Global Celebrations

Country/Territory Event Venue
Albania Swing Marathon 2nd Edititon

Hemingway Fan Club Albania presents:  “SWING MARATHON” (Second Edition) – enjoy 12 hours of “Swing”-ing, in the train, on the Road and at the Theater!!!
Invited: Michael Supnick (USA) trumpet, voice; Fabiano (Red) Pellini (ITA) alto saxophone; Carlo Ficini (ITA) trombone; Francesca Faro (ITA) voice; Filippo Delogu (ITA) guitar; Guido Giacomini (ITA) contrabass; Alberto Botta (ITA) drums

Also: Jazz Albanian Band and Dj Oda!!!

Swing Dancing, 15 ballet couples dancing Lindy Hop
Dress code: ’40s-‘50s
Media partner: Digitalb Albania
First Concert in the train: Tirane-Shkoder, time: 12:30
Second Concert on the road: “Grand Caffe” Shkoder, time: 18:30
Third Concert at: “Migjeni Theater” Shkoder, time: 20:30
After Party in foyar “Migjeni Theater” Swing dancing CRAZY PARTY, time: 23:00

Contact: Rodmir Sukaj | +355 69 20 22 303
Official Website:

Migjeni Theatre, Shkodra Sheshi Demokracia 1

Event Time: 12:00
Argentina Día Internacional del Jazz en Córdoba, Argentina

El 29 a la noche se realizará una apertura con Scooby Jazz Band y luego músicos invitados participarán de una Jam. Esto tendrá lugar en L’ecole Bon Appetit Restaurante. Al día siguiente, en el programa de radio “Los Perseguidores del Jazz” en la FM 94.3 de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, se hará un programa especial con músicos locales. Para escuchar por internet:


On the evening of April 29th, Jazz Club Córdoba will host a concert with the Scooby Jazz Band, followed by a jam session featuring all invited musicians. On April 30, the radio program “Los Perseguidores del Jazz” on the National Technological University’s 94.3 FM station will air a special program featuring local musicians. To listen online, navigate to:

Contact: Marcos Bocco | +54 351 4572952

L'ecole Bon Appetit Restaurante La Coruña 1578 Bº Crisol Sur
Córdoba, Córdoba
+54 351 4572952

Event Time: 22:00
Argentina Festival Internacional de Jazz Tucumán 2017 Celebra el Jazz Day

Nuestro tercer Festival Internacional de Jazz Tucumán 2017 festeja el Dia del Jazz el 30 de Abril, y se transmitirá en vivo desde Tucumán (Argentina).


The third annual Tucumán International Jazz Festival celebrates International Jazz Day on April 30, and will be broadcast live from Tucumán (Argentina).

Contact: Leo Vera | +54 381 462-5871
Official Website:

Teatro San Martín Avenida Sarmiento 601
San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán
+54 381 452-2579

Event Time: 22:00
Australia Celebrating UNESCO International Jazz Day

In 2017 the International Jazz Day will be celebrated in North West Tasmania for the sixth 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 it in 2016 and this year it is even including it in its 2017 Subscription Series of events.

Melbourne saxophonist and singer Paul Williamson will be joined by Sophie Leslie on vocals, Viktor Zappner on piano, Nick Haywood on double bass and Alf Jackson on drums.

Contact: Viktor Zappner | +61 36430 5875
Official Website:

Burnie Arts & Function Centre 77/79 Wilmot St
Burnie, Tasmania
+61 36430 5850

Event Time: 19:30
Australia Wagga Wagga's International Jazz Day

Wagga Wagga’s International Jazz Day is a one-day concert. The school bands perform in the afternoon from 2.00pm until 5.30pm. The Official Opening is at 6.00pm and then our great local bands perform in two venues until midnight. Our venues are the Nathan Room and the R J Hall Room at the Commercial Club, 77 Gurwood Street, Wagga Wagga.

Do watch and for further details as they come to hand.

Contact: Jean Haste | +61 0407 263 521
Official Website:

Commercial Club, Wagga Wagga 77 Gurwood Street
Wagga Wagga, NSW
+61 0269 213 012

Event Time: 14:24
Bangladesh American International School of Dhaka Jazz Day Concert

The event will bring together local jazz musicians and students of our music program to perform music from the jazz canon as well as original music that infuses local Bangladeshi musical and cultural elements with western jazz music.

Contact: Robert Russell | +88 01 713 396667
Official Website:

Anita and Samson H. Chowdhury Performing Arts Center The American International School Dhaka
12 United Nations Rd
Baridhara, Dhaka
+88 02 984 2452

Event Time: 18:00
Belgium CD Release ‘We are One’ Ingrid Nomad

Ingrid Nomad has released her debut album ‘We are One’ ! It is a record to be heard with haunting lyrics about the signs of the times. Musicians Sabin Todorov (Piano), Sal La Rocca (Double Bass), Stephan Pougin (Drums/percussion) and Annemie Osborne (Cello) all as a whole make this album a universe to discover.

Contact: Ingrid Nomad | +32 (0)479550960
Official Website:

We are One Tinnenpot
Tinnenpotstraat 21
Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen
+32 (0)9 2251860

Event Time: 20:00
Belgium Metronome Jazz Club | Jazz Day in Verviers

The famous Jazz Club “Metronome” in Verviers, Belgium is celebrating International Jazz Day with a special guest and a Jam Session until morning!
Free entrance!

Let the jazz spread the world

Metronome Jazz Club

Contact: Jalal Karim | +32 465332446
Official Website:

Metronome Jazz Club Rue du Manège 14
Verviers, Liège
+32 465332446

Event Time: 18:00
Benin Soirée du jazz

Causerie & concert.


Organizers will present a jazz-themed talk and concert.

Contact: Ecole de Musique de Cotonou | +229 97073799

Le Patriarche A Bidossessi
Calavi, Atlantique
+229 62775078

Event Time: 19:30
Brazil International Jazz Day Pelotas – Br

Encontro de músicos e bandas tocando temas de jazz nacionais e internacionais no centro histórico de Pelotas.


Musical encounter between musicians and bands playing jazz themes, both Brazilian and international, in the historical center of Pelotas.

Contact: Gustavo Barbosa | +55 53 9 99-98-6671
Official Website:

Largo do mercado central de Pelotas R. Lôbo da Costa, 48 - Centro
Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul

Event Time: 16:00
Burkina Faso Festival Jazz à Ouaga, 25è anniversaire

Jazz à Ouaga 2017 souffle ses 25 bougies du 28 avril au 06 mai, un anniversaire qui s’annonce riche en musique et en émotion, puisqu’il accueillera une fois de plus des artistes prodigieux, venus du monde entier.

Pour ce vingt-cinquième anniversaire, Jazz à Ouaga a, une nouvelle fois, redoublé d’efforts afin de proposer une programmation de haute qualité.

Cette programmation 2017 reflètera la recherche de nouvelles sonorités et l’envie de bousculer les codes.

Pour ses 25 ans, le Festival s’associe à la célébration de la JIJ 2017, avec une journée exceptionnelle le 30 avril, par la mise en oeuvre de projets inédits qui font la fierté du festival (master-class, jazz-school, créations musicales, jazz-performances, concerts…) avec de nouvelles collaborations entre grands musiciens de la scène jazz, d’ici et d’ailleurs…

Parce que le Jazz ça se fête!!


Jazz à Ouaga 2017 celebrates its 25th birthday from April 28 to May 6 with an event rich in music and emotion, once again including prodigious artists from around the world.

For its 25th anniversary, Jazz à Ouaga has renewed its effort to present a high-quality program. The 2017 edition reflects the search for new sounds and the desire to defy norms. This year, we join IJD 2017 with an exceptional day on 30 April of novel projects that make the Festival proud (master classes, jazz-school, musical creations, jazz performances, concerts…) with new collaborations between great musicians from the jazz scene both here and elsewhere.

Because jazz means celebrating!

Contact: Anselme SAWADOGO | +226 70 26 28 03
Official Website:

Ouagadougou Avenue de la Nation
Entre la Sonabel et la CNSS
Ouagadougou, Kadiogo

Event Time: 15:00
Burundi Institut de Musicologie de Gitega, Burundi, presents INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2017

Under the theme “JAZZ UNITES US” Institut de Musicologie de Gitega, Burundi, is pleased to announce that THE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY will be celebrated in Bujumbura, Burundi, on April 30, 2017. Program includes a presentation of JAZZ history, and a Competition of Jazz music performance and dances. All are welcome !

Contact: Mgr. Dr. Justin Baransananikiye | +257 79877097
Official Website:

Palais des Arts et de la Culture Boulevard Patrice Lumumba
Bujumbura, Burundi
+257 79942375

Event Time: 14:00
Canada International Jazz Day Peterborough

Peterborough, a small town in Ontario, Canada, will be celebrating again this year.

Saturday night, April 29, we will have “Dine with Jazz,” with four restaurants, each with a jazz duo.
Later that evening, we will have a public showing of “Straight, No Chaser,” Clint Eastwood’s film about Thelonious Monk.

Then, on Sunday, April 30 – an evening concert, paying tribute to Monk!! (Band TBA)

Contact: Craig Paterson | +1 705 745 3891

Showplace, Nexicom Studio 290 George St N
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3H2
Canada JAZZ.FM91 Jazz and the Arts

Celebrating 16 Incredible years of Jazz, thanks to you!
More than just a radio station, JAZZ.FM91 is Canada’s only broadcaster and registered not-for-profit charitable arts organization dedicated to enriching the cultural, educational and community experience of its audience.

We’ll have noted moments, outreach and a nod to Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Contact: Dani Elwell | +1 416 595 0404
Official Website:

Our studios and our city! 4 Pardee Avenue Unit 100
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 3H5
Cote d'Ivoire L’Émoi du jazz by DEZ GAD

Une semaine de jazz international sous le signe de l’afroroot avec Seun Kuti, fils de Fela, en tête d’affiche.
Tremplin pour les talents locaux, le festival ouvre le jazz à toutes les cultures, c’est le rendez-vous de la mixité en Côte d’Ivoire. Itinérant, il investit les bars et les cafés d’Abidjan en même temps que les plus grandes scènes et il donne à tous une chance de gagner 1 000 000 F Cfa lors d’un concours de jazzification d’un hit zouglou des artistes Yode & Siro pour 2017.
On se djô!


A week of international jazz under the banner of afro-root headlined by Seun Kuti, son of Fela.
A springboard for local talents, this festival will open jazz to all cultures and will be the meeting place for our Côte d’Ivoire melting pot. It will take place in the bars and cafes of Abidjan as well as the biggest stages, and will give everyone a chance to win 1,000,000 CFA francs in a contest to “jazzify” a 2017 zouglou hit by musical artists Yode & Siro.

Révélation le 4 avril 2017
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
BP 08900

Contact: Agathe Jouveaux | +225 08 09 61 61
Official Website:

L'Emoi du jazz by DEZ GAD
+225 08 09 61 61

Event Time: 16:00
Czech Republic Jazz World Photo 2017 Exhibition

The Galerie města Trutnova will display the collection of the 30 selected pictures of the JAZZ WORLD PHOTO 2017 international competition, which will be part of the traveling exhibition of the same name.

Contact: Ivan Prokop | +420 724 444 542
Official Website:

Galerie města Trutnova Slovanské náměstí 38

Trutnov, Czech Republic
541 01
+420 499 815 916
Dominican Republic Fiesta Sunset Jazz celebrates International Jazz Day 2017

For the sixth year in a row, Fiesta Sunset Jazz will host its International Jazz Day Concert as well as the 2017 Jazz Recognition Awards at the venue.

Alex Diaz & Santo Domingo Afrojazz will be the band.

Under the direction of the Dominican-born and New York-based conga player Alex Diaz, the group will present a varied repertoire of jazz laden with Dominican accents and flavours. The all-star selection that will be with Diaz are: Ivan Renta on saxophones; Samuel Atizol on piano; Anthony Marte (bass); Otoniel Nicolas on drums and some very special guests!!

Contact: Fernando Rodriguez De Mondesert | +1 829 586 9177
Official Website:

Fiesta Sunset Jazz Avenida Anacaona 101 - Mirador Sur
Santo Domingo, DN
+1 809 562 8222

Event Time: 19:30
Ecuador The Jazz Society of Ecuador presents International Jazz Day

The Jazz Society of Ecuador represents International Jazz Day at The Jazz Society Cafe in Cuenca, Ecuador, and other venues (to be announced soon) in Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador. A roster of “A-list” jazz musicians from all over the world will be performing. Don’t miss this extraordinary worldwide celebration of jazz! —Jim Gala, Director

Contact: James Gala | +593 93 934 2714

Jazz Society Cafe 5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo
2nd Floor (upstairs) of La Viña Italian Ristoranti
Cuenca Ecuador, Azuay
+593 93 934 2714

Event Time: 19:30
Egypt Vocal Classes with Michelle Rounds

Organizers will hold an interdisciplinary vocal workshop at a local arts studio featuring jazz vocalist Michelle Rounds.

“How do your voice and the way you use your voice affect your life? Relationships? Work? What type of people, things, situations are you attracting? How can changing the way you VOICE yourself change the way you live? Come and find out and be prepared to be happier.
Learn how the power of your voice affects your life!
VOICE empowers, heals and supports.
Our students are predominantly singers and actors, however, we also show:
public speakers, business executives, lecturers, tour guides.”

Contact: Camera & Microphone Cairo Studios | 01220998330
Official Website:

Camera & Microphone Cairo Studios 2 Etihad Elmham En El Arab St
Cairo, Garden City

Event Time: 00:02
Finland Plukihairio celebrates International Jazz Day 2017

Plukihairio celebrates International Jazz Day again. We are going to have memorable moments with local bands playing standards, original material and free improvisation.

Contact: Hannu Raudaskoski | +358 40 761 7145

Culture House Korundi Lapinkävijäntie
Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi
+358 16 322 2822

Event Time: 20:00
France Pablo Campos Quintet

Pablo Campos (piano, chant), Jérôme Etcheberry (trompette), Nicolas Montier (saxophone ténor), Sebastien Girardot (contrebasse) et Germain Cornet (batterie)

Avec ce groupe, Pablo Campos réalise un rêve : chanter dans un écrin instrumental à cinq musiciens le répertoire de ses chanteurs préférés, de Nat King Cole à Frank Sinatra en passant par Mel Tormé.

Inspiré par les collaborations du chanteur Joe Williams avec le trompettiste Harry « Sweets » Edison, deux piliers de l’orchestre de Count Basie, le quintet est conçu comme un « Big Band de poche » et ses arrangements sont pensés comme des réductions de ceux de Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Marty Paich, Neal Hefti.
Une magnifique soirée hommage au Jazz en cette journée qui lui est dédiée.


Pablo Campos (piano, voice), Jérôme Etcheberry (trumpet), Nicolas Montier (tenor saxophone), Sebastien Girardot (bass) and Germain Cornet (drums)

With this group, Pablo Campos realizes a dream: to perform with a five-piece group the repertoire of his favorite singers, from Nat King Cole to Frank Sinatra and Mel Tormé.

Inspired by the collaborations between singer Joe Williams and trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison, two pillars of the Count Basie orchestra, Campos’ quintet is known as a “pocket big band” and its arrangements are conceived as reductions of those from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Marty Paich, and Neal Hefti.

A magnificent evening homage to jazz on the day dedicated to it.

Contact: Gaetan DELESALLE | +33 130616464
Official Website:

Cazaudehore La Forestière 1 avenue du Président Kennedy
Saint Germain en Laye, Ile de France
+33 130616464

Event Time: 19:45
France International Jazz Day Saint-Macaire #2

Une journée pour célébrer le jazz dans la cité médiévale de Saint-Macaire : concerts, atelier Marching Band, conférence, expositions, parades, jam session…Avec notamment: Projet Coltrane Jubilée, Docteur Nietszche, Jazz’Ardilla…

One day to celebrate jazz, together, in the medieval town of Saint-Marcaire: performances, Marching Band workshop, conference, art and photo exhibits, parades, jam session…With the participation of: Project Coltrane Jubilée, Docteur Nietszche, Jazz’Ardilla…

Différents lieux de la ville
Saint-Macaire, Nouvelle Aquitaine

Contact: Céline Lacombe | +33 (0)607087926


Event Time: 10:00
Georgia International Jazz Day – Tbilisi, Georgia

Celebrating 20th Anniversary of the Tbilisi Municipality Big Band with Giorgi Aleksidze Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet and Special Guests.

Contact: George Aptsiauri | +995 595558186
Official Website:

Tbilisi Concert Hall 1 Petre Melikishvili St
Tbilisi 0179, Georgia
+995 322990599

Event Time: 20:00
Germany Erna Rot & Band

The Prinzenhofkeller venue will host a concert by vocalist and composer Erna Rot and her band.

“Erna Rot ist gebürtige Berlinerin und lebt als Sängerin, Komponistin & Autorin in Köln. Sie hat Jazzgesang u.a. bei Efrat Alony, Lisa Bassenge , Fay Claassen und Anne Hartkamp studiert. Als Erna Rot hat sie sich auf die Suche nach ihren musikalischen Wurzeln gemacht. Im Koffer immer dabei der Jazz. Dabei ging sie durch fremde Zeiten, in die Hinterhoftheater der goldenen 20ern, weiter in ihre Kindheit Ostberlins, über Prag bis nach Memphis, um die amerikanische Mentalität zu entdecken, die Musik mehr zu verstehen, um schließlich im Hier und Jetzt zurückzukehren. Dabei entstanden sind Geschichten über das Leben mit all seinen Facetten und Schönheiten. Erna Rot singt auf Deutsch – ohne Schnörkel, unverblümt mit einfacher Sprache, aber manchmal erschreckendem Tiefgang. Über Scharlatane, Wichtigtuer, Nörgeljane und Miesepeter. Frech, rotzig, ironisch und durchaus etwas böse. Musikalisch ist Jazz ihr Boden, den sie zusammen mit ihrer Band bestehend aus Simon Doetsch, Peter Kowal, Stefan Rey und Felix Günther bunt mit den Charakteren des französischen Chansons, Big Band Swing, Bossa Nova, Blues und Avantgarde-Pop nach Lust und Laune bemalt. Aber vor allem ist es Musik, vor allem ist sie authentisch und vor allem ist sie Erna! Ihr Debutalbum erschien Ende 2015 und wurde von Rundfunk und Presse sehr gut aufgenommen und besprochen. Neben der Erna_Presse_Band_kleinMusik schreibt sie unter ihrem bürgerlichen Namen Drehbücher für Spielfilme, ist Autorin im Dokumentarbereich und Studentin”

Contact: Andreas Krause
Official Website:

Prinzenhofkeller An der Liebfreuenkirche 2
Arnstadt, Thüringen

Event Time: 20:00
Germany Jacqui Naylor Quartett

Die Sängerin Jacqui Naylor aus San Francisco hat auf überraschende Weise Neuland erschlossen. Musik, die aus Pop und Jazz sattsam bekannt ist, hat sie etwas verschraubt, und schon klingt es neu in den Ohren. ’Acoustic Smashing’ ist das, das Singen von Jazzstandards-Texten über Rock- und Popsongs und umgekehrt. Ihre „akustische Vermischung“ vom großen amerikanischen Songbook mit Rock- und Popklassikern bringt beide Bereiche in einer noch nie gehörten Form zusammen.


Jazz Dinslaken will present the American vocalist Jacqui Naylor performing her program of “Acoustic Smashing,” interposing jazz standards with rock and pop hits.

Contact: Thomas Termath | +49 16091818694
Official Website:

Ledigenheim-Dinslaken-Lohberg Stollenstraße 2
Dinslaken, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Event Time: 18:00
Germany Double Concert

The Jazzklub Krefeld will host a double concert featuring:

Filippa Gojo/Sven Decker Duo
Marcus Schinkel Trio (Beethoven Crossover)

Contact: Jazzklub Krefeld e.V. | +49 215 150 3787
Official Website:

Burg Linn, Krefeld Rheinbabenstr. 85
Krefeld, NRW

Event Time: 20:00
Germany SCHWERINER JAZZNACHT 2017 “Jazz meets business in benefit”

Jazz as a world language unites musicians and music listeners from all countries, cultures and religions. It stands for diversity, freedom and openness-and it inspires!

We are celebrating the International Jazz Day on April 30th in the beautiful Schelfkirche in Schwerin, Germany with a wonderful program, and on this day we wish to all people everywhere wonderful concert experiences!

Sonntag, 30.04.2017, 18 Uhr, Schelfkirche Schwerin
– UNESCO Welttag des JAZZ –
JAZZ MEETS BUSINESS IN BENEFIT Konzert zugunsten Stiftung Horizonte und
„Young Artist- Förderpreis“ Schweriner Jazznacht
unter der Schirmherrschaft von Herrn Mathias Brodkorb, Finanzminister MV

18.00 h: JO SACHSE- guitar + NILS WOGRAM – trombone
Präsentation des aktuellen CD Albums „Dancing“
Colin T. Dawson – trumpet & voc, Chris Hopkins – alto sax,
Bernd Lhotzky – piano, Oliver Mewes – drums

Ticket Abendkasse: 26 €, 24 €, 22 €, 20 €,
VVK + Gebühr bei Tourist-Information Schwerin, Tel.: 0385 5925212,
eventis/ papagena- Kartenvertrieb Tel.: +49 30 47997447
und bei allen bekannten VVK Stellen

Idee und Organisation: Marianne Wöhrle-Braun

Contact: Marianne Wöhrle-Braun | +49 3855572259
Official Website:

Marianne Wöhrle-Braun Schelfkirche SChwerin
Puschkinstraße 3
Schwerin, Germany
+49 3855572259

Event Time: 20:00
Guatemala International Jazz Day Guatemala

Concerts: Kadmon, Sophie Monroy and group, and Latin Jazz Carlos Duarte. We will also present a forum and film screenings.

Contact: Jorge Sierra | +502 4115 8028

Teatro de Cámara Hugo Carrillo, Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias 24 calle 3-81 zona 1
Guatemala, Guatemala
+502 2208 7777

Event Time: 18:00
Hungary Magyar Jazz Ünnepe Nagykanizsa/Hungarian Jazz Festival Nagykanizsa

Dátum: 2016. április 30-án 18 óra
Helyszín: Nagykanizsa, Honvéd Kaszinó tükörterme
Cím: Vendégségben a Kanizsa Big Band-nél Papp Mátyás harsonással.


Date: April 30, 2016, 18:00
Location: Nagykanizsa, Honvéd Casino, Hall of Mirrors
Title: The visiting Kanizsa Big Band with trombonist Mátyás Papp.

Contact: Béla Vámos | +36 309949185
Official Website:

Honvéd Casino Ady Endre u. 7
Nagykanizsa, Zala
+36 309949185

Event Time: 18:00
India International Jazz Day Mumbai

Celebrating International Jazz Day in Mumbai, India for the 5th consecutive year.
The past 4 years have seen a very successful event featuring some of the finest jazz musicians and singers our Country has to offer.

NCPA, Marine Drive
Nariman Point
Mumbai, Maharashtra

Contact: Neil Banks | +91 99 2011 4728

National Centre for the Performing Arts NCPA, Marine Drive
Nariman Point
Mumbai, Maharashtra
+91 22 3989 5050

Event Time: 19:00
India Jazz Goa Celebrates International Jazz Day

Jazz Junction featuring accomplished jazz artists from Goa, across India and around the world!

Contact: Jazz Goa | +91 96 5757 4480
Official Website:

Central Library Auditorium Panjim, Near Police Station
Panjim, Goa
+91 08 3224 04691

Event Time: 19:00
Indonesia Jazzmazing Kepri

The month of April in Batam and Kepulauan Riau (Kepri) Province will be full of jazz events. Batam Jazz Society will present gigs and jazz music clinics in Kepri Province to mark April as Jazz Appreciation Month.
At the end of the month, Batam Jazz Society will present a free jazz concert with some local bands and Indonesia’s jazz musicians at Harbour Bay Batam.

Contact: Gardiana Karnasaputra | +62 8127704884

Harbour Bay Batam Jalan Duyung
Batu Ampar
Batam, Kepulauan Riau

Event Time: 19:00
Italy International Jazz Day Midnight Session – Milleunanota

In the beautiful landscape of Langhe-Roero-Monferrato, UNESCO World Heritage Site, the association Milleunanota with the partnership of the City of Alba is proud to invite you for two days of music, happines and meetings of cultures, histories and artistic talents focused on the meaning of the International Jazz Day. Check out our program!

Contact: Filippo Cosentino | +393347867028
Official Website:

Civico Undici Via Rattazzi 11
Alba, Italia

Event Time: 22:00
Italy Bergamo per International Jazz Day

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 3358202456
Official Website:

Auditorium piazza della Libertà Via Norberto Duzioni, 2

Event Time: 21:00
Italy Fano Jazz Network celebrates International Jazz Day 2017

Fano Jazz Network celebra la giornata mondiale dedicata Jazz con una serie di eventi all’interno della rassegna Jazz ‘in provincia

11:00 – Teatro della Fortuna (Fano) “Ma cos’è il Jazz?” la storia del Jazz raccontata e suonata dalla MYO Mondaino Young Orchestra (concerto didattico riservato alle scuole)

16:30 – Chiesa dell’Annunziata (Pesaro) Dimitri Grechi Espinoza (sax solo)

18:30 – Teatro della Fortuna (Fano) Ivan Mazuze Quartet

21:00 – Osteria del Caicco (Fano) Jam Session at Jazz Club


Fano Jazz Network will celebrate International Jazz Day with a series of jazz-inspired events and performances:

11:00 – Teatro della Fortuna (Fano) “But what is Jazz?” the history of Jazz told and played by MYO Mondaino Young Orchestra (concert reserved for schools)

16:30 – Church of the Annunciation (Pesaro) Dimitri Greeks Espinoza (sax solo)

18:30 – Teatro della Fortuna (Fano) Ivan Mazuze Quartet

21:00 – Osteria del Caicco (Fano) Jam Session at Jazz Club

Contact: Adriano Pedini | +39 0721 584321
Official Website:

Teatro della Fortuna Piazza XX Settembre
Fano, PU

Event Time: 11:00
Italy International Jazz Day 2017 – Gravina di Catania

On 28, 29 and 30 April, 2017, Gravina di Catania will host three intense days devoted to jazz. The concerts will take place at the “House of Arts” Gravina di Catania, free entry, all details of the program on the facebook page!!!

Contact: Antonio Petralia | +39 3457447035
Official Website:

Villa Comunale - Casa delle Arti Via Roma
Gravina di Catania, Catania
+39 0957199270

Event Time: 19:00
Italy Lario Jazz Tellers Quartet

Music and tales from the Jazz Age


Michele Giana, clarinet and sax
Giuseppe Bottarini, guitar
Osvaldo Tapparo, double bass
Luca Soresinetti, drums

Contact: giuseppe bottarini | + 39 339 2726671

The Concept Store Via Bovara 21

Lecco, Lc
+ 39 0341 321015

Event Time: 18:30
Italy A Jazz Tour in 80 minutes (Il giro del Jazz in 80 minuti)

A show where we will share the story of jazz from the past to the present, going through the blues, gospel, spirituals, ragtime, swing, bebop, hard bop, and cool jazz!

Contact: FABIO NICOSIA | +39 3298329315

Auditorium RAI Sicilia Viale Strasburgo, 19
Palermo, Italia

Event Time: 18:00
Italy JazzHouse

IusLaw Web Radio will hold a series of interviews with jazz musicians to promote jazz music during International Jazz Day.

Contact: Andrea Pontecorvo Angelo Marzo Emanuela Chiriacò | +39 3248675965
Official Website:

IusLaw web radio Via del Brennero 1,
38068 Rovereto TN, Italy
+39 3248675965

Event Time: 08:30
Italy Roy Paci e Mauro Ottolini – #Crossroads2017

“Penta Blues”, ideato da Roy Paci e Mauro Ottolini, è un viaggio lungo le orme musicali di William Christopher Handy (1873-1958), che con la sua prolifica vena compositiva contribuì a definire la forma del blues come la conosciamo oggi. Non per nulla si è guadagnato l’appellativo di ‘padre del blues’. Quello scritto da Handy e ora reinterpretato da Roy Paci e Ottolini è un jazz primigenio dalla vocazione corale e dall’intensità primordiale.


“Penta Blues”, created by Roy Paci and Mauro Ottolini, is a journey along the musical footsteps of William Christopher Handy (1873-1958), who with his prolific musical talents helped define the form of the blues as we know it today. On Jazz Day ,we are pleased for Roy and Mauro to perform an impassioned rendition of “Penta Blues” inspired by the late “father of the blues”, Mr. W.C. Handy.

Contact: Carlo Alberto Biasioli | 39 0544405666
Official Website:

Teatro Comunale di Russi Via Cavour 10
Russi, Ravenna
Italy 48026

Event Time: 21:00
Italy Sicilian In Jazz: International Jazz Day Siracusa 2017

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.

with Simona Trentacoste Voice, Riccardo Randisi piano, Davide Inguaggiato doublebass, Luca Trentacoste drums

with Giacomo Tantillo Trumpet, Valerio Rizzo Piano, Giovanni Villafranca Doublebass and Paolo Vicari Drums

with Donatello D’Attoma Piano and Daniela Spalletta Voice

with Alessandro Presti Trumpet, Daniele Tittarelli Sax, Alessandro Lanzoni Piano, Gabriele Evangelista Doublebass and Francesco Ciniglio Drums.

Sax: Andrea Iurianello, Leonardo Adornetto, Francesco Di Bennardo, Alberto Guzzardi, Giovanni La Ferla
Trumpet : Matteo Frisenna, Dario Scimone, Salvo Musumeci, Giulio Caruso
Tromboni: Alfredo Vitale, Mario Basile, Salvo Ranno, Antonio Caldarella
Piano: Angelo Fichera
Doublebass: Carmelo La Manna
Drums: Giovanni Caruso
Director: Benvenuto Ramaci
Voice: Joyce E. Yuille

Contact: Giuseppe Mandalari | +39 3346436419
Official Website:

A.R.C.A. Associazione Rinascimento Culturale Archimedeo Via Trento 5
Siracusa, Sicily
+39 3346436419

Event Time: 12:00

10,000 people gather in Ashiya city. The first jazz festival in the area! Lots of artists will come to perform from all over Japan.
Please come and join us!
For more information check out our website.

Contact: Chris Ciari | +81 9031661100
Official Website:

Ashiya Jazz Festival 2017 Funadocho
Ashiya, Hyogo

Event Time: 12:00
Japan Iwakuni Jazz Street

Iwakuni Jazz Street will be held in downtown Iwakuni City on Sunday 23rd April 2017. You can enjoy 50 bands performing live Jazz at TEN performance stages. This year, we will be having the US Air Force Band of the Pacific for a “Pacific Show Case” at Synphonia Hall as our special friendly concert.

Contact: Daigo Hashimoto | +81-90-6544-2036
Official Website:

Iwakuni Station 〒740-0018 Yamaguchi-ken
Iwakuni City

Event Time: 12:00
Japan Tokyo Jazz Joints Photo Exhibition

Tokyo Jazz Joints ( is a two-year long photo project led by photographer Philip Arneill and writer/broadcaster James Catchpole. To date they have visited over 90 old jazz cafes and bars throughout the Tokyo metro area, in an attempt to capture visually this hidden & dying world. The event on April 30th will be a photo exhibit & short talk on the project, with live jazz DJs.

Contact: James Catchpole | +81 90 6018 7711

Jazzy Sport Shimokitazawa Studio 2-19-17 Sawadaya Bldg 3F
Setagaya, Tokyo
+81 03 6453 2278

Event Time: 14:00
Kenya Art of Jazz

Art of Jazz welcomes you for an exciting season of new sounds in jazz. The event will feature four ensembles performing live, bringing deeply rooted musical influences from the continent and beyond for a cause of Art of Giving to the less fortunate and promoting artists.

Contact: Duncan Gwaro | +254 720385177
Official Website:

Event Haven - Karen 105323
Nairobi, Nairobi
+254 720385177

Event Time: 12:00
Kosovo Women in Jazz. Eda Zari & Friends – Pristina in Kosovo

Overnight from 29 April to 30 April, Eda Zari, Hayden Chisholm, Ilir Bajri and several jazz musicians from this region, along with a women’s choir, will make a new interpretation of Byzantine Music into Jazz, in dialog with Albanian Iso Polyphony, Jazz Poetry. “We need to learn to listen, to feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the timeline of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.” W.M.
More info @

Contact: Eda Zari | +49 15775146302
Official Website:

ODA Theater Teatri ODA
Pallati i Rinise & Sportit 111
Pristina, Kosova

Event Time: 22:00
Latvia International Jazz Day Latvia

Nowadays the Latvian musical environment offers wide range of possibilities for developing a quality product and bringing it to the world market. There are many high level jazz professionals and enthusiasts, and the jazz community is evolving. The aim of International Jazz Day Latvia is to show the rich variety and colors of jazz in the country as well as give the country and musicians an opportunity to become a part of the international jazz movement.

In 2014 the celebration happened in Riga and Valmiera for the first time, with 17 concerts and 142 musicians. In 2015 the jazz was celebrated with 28 concerts in six Latvian cities and the Embassy of the Latvian Republic in London, UK. In 2016, International Jazz Day Latvia took place for the third time already, with 30 events happening in five Latvian cities.

This year, for the fourth time already, the organizers of International Jazz Day Latvia – Wise Music Society – will unite the largest Latvian cities for jazz concerts, jam sessions, workshops and educational events dedicated to the genre. A couple of grand events will take place in Riga, resulting in a series of jam sessions and other surprises to be announced on the webpage.

Contact: Wise Music Society | +371 26770707
Official Website:

Cities across Latvia Vesetas iela
Vesetas iela
Riga, Vidzeme
Liechtenstein Stefan Frommelt Trio

The new CD “SOME KIND OF ODD“ will be presented.
Musicians: Stefan Frommelt piano, Marius Meier double bass, Marvin Studer drums.

Contact: Karl Gassner | +423 373 28 17
Official Website:

Tangente Eschen Haldengasse 47
Eschen, Liechtenstein
+423 373 28 17

Event Time: 20:30
Macedonia Jazzday – Macedonia

Organizers will present a concert program featuring Macedonian musicians.

“Like every year, we tend to have the best musicians from Macedonia gathered in one place. From the experience of last year’s event, every year we approach Jazz Day with more enthusiasm and love towards Jazz and what this day represents. We look forward to this year’s event! We will offer a great program with great musicians!”

Contact: Vidan Lazarev | +389 75204840
Official Website:

Dom na kultura Vancho Prke, Shtip, Macedonia (FYROM)

Event Time: 17:00
Malawi Music Crossroads Malawi Jazz Concert

Music Crossroads Malawi celebrates with the world the International Jazz Day. Workshop on Jazz music from 10:00 -12:00 pm and Live Jazz concert fro 2 – 5 pm at Music Crossroads Centre, Area 23, Lilongwe, Malawi.

Contact: Gayighayi Mathews Mfune | +265 (0) 999916799
Official Website:

Lilongwe Malawi Majiga, Area 23, Lilongwe
Lilongwe, Malawi

+265 (0) 999916799

Event Time: 10:00
Mexico Marco Durán TRiO

The Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin will present a concert featuring guitarist Marco Durán and his TRiO.

“Born in Mexico City, Marco Durán studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico between 1984 and 1995 and was part of BIN (Berklee International Network), from 1999 to 2007.
‘Marco Durán is an innovator and a creative guitar player… One of the best i heard in Mexico!!!’
‘Marco Duran album, “Al Otro Lado”, can be the most outstanding phenomenon of Mexican Jazz in a good time, besides of being a significant contribution to the world history of jazz guitar’
‘It is important to remember, from time to time, that the quantity of sounds that can be extracted from a musical instrument, is inexhaustible. That is what Marco Duran does with his acoustic guitar; accompanied by Aaron Cruz on the double bass, on “Al Otro Lado”. It includes ten themes, oscillating between contemporary music and jazz. The album keeps a high quality.’
‘His debut album is just splendid and it’s about something simple and thankful: listen the guitar, its audible skin semi-covered by a good bass, letting his depth become the owner of our ears. Simple and complicate. That’s why this album is worth it.’
‘Marco Durán is a complete musician who performs his work, not only as an excellent guitar player, but also, as a very refined and mature composer…’

Contact: Marco Durán | 011+52+55+69922728
Official Website:

Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin Liverpool 31
Cuauhtémoc, colonia Juárez
Ciudad de México, CDMX

Event Time: 19:00
Mexico Jamantes del Jazz

Un evento para músicos y amantes del jazz.
Una convivencia y jam de Toluca y al rededores para demostrar que la música nos une.


An event uniting music and jazz lovers in Toluca.

Contact: Michelle Gaytan | 045 722 167 17 39

Foro 304 Pedro ascencio 106
esq. Plutarco Gonzalez
Toluca, Mexico

Event Time: 20:00
Morocco International Jazz Day on Ness Radio

Nine international selectors are taking over Ness Radio for 24 hours; they will bring a big variety of jazz to the listeners.

Contact: Dick d'Alaise | +32 474543388
Official Website:

Ness Radio B.P. 12428
Barid El Magrib
Ain Itti Ennakhil Bel Kahya
Marrakech, Marrakech
+32 474543388

Event Time: 00:01
Nepal International Jazz Day Kathmandu 2017

UNESCO and the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory are organizing a whole week of events in Patan and Kathmandu. On this occasion they have partnered with other arts organizations in Nepal: Sattya Media Arts Collective and Kathmandu Triennale in order to deliver a comprehensive program of concerts, workshops, a street art intervention, film screenings and a charity event.

Take a look at the program in KJC’s website:

Contact: Miguel Buendia | +977 9823659213
Official Website:

Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory Patan 44700, Nepal
Nigeria Just Jazz With Osapettoy (J2WO)

In celebration of #JazzDay, Just Jazz with Osapettoy is an event created for jazz lovers in my country and for every lover of jazz all the globe. Rooms are always created for jazz players to showcase their skills and also to preach the gospel of jazz. A day for jazz music appreciation. We preach the GOSPEL OF CHRIST JESUS! #J2WO

Contact: Osapettoy | +2348037994533
Official Website:

RCCG Freedom's Ark. EPE 174 Lagos Road, beside Famco filling station.
Epe - Lagos, Lagos

Event Time: 05:00
Paraguay Festival Internacional Jazz al Este 2017

On Saturday, April 29, the second edition of the Festival Jazz al Este will take place at the Municipal Theater “Mauro Céspedes,” with the participation of local and international groups including the Joao Paulo Barbosa “Jota P” Quintet (Brazil) and the Pablo Selnik Quartet (Spain). After the main concert organizers will hold a jam session at the Liverpool pub.


El sábado 29 de abril en el Teatro Municipal Mauro Céspedes se llevará a cabo la segunda edición del Festival Jazz al Este, con la participación de los músicos internacionales, Joao Paulo Barbosa “Jota P” Quinteto (Brasil) y Pablo Selnik Cuarteto (España), además de la participación de grupos locales. Luego del concierto principal se dará lugar a una Jam Session en el pub “Liverpool”.

Contact: Sebastián Ramírez | +595 983615898

Teatro Municipal Mauro Céspedes Eugenio A Garay
Ciudad del Este, Alto Paraná
+595 061500771

Event Time: 19:00

La Asociación de Jazz de Lima presenta por cuarto año consecutivo, la celebración del Día Internacional del Jazz, con el auspicio de la UNESCO, el Ministerio de Cultura, la Municipalidad de Miraflores y el Thelonious Monk Institute; teniendo como evento principal un concierto el día 30 de abril, desde las 5:00 p.m.


The Lima Jazz Association presents, for the fourth consecutive year, the International Jazz Day celebration under the auspices of UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture, the Municipality of Miraflores and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The principal event will be a concert on April 30 beginning at 5 pm.

Contact: Asociacion de jazz de Lima | +51 994110665
Official Website:

Asociacion de Jazz de Lima Gral. Cordova 515
Lima, Lima
Lima 18

Event Time: 05:00
Poland Katowice JazzArt Festival

The final day of the 6th edition festival that takes place between 25th and 30th April 2017. The conclusion of the event will happen in the Concert Hall of the National Radio Symphony Orchestra and will be performed by Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej with excellent soloists like Adam Baldych (violin), Agata Zubel (voice), Jakob Kullberg (cello) or quartet Kwadrofonik. The late night event is a special bal de Papanosh in one of the Katowice’s club.

Contact: Martyna Markowska | +48 88 53 40 700
Official Website:

NOSPR plac Wojciecha Kilara 1
Katowice, Silesia
+48 32 73 25 300

Event Time: 19:30
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Jazz Day 2017

Official celebration of International Jazz Day in San Juan, Capital City of Puerto Rico. More than 20 jazz musicians on the scene!

Contact: Omío Music World | +1 787-607-6269

Parque Luis Muñoz Marín Ave. Piñero
San Juan, PR

Event Time: 17:00
Serbia LEILA Records – Zeljko Kerleta

Local music shop LEILA records will host a jazz vinyl show in honor of Jazz Day.

Contact: Sasa | +381 653247258

LEILA Records Gopsodar Jevremova 6
Belgrade, Serbia

Event Time: 20:00

For the second consecutive year, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is joining the International Jazz Day. Public radio stations, members of EBU, including Radio Slovenija, will broadcast several hours of jazz programming. Beside that the public radio stations will organize several jazz concerts and offer them to be broadcasted for free, either live or deferred.

Contact: HUGO SEKORANJA | +386 31373423
Official Website:

Ljubljana, Slovenija

Event Time: 24:00
South Africa International Jazz Day at Kaleidoscope Cafe

We will be celebrating International Jazz Day once again at Kaleidoscope Café at 56 Main Road, Claremont this year. We have had the pleasure to host young budding artists as well as the Legends of Jazz in Cape Town over the past couple of years as part of this annual event. Music is a beautiful ‘instrument’ (excuse the pun) to bridge cross-cultural differences and uniting people. We hope to honour our hero, Al Jarreau, who passed on 12 February.

Contact: Glenn Robertson | +27 21674 5761

Kaleidoscope Cafe 56 Main Road
Claremont, Western Cape
+27 21674 5761

Event Time: 15:00
South Africa Mogale Jazz Picnic

Organizers will host an event featuring jazz recordings, live music by a local band and a discussion about jazz and jazz culture.

“Indoor and outdoor sitting with boom fires bridging the gap between young and old. We will enjoy traditional meals washed down with wine, and continue promoting our jazz culture.”

Contact: Gloria Mswana | +27 827654322

Chief Mogale Hall Cnr Randfontein & Kagiso Avenue
Kagiso, Mogale City
+27 2947256
Spain Club Jazz @ Casa del Rio celebrates International Jazz Day in Sunny Spain

Come to sunny Spain and enjoy a 3 day/ 2 night all-inclusive weekend celebration of live jazz bands, listening parties, jazz legendary documentaries and more! Stay in a charming 19th century Andalusian villa in Alozaina, Malaga Spain, enjoy intimate concerts, delicious food, fine wine, great music and sunny Spain.

Contact: Valerie | +34 665348269
Official Website:

Club Jazz @ Casa del Rio Calle Malaga, 10
Alozaina, Malaga

Event Time: 01:00
Spain Día Internacional del Jazz en Mallorca- 100 años de Thelonious Monk

Al cumplirse cien años del nacimiento de Thelonious Monk, padre del piano-jazz, habrá work-shops con escuelas de música. Jóvenes hasta 16 años organizados en una mini jazz band, dirigidos por el gran pianista catalán Manel Camp. Se organizan mini conciertos en diferentes pueblos de la isla de Mallorca para integrar a jóvenes con riesgos de exclusión social. El jazz une a la sociedad.


In celebration of Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday, we will present workshops for music students. We will feature a mini jazz band comprising students age 16 and younger, directed by the great Catalan pianist Manel Camp. We will also organize mini concerts in different towns on the Isle of Mallorca in order to include at-risk youth. Jazz brings society together.

Contact: Oscar Pipkin | +34 699911102
Official Website: http://www.centrounescodemallorca.corg

Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares

Event Time: 12:00
Spain La Boveda Dia Internacional del Jazz

Con motivo de sus 9 años ininterrumpidos haciendo JAZZ todos los domingos en Zaragoza España, y al Concidir este año el Dia Internacional del Jazz con Domingo, queremos celebrar este dia con todos los amantes del Jazz con un FIN DE SEMANA JAZZERO, en el que todos los amantes de esta musica compartamos esta maravillosa música.


In celebration of our 9 uninterrupted years of doing jazz every Sunday in Zaragoza (Spain), and with International Jazz Day falling on a Sunday this year, we would like to invite all lovers of jazz to celebrate with a “Jazzero Weekend,” in which everyone can share this marvelous music.

Contact: Jose Juste Jordan | +34 639586192
Official Website:

La Boveda del Albergue de Zaragoza Calle de los Predicadores, 70
Zaragoza, Aragon SPAIN
+34 639586192

Event Time: 00:00
Sri Lanka Harsha Makalande And Khrome In Concert

The Harsha Makalande And Khrome ensemble will be celebrating International Jazz Day on the 30th of April 2017 with fellow musicians of Sri Lanka! Workshops for music students and teachers will be conducted by professional musicians before the concert performance in the evening.

Contact: Harsha Makalande | +94 777380362
Official Website:

ACT4 Theatre For Change 262/B Millagahawaththa
Hokandara Road
Thalawathugoda, Sri Lanka, Western Province
+94 113098254

Event Time: 16:00
Swaziland Youth Jazz Sessions

Students from various local schools will perform in a concert backed by a professional band.

Cnr Msakato & Dzeliwe Streets

Contact: Youth Jazz Sessions | +268 76032897

Swaziland Theatre Club Mbabane, Hhohho
+268 76032897

Event Time: 18:00
Sweden Regula De Tri at Malmborgs Konditori

Regula De Tri is a piano-driven jazz trio from the west of Sweden. The repertoire is diverse, and consists of mainly original songs and unique arrangements of pop and film music, sprinkled with the odd standard.

Come and celebrate International Jazz Day with Regula De Tri at the café Malmborgs Konditori in the heart of Jönköping, Sweden.

Contact: Andreas Backelund | +46 739 337474
Official Website:

Malmborgs Konditori Östra storgatan 31
Jönköping, Sweden

Event Time: 14:00
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:

Marians Jazzroom, Jazztent Innere Enge
Engestrasse 54
Bern, Bern

Event Time: 19:30
Thailand King of Jazz: A Tribute to HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thailand recently lost its much beloved king, HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej had a passion for jazz and played and composed his own music. This tribute jazz concert will play songs written and composed by HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Contact: Chantal Gopinath

NIST International School 36 Sukhumvit Soi 15
Bangkok, Bangkok

Event Time: 11:30
Trinidad and Tobago Jazz at UTT

This event will feature performances from the student jazz combos of the Academy for the Performing Arts and the University of Trinidad and Tobago. The concert will be led by Professors Aidan Chamberlain and Anthony Woodroffe.

Contact: Aidan Chamberlain | +1 868 352 0548

National Academy for the Performing Arts Frederick St
Port of Spain, POS
+1 868 642 8888 ext 27105

Event Time: 14:00
Turkey Flapper Swing feat. Antti Sarpila

Nevin Hetmanek (vo), Antti Sarpila (clt), Tamer Temel (s), Tomas Hetmanek (g), Erhan Erbelger (g), Volkan Topakoğlu (b).

Flapper Swing is a quintet following in the footsteps of famous french jazz artists Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and New Orleans’s expatriate Sidney Bechet. These five musicians were brought together by their passion for the taunting acoustic sounds of gypsy swing . Flapper Swing’s music is a sweet blend of manouche guitars, wild soprano saxophone, and sensitive silklike vocals, supported by deep woody hum of double bass. For more intimate settings, the band can also perform as a trio of two guitars and a vocalist. In their performances, Flapper Swing is striving to bring the audience an atmosphere of the roaring twenties and ballroom parties, the time when jazz was still fun. The band on April 30 is going to feature a great clarinetist from Finland, Antti Sarpila.

Contact: Onder Focan | +90 532 2445778
Official Website:

Nardis Jazz Club Galata Kulesi Sokak
İstanbul, Turkey
+90 212 2446327

Event Time: 21:30
United Kingdom “On The Edge” present Streetestra

Emerging professional musicians lead a group of local youth (19-25) musicians and dancers in a contemporary NO Mardi Gras style performance in recognition of the beginnings of BAM/Jazz music as the first performance of a Next Generation project funded by Birmingham City Council.

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

Starbucks Five Ways 30 Hagley Rd
Birmingham, West Midlands
B16 8PE

Event Time: 14:00
United Kingdom Jay Phelps Quartet at Holmes Mill

Ribble Valley Jazz celebrates its 10th Anniversary, its 8th Annual Jazz Festival, and International Jazz Day with the top-class music of trumpeter Jay Phelps.

Jay is at the forefront of the young and creative generation of jazz musicians in the UK. Vancouver-born Jay moved to London in 1999, attracting the notice of Gary Crosby who signed him up for Jazz Jamaica.  Jay went on to create the hip jazz sensation Empirical, garnering worldwide media attention. Since then he has worked with top international jazz artists including Courtney Pine, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Brown, Jamie Cullum, Sir John Dankworth, Guy Barker, Amy Winehouse, Hugh Masakela and Soweto Kinch. His classy quartet, includes Rick Simpson on piano; Mark Lewandowski on bass and Tom Scott on drums. These are young musicians dedicated to contemporary music of many genres, displaying influences modern and traditional. UK jazz fans can expect new material from Phelps’ highly anticipated second album. The concert takes place at the amazing Holmes’ Mill in Clitheroe, home to the longest bar in UK that has 42 pumps and real ale brewed on site. No wonder Jay is coming to Clitheroe, the UK northern market town at the heart of Ribble Valley and the Bowland Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty where there will be a great reception on IJD for a terrific band! Website:

Contact: Geoff Jackson | +44 7870 908159
Official Website:

Holmes Mijll Greenacre Street
Clitheroe, Lancashire
+44 1200 401035

Event Time: 18:30
United Kingdom Drake Music Scotland presents… Jazz Jigsaw

Drake Music Scotland presents Jazz Jigsaw. Pupils from two of Edinburgh’s Special Schools, Braidburn and Pilrig Park, join the Edinburgh Schools Jazz Orchestra to perform a brand new work by composer Lewis Forbes: Jazz Jigsaw, commissioned by Drake Music Scotland. Featuring the latest music technology and Figurenotes notation alongside a standard big band, this unique performance is part of Edinburgh Council’s commitment to more inclusive music provision with funding from Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.

Contact: Emma LInes | +44 131 659 4766
Official Website:

The Queen's Hall The Queen's Hall
85-89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, UK
+44 131 659 4766

Event Time: 19:00
United Kingdom Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Porgy and Bess and Sketches Of Spain

Miles Davis and Gil Evans gifted ‘Porgy and Bess’ and ‘Sketches of Spain’ to jazz as vibrant, sultry and enormously satisfying pieces of modern music including such tracks as ‘Summertime’ and ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So.’

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is delighted to pay homage to these legendary musicians, and with guest trumpet soloists Tom MacNiven and Laura Jurd, will explore these majestic musical narratives that are compelling masterpieces of orchestral jazz.

Contact: Christopher Barr | +44 1412764984
Official Website:

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, Glasgow City
G2 3NY
+44 1413538000

Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom International Jazz Day – 24/7 Online JazzFest 2017

On 30th April 2017, Jazz International Radio will dedicate our online programs, social media outlets & daily jazz newsletters to International Jazz Day and the important values of peace, intercultural dialogue and cooperation.

Le 30 avril 2017, Jazz International Radio consacrera nos programmes en ligne, les médias sociaux et les bulletins quotidiens du jazz à la Journée internationale du jazz et aux valeurs importantes de la paix, du dialogue interculturel et de la coopération.

Contact: Steve Palmer | +44 208 853 4171
Official Website:

24/7 Online Radio Westcombe Hill
Greenwich, London
+44 208 853 4171

Event Time: 01:00
United States Jazz on the Vine at Sombra Antigua Winery

Celebrate Jazz Day 2017 with a glass of excellent wine while listening to live jazz on the patio at Sombra Antigua Winery.

The Frontera Jazz combo will join together with members of the Paso del Norte Big Band for an afternoon of Swing Era big band charts and a combo free jam.

2:00 – 6:00 pm

This is our second year for the event. Last year was a real blast. This year will be even better!

Contact: Mike McHale | +1 915 585 6394

Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery 430 La Vina Rd
Anthony, NM
+1 915 241 4349

Event Time: 14:00 - 18:00
United States Spring Fever with Nelson Rangell & Gregg Karrukas

A wonderful evening of great music featuring veteran saxophonist Nelson Rangell and amazing pianist Gregg Karrukas. This is a perfect way to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day.

Contact: Rod Kyle | +1 214 641 7695
Official Website:

African American Performing Arts Center 7900 Copper Canyon Dr
Arlington, TX
+1 505 222 0785

Event Time: 07:30
United States International Day of Jazz Concert: The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibahim, Ekaya & Hugh Masekela, as well as Sofia Rei and Senri Oe

The Atlanta Jazz Festival Kickoff Concert
The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibahim, Ekaya & Hugh Masekela, as well as Sofia Rei and Senri Oe

Time TBD @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
4469 Stella Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30342

Contact: Jamie Donaldson | +1 404 814 1330
Official Website:

Chastain Park Amphitheatre 4469 Stella Dr NW
Atlanta, GA
+1 404 733 5012
United States Celebrating Big Sid Catlett – Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra

Master of Ceremonies Sidney Catlett (son of famed jazz drummer “Big Sid Catlett”) will celebrate his father in a concert led by James H. Patterson, Director of the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra.

Contact: Patricia Waddy Gayton | +1 770 744 6626
Official Website: http://91.9 CAU JAZZ RADIO

Haven Warren Hall - Davage Auditorium
Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra Concert
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
+1 770 744 6626

Event Time: 02:00
United States International Jazz Day at Plains Art Museum

Just in time for those luscious May flowers, International Jazz Day is here to mellow your mood. With those bluesy greats to those artistic souls, we’ve got an eclectic collection for your listening pleasure.

Contact: Olivia Bain | +1 701 551 6100

Plains Art Museum 704 First Ave North
Fargo, ND
+1 701 551 6100

Event Time: 08:00
United States NWA Jazz All-Star Youth Ensemble Concert

The Northwest Arkansas Jazz Youth Ensemble will celebrate their first season with a public performance in Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville Arkansas. This event marks the hard work that has gone into developing, recruiting and rehearsing this fledgling program sponsored by Walton Arts Center and the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society. Great things are still to come as we develop and expand the program!

Contact: Robert Ginsburg | +1 479 225 2306
Official Website:

Walton Arts Center 495 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR
+1 479 443 5600

Event Time: 18:00
United States Flint Celebrates International Jazz Day!

“Jazz on Wheels” is a non-profit mobile concert series founded to provide live jazz for inner-city children. Similar to Dr. Billy Taylor’s Jazzmobile but uniquely “Flint MI.” We will park our beloved stage/truck in the heart of the city and have performances all afternoon by artists from Flint, Detroit, Saginaw and Lansing to celebrate the day and the music. Our city is proud to participate. Thank you I.J.D. Folks!

Contact: Patrick Cronley | +1 810 922 6586
Official Website:

Atwood Stadium 515 W 1st Ave
Flint, MI 48503
+1 810 922 6586

Event Time: 17:00
United States 2017 GRandJazzFest Artist Lineup Reveal Event

GRandJazzFest, presented by DTE Energy Foundation, announces its 2017 lineup and honors International Jazz Day with a special event at The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, on April 26. The Steve Hilger Jazz Quintet performs and organizers reveal the 11 artists and bands slated for the the sixth annual GRandJazzFest, which will be held Aug. 19 & 20, at Rosa Parks Circle, also in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Contact: Molly Klimas | +1 616 443 4647
Official Website:

The B.O.B. (Big Old Building) 20 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI
+1 616 356 2000

Event Time: 19:00
United States Central PA Friends of Jazz present Johnny O’Neal Trio

Central PA Friends of Jazz Spring Concert Series
Tickets available by phone, or from our website.

Johnny O’Neal, born October 10, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, is an American neo-bop jazz pianist and vocalist. His playing ranges from the technically virtuosic to the tenderest of ballad interpretations. Though unique in style, he is influenced by many jazz elders, including Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum. He has performed with Art Blakey, Russell Malone, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Nancy Wilson, Joe Pass and Kenny Burrell. On the recommendation of Oscar Peterson, O’Neal portrayed Art Tatum in the 2004 movie Ray, convincingly recreating Tatum’s sound on the song “Yesterdays”. In an interview, pianist Mulgrew Miller said, “In my generation of musicians there are two artists who are probably the most naturally talented. One is Kenny Garrett, the saxophonist. The other is pianist Johnny O’Neal. This concert is in the beautiful Capital Room and food and drink are available in the cabaret setting. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students and may be purchased online or from the CPFJ Office – +1 717-540-1010

Contact: Steve Rudolph | +1 717 540 1010
Official Website:

Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center 1110 North 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA

Event Time: 15:00
United States Jazzabrations & Jazz Vespers at “The Jazz Church”

We will honor and celebrate Larry Nash & Shep Shepherd (100 yr old Drummer Trombonist) “Still performing”

Performing Legends: Billy Mitchell (V & P), Jack LeCompte (D), Bobby Rodriguez (Tpt), George Bohanon (Trom), Del Atkins (B)

It’s going to be the biggest International Jazz Day celebration in California!

For details contact Jazz Legacy Preservationist, Linda Morgan
+1 562 762 6441

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

Morningside UCC 8722 Crenshaw Blvd
Inglewood, CA
+1 562 762 6441

Event Time: 17:00
United States The Creative House Jazz JAM

All-day jazz session at the Creative House gallery and lounge!

Contact: Khnum Alexander | +1 424 351 8553
Official Website:

The Creative House 122 N MARKET STREET
+1 424 351 8553

Event Time: 13:00
United States The Art Of Jazz-Hop

The Art Of Jazz-Hop is an entertainment, educational and cultural event that will explore the links between Jazz and Hip Hop music and culture. The event will be held at the Historic Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine Jazz District of Kansas City, Missouri. This event will feature speakers on the history and culture of Jazz and Hip Hop and will explore their links and parallels. Various Jazz and Hip Hop artist from Kansas City and the region will perform and there will be a Jam Session and Cypher held at the end of the event.

Contact: James D. McGee | +1 816 335 7292

Mutual Musicians Foundation,INC 1823 Highland Avenue
Kansas City, MO
+1 816 471 5212

Event Time: 17:00
United States Kapital City Investments LLC Present A Night of Jazz

A Night of Jazz will feature a performance by Rob Crozier & 5tet. Also performing will be Michigan State University’s own The Four Corners Quartet. Live Modern & Smooth Jazz in Lansing, Michigan. Free Appetizer & Raffle Entry.

Contact: Shannon L Grimes | +1 517 974 9405
Official Website:

The Loft 414 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI
+1 517 913 0100

Event Time: 19:00
United States Music of Tom Hoffmann Celebrates International Jazz Day

We will be sharing jazz selections on our Facebook page.

Contact: Sharon Hoffmann | +1 209 813 4061
Official Website:

Music of Tom Hoffmann Facebook Page Mariposa, CA

Event Time: 11:00
United States 504 Multimedia & Int’l Jazz Day AZ Foundation presents 6th Annual Int'l Jazz Day Festival at The Mesa Arts Center

The International Jazz Day AZ Foundation is honored to collaborate with the Mesa Arts Center for its presentation of the 6th Annual Int’l Jazz Day Festival. This year’s headliner is Tony Monaco, renowned B3 organist, who is happy to acknowledge Jimmy Smith’s influence on his skills. He will perform along with an all-star rhythm section featuring Stan Sorenson and Dowell Davis. Other well-knowns on the bill include award-winning organist Royce Murray, Nayo & Doc Jones, Ioannis Goudelis, and Felix Sainz. This year’s Int’l Jazz Day Festival will pay tribute to the greats that have made the B3 organ famous in the world of jazz, such as Jack McDuff, Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Joey Defrancesco–each famous for their performances on the B3 organ. The event will be hosted by KJazz’s own Blaise Lantana.

Contact: Dr. William Doc Jones | +1 602 524 7998
Official Website:

Mesa Arts Center 1 E Main St
Mesa, AZ
+1 480 644 6500

Event Time: 16:00
United States Miami Beach celebrates International Jazz Day

Global Arts Project, Inc. and the Collins Park Neighborhood Association celebrate International Jazz Day with “powerhouse” (Quincy Jones) vocalist Vivian Sessoms from 3-6 PM in Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave. Dr. Ed Calle’s Student Jazz Ensemble will open the program. The concert is FREE.

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

Collins Park 2100 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL

Event Time: 15:00
United States Crooked Tree Arts Center International Jazz Day Concert

The Crooked Tree Jazz Orchestra will be performing an hour-long concert at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, Michigan, in celebration of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Kevin Richardson

Crooked Tree Arts Center 461 East Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI

Event Time: 15:00
United States The Eric Mintel Quartet Live at South Jazz Kitchen in Philadelphia

“As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicians like Eric Mintel and the Eric Mintel Quartet, jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom!” – Dave Brubeck

Pianist and composer Eric Mintel and The Eric Mintel Quartet celebrate IJD with a special performance at South Jazz Club at 600 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA. Set starts at 7pm. Eric Mintel and his acclaimed jazz quartet will perform new music and the rarely heard music of Dave Brubeck plus classic TV show themes as jazz pieces. Eric Mintel was also instrumental in helping launch the idea of International Jazz Day with UNESCO’s Eric Falt. Joining pianist Eric Mintel will be Nelson Hill sax/flute, Dave Mohn drums and Jack Hegyi bass. The Eric Mintel Quartet continues to connect and excite audiences throughout the country and throughout the world.

Contact: Eric Mintel | +1 267-322-0163
Official Website:

South Kitchen Jazz Bar 600 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
+1 267-322-0163

Event Time: 07:00

The Arizona jazz & blues communities are joining together in an initiative behind the “Jazz at Lunch Time Rally” at the AZ State Capitol, celebrating UNESCO’s 6th Annual International Jazz Day. This unique initiative brings together jazz and blues organizations in Arizona to bring attention to the lack of venues supporting live music as well as to improve cultural arts education programs in AZ schools. Doc Jones will lead an All Star Band featuring award-winning trumpet player Mario Abney, Guitar Center Drum-off winner Fred Boswell, Billboard Artist and saxophone player Neaman Lyes along with special guest bands, who will provide great jazz & blues entertainment at the State Capitol. Members from the AZ Senate and House Representatives along with five mayors from Arizona cities will be in attendance. All jazz and blues lovers are invited.

Contact: Dr. William Doc Jones | +1 602-524-7998
Official Website:

Arizona State Capitol 1700 W Washington
Phoenix, AZ
+1 602-926-3620

Event Time: 11:00
United States Rawlins Library Jazz Day

We will display books, DVDs and CDs showcasing jazz.

Contact: Abby Edwardson

Rawlins Library 1000 E Church St
Pierre, SD
United States Jazz91’s International Jazz Day Celebration!

24 hours of Jazz history, profiles of musicians, documentary shorts & music, music, music curated throughout the day by veteran programmers Clint Baker, Alisa Clancy, Keith Hines, Clifford Brown Jr., Chuy Varela, Carl Sonny Leyland, Richard Hadlock, Harry Duncan, and Ron Pelletier.

Contact: Alisa Clancy | +1 650 524 6945
Official Website:

KCSM-Jazz91 1700 West Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA
+1 650 574 9136

Event Time: 00:24
United States Wichita Jazz Festival

For forty years, the Wichita Jazz Festival has been one of longest-running, premier jazz festivals in the country. This year’s festival kicks off with a special event on April 4th with concerts featuring local, regional and national performers, author and panel discussions, jazz sessions, a school band invitational and more. This year’s festival has expanded to include more events and concerts, both free and ticketed. Information and tickets available through the Wichita Jazz Festival website.

Contact: Chris Heim | +1 316 978 7176
Official Website:

Wichita Jazz Festival 5000 E. 29th St N.
Wichita, KS
Uruguay Día Internacional del Jazz

Finca “El Sosiego” Te invita a festejar el día internacional del Jazz, trae tus alimentos, tu corneta, tu sonrisa, tu amor y a ti mismo! ¡Entrada libre!


The “Sosiego” Estate invites you to celebrate International Jazz Day! Bring your food, your bugle, your smile, your love and yourself! Free entry!

Contact: Francisco Yobino | +598 99 905 748
Official Website:

Finca El Sosiego Camino Vecinal 956A, 20003
Departamento de Maldonado, Uruguay

Event Time: 14:00
Venezuela Eric Vis Atman & Amigos VI

La celebración de esta, tendrá siempre como objetivo las normativas y preceptos bajo la representación de Eric Vis Atman & Amigos, UNESCO e International Jazz Day; como lo es nuestro concepto, propósito y principio.

Sensibilizar al público en general sobre las virtudes del jazz, como herramienta educativa y como motor para la paz, la unidad, el diálogo, el refuerzo, la cooperación, la diversidad y fusión de géneros entre países hermanos.

Eric Vis Atman & Amigos VI.


This celebration will have as its purpose the norms and precepts of Eric Vis Atman and Friends, UNESCO and International Jazz Day; as is our concept, purpose and principle:

To educate the public in general on the virtues of jazz, as an educational tool and as a vehicle for peace, unity, dialogue, cooperation, diversity and fusion of genres between brother countries.

Eric Vis Atman & Friends VI.

Contact: Eric Vis Atman | +58 4146435335

Teatro Baralt Teatro Baralt
Calle 95
Maracaibo, Zulia

Event Time: 19:30
Zambia Afro RED’s rhythm of love and peace

Organizers will present a live concert featuring multiple local bands.

“Jazz is a kind of music that keeps an listeners focus and reflect on real life issues. Jazz is a lifestyle. Those who love jazz love peace and unity. If the whole world took time to listen to jazz then the world would be a better place. Jazz knows no age nor race. It’s universal.”

Contact: David Kasochi | +260 977266501

Misty Jazz Restaurant and Cafe Levy Junction Shopping Mall
Sadzu Rd, Lusaka
+260 977339240

Event Time: 20:00