue Notes feat: Chris McGregor, Dudu Phukwana, Mongezi Feza, Nik Moyakhe, Johnny Dyani and Louis Moholo.

Contact: Nehru Mali | +27 721330436

Blue Velvet Jazz Pretoria, Gauteng
+27 721330436

Event Time: 11:04
Spain Majorca International Jazz Day – Tribute to Bebo Valdés

As each year since 2012, Majorca celebrates with a tribute. In 2018, the centenary birthday of Bebo Valdés, we will call our day “International Latin Jazz Day.” The main event will be “Cine&Jazz” with lectures by Fernando Trueba and three film screenings featuring Bebo: “Chico y Rita,” “Street 54,” and “Miracle of Candeal.”

Contact: Oscar Pipkin | +34 699911102

Palma de Majorca Carrer del General Riera, 3
07003 Palma
Illes Balears, Spain

Event Time: 21:00
Togo International Jazzday / Togoville Jazz

Festival International de Jazz du Togo avec ouverture officielle par la célébration de la journée internationale du Jazz le 30 Avril 2018.


The Togo International Jazz Festival, featuring an official opening on 30 April, 2018 in honor of the celebration of International Jazz Day.

Contact: DICK Koffi Mawuto | +228 90057535

Centre Culturel Filbleu-Aréma Boulevard Du 30 Aout, Lome, Togo

Event Time: 19:00
Trinidad and Tobago UTT International Jazz Day Concert

Faculty and students perform in a variety of ensembles from the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s Academy for the Performing Arts.

Contact: Aidan Chamberlain | +1 868 352 0548
Official Website: Click here

UTT Academy for the Performing Arts NAPA
Keate St
Port of Spain, POS
+1 716 581 0572

Event Time: 07:00
United Arab Emirates IB1 Music Class

Focusing on jazz music for daily routine in IB1 music:
— Ear Training: Jazz Progressions
— Listening Response: Jazz chart not yet studied
— Theory/History: Specifics based on need
— Performance: Jazz Piano & Improvisation

Contact: Meredith Warren

AISA American International School in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Event Time: 08:00
United Kingdom International Jazz Day Celebrations

‘On The Edge’ @OTE_Orchestra presents its 4th year of celebrations for International Jazz Day at Starbucks Five Ways, Birmingham England, UK.

Expect high quality, live jazz from local emerging jazz musicians on the Birmingham scene.

Contact: Fiona Ord-Shrimpton | +44 7815740666
Official Website: Click here

Starbucks Five Ways Unit 1, 30 Hagley Rd
Birmingham, West Midlands
B16 8PE
+44 121 455 6562

Event Time: 13:00
United States The N.W. Arkansas Jazz All-Star Youth Ensemble with Conrad Herwig

The NW Arkansas Jazz All-Stars Youth Ensemble presents an evening of Big Band Jazz with guest artist Conrad Herwig. The concert is the showcase event after 12 weeks of rehearsals with professional jazz musicians. Gifted students from schools across the region make up the band and the repertoire includes originals, standards and some tunes from Herwig’s book.

Contact: Robert Ginsburg | +1 479 571 2751
Official Website: Click here

Walton Arts Center 495 West Dickson
Fayetteville, AR
+1 479 443 9216

Event Time: 19:00
United States International Jazz Day Jazzabration®

Join us as we celebrate Jazz & Blues Legends. Stay Tuned.

Contact: Linda Morgan | +1 562 762 6441
Official Website: Click here

Morningside UCC Fellowship Hall 8722 Crenshaw Blvd
Inglewood, California

Event Time: 00:00
United States The Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio

The Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio, a guitar-bass-drums trio led by guitarist Joe Carter, will present a free concert of music from “Both Sides of the Equator,” sometimes referred to as “the Best of Both Worlds,” featuring jazz standards and songs from the Great American songbook plus Bossa Novas, Sambas and Choros from Brazil with a few originals thrown into the mix.

Contact: Joe Carter | +1 203 371 7735

Sacred Heart University 5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT

Event Time: 19:00
United States Young at Heart – The Music of Neil Young

Young at Heart is an opportunity for the South Florida community to experience the music of Neil Young in an entirely new context (i.e. jazz arrangements), on a day set aside to officially celebrate Jazz music, April 30, 2018, International Jazz Day. The intergenerational Jazz concert will feature the Nicole Yarling Quartet with special guests, and the Jazz Education Community Coalition (JECC Bootcamp Ensemble), the young people she mentors.

Contact: Nicole Yarling | +1 561 866 6323

Broward Center 201 SW 5th Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
+1 954 462 0222

Event Time: 08:00
United States Boise Jazz Society presents the Amina Figarova Sextet

Amina Figarova: 2014, 2015 and 2016 Downbeat Critics Poll: Rising Star Composers

April 29, 2018, Riverside Hotel, Sapphire Room, Boise, Idaho-Free, Boise Community Jazz Symposium, 4 pm, Concert, 7 pm

Contact: Mike Samball | +1 208 425 3498
Official Website: Click here

Sapphire Room
Riverside Hotel
2900 W Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID 83714
United States Boise Jazz Society presents the Amina Figarova Sextet

Amina Figarova: 2014, 2015 and 2016 Downbeat Critics Poll: Rising Star Composers

April 30, 2018, Free, Jazz Education Events, 4 -6:30 pm, Boise State University, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts Recital Hall, Boise, Idaho

Contact: Mike Samball | +1 208 425 3498
Official Website: Click here

Morrison Center Recital Hall
Boise State University
2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725
United States Music of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers

New York City based VPJBB (Valery Ponomarev Jazz Big Band), AKA Our Father Who Art Blakey Big Band, will play the music of the Messengers arranged by the band’s leader Valery Ponomarev, the Messenger, for a 16-piece Jazz Orchestra. In the band are some of the very best and busiest young musicians on the New York City Jazz Scene today.

Contact: Valery Ponomarev | +1 212 465 0969

Zinc Bar 82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan)
Greenwich Village
New York, N.Y.
+1 212 477 ZINC (9462)

Event Time: 22:00
Zambia Jazz for peace and harmony

Basically we’re planning on having a jam session on the 30th of April as Afro RED. We’re also planning on having guest artists and musicians within the country and if resources allow we could invite artists from neighbouring countries. We intend to make it bigger than the previous events.

Contact: David Kasochi | +260 977266501

Latitude °15 35 Leopard's Lane, Kabulonga
+260 977668856

Event Time: 20:00