Global Celebrations 2014

Country/Territory Event Venue
Afghanistan U.S. Embassy Kabul celebrates International Jazz Day 2014

The Embassy shared the message of International Jazz Day and the values of jazz among Afghani citizens, Embassy staff and the world, including a post on its official Facebook page.

Official Website:

U.S. Embassy Kabul
Great Massoud Road
Albania International Jazz Day 2014 at the Boom Boom Room Jazz Club

Club presented an exhibition of photos of jazz greats prepared by students and a screening of the famous 1944 jazz film “Jammin’ the Blues,” produced by Albanian-American artist Gjon Mili. Followed by a jam session featuring Albanian artists. Boom Boom Radio produced an International Jazz Day program by playing famous jazz albums and holding a quiz on great jazz artists with a CD prize.

Contact: Gerta Skenderi | +355 68 408 0001
Official Website:

Boom Boom Room Jazz Club
Autostrada Tirane-Durres, Km 3
Prane Universitetit \
Kristal 1000
Algeria Journée Internationale du Jazz

Algeria celebrated International Jazz Day with a concert featuring NIGHTS IN TUNISIA with Jean Christophe Cholet / Jasser Hadj Youssef / Geoffroy De Masure / Vincent Mascart / Geoffroy Tamisier / Mehdi Askeur / Stéphane Galland / Jean-Luc Lehr / Meta.

Contact: Agence Algerienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel | 00 213 94 51 69
Official Website:

Ibn Zeydoun
Salle Ibn Zeydoun
Office Riadh El Feth
Algiers 16000
00 213 94 57 69
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Andorra Poliesportiu de l’Aldosa celebrates International Jazz Day

School coordinated an educational activity introducing students to International Jazz Day and its message of peace, cooperation and intercultural dialogue.

Contact: Ms. Sylvia

Poliesportiu de l'Aldosa
L'Aldosa de La Massana

Angola American Corners, Angola celebrate Jazz Day

The U.S. Embassy in Angola distributed information about the day and the importance of jazz among Angolan citizens, Embassy staff and the world, posting a message on its official Facebook page and displaying posters and other informational material in their “American Spaces” facilities.

Official Website:

U.S. Embassy Luanda
Rua Houari Boumedienne #32
Luanda C.P. 6468
Antigua and Barbuda Abracadabra Celebrates International Jazz Day 2014

Abracadabra Restaurant & Disco-Bar in English Harbour celebrated International Jazz Day with a special evening featuring live music by The Targets and more.

Contact: Abracadabra Antigua | +1 268-460-2701
Official Website:

Abracadabra Restaurant & Disco-Bar
Dockyard Dr
English Harbour
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina Camille Quinteto

Led by the singer Camila Castañeda, Camille Quinteto brought to stage some of the traditional songs of jazz. They perfomed at Tatune Cafe-Bar in Adrogue city, South Zone of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Contact: Camila Castañeda

Tatune Cafe-Bar
Almirante Brown 1401
Adrogue, Buenos Aires 1846
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Argentina DIa Internacional del Jazz en Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina

Charity concert featuring local jazz musicians including the Viviana Cimarelli Group, Jazztronauts septet, Cuenya-Bianco-Spector Trio, Lado Funk and Carucha Gimenez trio.

Contact: Alejandro Bianco | 5492944601788

Sala Biblioteca Sarmiento Bariloche
Centro Civico
Bariloche, Rio Negro-Patagonia 8400
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Argentina Delfina Oliver & Artistry Big Band Celebrating International Jazz Day at Bebop Jazz Club Buenos Aires

Delfina Oliver, one of the most renowned singers in the busy and creative jazz scene in Buenos Aires, together with Artistry Big Band, a selection of the town’s most talented musicians, presented a special concert at the new Bebop Club.

Contact: Delfina Oliver | +5491156931540
Official Website:

Bebop Jazz Club Buenos Aires
Moreno 364 entre Defensa y Balcarce
Buenos Aires
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Argentina Día Internacional del Jazz en La Usina del Arte

Concert featuring the Gustavo Musso & Francisco Lovuolo Dúo, the Ricardo Lew Trio with special guest Manuel Fraga, and the Roxana Amed Quintet.

Contact: Info Usina
Official Website:

Usina del Arte
Caffarena 1, Esq. Pedro de Mendoza
Buenos Aires, CABA C1156ACF
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Argentina Día Internacional del Jazz en BORIS Club

Filmmaker, critic and historian Diego Curubeto delivered a talk about jazz and movies, followed by a surprise screening of a jazz movie of historical significance.

Contact: BORIS Club | 54 11 4777 0012
Official Website: http://

Gorriti 5568
Buenos Aires S3006DNB
+54 11 4777 0012
Event Time: 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Argentina Dia Internacional del Jazz en Mar del Plata

In Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, we assembled local artists for a concert in the Cuatro Elementos space, followed by a jam session.

Contact: Julia Sanjurjo | (0223) 451 1305

Cuatro Elementos
Alberti 2746
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires 7600
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 02:00 am
Armenia FM 103.0 Radio Program

Radio program featured historical background on the day and an exposition of the various styles comprising jazz today, including swing, bop, fusion, ethno-jazz and smooth.

Contact: Armen Manukyan | 374-93-54-98-53
Official Website:

FM 103.0 Radio
Khanjyan Str. 13a,
Yerevan, Yerevan 0010
(+ 374 10) 54-00-01
Event Time: 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Australia Dukes of Jazz Celebrate international Jazz Day 2014

The Dukes of Jazz celebrated International Jazz Day with a special night of jazz at Tiffins Jazz on the Park. The swinging six piece band played a selection of tunes from traditional jazz, Dixieland, swing and mainstream plus Latin styles.

Contact: Don Brow | 61872260573
Official Website:

Tiffins Jazz on the Park
176 Greenhill Road Parkside
Adelaide, South Australia 5063
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Australia UNESCO International Jazz Day Ballarat Concert

The Mechanics Institute of Ballarat hosted a wonderful line up of musicians: The Justine Jones Hammond Combo, The Jawzz Quintet featuring Guitarist Alex Yarosh, and some great new young musicians from the Ballarat Grammar School stage Band. Admission was a gold coin donation to the Mechanics Institute.

Contact: Allan Kealy | 0401150762
Official Website:

Ballarat Mechanics' Institute
117 Sturt St
Ballarat , VIC 3350
03 53313042
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Australia Sam Boon Quartet

Concert by saxophonist and composer Sam Boon’s Quartet, featuring high energy, modern-sounding original pieces complimented by fresh arrangements of classic standards. Accompanied by very special guest Nic Ryan-Glennie on trumpet. Supported by Wayne Parker Trio.

Contact: Dani Fry | 0408 591 213
Official Website:

The Main Bar
28 Main Road
Ballarat, VIC 3350
03 533 77 22
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Australia International Jazz Day Brisbane

We organized a New Orleans style march in King George Square – in the centre of Brisbane city.

Contact: Dan Quigley | +61732161110

King George Square
266 King George Street
Brisbane, Qld 4000
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Australia International Jazz Day celebration at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery

From Hobart, singer Amelia Johnston and trombonist Hayden Dare joined the Viktor Zappner Trio (V.Z. on piano, Michael Anderson on bass, Bruce Innocent on drums) to celebrate this day. Last year this event was staged at the Wharf in Ulverstone. JAZZ LOVERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

Contact: Viktor Zappner

Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Wilmot Street
Burnie, Tasmania 7320
+61 (0)3 6430 5875
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Australia Funkya @ Unkya

Bimonthly “make it, bake it, grow it, sew it” market with food, workshops and live performances around a theme. April’s was “Celebrating Jazz.”

Contact: Karina Daniels | 610265699373

Unkya Reserve
Corner of Pacific Highway and Eungai Creek Road
Eungai Creek NSW
Event Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Australia Victorian Jazz Archive & Knox City Council Present International Jazz Day 2014

The Victorian Jazz Archive and Knox City Council celebrated International Jazz Day with the New Melbourne Jazz Band and The Syncopators. A rare opportunity to hear two of Australia’s top Traditional Jazz bands on one program. The Jazz Running Wild Youth Band entertained at intermission.

Contact: Ralph Powell | +61 3 9800 5535
Official Website:

Knox Community Arts Centre
Corner of Scoresby Road and Mountain Highway
Melbourne, Victoria 3153
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Australia Melbourne – International Jazz Day Celebrations @ Open Studio

This special night of music celebrating UNESCO’s International Jazz Day featured performances by the Chris Cameron Quartet, Joe McEvilly’s Armadillo, The Ethio-Jazz Ensemble and pianist Okkey Sumiyoshi.

Contact: Chris Cameron
Official Website:

Open Studio
204 High Street Northcote
Melbourne, VIC 3070
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Australia Bennetts Lane Presents: Arlene Fletcher Band

Australian bassist, Arlene Fletcher, is known as THE bassist for The Furbelows, Sidney Creswick, STEM, SMES and Taktok. This event featured her as leader performing originals and some cheeky arrangements influenced by Brad Mehldau, Avishai Cohen & interwoven tapestry of many stories shared by all.

Contact: Megan Evans | +61(0)412 063570
Official Website:

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club
25 Bennetts Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
+61 (0)3 9663 2856
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 12:30 am
Australia Perth UNESCO International Jazz Day concert

An array of Perth’s finest jazz musicians came together for a concert celebration of jazz.

Contact: Graham Wood | +61408069867
Official Website:

The Ellington Jazz Club
191 Beaufort St
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Australia Foundry616 presents RAINEE LYLESON: An Evening with Joni Mitchell

Foundry616 is an exciting new Sydney jazz venue in the CBD. To celebrate International Jazz Day, we presented Rainee Lyleson in her show ‘Take Me As I Am: An Evening with Joni Mitchell.’ Featuring some of Sydney’s best young musicians, this show was for Joni Mitchell fans and music lovers alike.

Contact: Allyson Moore | 61 437 764 982
Official Website:

616 Harris Street
Ultimo, New South Wales 2007
61 2 9211 9442
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Australia Testimony: A Tribute to Charlie Parker

ABC Jazz Digital Radio presented a special International Jazz Day broadcast of ‘Testimony,’ a suite composed by Australian saxophonist Sandy Evans in tribute to the life and music of Charlie Parker. It features the leading figures in Australian jazz as well as words by US poet Yesef Komunyakka and a performance by US musicians Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood.

Contact: James Kennedy
Official Website:

ABC Jazz Digital Radio
Harris St
Ultimo, NSW 2007
Event Time: 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Austria N.I.C.E jazz in nice cafe

N.I.C.E gig in cafe virolinis in hall in tyrol.

n.icole – vocals – guitar
c.lemens – french horn
e.ngelbert – bass guitar

some standards and some not so standard

Contact: engelbert
Official Website: http://

Eugenstraße 2
Hall in Tirol A-6060
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Austria “3rd Radio Jazz Day Liezen – Twentyfour Hours of Jazz ”

Third edition of “Twentyfour Hours of Jazz,” starting with the beginning of Jazz Day at 12:00 a.m. Included talks with artists, promoters and more on Radio Freequenns. Concert artists included Camerounian singer Njamy Sitson, Vocal Chordestra + guest Stefan Heckel. Concerts began at 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm.

Contact: Thomas Hein | +43 699 1000 1698
Official Website: http://

Radio Studio Freequenns / Kulturhaus Liezen / Arkade / St.Veit Church
Kulturhausstrasse 9
Liezen 8940
+43 3612 30111
Event Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Austria Josefstaedter Jazztag am International Jazzday

The Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Quartet invited piano player Peter Thanel to celebrate this day with a concert, presenting their and his original works. After the concert the stage opened up for a jam session.

Contact: Michaela Rabitsch | 00436642411767
Official Website:

Galerie Die Ausstellung
Laudongasse 44
Vienna 1080
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Azerbaijan Master-Jam Fest celebrates Jazz Day in Azerbaijan

Organizers of the Ukrainian jazz competition “Master-Jam Fest” invited jazz masters and previous contest winners to perform in a celebratory concert.

Contact: Vlad Chubarev
Official Website:

Master-Jam Fest
Bahamas UNESCO Bahamas International Jazz Day

The UNESCO Bahamas International Jazz Day Festival celebrated jazz on the waterfront of historic Nassau, Bahamas. The event featured live performances, displays on the history of Jazz in The Bahamas, and artwork.

Contact: Dr. Leon Higgs | 242-424-0652

Pompey Square
Pompey Square
Bay Street
Nassau 00000
Event Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Bahrain Jazz Fusion

On the occasion of International Jazz day, local Bahraini artists performed live at the Qal’at Al Bahrain site museum café. Playing a range of styles from Turkish to classic and modern jazz, their lively tunes provided wonderful accompaniment to a night at the museum café overlooking Bahrain fort and the seafront.

Contact: Nada Alaradi | 97337777452

Qal'at albahrain Site Museum
Qalat albahrain Street
Building 3618, road 3863, block 438
Karbabad, Bahrain 0000
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Bangladesh International School of Dhaka celebrates International Jazz Day

The International School of Dhaka organized an educational activity familiarizing students with International Jazz Day.

Contact: M. Amin Alan
Official Website:

International School of Dhaka
Barbados International Jazz Day 2014 at the U.S. Embassy Barbados

The U.S. Embassy Barbados, The Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS encouraged the island residents to discuss the value and impact of jazz, including a post on their official Facebook page.

Official Website:

U.S. Embassy
Wildey Business Park
St. Michael BB 14006
Barbados Scoopies Jazz Club present “Sound of the Drums” featuring James de Lovell and Counterpoint Academy

Sunday, April 27th, Church Service featuring the Roger Gittens Quartet.

Tuesday April 29th All Caribbean Jazz Radio Show with host Wayne Harewood featuring topic “Women in Jazz”.

Wednesday April 30, IJD “Sound of the Drums”

Featuring James de Lovell (drums/percussion), Juanita Clarke (drums), Dane Bascombe (bass), Michael Hope (guitar), Shane Jones (keyboard), Joseph Callendar (sax) and Donella vocals.

Contact: Cheryl Holder | 1246438 6623
Official Website:

Scoopies Jazz Club
Rogers Road, Government Hill, St. Michael
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Belarus International Jazz Day 2014 at Jazz in Minsk

Club dedicated the evening’s program to the day.

Contact: Evgeniy

Jazz in Minsk
пл. Октябрьская, 1
(Дворец Республики, Клуб Центр)
Belgium Daniele Esposito Quartet

The Jacques Pelzer Jazz Club presented a concert with Jeroen Van Herzeele (sax), Mirco Mariottini (cl), Marek Patrman (dr) & Daniele Esposito (cb). The quartet offers a repertoire of original components which posit equilibrium between written and improvised musics.

Contact: Jacques Pelzer | 04/2271255
Official Website:

Jacques Pelzer Jazz Club
Boulevard Ernest Solvay 493
Liège 4000
Event Time: 9:00 pm
Belgium Yves Peeters Group

Concert by the Yves Peeters Group, consisting of original compositions by all members of the band. The group’s music is characterized by a colourful mix of influences such as the blues and African music, with jazz as its basic ingredient.

Contact: Les Lundis d'Hortense ASBL | +32 (0)2 219 58 51
Official Website:

Les Lundis d'Hortense
Chaussée de Louvain 193a-195 Leuvensesteenweg
Brussels 1210
+32 (0)2 219 58 51
Event Time: 9:30 pm
Belgium Nathalie Loriers Trio

Nathalie Loriers presented a concert featuring her new compositions especially for this trio, strongly tinged, lyrical grooves with melody and thorough harmony.

Contact: Les Lundis d'Hortense ASBL | +32 (0)2 219 58 51
Official Website:

Les Lundis d'Hortense
Chaussée de Louvain 193a-195 Leuvensesteenweg
Brussels 1210
+32 (0)2 219 58 51
Event Time: 8:00 pm
Belgium JD’s Project

This project brings together 12 young jazz talents. The group performed original tunes of hip-hop and funky jazz. A meeting of upcoming generations of hip hop and funky jazz artists.

Contact: Jazz4you | + 32 476 661 883
Official Website:

Place St Job - Uccle
Place St Job
Brussels 1180
Event Time: 3:00 pm
Belgium Big Band of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels

Under the direction of Fabrice Alleman. Internationally renowned saxophonist, clarinetist and professor Fabrice Alleman led an amazing group of students from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. They offered an extremely exciting concert rendering of the classical “Big Band sound.”

Contact: Jazz4you asbl | + 32 476 661 883
Official Website:

Place St Job - Uccle
Place St Job
Brussels 1180
Event Time: 5:30 pm
Belgium The Unexpected 4

The group played its compositions and arranged standards, offering a challenging and exciting selection of swing with hints of post-bop and modern jazz. The Unexpected 4 won the first prize of Dinant Jazz Night 2010. Featuring the talents of Jeremy Dumont, Vincent Thekal, Bas Cooijmans, Armando Luongo.

Contact: Jazz4you asbl | + 32 476 661 883
Official Website:

Chaussée St Job 666
Brussels 1180
Event Time: 8:00 pm
Belgium 22 Strings and a Piece of Wood

22 Strings and a Piece of Wood:
Jakob Bro (DK) – guitar
Frantz Loriot (F) – Violin
Steven Delannoye (B) – Saxophone
Yannick Peeters (B) – Double Bass
Kristof Roseeuw (B)- Double Bass
Seraphine Stragier (B) – Cello, violin, harp
a little preview:

Contact: Bart VandenBroucke | 0032 52 20 26 26
Official Website:

CC Belgica
Kerkstraat 24
Dendermonde, Oost-Vlaanderen 9200
0032 52 20 26 26
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Belgium TUNES: a jazz night

The Royal Conservatory / School of Arts Ghent organized the third edition of TUNES, a jazz night. This free festival put the scene of active jazz cafés in Ghent in the spotlight. Three big bands, new talent and established names from the Belgian jazz world came together to perform.

Contact: Wendy Cocquyt | 0031 478 83 86 91
Official Website:

All over town
Ghent, East of Flanders 9000
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 1:59 am
Belize International Jazz Day 2014: Belize

The Belize National Commission for UNESCO organized an event introducing International Jazz Day and its message to island residents.

Contact: Rev. Dr. Rudolph Anthony

Belize National Commission for UNESCO
Sub-Office of the Ministry of Education
Cor. St Joseph and St Thomas Street
Belize City
Benin International Jazz Day 2014: Benin

The Institut Français de Cotonou distributed educational information on the day and the values of jazz to its visitors.

Contact: M. Treuil
Official Website:

Institut Français de Cotonou
Bhutan International Jazz Day 2014: Bhutan

The Amankora Paro Lodge presented the live stream of the All-Star Global Concert from Osaka for its guests.

Contact: John Reed
Official Website:

Amankora Paro Lodge
Paro, Thimphu
Punakha, Gangtey
Bolivia ANDESOL Concert

Concert featuring the known composer and interpreter Oscar Cordova (winds) presenting his music with artists including Daniel Zegada (drums), David Aspi (Guitar), Edwin Mendoza (Bass), Eynar Guillen (piano), Yonatan Cáceres (vocals) and José Abreu (Percusión).

Contact: Sigrid Alvarez | 591-2 /2204052
Official Website:

Patio Cultural - Ministerio de Culturas y Turismo
Ayacucho esq. Potosí
Palacio Chico
La Paz
591- 2 / 2200910
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bosnia and Herzegovina International Jazz Day, Banja Luka (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Jazzy Banja Luka @ One Place held a concert featuring the Combine Quartet, Sladjana Zrnic, Небојша Ступар, Dejan Djordjevic, Sanja Čolić Zelić, Marija Šestić, Natalija Havralenko, Tuba Tubic, Nylon Club, Tatjana Topic and more!

Contact: Tatjana Topic

Jazzbanjaluka Caffe Bar
Stevana Bulajića 12
Banja Luka, Republika Srpska 78000
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Bosnia and Herzegovina Monument Jazz Day Celebration

Jazz Club Monument, in collaboration with Gramofon Records, organized a concert to celebrate International Jazz Day. Concert featured Sarajevo Jazz Guerrilla & Guests, Bebop Sax Quartet ft. Local Jazz Combo (Croatia), & jam sessions afterward. Program details on official club FB fan page.

Contact: Haris Ibrahimagic | 387 61 304 777

Jazz Club Monument Sarajevo
Strosmajerova 3 Centar
Sarajevo 71000
Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 61 304 777
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 5:00 am
Botswana Programa Clube do Jazz special edition #jazzday

“Clube do Jazz” is a radio program that has existed for 7 years. Originally conceived by the sociologist Ernesto Seidl, today it is hosted by journalist André Teixeir on Aperipê FM. For #JazzDay we presented a special edition relating the history of jazz through musical selections.

Contact: André Teixeira | 55 79 9988-543
Official Website: http://

programa Clube do Jazz
Bairro Getúlio Vargas
Rua Laranjeiras, Nº 1837
Aracaju, Sergipe 49055-380
55 79 3198-2760
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brazil Ava Araujo Jazz Project

New show from Brazilian vocalist Ava Araujo.

Contact: Micaela Souza | 55 27 996316534
Official Website:

Clube do Choro de Brasília
Setor de Divulgação Cultural
Bloco G - Eixo Monumental
Brasília, Distrito Federal 70070-350
55 61 3224-0599
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Brazil International Jazz Day – Casa do Jazz – Acordes Jazz School

Commemorative edition of the 2014 International Jazz Day, organized by the House of Jazz in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. The celebration included a show by singer Mirta Gomez and jazz guitarist Fernando Aver, a master class on the History of Jazz, an improvisation master class, and the screening of a documentary about jazz history.

Contact: Fernando Aver | 555434190601

Caxias Jazz House - Acordes School
Rua 13 de Maio - 1392
Caxias do Sul, RS 95020472
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Brazil Jurere Jazz, International Jazz Day

Jurere Jazz Festival presented an out door concert with the great violonist Leandro Fortes and his quintet.

Contact: Abel da Silva | (55) (48) 9934 1681
Official Website:

Jurere Jazz
Alves de brito 345
Ap 121
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina 88015440
(55) (48) 9934 1681
Event Time: 1:00 am - 2:00 am
Brazil Babi Mendes – Int’l Jazz Day Jam Session

To celebrate Jazz Day, singer/songwriter Babi Mendes hosted a jam session at All of Jazz in Sao Paulo.

Contact: Babi Mendes | 55 11 949807710
Official Website:

All of Jazz
Rua João Cachoeira, 1366
Itaim, Sao Paulo 04535-010
55 11 3849-1345
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Brazil International Jazz Day – Itajaí

The event was a gathering of righteous musical artists with an emphasis on jazz. 25 musicians performed for an audience of 800 people.

Contact: Antonio Luiz Sagaz | 55 47 9246-9326

Teatro Municipal de Itajaí
Rua Gregório Chaves 110
Bairro São João
Itajaí, Santa Catarina 88.302-400
55 47 9246-9326
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Brunei Expression Music School celebrates International Jazz Day

School organized an introduction to the history of jazz and improvisation for its students.

Contact: Lily Chiam
Official Website:

Expression Music School
B15-16, Bgn. Lim Eng Ming
Spg. 88, Kiulap
Bandar Seri Begawan BE1518
Bulgaria World Orchestra – Grzech Piotrowski

Concert at Bulgaria Hall by the World Orchestra featuring Grzech Piotrowski with kaval-player Theodosii Spassov, all-female choir The Bulgarian Voices Angelite conducted by Georgi Petkov, string quartet of The Classic FM Orchestra, Marcin Wasilewski (piano), Sebastian Wypych (bass), Robert Luty (drums) and the Atom String Quartet.

Contact: Svetoslav Nikolov | +359887803705
Official Website:

Bulgaria Hall
1 Aksakov Str.
Sofia , Sofia 1000
Event Time: 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bulgaria Jazz FM International Jazz Day celebration programme

On this special programme, we invited jazz artists to talk about the music they play. Listeners told their stories of discovering jazz. Premiere of The Invasion Parade by Alfredo Rodriguez. Antonia Docheva: the artist who paints jazz – interview and gallery. Special music selection. Information about international celebrations.

Contact: Svetoslav Nikolov
Official Website: http://

Jazz FM
3 Panayot Volov Str.
Floor 5
Sofia 1504
Event Time: 01:01 am - 11:59 pm
Bulgaria International Jazz Festival of Bansko Celebrates International Jazz Day 2014

The International Jazz Festival of Bansko, Bulgaria organized a screening of the evening All-Star Global Concert from Osaka, Japan.

Contact: Dr. Emil Iliev | +359 888 436 559
Official Website:


Bulgaria International Jazz Day 2014: Bulgaria

On International Jazz Day 2014, different Bulgarian cities hosted concerts, jam sessions, exhibitions, educative events, open classes, interviews with jazz musicians and film screenings in order to raise awareness about the use of jazz as a powerful tool for social inclusion, creative self-expression and intercultural dialogue. Presenting organizations included JAZZ FM Radio, Bulgarian National Radio, Radio Blagoevgrad, the National Music Academy and municipal authorities across Bulgaria.

Contact: Bulgarian National Commission for UNESCO | +359 2 948 23 06
Official Website:§ion=news&post=271

Various Venues
Various Cities
Burkina Faso Festival International Jazz à Ouaga

After more than 20 years, Jazz à Ouaga is synonymous with musical passion.
Three key terms defined this year’s festival: quality, originality, innovation. We celebrated International Jazz Day with several activities, culminating in a giant concert featuring the Franco Na Biso group.

Contact: Anselme Sawadogo | +226 70 26 28 03

Institut Français de Ouagadougou
01 BP 6625
Ouagadougou, Kadiogo 6625
Burkina Faso
+226 50 30 60 90
Event Time: 9:00 am - 11:50 pm
Burkina Faso Ambassador’s Annual Jazz Concert and Cocktail Reception

On the 30th, U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou hosted a Jazz Concert and Cocktail Reception with American Jazz Group the “Emily Braden Quartet.” This event was part of the embassy’s larger collaboration with a local 2-week long jazz festival, “Jazz-a-Ouaga,” for which the Emily Braden Quartet performed.

Contact: LaSean Brown
Official Website:

Ambassador's Residence
Burkina Faso
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Burundi International Jazz Day 2014: Burundi

The Institut Français de Burundi organized a free presentation and concert in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Action Culturelle
Official Website:

Institut Français du Burundi
9 chaussée Prince Louis
Cambodia Hall of Jazz

A jazz hall of fame was presented for students, complete with video clips of famous figures played throughout the whole day. French pianist Philippe Javelle presented a workshop for students as an opening for the whole event.

Watch a YouTube clip of the workshop here.

Contact: Eden Chung | (855) 97 888 8787
Official Website:

Simphony Music School
No. 243, Street 51, Boeung Keng Kang I, Chamkarmon
Phnom Penh 12019
(855) 23 727 345
Event Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cambodia A History Of Jazz by Philippe Javelle & Lewis Pragasam

Phnom Penh celebrities and internationally acclaimed artists Philippe Javelle (Piano, Moog Bass) and Lewis Pragasam (Drums) presented A History of Jazz from Ragtime to Hip-Hop, with a special dedication to Master Herbie Hancock, who came to visit the country in 2011.

Contact: Philippe Javelle | +855 15 600 620
Official Website: http://

Doors Phnom Penh
#18 Street 84 & 47
Sangkat Sraas Chak - Khan Daun Penh
Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh 12201
+855 23 986 114
Event Time: 08:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cameroon Live Jazz Corner of the World

A special concert to celebrate jazz with two guitarists and two bass players, and a workshop to demonstrate traditional Cameroonian bass playing.

Contact: Georges Marcel Nyamoutet | (237) 74637318

Institut Français du Cameroun deYaounde
Avenue du Président Ahmadou Ahidjo
PO Box 513
Yaounde 237
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Canada UN International Jazz Day & A Celebration of Youth in Jazz

Calgary joined the global jazz party with free events from morning to night. Calgarians of all ages enjoyed jazz music and dance across the city. Jazz Day opened “A Celebration of Youth in Jazz,” a week highlighting jazz student and emerging stars.

Contact: Deb Rasmussen | 403-918-3354
Official Website:

National Music Centre
134 11 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0X8
(403) 543-5115
Event Time: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Canada Jokela & Vogan feat. Charlie Cooley

Ben Jokela (piano) + Garth Vogan (bass) were joined by Charlie Cooley (drums) as they recorded material for their next “live” album. They specialize in creating an atmosphere of pleasing sounds while maintaining artistic integrity with structured improvisation and musical exploration.

Contact: Ben Jokela
Official Website: http://

Manhattans Pizza Bistro Music Club
951 Gordon St. S
Guelph, Ontario N1G 4S1
+ 1 519-767-2440
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Canada West Coast Jazz Festival

West Coast Jazz Festival
April 30, May 1, May 2
Vancouver Island University
This three day event involved jazz performances by students from all over Vancouver Island. Clinicians: Phil Dwyer, Campbell Ryga, Jon Challoner, Ken Lister, Bryan Stovell, Hans Verhoeven.

Contact: Sarah Falls | 250-724-0873

Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R5S5
Event Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canada International Jazz Day celebrations in Ottawa

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canada Council for the Arts invited the public to celebrate International Jazz Day 2014 in the premises of the Canada Council. Musical performance by The Roddy Ellias Trio, refreshments and a rhythmic atmosphere!

Contact: Pauline Dugré
Official Website: http://

Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P5V8
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Canada JAZZ.FM91 Celebrates International Jazz Day

On top of our regular broadcast day, we broadcast isolated acoustic performances from remarkable local musicians. JAZZ.FM91 has also developed a petition at and out in the community asking UNESCO and Thelonious Monk Institute to consider Toronto for 2015!!

Contact: Dani Elwell | 416 595 0404 ex. 268
Official Website: http://

JAZZ.FM91 Studios
4 Pardee Avenue
Unit #100
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3H
416 595 0404
Event Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Canada World Blind Union Features Bind Jazz Artist

Via our Twitter account WBU linked to YouTube videos of 23 blind jazz musicians, both living and deceased, performances of their music. This was done as a means to both educate and entertain our followers of the talents of gifted artists who did not let visual impairment limit their careers.

Contact: Marianne McQuillan | 1-416-486-9698
Official Website:

World Blind Union
Toronto, Ontario
Event Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cape Verde Kriol Jazz Festival

Festival dedicated their program, featuring a selection of the best artists from the Creole world, to International Jazz Day. The KJF’s main objective is to promote Creole-inspired music from all of the islands.

Contact: Marta Szypulski

Pracinha Escolha Grande
Praia, Santiago 653
Cape Verde
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 6:30 am
Chad International Jazz Day 2014: Chad

The Institut Français du Tchad organized a concert with Chadian jazz musicians.

Contact: M. Giraudo
Official Website:

Institut Française du Tchad

Chile Día Internacional del Jazz en la UCSC

Presentation of three local jazz bands from the Concepción area: Edgardo Sánchez Quintet, Hualpén Big Band, and the Dixieland Jazz Band of Concepción.

Contact: Andrea Farías | +56-41-2345061
Official Website:

Centro de Extensión UCSC (Edificio Monseñor Ezzati, Campus San Andrés)
Alonso de Ribera 2850
Concepción, Región del Biobío 4090541
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chile Chile Celebrates International Jazz Day

To celebrate International Jazz Day in Chile, the Academia de Musica Pro Jazz presented educational events and a concert:
16-17:30 Master Class Orion Lion “El Rol del Musico en la Sociedad”
17:30-19 Master class Miguel Perez “Improvisacion”
19:30hrs Concierto Orion Lion, Miguel Perez y Projazz Big Band

Contact: Patricia Zarate | 617-934-4949

Pro Jazz
Ramon Carnicer 27
Metro Baquedano
Providencia, Santiago
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chile Día Internacional del Jazz

Local record label Animales en la Vía celebrated with concerts and jam sessions featuring Chilean musicians at Club Thelonious in Santiago, including the Nicolás Vera Quartet, the Jasper Huysentruyt Trío, the Bruno Riveros Quartet and the Roberto C. Lecaros Quinteto.

Contact: Animales en la Vía | 5697503600
Official Website:

Thelonious, lugar de Jazz
Bombero Núñez 336, barrio bellavista
Santiago, Metropolitana 8420372
56 022 7357962
Event Time: 09:00 pm - 04:00 am
China International Jazz day Hong Kong Celebration 27 April 2014

The celebration featured 6 groups from amateur to professional, as well as a local big band playing original compositions. Highlights included the local veteran Ted L Trio and an 11-year-old alto sax player from Zhuhai, China.

Contact: Lee Kai Kwan, Peter | 852 9108 2984
Official Website:

Shatin Town Hall
1 Yuen Wo Road
Sha Tin, N.T.
Hong Kong SAR 852
(852) 2694 2509 / 2694 2542
Event Time: 02:30 pm - 07:00 pm
China Shanghai Celebrates International Jazz Day 2014

Shanghai Culture Square celebrated with SCS Jazz Festival and a series of 5 concerts in April:
April 1st, 7:15pm John McLaughin & the 4th Dimension Live
April 13th, 2pm KIKI & the Mauritian Jazz Band – The Polymorph Extra
April 30th, 7:15pm: PAN Jianglei WAVE – Jonas Seetoh Sextet

The celebration also included free conferences. For more info, please visit

Shanghai Culture Square
36 Yongjia Rd, Lu Wan District
Shanghai 200020
+86 21 5461 9961
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
China Nong Qing Jing’ An JZ Spring : Till Brönner

JZ Spring is a brand new event from April 30th to May 2nd 2014 brought to you by the people who organize the annual JZ Festival, the largest international jazz festival in China. On International Jazz Day, a concert by Till Brönner kicked off the 3-day series of events.

Contact: Voision Xi

Shanghai Centre Theatre
1376 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai 210000
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
China International Jazz Day 2014: Zhuhai

The first time mainland China celebrated this world event. Ted Lo Trio, maRK and Dolby Quintet performed a concert at The Beishan Theater, one of the most historic buildings in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.

Contact: Thomas Wang | +86 756 867 8466

Beishan Theater
Beishan Village, Zhuhai Avenue
Nanping Town
Zhuhai, Guangdong 519000
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Colombia Corredor 4teto Celebrating International Jazz Day

Concert performance by Corredor 4teto featuring jazz with colombian flavors. Hosted by the Cat Clap Club. We will be releasing our first album soon – visit our websites for more information. Andrés Corredor-gtr, Julián Guzmán-bass, Marco Sierra-drms,Estefanía Lambuley-perc.

Contact: Andrés Corredor | (57) 3124222688
Official Website: http://

Cat Clap Club
Calle 48 #16-09
Bogotá, Cundinamarca 111611
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 12:00 am
Colombia International Jazz Day Medellín 2014

Medellín, Colombia joined the global celebration of jazz and its influence on contemporary music. This year featured a video audition, followed by two concerts in different styles, concluding with a jam session open to all jazz musicians in the city.

Contact: Teo Grajales | (57) 3113525706
Official Website:

Café Teatro Pablo Tobón
Carrera 40 No. 51-24
Medellín, Antioquia 055450
(57) 4-2397500
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Colombia Concierto BIG BAND Universidad Eafit

El Club de Jazz, along with the city’s musicians, came together for an historic open-air concert. Presenting the the 17 musicians of the University EAFIT big band.

Contact: Christian Salgado | (57)3002037909
Official Website:

Torres de Bomboná - Plazoleta teatrino
Torres marco Fidel Suarez
Medellín, Antioquia 574
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colombia Byron Sanchez Cuarteto y Santiago Restrepo Trio

The Café El Club del Jazz featured the magnificent musicians Byron Sanchez, Nicolas Guevara, Felipe Gómez, Lucas Tobón, Santiago Restrepo, Sam Farley and Eduardo González, among others. Concluded with a Jam Session including all of the musicians in attendance.

Contact: Christian Salgado | (57)3002037909
Official Website:

Café El Club del Jazz
Calle 47 42-38 Local 123
Torres de Bombona - Centro
Medellín, Antioquia 574
(574) 2169331
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Colombia Villa de Leyva celebrates International Jazz Day

The Corporation VillaJazz Festival and the town hall of Villa de Leyva celebrated International Jazz Day with a big concert in the main square. Guest artists included Joaquin Blues, the Fusion School of Music, Justo Cuervo & South People.

Contact: Justo Cuervo Londoño | 57 87321249
Official Website:

Plaza Principal de Villa de Leyva
Carrera 9 No 12 & 13
Villa de Leyva, Boyacá 154001
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Comoros International Jazz Day 2014: Comoros

The Cristal Itsandra Beach Hotel dedicated its entertainment programming to International Jazz Day and raised awareness among guests about the day and its message.

Contact: Rachid Joseph
Official Website:

Cristal Itsandra Beach Hotel
Congo International Jazz Day 2014: Democratic Republic of Congo

The cultural office of the Institut Français de Kinshasa organized a concert featuring local jazz musicians.

Contact: Office Culturel

Institut Français de Kinshasa
Croisement Avenues de la Gombe et des Forces Armées
(Haut Commandement)
Kinshasa B.P. 5236
Congo (Brazzaville) International Jazz Day 2014: Congo

The Institut Français du Congo shared informational materials on the day and the values of jazz with visitors.

Institut français du Congo
BP 2141, N1
Congo (Brazzaville)
Cook Islands International Jazz Day at Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Pacific Resort Rarotonga played jazz in its lobby and restaurant, and made announcements to guests via newsletters and social media.

Contact: Ani Thompson | +682 20 427

Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Cook Islands
Costa Rica Jazz @ celebrated Jazz Day by streaming recordings from great jazz artists. is dedicated to trip hop, downtempo, world music.

Contact: Marko Segura
Official Website:
Alajuela 1000
Costa Rica
Event Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Costa Rica Jazz Subterraneo

Subterranean Jazz session in El Sotano.

Contact: Jose Maria Alfaro | (506)83999130
Official Website:

El Sotano
Calle 3, Avenida 11
San Jose 506
Costa Rica
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 2:30 am
Costa Rica LTH – Jamming Session

We organized an open street jam session in the middle of San José, Costa Rica between 6 and 8 pm at Plaza de las Artes.

Contact: Joan Villaperros | (506)8399-0726
Official Website:

Street Performance
Av 4, Iglesia de la Soledad
San José 506
Costa Rica
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cote d'Ivoire Journée Internationale du Jazz Abidjan

This year’s Jazz Day Celebration with ABIJAZZ consisted of a small concert by the Acoustic Jazz Band, followed by a Jam Session with major Ivorian jazz musicians and jazz singers. The Ivorian jazz community gathered around to celebrate jazz as the universal language for peace and friendship.

Contact: Gerard Konan | +225 07 01 55 34

Acoustic Bar
Rue des Jardins, II Plateaux Vallons
Abidjan, Lagunes 12BP1049
Cote d'Ivoire
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Croatia Concert – Mátyás Gayer Trio (HU, UKR)

An exeptional young jazz band in concert. Band members: Gayer Mátyás (piano), Mátyás Hofecker (bass), Oleg Markov (drums). Tickets and reservations at Domoljub, Koprivnica, Starogradska 1-Croatia.

Contact: Helena Hraščanec | +385 48 222 390
Official Website:

Dvorana Domoljub
Starogradska 1
Koprivnica 48000
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Croatia Croatia Celebrates Jazz

Celebration featured concerts, film screenings, master classes and more. Organizers focused on lending an educational and artistic character to the program, with several important objectives: to inform the larger audience about the art of jazz and its origins and influences, and to emphasize its important role as a means of communication which overcomes differences between nations.

Contact: Elvis Stanić, Liburnia Jazz
Official Website:

Hrvatski kulturni dom
Strossmayerova 1
Rijeka, Primorsko-goranska County 51000
Event Time: 10:00 am - 11:55 pm
Croatia Jazz your Day 3 in 1

Jeunesses Musicales Croatia, in cooperation with the Croatian Commission for UNESCO in the Ministry of Culture, was proud to present “Jazz your Day 3 in 1” in 3 different regions, in 3 different cities featuring programs by famous Croatian jazz pedagogues and musicians.

Contact: David Cavara | +385 91 896 4527
Official Website:

Jeunesses Musicales Croatia
Trg Stjepana Radica 4 Zagreb
Zagreb 10 000
+385 1 6111 542
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Croatia HRT Jazz Orchestra for International Jazz Day

Croatian Radiotelevision’s (HRT) Jazz Orchestra and leader Sasa Nestorovic performed a concert at the Vip Club, one of the most renowned jazz venues in Croatia.

Contact: Croatian Radiotelevision
Official Website: http://

Vip Club
Trg Bana Jelačića 9
Zagreb Zagreb 10 000
Event Time: 09:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuba International Jazz Day 2014: Cuba

Cuba celebrated “International Jazz Day” with a special concert of jazz in the gardens of the Cuban Institute of Music. The public enjoyed the Jazz Band Orchestra directed by Joaquín Betancourt. Other events included concerts at the Teatro “Julio Antonio Mella” and La Zorra y el Cuervo – Havana’s most famous jazz club.

Contact: Cuban National Commission for UNESCO
Official Website:

Cuban Institute of Music
Calle 15 Esq. F
Havana 10400
Event Time: 6:00 pm
Curacao Curaçao International Jazz Day Celebration

Jazz enthusiasts in Curaçao commemorated International Jazz Day by streaming the Osaka Concert and finishing off with a jam session featuring Curaçao’s best jazz Artists.

Contact: Vanessa Toré | +5999 5123494
Official Website:

Ole Ole Jazz Restaurant
Salinja 163 F
Event Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cyprus International Jazz Day 2014: Cyprus

Seven concerts and an All-Star Jam Session starting on Wednesday 30th of April, closing up on Saturday May 3rd. The festival activities were presented at jazzyB jazz bar in Limassol with NO admission fee.

Contact: Kos | +357 99 605502

jazzyB jazz bar
Anexartisias & Athinon
Limassol 3040
+357 99 605502
Event Time: 12:00 pm
Czech Republic Beskydsky Jazzmaraton

Minifestival held 30th April in the town of Frenstat pod Radhostem in the Beskydy Mountains (Czech-Slovak-Polish borderland) invited five bands for an event celebrating International Jazz Day. The whole event included a welcome band (6-7 PM), the jazzmaraton (7-9:23 PM), and a jam.

Contact: Marian Friedl | +420 737 978 928
Official Website:

Kino Frenstat pod Radhostem
Tyrsova 1071
Frenstat pod Radhostem 744 01
Czech Republic
+420 602 845 754
Event Time: 18:00 pm - 00:00
Czech Republic Jazz World Photo 2014

We held a special awards ceremony to recognize the winners of the competition and to commemorate International Jazz Day.

The first year of the itinerant contest-exhibition was open to all photographers who occupy themselves with photographing jazz and jazz-related music styles. All submissions are evaluated by a six-member jury that chooses the 30 best photographs. The three best photographs are awarded prizes. This year we were sent 135 photographs altogether from almost all over the world.

Contact: Patrick Marek
Official Website:

Galerie Městského úřadu
Slovanské náměstí 165, 541 01
Czech Republic
Denmark Live Jazz Venue of the year Celebration Party

Concert featuring the Aske Drasbæk Group, voted Best New Jazz Artist in Denmark. Charlie Scott’s was voted Best Live Jazz Venue in Denmark in 2013.

Contact: Johan Bylling Lang
Official Website:

Charlie Scott's
Skindergade 43
Copenhagen 1159
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Denmark International Jazz Day Denmark 2014

Symposium (live broadcasted). Main topic: the future of jazz, where is jazz heading? Lectures, interviews, speeches and panel discussions. VIP panelists and speakers. Hosts: Niels Lan Doky and Anne Dvinge (ph.d). Concerts (live broadcasted): THE OSCAR PETERSON LEGACY QUARTET + YOUNG GUEST MUSICIANS

Contact: Niels Lan Doky | 4527822735
Official Website:

The Standard
Havnegade 44
Copenhagen 1058
(+45) 72 14 88 08
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Denmark Renee Rosnes Quartet Celebrates International Jazz Day at the Montmartre

The Renee Rosnes Quartet featuring Renee Rosnes, piano, Steve Nelson, vibes, Peter Washington, bass & Lewis Nash, drums, celebrated International Jazz Day with performances at the Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen. The engagement was also a celebration of the Montmartre’s 4th Anniversary.

Contact: Christian Brorsen | 45-31-72-34-94
Official Website:

Jazzhus Monmartre, Copenhagen
Store Regnegade 19A
Copenhagen K, 1110
Event Time: 8:00 pm
Djibouti International Jazz Day 2014: Djibouti

The Lycée Français de Djibouti organized an activity with its music faculty and students in honor of the day.

Contact: M. Jean-Claude Sorriaux

Lycée Français de Djibouti
Dominican Republic Jazz Day in DREAM Center

The music program DREAM-FEDUJAZZ  joined the International Jazz Day celebration with a concert featuring students in the program: young musicians from 8 to 15 years, all from the community Callejon de la Loma in the Dominican Republic. Led by Ramon Vazquez and Juan Guivin. For more information:

Contact: Juan Francisco De La Cruz Guivin | 8298858990
Official Website:

DREAM Center in Callejón de la Loma
Callejon de la Loma, Pto Plata 57000
Dominican Republic
Event Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Dominican Republic Jazz en Dominicana celebrates International Jazz Day 2014

Jazz en Dominicana’s celebration in honor of International Jazz Day consisted of three main parts:

1) A concert by the National Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Big Band
2) A series of Master Classes held at the National Conservatory
3) Awards and recognition for selected musicians, event/festival producers, and radio programs for their constant efforts to promote and disseminate knowledge of this musical art form.

Contact: Fernando Rodriguez De Mondesert | 829-586-9177

The Galleries @ Las Terrazas del Mesón
Ave. Mirador Sur No.1 , DN 00000
Santo Domingo, D.N. 00000
Dominican Republic
Event Time: 3:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Dominican Republic Jazzomania – 20th year on the airwaves / 20 años en el aire

Concert celebrating 20 years of Jazzomania on the air. Featuring the Quinteto Jazzomania with Steve Anderson and Edward Thigpen from Raleigh, North Carolina; Guy Frometa and Cuquito More from the Dominican Republic, and Guillo Carias as director.

Contact: Carlos Francisco Elias | 809-852-0621

Quinta Dominica
Calle Padre Billini 202
Ciudad Colonial, al lado del Antiguo Convento de los Dominicos
Santo Domingo 0000
Dominican Republic
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
East Timor (Timor Timur) International Jazz Day celebration at Morabeza – Dili

The restaurant offered a live telecast of the Osaka Jazz concert for patrons, as well as dissemination of messages on the significance of International Jazz Day to the present day.

Contact: Mario Spencer

Morabeza Restaurant
Areia Branca
Dili, Dili
East Timor (Timor Timur)
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 03:00 am
Ecuador International Jazz Day Ecuador 2014

Concert by the Jazz Society of Ecuador All Star Jazz Ensemble featuring Jim Gala – NY Jazz Pianist, Sue Terry – Saxophone US, Paul Bouchard – Saxophone Canada, Jon Arevalo – Contrabass Ecuador, Julio Bonnemaison, Guitar Venezuela, Sebastian Zurita – Drums Ecuador and other guest artists.

Contact: Jim Gala | 093-934-2714
Official Website: http://

Cuenca Jazz Café
5-101 Juan Jarmillo
Luis Cordero
Cuenca, Azuay 010150
Event Time: 06:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Egypt International Jazz Day 2014 at the Cairo Jazz Club

The Cairo Jazz Club dedicated its evening program to International Jazz Day.

Contact: +202 3345 9939

Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St.
Sphinx square
El Salvador International Jazz Day “El Salvador”

El Salvador joined the celebration of International Jazz Day with a concert concluding the major “El Salvador Jazz Festival 2014,” running from February 17 with a grand finale on April 30 featuring: Brujo, Nadia Maltez, Outside y Gypswing.

Contact: Christian Portillo | (503) 2244-9900
Official Website:

Plaza de la Cultura, Paseo El Carmen
1ª calle oriente
Santa Tecla, La Libertad 0000
El Salvador
(503) 2244-9900
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Equatorial Guinea International Jazz Day 2014: Equatorial Guinea

The Institut Français de Malabo distributed informational materials about the day and its message of peace and intercultural dialogue on its web site and in its documentation center.

Official Website:

Institut Français de Malabo
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea International Jazz Day 2014: Eritrea

The Alliance Française d’Asmara organized a concert featuring an international group of musicians.

Contact: Cécile Antonietti

Alliance Française d'Asmara
Estonia International Jazz Day 2014: U.S. Embassy Estonia

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn encouraged Estonians to celebrate the day, including an announcement about the day and the positive influence of jazz on its official website.

Contact: Michelle Schohn

U.S. Embassy Estonia
Kentmanni 20
Tallinn 15099
Ethiopia International Jazz Day 2014: Ethiopia

The Alliance éthio-française d’Addis-Abeba incorporated a salute to the day into its programming for the month of April.

Contact: Olivier Dintinger | +251 (0) 1 11 56 98 92

Alliance éthio-française d’Addis-Abeba
Wavel street
Addis-Ababa B.P. 1733
Fiji International Jazz Day 2014: Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu

The U.S. Embassy in Suva distributed posters and CDs to select venues in the five nations under its purview (Fiji, Tonga, Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu).

Contact: Joseph Crook | +679 331 4466
Official Website:

U.S. Embassy Suva
158 Princes Rd
Finland Children’s Walpurgis Night Jazz

Kids Jazz Concert. A Fun Walpurgis Night mood took over the open air stage Estradi when Mopo celebrated International Jazz Day! Mopo gets its inspiration from jazz, 1970’s punk and Finnish nature.

Contact: Vilma Parkkonen
Official Website: http://

Tivolikuja 1
Helinski, Uusimaa 00510
Event Time: 06:20 pm - 06:50 pm
Finland Happy Jazz Club Storyville

Happy Jazz Club Storyville dedicated its evening program to International Jazz Day.

Contact: Elisa (Manager) | +358 50 3632664
Official Website:

Happy Jazz Club Storyville
Museigatan 8
Helsinki 00100
Finland Talking Jazz

“Talking Jazz” travels through the history of jazz. There is a storyteller and a band, which plays different genres of jazz starting from blues and going through bebop to fusion and from ragtime to free jazz. Lots of music and little bit of talking.

Contact: Hannu Raudaskoski | +358295330855

Lapinkävijäntie 4
Rovaniemi, Lapland 96100
Event Time: 09:00 pm - 11:45 pm
France Jazz at the High School

Inspired by International Jazz Day, the pupils and their professors devised an eclectic program of jazz standards. Whether experienced, self-taught or beginners, all students were allowed to participate.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne

Media Library of Décines
16 Avenue Jean Macé
Décines-Charpieu, Rhône-Alpes 69150
Event Time: 3:00 pm
France Jazz Party en Live

Jazz Concert with Shekinah Rodz Quintet followed by a Jam Session.

Contact: Olivier Gatto
Official Website:

Fellini Bar-Trattoria-Pizzeria
Batiment 59, Rue des Terres Neuves
Begles, Aquitaine 33130
+33 05 56 49 39 74
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 11:30 pm
France Soirée Jazz et récolte de fond pour les restos du coeur

Concert at Bella Vita restaurant featuring Stephane Menut on keyboard and vocals accompanied by Freddy Buzon on trumpet. Proceeds went to Les Restos du Coeur.

Contact: Julien Vincent | 0699348429
Official Website:

Bella Vita Bordeaux
14, rue paul louis lande
Bordeaux 33000
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
France International Jazz Day in retirement homes

“Jondeau Family Jazz.” Group made up of jazz academy students played in several retirement homes (Bourgoin-Jallieu and surroundings) throughout the day.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Retirement homes of Bourgoin-Jallieu
30 avenue du Dauphiné
Bourgoin-Jallieu, Rhône-Alpes 38300
Event Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
France “Blue Note : Sound & Graphics” – visual and sound exploration of a label of legend

For the 75th birthday of the label Blue Note, we presented an exhibition on the relations between Photography, Graphics and Jazz.

4 pm : Visit of the exhibition by Jean-Paul Boutellier, founder of festival “Jazz à Vienne.”

Contact: Jazz à Vienne | +33 (0) 4 72 13 71 00

Fort du Bruissin
Chemin du Château d’Eau
Francheville , Rhône-Alpes 69340
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
France Boeuf Jazz Manouche sur Lyon

‘Bœuf Jazz Manouche sur Lyon’ celebrated with a jam session open to all musicians – bassists, saxophonists, violinists, accordionists, pianists, and especially guitarists – honoring the swinging Django Reinhardt and other great musicians of that style.

Contact: Judy Rankin | +33 (0) 6 84 99 75 18

Le Pré-Soir Bar à Vin & Restaurant
9 rue Jardin des Plantes
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69001
France Sun Ra Exhibition at the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon

Exhibition of disc pockets of Sun Ra, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. From Tuesday, April 15th to Saturday, June 14th.

Contact: Julien Faure | +33 (0) 4 78 62 18 97

Municipal Library
30 Boulevard Marius Vivier Merle
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69003
+33 (0) 4 78 62 18 00
Event Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
France International Jazz Day in “101 Marches”

Concert program included:

2 pm : Forro da Casa Verde (Brazilian ball)
4 pm : “Les Acharnés du Swing” (Swing)
6 pm : Gauvain Gamon, Lucas Verriere and Pierre « Tiboum » Guignon (Jazz from CRR Lyon)

Contact: Jazz à Vienne

101 Marches
8 Rue de Nuits
Lyon , Rhône-Alpes 69004
+33 (0) 6 88 50 44 64
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
France “The saxophone in all his states”

A workshop for young audiences: “The saxophone in all his states” by Lionel Martin.
In partnership with the MJC Presqu’Ile Confluence.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne

Le Marché Gare
34 rue Casimir Périer
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69002
+33 (0) 4 72 40 97 13
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
France Jam Session at Le Baryton

“Le Baryton” invited jazzmen for a jam session…until 2 am! With Nora Kann, John Zidi, Pierre “Tiboum” Guignon, Lucas Verriere and many more.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne

Le Baryton
30 rue de l\'Arbre Sec
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69001
+33 (0) 4 78 28 34 41
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
France International Jazz Day in Club St Georges

OUTDOOR (on the Place de la Trinité)
4pm : Trios of Club St Georges
5.30pm : Patricia Tinoco et Cesar Allan (Duo Bossa’n’Samba)
6.30pm : Trio Sponge Fingers (gypsy swing)

INDOOR (Club St Georges)
8pm : Jam Session Swing manouche (gypsy jazz)

Contact: Jazz à Vienne

Jazz Club St Georges
4 rue St Georges
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69005
+33 (0) 4 78 03 88 71
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
France Jazz in subway station

Performance by Tikno Swing feat. Cyrille Daras (Gipsy Jazz) in the Bellecour subway station.


Subway Station Bellecour
Place Bellecour
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69001
Event Time: 5:30 pm
France Play, sing and swing!

6pm: Depiction of musical creation of the high school “Lycée Auguste et Louis Lumière” (Standard Jazz).
7pm: Lindy Hop workshop and swing dance.
9pm: Jam led up by Anne-Sophie Ozanne.
11pm: Jam led by Stéphane Vincenza.
Midnight: Jazz blind test

Contact: Jazz à Vienne

La Clef de Voûte
1 place Chardonnet
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69001
+33 (0) 4 78 28 51 95
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
France International Jazz Day in Alliance Française

Events included a conference on musical instruments and a concert of students from the Jazz Department of the regional music academy:
All day long: Exhibition of photos by Christophe Charpenel, “Vu du Jazz à Vienne.”
6pm: Mark Priore & The Peaceful Explorers.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Alliance Française de Lyon
11 Rue Pierre Bourdan
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69003
+33 (0) 4 78 95 24 72
Event Time: 6:00 pm
France Samba Jazz

7pm : Musical quiz and Jazz videos
9pm : Concert with samba jazz group (samba latin jazz)
11pm : Jam session

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Le Sirius
Berges du Rhône
In front of 4 quai Augagneur
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69003
+33 (0) 4 78 71 78 71
Event Time: 7:00 pm
France Film screening and Jazz duo

8pm : “Tea for Two” (Jazz vocal duo concert)
+ film screening “Monica Z” by Per Fly

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Cinéma Comoedia
13 avenue Berthelot
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69007
+33 (0) 4 72 77 96 00
Event Time: 8:00 pm
France International Jazz Day at Lyon Music

5pm : Master class by Mario Stantchev
8.30pm : Concert with Mario Stantchev feat. Jean Lardanchet, Philippe Roche and Benoit Nicolas (Bebop swing)

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Lyon Music
60 rue Sala
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69002
+33 (0) 4 72 77 67 90
Event Time: 5:00 pm
France Concert & Jam session at Hot Club Jazz

9pm : Concert with the Happy Stompers Jazz Big Band (swing)
10.30pm : Jam Session

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Hot Club Jazz
26 rue Lanterne
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69001
+33 (0) 4 78 39 54 74
Event Time: 9:00 pm
France Concert & Jam Session at La Maison Mère

“Tribute to Jazz Messengers” featuring the Alex Clayette 5tet, followed by a jam session.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

La Maison Mère
21 place Gabriel Rambaud
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69001
+33 (0) 4 78 27 71 41
Event Time: 9:00 pm
France International Jazz Day at Le Périscope

2pm and 6pm : Sound workshops with Oli Lab (participative workshop)
8pm : Uptake (jazz groove)
9.30pm : Jean-paul Hervé Trio invites Jean-Charles Richard (modern jazz)

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Le Périscope
13 rue Delandine
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69002
+33 (0) 4 78 38 89 29
Event Time: 2:00 pm
France International Jazz Day at Mama Shelter Lyon

Concert featuring Julien Lebrun & Hakim Sulaiman (Dj & live saxophone / Soul-jazz & Afro-funk)

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Mama Shelter
13 rue Domer
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69007
+33 (0) 4 78 02 58 00
Event Time: 9:30 pm
France International Jazz Day at Second Souffle

Concert featuring the Claude-Eugénie Iwanza / Bernard Otternaud Duo (Jazz vocal).

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Second Souffle
5 rue Neuve
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69001
+33 (0) 9 54 48 49 80
Event Time: 9:00 pm
France Night Groove Party

9pm : Zed Brass Band
Midnight : Dj James Stewart (Afro Soul Jazz)

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

267 rue Marcel Mérieux
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69007
+33 (0) 4 72 76 89 00
Event Time: 9:00 pm
France International Jazz Day at Obamo Café

Concert featuring The Hats on Cats (World Jazz Fusion).

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Obamo Café
124 rue du Dauphiné
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69003
+33 (0) 9 51 48 26 36
Event Time: 9:00 pm
France Frédéric Monino Trio / Michel portal & Vincent Peirani Duo

Concert featuring the Frédéric Monino Trio and the Michel Portal & Vincent Peirani Duo.

Contact: James | +330954773356
Official Website: http://

Auditorium du Novotel Atria
5 Bd de prague
Nimes 30000
Event Time: 06:00 pm - 12:00 am
France The Drops and Guests at New Morning

A very unique event featuring The Drops playing at the New Morning, a famous venue in Paris that has hosted major artists over the years. The concert featured two special world-class guests.

Contact: Federico Casagrande
Official Website:

New Morning
7-9 Rue des Petites Écuries
Paris 75010
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
France Amanova Trio – Sunset Jazz Club Paris

Celebrate this special day with Amanova – in a famous temple of jazz! Amanova – Vocals / Gregroy Cotti – Piano / Dominique Gatto – Saxophone.

Contact: Amanova Team
Official Website:

Sunset Jazz Club Paris
60 Rue des Lombards
Paris, Ile de France 75001
+33 1 40 26 46 60
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
France Soirée Disney & The Jazz avec The Bare Necessities Quintet

With friendly musical complicity, the Bare Necessities Quintet took an energetic look, current but also candid and jovial – with all the precision jazz requires – at the musics that framed their childhoods and those of generations to come.

Contact: Alexis Tenaud | +33 6 24 67 35 81
Official Website:

Petit Journal Montparnasse
13 Rue du Commandant René Mouchotte
Paris 75014
01 43 21 56 70
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
France Centre culturel suisse de Paris presents: Carte blanche à la Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation

Monday, April 28, 8.00 pm
For six years, Plaistow (Johan Bourquenez, Vincent Ruiz et Cyril Bondi) have decomposed and recomposed the formula for the jazz trio in order to create a specific sound crossing many influences – a process of truly original synthesis. This concert was accompanied by a video projection with visuals inspired by the serigraphy of Thomas Perrodin and the 3D landscapes of Nicolas Berger.

Tuesday, April 29 8.00 pm
Since their debut, Rusconi (Stefan Rusconi, Fabian Gisler and Claudio Strüby) seem to have developed a quasi-telepathic comprehension of the dynamic that exists between each instrument. Joyfully blending composition and improvisation, and inspired by influences as disparate as Miles Davis, Pink Floyd and Sonic Youth, Rusconi produces an indisputably singular music.

Wednesday, April 30 7.00 pm
On the occasion of International Jazz Day, Léo Tardin broadcast “Nina Simone Live at Montreux, 1976” in the first part of the concert. With his parallel project Grand Pianoramax – nourished by the cosmopolitan electricity of cities such as New York, Berlin or Mumbai – the Genevese Léo Tardin dedicated a solo piano album, “Dawnscape.” The new titles are as inner landscapes grazed by the freedom of jazz, as well as folk.

Contact: Aurélie Garzuel | + 33 (0) 1 42 71 95 67

Centre culturel suisse de Paris
38, rue des Francs Bourgeois
Paris 75003
Event Time: 7:00 pm

Guitarist Paul Abirached joined pianist Alain Jean-Marie in a duet to present their second album, featuring music of great finesse and rare elegance.

Contact: Sunset Sunside Jazz Club | 01 40 26 46 60
Official Website:

Sunset Sunside Jazz Club
60 rue des Lombards
Paris 75001
01 40 26 46 60
Event Time: 9:00 pm
France Serge VILAMAJO Quartet

Concert featuring pianist Serge Vilamajo and his quartet, with Nicolas Berthelot (sax), Nicolas Pain (bass) and Florent Danset (drums).
Born in Barcelona, Serge Vilamajó created his quartet in 2011 with the desire to transport his listener to the South of Catalonia, a paradise dear to him.

Contact: Sunset Sunside Jazz Club | 01 40 26 46 60
Official Website:

Sunset Sunside Jazz Club
60 rue des Lombards
Paris 75001
01 40 26 46 60
Event Time: 9:30 pm

Concert featuring Laura Littardi (Vocal), Sandro Zerafa (Guitar), Yoni Zelnik (Bass) and Lionel Boccara (Drums).

Contact: Lionel Boccara

121 Boulevard Pereire
Paris 75017
01 48 88 01 20
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
France Rob Duguay from NYC! Concert & Jam Session

The Cafe Universel was proud to present Rob Duguay, bass player extraordinaire from New York City, and his trio! The concert was be followed by an open jam session.

Contact: Cafe Universel
Official Website:

Cafe Universel
267 Rue Saint Jacques
Paris, Paris 75005
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
France “Jazz standards” – Résidence et “Le Jazz de Demain” – Résidence

Mercredi 02 à 19h30 “Jazz standards” – Résidence
Mario CANONGE piano et Michel ZENINO cbss Duo Jazz

Mercredi 02 à 21h30 “Le Jazz De Demain” – Résidence
AT HOME – ANTHONY JAMBON guitare / GUILLAUME LATIL violoncelle invitent Benoît CONVERT guitare

Contact: Lucie Buathier
Official Website: http://

Le Baiser Salé
58 rue des Lombards
Paris, Ile-de-France 75001

Concert performance by Simone, daughter of the great jazz singer Nina Simone.

Contact: Lucie Buathier
Official Website:

Duc des Lombards
42 rue des Lombards
Paris 75001
Event Time: 10:00 pm
France Concert de « Paris Downtown », les élèves du Conservatoire de Paris Centre

Second “Paris Downtown” concert, featuring the students of the Conservatoire de Paris Centre.

Contact: Lucie Buathier
Official Website:

Forum des Halles, Place Carree
101 Porte Beger
Paris, Ile-de-France 75001
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
France Concert de « Paris Downtown », les élèves du Conservatoire du Centre

Free concert featuring the students of the Conservatoire du Centre: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Arrondissements.

Contact: Lucie Buathier
Official Website:

Carrousel du Louvre
99 Rue de Rivoli
Paris 75001
Event Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
France Brass Ban Nouvelle-Orléans – Brass Ta Roquette

Parade itinerary:
Place Maurice Quentin -> Rue du Pont Neuf -> Rue de Rivoli -> Rue du Roulle – > Rue des Prouvaires -> Rue Berger – > Rue de Rivoli – > Rue Amiral de Coligny – > Quai du Louvre – > Quai de la Mégisserie – > Rue des Lavandières – > Rue Ste Opportune – > Rue St-Denis – > Rue des Lombards

Contact: Lucie Buathier
Official Website:

1er Arrondissement
Déambulation dans le 1er arrondissement
Event Time: 6:00 am - 8:00 am
France Conférence sur les “Valeurs du Jazz”

The Paris Jazz Club organized a conference on the values of jazz, with participants including Mr. Eric Falt, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for External Relations and Public Relations, Mr. Ali Moussa IYE, Chief of UNESCO’s Intercultural Dialogue Section, and various jazz artists.

Contact: Lucie Buathier
Official Website:

Maire du 1er arrondissement
4 Place du Louvre
Paris 75001
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
France Jazzaudehore presents: Matthieu Boré 5tet

Dinner and a concert in the tradition of the great trumpeter Lee Morgan. The Matthieu Boré quintet consists of trumpet, tenor saxophone, piano, double bass and drums. This was jazz influenced by blues, gospel and rhythm n’ blues.

Contact: Gaetan Delesalle | +33 1 3061 6464

Cazaudehore La Forestière
1 avenue du Président Kennedy
Saint Germain en Laye 78100
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
France International Jazz Day in a prison center

Concert featuring Charlie and the Soap Opera (Soul jazz).

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Prison Center
Le Biais
BP 66
Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, Rhône-Alpes 38077
+33 (0) 4 74 95 95 10
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
France International Jazz Day at media library

Exhibition highlighting the recording productions of Jazz artists from the Rhône-Alpes region.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Media Library
24 rue Jo Gouttebarge
Saint-Etienne, Rhône-Alpes 42000
Event Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
France International Jazz Day in a film library

Screening of “Bamako is a miracle” by Samuel Chalard. In partnership with Gaga Jazz and Jean Rouch International Festival.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Film Library
24 rue Jo Gouttebarge
Saint-Etienne, Rhône-Alpes 42000
+33 (0) 77 43 09 77
Event Time: 2:30 pm
France International Jazz Day at “Kiosque à Musique”

Little Big Band and jazz combo from Jazz’s Massenet Academy.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Kiosque à Musique
Place Jean Jaurès
Saint-Etienne, Rhône-Alpes 42000
Event Time: 6:00 pm
France International Jazz Day at Le Château du Jarez

La Rue Désarchés (Gypsy jazz acoustics combo)

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Château du Jarez
11 rue Benoit Oriol
Saint Chamond, Rhône-Alpes 42400
+33 (0) 4 77 19 59 15
Event Time: 7:00 pm
France International Jazz Day at Le Remue Méninges

Jam session livened up by Jazzmine’s collective.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Le Remue Méninges
59 rue Désiré Claude
Saint-Etienne, Rhône-Alpes 42000
+33 (0) 4 77 37 87 50
Event Time: 8:30 pm
France International Jazz Day at Leconte High

Showcase of various bands playing music related to jazz: blues-rock, soul-pop and downright jazz, plus some sega and maloya all afternoon in front of the school’s main entrance for all to enjoy. The event also included screenings of old and new video about the presence of jazz on the island of Reunion.

Contact: Luc Briand | 0 262 692 601 366

Lycée Leconte de Lisle
3 Allée des Etudiants
Ste Clotilde, Reunion 97491
Event Time: 11:30 am - 6:30 pm
France International Jazz Day at Le Trente

“Oriental Utopy,” managed by Philippe Khoury. Ethno Jazz band from Music and Dance Academy.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne
Official Website:

Le Trente
30 avenue Général Leclerc
Vienne, Rhône-Alpes 38200
+33 (0) 4 74 15 99 40
Event Time: 8:00 pm
France Swing Bebop Latin in a Detention Center

Performance by Zaza Desiderio Trio (Swing Bebop Latin) in a detention center in Villefranche-sur-Saône.

Contact: Jazz à Vienne

Maison d'Arrêt de Villefranche-sur-Saône
Rue Lavoisier
Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône-Alpes 69400
+33 (0) 4 74 60 31 46
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gabon International Jazz Day 2014: Gabon

The Topaz Jazz Club dedicated its evening’s program to International Jazz Day.

Contact: (+241)
Official Website:

Topaz Jazz Club
Face Glass Center
Quartier Glass
Gambia, The International Jazz day 2014: Gambia

Jazz café Senegambia Strip dedicated its service on April 30 to International Jazz Day, increasing awareness among patrons about the day and its message of peace and intercultural dialogue.

Contact: M. Omar

Jazz cafe Senegambia Strip

Gambia, The
Georgia International Jazz Day in Tbilisi Event Hall

All day long Jazz FM 97.5 dedicated various programs to International Jazz Day. A concert of young Georgian artists: vocal group “Quintessential Five” and Papuna Sharikadze Trio. Presentation of Black Sea Jazz Festival program, viewing of gala show from Osaka.

Events was supported by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Georgian National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall.

Contact: Michael Giorgadze | +995322990599
Official Website:

Tbilisi Event Hall
1 Meliqishvili str.
Tbilisi 0179
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 2:30 am
Georgia U.S. Embassy Georgia Celebrates International Jazz Day

The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi organized screenings of the All-Star Global Concert from Osaka in 10 cities across Georgia.

Contact: Lola Petrova | (995 32) 227-70-00

US Embassy
11 George Balanchine Street
Tbilisi 0131
Germany Anna Carewe & Oli Bott Duo: Time Travel

Classical meets Jazz
Anna Carewe: Violoncello – Oli Bott: Vibraphone
A musical journey through time from the Medieval until the present with excursions into Jazz and Improvisation. Compositions by Ciconia, Ortiz, Bach, Vivaldi, Satie, Britten, Ellington and Piazolla.

Contact: Oli Bott
Official Website:

Les Caves
Hedwigstraße 16
Berlin 12159
+49 (0)30 85079273
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Germany The Ebony Big Band – Tribute to “The Greatest Unknowns Ever Known”

The Ebony Big Band performed works from some of the greatest jazz composers that have not been so well-recognized internationally, as well as some of the well-known greats we’ve all heard of, such as Horace Tapscott, Tina Brooks, Lester Robertson and Thelonious Monk.

Contact: Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq | 491723066606
Official Website:

Werkstatt Der Kulturen
Wissmannstraße 32
Berlin, Berlin 12049
+49 30 6097700
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Germany Sound on Screen presents: CHARLIE MARIANO – LAST VISITS

We presented a documentary about the last years of Charlie Mariano, an outstanding jazz saxophonist, composer and world musician. With Jasper van t´Hof, Philip Catherine, Wolfgang Dauner and more. Presented in cooperation with Initiative Jazz Braunschweig.

Contact: Beate Siegmann | 0049 170 622 60 58
Official Website:

Sound on Screen / Universum Filmtheater Braunschweig
Neue Straße 8
Braunschweig, Lower Saxony 38100
0049 531 70 22 15 50
Event Time: 9:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Germany International Jazz Day in Bremen: Yul Anderson “The Ultimate Piano Experience”

Yul Anderson performed a blend of Classical and Authentic Jazz/Blues for an enchanting “Ultimate Piano Experience,” combining many different genres into his unique improvisational style. Anderson creates a personal musical universe built both on European classical ideas and his own Jazz/Blues heritage.

Contact: Helle Moller | +45-25485884
Official Website:

Die Glocke
Domsheide 4/5
Bremen, NRW 28195
+49 (0) 421 - 33 66 5
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Germany Hannover celebrates UNESCO International Jazz Day with a series of events!

Events on and around Jazz Day included: Concerts with Felix Petry’s Orchester, Fantastic Parking Lot & Roman Rofalski Trio; a panel featuring the mayor & other guests; a special public event on Jazz Day itself and a (more than) Jazz-matinee featuring ERZ, Schwarmintelligenz and Alex Rosengarth Trio.

Contact: Jonas Pirzer
Official Website:

Tonhalle, Anzeiger Hochhaus, LUX, Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Galeria Lunar
Rodenstr. 18
Hannover, Lower Saxony 30451
+49 (0) 179 - 140 46 31
Event Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Germany Mannheim. We understand Jazz.

10 different jazz bands played during the morning and at lunch time at different offices (Mannheimer Assurance, Mannheimer citizen services, Mannheim city hall, market place, university and Mannheim main station), followed by some smaller concerts in the evening.

Contact: Rainer Kern
Official Website: http://

All around the city of Mannheim in different offices and venues
Stadt Mannheim Rathaus
E 5
Mannhiem, Baden-Württemberg 68159
Event Time: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Germany Orchestra [email protected] in celebration of International Jazz Day

The [email protected] Orchestra presented a concert at a local theater.

Sound / Groove / Improvisation
new compositions for jazz orchestra
feat. Matthias Schriefl (tp/Cologne)
Nikola Lutz (sax)
Magnus Mehl (sax)

[email protected] represents Stuttgart’s rich, diverse, colorful and creative jazz scene. Each concert features another composer/arranger and lineup.

Contact: Hans Fickelscher
Official Website: http://

Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Siemensstrasse 11
Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg 70469
+49 (0) 711 - 40 20 7 20
Event Time: 08:15 pm - 10:45 pm
Ghana #LiveinAccra

The Alliance Française d’Accra organized the Live in Accra Jazz Festival, with 4 events celebrating International Jazz Day on April 30:

Studio Recording Workshop with Colter Harper

Launch of mural artwork by Kenturah Davis at Alliance Française d’Accra, 6.30pm

Cadence, La Paillote Takpekpe by Ehalakasa at the Alliance Francaise, 7.30pm

Great Women of Jazz, 9pm featuring a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone etc. by 4 amazing vocalists: Ofie Kodjoe, Brenda Joyce, Sandra Hudson & Michelle McKinney-Hammond feat. the amazing Sound Factree

Contact: Essé Dabla | +233 (0) 501 287811
Official Website:

Greece International Jazz Day – Live in pedestrian Serres, Greece

Commemorating UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, the youth of Serres hosted the band Quincunx of Thessaloniki for a special concert. Vocals: Haralambos Symeonidis. Keys: Vangelis Dimopoulos. Saxophone: Michael Zoumploulakis. Guitar: Vasilis Gounela.

Contact: Λογοθετίδης Γιώργος | 6984491861

"Ρεσάλτο Pub" , "δΥΟ καφενείο τέχνης"
Θέμιδος 16 - 14
Σέρρες 62 100
Event Time: 09:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Greece Dimitri Vassilakis Quartet Live @ “Kazba” Porto Rafti

Porto Rafti club Kazba hosted a jazz party and jam session presenting young players from Markopoulo and East Attica area, including Dimitri Vassilakis, saxes/vocals, Manos Saridakis, keyboards, Antonis Priftis, guitar and Vaggelis Balliousis, drums.

Contact: Dimitri Vassilakis | 6944379563
Official Website: http://

Lewforos Gregou 27
Pórto Ráfti, ATTIKI 19003
+302299 076800
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 02:00 am

“b jazz” and the Periphery of S. Aegean organized a festival for the I.J.D. in the city of Ermoupolis, on Syros island. It lasted for four days (27/4-30/4), including live jazz concerts, tap dancing & swing dancing performances as well as a jazz portraits photography exibition.

Contact: Thomas Alvertis | +306937446222

Appollon Theatre
Melinas Merkouri Street
Ermoupolis, Syros 84100
Event Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Greece electric solo

Local musician Mpampis Papadopoulos performed a solo concert at the “Bottle in the Sea” art cafe in Preveza City.

Contact: stavros

Θεοφάνους 8
Preveza 48100
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 01:00 am
Greece Crime Swing Investigation and Radio Pepper 96.6 live session party

Live session party at Mpoufos: an evening full of music and dancing with DJ set by the producers of Radio Pepper 96.6, John & Kastanakis Yota Kotseta.

Contact: Christine Artemis Pappa | +306943691722

Karori 4
Santa Irene, Athens 14123
210 3211117
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 01:30 am
Greece Jazz day school celebration

The 3d Primary School of Serres celebrated International Jazz Day for the second year in a row. This year the celebration took place inside the school premises. We presented a short animation film screening, followed by 3 jazz tunes played by our 6th graders and a jazz dance act.

Contact: Theofanis Asvestas | +306943070387

3d primary school of Serres
54, Konstantinoupoleos str.
Serres 62100
Event Time: 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Greece International Jazz Day Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki’s International Jazz Day celebrations featured a special guest & honoured person of the day: the award winning pianist Dr. Milcho Leviev, one of today’s jazz geniuses, performing with the renowned singer Mrs. Vicky Almazidou. Best wishes for success to all global UNESCO events! みなさんにご成功を祈ります!

Contact: Alexandra Kaletsaris | +30 6972 018 490
Official Website:

Music Centre of Thessaloniki
Navarhou Kountouriotou str, 17
Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia 54625
+30 2310 538 491 // +30 2313 318 228, -203
Event Time: 06:30 am - 11:00 am
Guatemala Jazz Day

Concert organized and sponsored by the masters of “Solfa Academy of Music” in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: David Chamay | 0050241537816
Official Website:

Centro Comercial La Pradera, Chimaltenango
1era Calle 2-27 Zona 2
Chimaltenango 04000
Event Time: 04:30 pm - 07:00 pm
Guatemala International Jazz Day 2014: Guatemala

Concert at the Teatro Don Juan featuring the Carlos Soto Trio, La Tribu de Ben Levi Jazz Band, Quartal Fusion Project, Astton, El trío de German Giordano, and De la Ru. Organized by Jazz.Gt.

Contact: Jorge Sierra
Official Website:

Teatro Don Juan
7 Av. 5-37 zona 1
Guatemala City
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Guatemala Jam Session At IGA!

Everyone was invited to this gathering for musicians and jazz lovers to celebrate IJD in the best way: jammin’, listening and sharing! Activity aimed to continue the 5-day Casper College & Guests jazz program and to create a space for musicians and people to convey and enjoy jazz.

Contact: Gabriela Alonzo | (502)24225555
Official Website:

Instituto Guatemalteco Americano IGA
Ruta 1 4-05
Zona 4
Guatemala City 01010
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guinea International Jazz Day 2014: Guinea

The Centre Culturel Franco-Guineén incorporated the International Jazz Day celebration into its events for April and May, and posted information on its website and in its documentation centre.

Contact: Mme Boiro Marie Somparé
Official Website:

Centre Culturel Franco-Guinéen
Face au cinéma “Liberté”
Conakry B.P. 492
Guinea-Bissau International Jazz Day 2014: Guinea-Bissau

The Centre Culturel franco-bissau-guinéen organized an event informing visitors about the day and its history, message and values.

Contact: Mme Garba
Official Website:

Centre Culturel Franco-Bissau-Guinéen
Praça Che Guevara
Bissau Cp 1001
Guyana International Jazz Day 2014: Guyana

The Princess Hotel Guyana International informed its guests about the day and its positive message.

Contact: Petal Elizabeth Ridley
Official Website:

Princess Hotel Guyana International
Lot Bx Block Z
Providence, East Bank Demerara 00000
Haiti Haiti Jazz Foundation celebrates International Jazz Day

A special night of jazz in Port-au-Prince, Haiti celebrating International Jazz Day at Royal Oasis, featuring Paquito D’Rivera, Berta Rojas and latin jazz saxophonist Felipe Lamoglia. Concert was followed by a jam session. Proceeds benefitted the Haiti Jazz Foundation.

Contact: Haiti Jazz Foundation | 50931010003
Official Website:

Hotel Royal Oasis
115, Ave Panamericaine
Petion-Ville, Ouest 1036
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Honduras International Jazz Day at the Centro Cultural Sampedrano

The Centro Cultural Sampedrano encouraged its constituency to celebrate International Jazz Day, and posted a message on its official Facebook page.

Contact: Kelsey R. David
Official Website:

Centro Cultural Sampedrano
Barrio Guamilito 3 Calle
3-4 Avenida, N.O.
San Pedro Sula
Hungary Slam Jazz Poetry

Trafik hosted a Slam Jazz Poetry session in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: György Tóth
Official Website:

Perczel utca 22
Pécs, Baranya megye 7621
Event Time: 9:00 pm
Hungary Discussion: The manifold cultural map of Europe/Janka Vörös e-Series/Krisztián Oláh Trio/Jam Session

A Szabadművelődés Háza (The House of Free Education) hosted a discussion entitled “The manifold cultural map of Europe,” followed by an open jam session.

Contact: Réka Nagy
Official Website:

A Szabadművelődés Háza (The House of Free Education)
Fürdő sor 3
Székesfehérvár, Fejér megye 8000
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hungary Raphael Wressnig & The Soul Gift Band (AT)

The Mediawave Festival hosted a concert featuring Raphael Wressnig & The Soul Gift Band (AT).

Contact: Jenő Hartyándi
Official Website:

Mediawave International Jazz Get-together
Monori Erőd
Event Time: 10:00 pm
Hungary Péter Sárik Trio – an evening of jazz requests

Budapest Jazz Club hosted “an evening of jazz requests” with the Péter Sárik Trio.

Contact: Kristóf Keleti
Official Website:

Budapest Jazz Club
Hollán Ernő utca 7
Budapest 1118
Event Time: 8:00 pm
Hungary Viktor Burkland Trio

Opus Jazz Club hosted a concert featuring the Viktor Burkland Trio.

Contact: Tamás Bognár
Official Website:

Opus Jazz Club
Mátyás utca 8
Budapest 1039
Event Time: 8:00 pm
Hungary Halper Hendrix Experiment

Led by guitarist László Halper, the group successfully reinterpreted a few of Hendrix’s classics while capturing his mystic and offering something fresh. Laszlo Halper guitar, Istvan Fekete trumpet, Zsolt Kosztyu bass, Laszlo Hajas drums.

Contact: Gyorgy Hoffmann | +36309218063

iF Cafe
Raday street 19
Budapest, IX district H1092
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hungary Gábor Gábriel Farkas Jazz Trio feat. Imre Héder

Orfeum Club hosted a concert with the Gábor Gábriel Farkas Jazz Trio feat. Imre Héder.

Contact: Ildikó Sziklai
Official Website:

Orfeum Club
Erzsébet körút 43-49
Budapest 1073
Event Time: 9:00 pm
Hungary Gábor Juhász – István Gyárfás Duo

Concert at Nyitott Műhely featuring the Gábor Juhász – István Gyárfás Duo.

Contact: László Finta
Official Website:

Nyitott Műhely (Open Workshop)
Ráth György utca 4
Budapest 1123
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hungary Boyzless Voice Vocal Group

Benczúr Ház hosted a concert featuring the Boyzless Voice Vocal Group.

Contact: Zsuzsa Vadócz
Official Website:

Benczúr Ház
Benczúr utca 27
Budapest 1068
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hungary Károly Gáspár Trio

Jedermann Kávézó hosted a concert featuring the Károly Gáspár Trio.

Contact: Hans van Vliet
Official Website:

Jedermann Kávézó
Ráday utca 58
Budapest 1092
Event Time: 9:00 pm
Hungary Balázs Neumann Trio feat. Klára Hajdú (voc)

Almárium Gasztro Art Bisztró hosted a concert featuring the Balázs Neumann Trio feat. Klára Hajdú (voc).

Contact: Ádám Boor
Official Website:

Almárium Gasztro Art Bisztró
Horánszky utca 5
Budapest 1085
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hungary Orsolya Burján & Pálinkálom – Júlia Karosi Quartet – Márió Rafael Trio – Santa Diver – Smárton Trio

Művészetek Palotája (Palace of Arts) hosted a concert featuring multiple groups, including Orsolya Burján & Pálinkálom, the Júlia Karosi Quartet, the Márió Rafael Trio, Santa Diver and the Smárton Trio.

Contact: Barbara Bércesi
Official Website:

Művészetek Palotája (Palace of Arts)
Komor Marcell utca 1
Budapest 1095
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Hungary Panni Kalmár-Szabolcs Oláh-Márton Almássy Trio

Moha Kávéház és Kulturtér hosted a concert featuring the Panni Kalmár-Szabolcs Oláh-Márton Almássy Trio.

Contact: Bálint Kaucsek
Official Website:

Moha Kávéház és Kulturtér
Bartók Béla út 11-13
Budapest 1114
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hungary Road Six Sax

Fonó Budai Zeneház hosted a concert featuring the group Road Six Sax.

Contact: Anna Hegedűs
Official Website:

Fonó Budai Zeneház
1116 Sztregova utca 3
Event Time: 9:30 pm
Hungary Clayton Thomas-Krisztina Dányi Duo

Mika Tivadar Mulató hosted a concert featuring the Clayton Thomas-Krisztina Dányi Duo.

Contact: Ernő Zoltán Rubik
Official Website:

Mika Tivadar Mulató
Kazinczy utca 47
Budapest 1075
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hungary Pedal Steel

Bethlen Cafe hosted a concert featuring the group Pedal Steel.

Contact: Panni Cserepes
Official Website:

Bethlen Cafe - Cökxpon programok
Bethlen Gábor tér 3
Budapest 1071
Event Time: 9:00 pm
Hungary Balázs Neumann Trio featuring Klára Hajdú

Free concert at Almárium Gasztro Art Bisztro with the Balázs Neumann Trio featuring Klára Hajdú.

Contact: Ádám Boor

Almárium Gasztro Art Bisztro
Horánszky utca 5
Budapest, Budapest 1085
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hungary International Jazz Day Hungary 2014

Backstage Pub – an acclaimed place for jazz musicians in the heart of Budapest – held an exclusive concert with some of the best names from Hungarian jazz music. Liszt Academy instructor Regály György and friends performed at this free event.

Contact: Tamás Mánfai
Official Website:

Backstage Pub
Városligeti fasor 44.
Budapest 1068
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hungary Morze Trio – Artezis Trio – Kata & The Magic Kiwis

The Sikk Klub hosted a concert featuring the Morze Trio, the Artezis Trio and Kata & The Magic Kiwis.

Contact: Gábor Lutz

Sikk Klub
Domb utca 1
Debrecen, Hajdu-Bihar 4029
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Hungary Berki Trio

Kanizsai Kulturális Központ Móricz Zsigmond Művelődési Há hosted a concert featuring the Berki Trio.

Contact: Ibolya Godinek
Official Website:

Kanizsai Kulturális Központ Móricz Zsigmond Művelődési Há
Hajgató Sándor utca 1
Nagykanizsa, Zala 8800
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Iceland Jazz in Iceland

We produced a radio program featuring live music with some of Iceland’s finest jazz musicians. Interviews with those involved in celebrating jazz as promoters, those involved with presenting it to those interested in learning about it and those who participate as players and/or listeners.

Contact: Pétur Grétarsson | +3548613587
Official Website:

Iceland State Broadcasting - Radio 1
Efstaleiti 1
Reykjavik, Reykjavik 108
Event Time: 04:05 pm - 06:00 pm
Iceland Reykjavikjazz at Café Rósenberg

Concert featured new music by saxophonist Oskar Gudjonsson, guitarist Edvard Larusson, drummer Matthias MD Hemstock and basist Petur Sigurdsson.

Contact: Pétur Grétarsson
Official Website: http://

Café Rósenberg
Klapparstigur 21
Reykjavik, Reykjavik 108
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Iceland Jam Session at Hressó

We held a special edition of the weekly Sunday session at popular watering hole Hressó, under the direction of bassist Richard Anderson. House band also included drummer Einar Scheving and pianist Agnar Már Magnússon.


Contact: Pétur Grétarsson

Austurstræti 20
Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 12:00 pm
India Jazz Goa celebrates International Jazz Day

A concert at a beautiful new amphitheatre featuring some of India’s most accomplished jazz musicians in concert with visiting international virtuosos.

Contact: Jazz Goa

Amphitheatre Houses of Goa
Salvador do Mundo
Bardez, Goa Porvorim
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
India International Jazz Day at Blue Frog curated by Jazz Pianist /Composer Louiz Banks

Our second International Jazz Day celebration, featuring some of the best jazz musicians in India. Curated by jazz pianist and composer Louiz Banks and hosted by the best nightclub in India – Blue Frog, Mumbai –  through the good offices of Ms. Srila Chatterjee.

Contact: Louiz Banks | +91 9833172914
Official Website:

Blue Frog Mumbai India
Mathurdas Mills Compound
Lower Parel
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hosted by Adil Manuel, the evening featured performances by Delhi’s leading jazz artists for a family-friendly evening of music, Bihari cuisine and light-hearted banter.

Contact: Adil Manuel
Official Website:

The Potbelly Rooftop Cafe
116C , 4th floor, Shahpurjat
Near Asian Games Village Behind UCO Bank
New Delhi
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Indonesia Celebrating International Jazz Day 2014

A seminar was held to celebrate International Jazz Day 2014. It introduced the history of jazz and its development in Indonesia to the community and especially to the youth in attendance.

Contact: Muhamad Abas | 087839197210

American Corner Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
Jalan Lingkar Selatan, Tamantirto, Kasihan
Bantul, Yogyakarta 55183
Event Time: 12:30 pm - 03:00 pm
Indonesia The Music Journey of Jay & Gatra Wardaya

After three years of researching, composing, and performing Poetry Music in the jazz style, Jay & Gatra Wardaya celebrated International Jazz Day 2014 by sharing their experiences on Jazz Poetry Music in a special musical performance at Studio Teater Garasi.

Contact: Jay Afrisando | +62 8180 264 7007

Studio Teater Garasi
Jln. Bugisan Selatan No. 36 A
Bantul, DIY 55181
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Indonesia @america: Celebrating Jazz, Celebrating Life!

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia hosted “Celebrating Jazz, Celebrating Life!” featuring pianist Nial Djuliarso and friends for a journey through American jazz.

Contact: @america

Jendral Sudirman
Kav 52 53 Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta 12190
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Indonesia Indonesia Nge-JAZZ

Hajarbleh Big Band put on a Jazz Parade at the Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, in the heart of Jakarta.

Contact: HajarBleh Big Band
Official Website:

Grand Indonesia Shopping Town - Level 5, West Mall
Jln. MH.Thamrin No.1
Jakarta, DKI Jakarta 10310
Event Time: 06:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Indonesia Makassar International Jazz Day 2014

Concert at the Swiss-Belinn Hotel featuring artists Moexin, the Mangara Jazz Project, the Blues Experience and Mr Azman.

Contact: Jerry Toisa | +62816973169

Swiss-Belinn Panakkukang Makassar
Jalan Boulevard Raya No.5
Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan 90222
+62 411 430430
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 12:00 am
Ireland celebrates Jazz Day 2014

Promotions website distributed information on the day via social media channels and to various Irish venues.

Contact: Dominic Reilly Pga

Ireland The Tommy Halferty Trio Album Launch

Leading Irish jazz guitarist Tommy Halferty and his trio featuring Dave Redmond on bass & Kevin Brady on drums launched their latest recording entitled ‘Burkina’. The launch took place at the Bello Bar in Dublin, Ireland on International Jazz Day.

Contact: Kevin Brady | 00353868708829
Official Website:

Bello Bar
1 Portobello Harbour
Dublin 8
+353 86 3584435
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Ireland Pawel Grudzien Live at The Fumbally

This concert with pianist Pawel Grudzien explored many avenues and styles of piano performance, playing his own original, improvised pieces as well as taking from the rich tradition of the twentieth century jazz and film music.
This admission-free event was featured as a part of The Beatyard (

Contact: Pawel Grudzien | +353863752720
Official Website:

The Fumbally
Fumbally Lane
Dublin 8
01 529 8732
Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Israel Shablul Jazz Club: International Jazz Day Concert Screening

The Shablul Jazz Club hosted a screening of the All-Star Global Concert from Osaka.

Contact: Ely
Official Website:

Shablul Jazz Club

Israel Italy Israel Festival at the Jazz Alley Club in Old Jaffa Israel

This represents the fourth collaboration between Israeli and Italian Jazz musicians in the last two years.
This year’s festival featured virtuoso pianist Enrico Zanisi and the amazing jazz singer Federica Lipuma joined by Saxophonist Shlomi Goldenberg and his group, The Little Big Band.

Enjoy audio and photos from the concert on YouTube.

Contact: Shlomi Goldenberg | 972-50-8322361
Official Website:

Jazz Alley Club
8 Mazal Dagim st.
Tel Aviv/Old Jaffa 68207
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Italy Cantautori d’Italia: Brazilian way

Successful artists enriched the squares of the city of Alba with their music in one of the most beautiful landscapes, the Langhe, provoking unforgettable emotions. Cantautori d’Italia produced a concert of brazilian music with Elisabetta Prodon for a meeting of world music and cultures.

Contact: Filippo Cosentino | +393347867028
Official Website:

Cantautori d'Italia
Piazza Pertinace
Alba, Cuneo, Piemonte 12051
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Italy UNESCO International Jazz Day festival with notes of Mediterranean diet

The event program took place over April 26, 27 and 30. During the evenings, excellent live jazz and tastings of typical products helped to animate the streets of Trulli.

Contact: Maria Punzi | +39 080 4327233
Official Website:

City of Alberobello (UNESCO Site)
Piazza del Popolo, 23
Alberobello, Bari - Puglia 70011
+39 080 4327233
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Italy International Jazz Day 2014 @ Ancona Jazz

Festival organizers produced a masterclass and panel at a local high school: “JAZZ : Improvisation & Interplay” featuring Alessandro LANZONI, piano, Gabriele EVANGELISTA, contrabbasso, Enrico MORELLO, batteria and Marco POSTACCHINI, tenor sax.

Contact: Giancarlo Di Napoli | +393356827974

Aula Magna Liceo MUSICALE Rinaldini
Via Canale, 1
ANCONA, Italy/Ancona/Marche 60100
Event Time: 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
Italy Andria in Jazz

Organized as an appendix to the centuries-old Fiera d’Aprile, the event featured four groups performing in the ancient streets and piazze of Andria: Via Vaglio: Margie and the bluliners (Mariangela Cagnetta voice, Sergio Langella piano, Francesco Cinquepalmi bass, Franco Giancaspro drums); Piazza La Corte: Tribute to Miles Davis (Pietro Lomuscio piano, Francesco Angiuli bass, Fabio Delle Foglie drums); Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II: Black beauty, the Duke Ellington music (Patrizia Lomuscio voice, Piero Vincenti hammond, Fabio Accardi drums); and Via De Anellis: Swing Made in Italy feat. “I Ragazzi perbere” (Giuseppe Balducci voice, Andrea campanella sax and clarinet, Nicola Lupo guitar, Francesco Volpe bass, Nicola Caporusso drums).

Contact: Gianfranco Cannone

Centro Storico
Via Vaglio, Piazza La Corte, Piazza Duomo, Via De Anellis
Andria 76123
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 1:30 am
Italy Artisti Jazz Siciliani in Piazza per International Jazz Day

The Comune di Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Messina), together with the cultural/recreational association “MACONDO,” was pleased to welcome Sicilian jazz artists to the piazza for a jam session on the occasion of International Jazz Day 2014.

Contact: Lorenzo di Salvo | +39 338 80 12 633

Parco Urbano
Piazza Vecchia Stazione
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto 98051
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Italy Inside Jazz Quartet

Tino Tracanna: sax; Massimo Colombo: piano; Attilio Zanchi: acoustic bass; Tommy Bradascio: drums. Presentation on the CD “Portraits.” Dedicated to the music of Monk, Shorter, Swallow, Carla Bley and Yusef Lateef.

Contact: Attilio Zanchi | +39 335 6773125

Via Ostiglia, 3B
Brescia 25010
+39 030 2319383
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Italy David Liebman – Ellery Eskelin Quartet

Nuovo Eden hosted a concert featuring the David Liebman – Ellery Eskelin Quartet. With a two saxophone front line, this group traverses into the free jazz world with a definite grounding in tradition.

Contact: Francesca Raimondi

Nuovo Eden
via Nino Bixio 9
Brescia 25122
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Italy Lezione-concerto del Festival Jazz Lanciano al “Marino” di Casoli

The Festival Jazz Tradizionale di Lanciano presented a lesson-concert by the superb instrumentalist “A. Marino” from Casoli on the occasion of International Jazz Day. Students from the third class learned the history of jazz from the first recording of “Back Home in Indiana” in 1917 to the present day.

Contact: Leda D'Alonzo
Official Website:

Via del Campo n.35
Casoli, Chieti 66043
+39 0872 991357
Italy 2014 International Jazz Day

A jazz concert with Enrico Rava & the Giovanni Guidi Duo, featuring Rosalba Bentivoglio.

Contact: Cateno Piazza | +39 3280246936
Official Website:

Teatro Ambasciatori
Via Eleonora D'Angiò
Catania, Sicily 95125
+39 3280246936
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Italy Stefano De Bonis Trio

STEFANO DE BONIS – Grandpiano and Fender Rhodes
ANDREA ALESSI – Doublebass

Three great musicians performed in the beautiful setting of the Grotto, in Coriano. Followed by a jam session.

Contact: Sara | 3384788504

Cantinetta della Corte
Via M.L.King
Coriano, Rimini 47853
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Italy Casalmaggiore Jazz Day 2014

In the 3rd edition of the CJD, the celebration moved to Casalmaggiore’s opera theatre thanks to the success of the past editions. As usual, the concert was joined by jazz (and not only) musicians from the area. This year the event was connected with collateral events and charity initiatives.

Contact: Andrea Acquaroni
Official Website:

Teatro Comunale
via Azzo Porzio
Cremona 26041
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Italy Paolo Bonifacio & His Band + Late Night Jam Session

Agorà Club was proud to host this concert and jam session featuring Paolo Bonifacio, in support of our wonderful musician community.

Contact: Roberto Gelli
Official Website:

Agorà Circolo Arci
via monte Grappa 27
Cusano Milanino 20095
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Italy Bergamo for International Jazz Day

Over 70 jazz musicians coming from Bergamo and northern Italy presented different jazz projects, both original and classic (swing, bebop, funky, ethnic, modern jazz). The concert was promoted by CDpM Europe jazz school. Musicians included: Claudio Angeleri, Gabriele Comeglio, Gianluigi Trovesi, CDpM Europe big band, Sergio Orlandi and many others.

Contact: Claudio Angeleri

Cielo Live
Via Provinciale 58
Dalmine 24100
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 12:00 am

For the International Jazz Day 2014, Jazz Club Ferrara in collaboration with La Festa del Libro Ebraico (Jewish Book Festival) was glad to present to Ben Goldberg Trio, featuring Ben Goldberg, clarinet, Greg Cohen, double bass and Kenny Wollesen, drums.

Contact: Jazz Club Ferrara | + 39 339 7886261
Official Website: http://

St. Paul's Cloister
Corso Porta Reno, 60
Ferrara 44121
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 11:00 pm

MOODY JAZZ CAFE were pleased to host INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY in Foggia. From morning to night we organized some events that joined various kinds of arts and subjects: literature, education, cinema, food, history, art and, obviously, music with the RINO ZURZOLO septet.

Contact: Nino Antonacci | 0881711432
Official Website:

Via Nedo Nadi 5
Foggia, Foggia 71122
Event Time: 10:03 am - 01:13 am
Italy Andrea Pozza & Mattia Cigalini

We were proud to present one of the most talented young Italian saxophone players together with a Genoese icon of italian jazz piano. They warmed the evening with original interpretations of old and new standards, together with songs of their composition.

Contact: Mario De Simoni | +393334706296

Count Basie Jazz Club
Vico Tana 20r
Genova 16126
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Italy Locomotive Jazz Festival for International Jazz Day 2014

This year, The Locomotive Jazz Festival joined the UNESCO initiative by dedicating a rich concert program to jazz music.

Contact: | +393459219407

Locomotive Jazz Festival
Via degli Ammirati, 11
Lecce, LE 73100
Event Time: 10:30 am
Italy International Jazz Day – Matera

Onyx and Casa Cava, with the support of the Instituto Francese in Italia and the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, celebrated the third International Jazz Day in Matera. Event featured a performance by Radio Babel, a vocal ensemble founded in the music of the Mediterranean and the world.

Contact: Antonio Nicoletti
Official Website:

Casa Cava
via San Pietro Barisano 47
(accesso sotto il campanile della chiesa)
Matera, Basilicata 75100
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Italy “OFF in JAZZ” Messina for International Jazz Day 2014

“OFF in JAZZ” Messina celebrated with a special night of jazz at the Centro Multiculturale Officina, starting at 18:00. This free event consisted in a musical marathon with many participants, including Sicilian jazz musicians, jazz bands and students, concluding with a final jam until 2 am.

Contact: Mimmo Papa
Official Website:

Centro Multiculturale Officina Messina
via Croce Rossa 69
Messina 98100
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Italy Vocal Streams & More

This event consisted in a musical marathon with three distinctly original and innovative projects, each enriched with video projections and other multimedia content. With Tito Mangialajo Rantzer Solo, Valentino Tamponi Trio, Tiziana Ghiglioni and Vocal Streams.

Contact: Antonio Ribatti
Official Website:

Auditorium Comunale
via Grandi 10
Settimo Milanese
Milano 20019
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Italy A Concert Lecture on Jazz & Contemporary Pop

Dérive trio, a jazz trio based in Milan, organized a concert lecture about jazz and contemporary pop for the students and professors of the Art School of Brera.

Contact: Luca Sguera

Liceo Artistico Statale di Brera
via Hajech, 27
Milan, MI 20129
+39 0270102093
Event Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Italy IJD 2014 Arci “Makeba”

Concert featuring the “Jazz Friends” with Pucci Nicosia (drum), Guglielmo Beneventano (piano), Fabrizio Scalzo (cb) and Antonio Caldarella (tr). The evening concluded with a free jam session.

Contact: Marco Santonocito
Official Website:

Biblioteca Comunale C.Marchesi
Via Giacomo Matteotti 63
Misterbianco, Catania, Sicily 94045
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Italy Maratona Jazz

A Jazz Marathon took place from 7 to midnight, featuring special guest Frescobaldi Jazz Ensemble: sstudents and teachers from Ferrara Conservatory’s Jazz Department directed by Maestro Teo Ciavarella. Also featuring the ECOE trio and Stefano Calzolari & Valerio Renzetti open duo.

Contact: Mrs Valeria Fangareggi

La Tenda, Modena Italy
Viale Molza
angolo Viale Monte Kosica
Modena 41121
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Italy INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY on AIR (Radio CRC e PomiglianoJazz)

This IJD On-Air broadcast event was organized by the “JAZZ CAMPANIA” radio program, curated by Onofrio Piccolo and produced by Pomigliano Jazz and Radio CRC. A day dedicated to jazz live radio, with concerts, interviews, playlists and more.

Contact: Onofrio Piccolo | 00393396540264
Official Website:

RADIO CRC (Naples)
Via Circumvallazione Esterna, 4
Mugnano, Napoli/Campania 80018
0039 0815711969
Event Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Italy International Jazz Day – Special Jam

Strict but anarchist, popular but educated, modern but with deep roots, jazz is a way of thinking about music that is now part of the blood of our world. On the occasion of this extraordinary celebration, ATOM Booking, Dartevaria and Joker Naples organized a special jam.

Contact: Caterina Piscitelli

Via Francesco De Mura 35
Napoli, Campania 80128
Event Time: 09:00 pm - 02:00 am
Italy International Jazz Day – Jazz Inclusion

The University of Padua organized a conference/concert themed around “Jazz Inclusion. The conference (9.00-19.00) explored the inclusive dimension of jazz; a jazz concert (20.30-21.00) concluded the event.

Contact: Marina Santi

Multisala MPX
via Bonporti, 22
Padova 35100
Event Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Italy Forme d’arte Ensemble Live @ Auditorium Rai Palermo

Concert featuring the orchestra “Forme d’arte Ensemble,” comprised of musicians that used to meet at the Saturday afternoon jam session at the Atelier Forme d’arte in Via Goethe in Palermo.

Contact: Fabrizio Pezzino | +393475981073

Auditorium Rai Palermo
Viale Strasburgo, 19
Palermo 90146
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Jazz Radio Show with 10 speakers and involvement and participation of local and international jazz artists. Included interviews, reviews and live music.

Contact: Marco Girgenti Meli | + 39 328 59 11 757
Official Website:

Radio In 102 Palermo
Via Carlo Goldoni, 9
Palermo 90145
+39 091 68 29 414
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

This event received the patronage of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO. The festival featured concerts by the Louis Moholo-Special Unit, the Blue Notes and Caetano Veloso.

Contact: Torino Jazz Festival | 800 329 329
Official Website:

Piazza Castello - main stage
Piemonte 10100
Event Time: 11:00 am
Italy Pisa International Jazz Day

The Pisan journalist and jazz historian Francesco Martinelli presented the publication of the Italian translation of The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia, curated by himself, introducing the different periods and styles of jazz with the help of the live music provided by JazzWide 4tet feat. Nico Gori.

Contact: Francesco Mariotti | +39 347 9574512
Official Website:

SMS Biblio - Biblioteca Comunale di Pisa
Via San Michele degli Scalzi
Pisa 56100
050 866 9200
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Italy International Jazz Day @ Suerte Caffè Letterario

We celebrated jazz at Il Suerte di Poggiomarino for the third consecutive year with an homage to Miles Davis. We celebrated with an ambitious program for such a small jazz club – two bands with 20 and 40 players, respectively, ages 6 to 16 years; and a concert by the 14-piece Oliva & Capperi Big Band.

Contact: Andrea Maurelli | 3204886686
Official Website:

Suerte Caffè Letterario
Piazza G. Marconi, 1
Poggiomarino, Napoli 80040
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Italy Giornata Internazionale del Jazz

Series of events celebrating International Jazz Day throughout the day:

  • 11:00 — Seminar of Jazz History
  • 18.00 — Marchin’ Jazz Band Street Concert
  • 21.00 — Jazz Concert in the Park

Contact: Maurizio Calcaterra | 00390966931649

Viale Italia
Viale Italia
Via Onorevole Pietro Nenni 56
Polistena 89024
Event Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Italy BUG presenta Bari Jazz Day con Bones Trio & Black Vibrations

The Bones Trio (Vito Di Modugno, Davide Penta, Antonio Di Lorenzo) performed street jazz, hammond vibes, and boogaloo with other guest musicians (TBA) that joined in for a hot jam session. The Black Vibrations DJ spun jazzy flavoured vinyls, from the classic tunes to the new beats.

Contact: Black Vibrations
Official Website:

Auditorium Ipercoop Japigia
Via Natale Loiacono
20 Bari
Puglia 70126
Italy RANDAZZO Celebrates International Jazz Day ’14

In the medieval town of Randazzo a special event took place: A magic combination of music, art and taste. After a vernissage of the Sicilian artist Anna Grasso and a taste of local wines by Casa Vinicola Valenti, people enjoyed jazz music from the Triton Jazz Trio. Jam session followed the concert.

Contact: Gaetano Spartà
Official Website:

Randazzo - Chiesa S. Maria dell'Agonia
Via Agonia
Randazzo 95036
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Italy International Jazz Day Roma @ Jazzit Club

The Jazzit Club Rome celebrated Italian jazz by inviting as many musicians and industry players as possible onstage for a short performance. Afterwards, organizers took a collective photograph of the celebration, in memory of the famous photo “A Great Day In Harlem.” More information: or

Contact: Roberto Ramberti (Groove Master Edition)/ Luciano Vanni (Jazzit Magazine) | +393387249974/ +390744817579
Official Website:

Jazzit Club Rome @ Auditorium Antonianum
Viale Manzoni, 1
Roma 00185
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Italy Duke Ellington Orchestra

Forty years after the disappearance of the “Duke” Edward Kennedy Ellington, the jazz band he founded and directed and which still represents him all over the world performed on April 30th in Rome, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, on the occasion of the International Jazz Day.

Contact: Elisabetta Castiglioni | +39 06 3225044
Official Website:

Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
Roma 00196
+39 06 80241281
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Italy Swing All Night Long!

REAL swing music for REAL swing dancers!

Giorgio Cuscito – ten, arr
Mario Caporilli – tr
Ferdy Coppola – ten, v
Daniele Cordisco – guit
Alberto Antonucci – cb
Fabiano Giovannelli – dr
Monica Gilardi – v


Contact: Giorgio Cuscito
Official Website:

Via di Monte Testaccio 22
Roma 00100
Event Time: 11:00 pm - 03:00 am
Italy Sunset Jazz at Hotel Eden Rome with Red Pellini, Walter Ricci, Daniele Cordisco

Hotel Eden hosted two concert sets on the Roof Garden “La Terrazza” with panoramic view of Rome:
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm: “Sunset Jazz Aperitif” w. Red Pellini, Daniele Cordisco, Marco Loddo
10 pm – 12 pm: “Swing Masters Show” w. crooner Walter Ricci, Daniele Cordisco, Marco Loddo

Contact: Luca R. Jacovella | +39 06 30683466
Official Website: http://

Hotel Eden Rome
via Ludovisi 49
Roma 00100
+39 06478121
Event Time: 06:30 pm - 12:00 am

Concert at the Casa del Jazz featuring Stefano Battaglia’s “Alec Wilder – Songs Were Made to Sing.” With Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Stefano Battaglia (piano), Joe Rehmer (bass) and Fabrizio Sferra (drums).

Contact: Casa del Jazz | 0039 06 704731
Official Website:

Casa del Jazz
Viale di Porta Ardeatina 55
Rome 00154
0039 06 704731
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Italy In a Bolero Mood… – Eleonora Bianchini & Luca R. Jacovella

Concert of Latin American-inspired boleros arranged as jazz, featuring Eleonora Bianchini – voice & guitar; Luca Ruggero Jacovella – piano; Marco Siniscalco – bass; Davide Pentassuglia – drums.

Contact: Luca Ruggero Jacovella
Official Website:

Cotton Club Roma
via Bellinzona 2
Rome 00100
+39 349 070 9468
Event Time: 10:15 pm - 12:30 am
Italy A session with New Talents Jazz Orchestra

Percentomusica music center presented a session with New Talents Jazz Orchestra, directed by Mario Corvini.

Contact: Stefano Micarelli
Official Website: http://

via dei Cessati Spiriti 89
Rome 00173
Event Time: 12:00 pm

Concert by the Walkin’ Jazz Quartet (ITA) || Walter Civettini: trumpet/flugehorn | Stefano Raffaelli: piano/livelectronics | Enrico Tommasini: drums | Flavio Zanon: doublebass.

Contact: WALTER BONAVENTURA | +39 349 7296496

Loco's Bar
Via Valbusa Grande 7
Rovereto, TN 38068
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Italy Omaggio a Duke Ellington

Six jazz musicians presented their recorded tribute to one of the key figures of music in the 20th century – the extraordinary pianist and composer whose work defined an era, and whose legacy has inspired all those musicians who have pursued jazz as an art.

Contact: Rovigo Jazz Club | +39 0425 27853
Official Website:

Ridotto del Teatro Sociale
Piazza Garibaldi, 14
Rovigo, RO 45100
+39 0425 27853
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Italy Jam in Chaos

This jam was based on the idea the music is first a flow of emotions that every musician has inside. Chaos doesn’t mean disorder, but is a condition before the setting of the order and the distinctions of genres. Different styles and cultures have to harmonize their chaos in totally improvisation.

Contact: Alice Rinaldi | 3357630396
Official Website: http://

Radio Booonzo
Via cimarosa
Salerno, Campania 84091
0828 307430
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Italy Open Jazz Day

To celebrate International Jazz Day, we talked about jazz all day; at the end we played jazz together to be happy for the rest of the year!

Contact: Antonia De Angelis | +393355639077
Official Website:

Associazione Over Jazz School
Via Pomezia, 6
San Benedetto del Tronto 63074
Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Italy Exhibition of paintings dedicated to the stars of jazz

The Galleria Jazz presented an exhibition of paintings as a tribute to this genre of music and the great performers of the past.

Contact: Donata Romagnoli

Galleria jazz
Piazza Caduti n.3
San Marcello 60030
Event Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Italy Giornata Internazionale del Jazz

The Associazione Jecos held a workshop and concert featuring local and youth jazz groups.



Contact: Associazione Jecos

Istituto Musicale
Viale Regina Margherita 19
Siracusa SR 96100
+39 931 61033
Event Time: 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Italy International Jazz Day – Treviso

Basilico Tredici, plus some private sponsors, organized in cooperation with Comune di Treviso and Teatri S.p.A. a unique event featuring an amazing duo: Kenny Barron & Dave Holland.

Contact: Francesco Schiavinato | +39 0422 549789
Official Website:

Teatro Mario del Monaco - Treviso
Corso del Popolo 31
Treviso 31100
+39 0422 540480
Event Time: 8:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Italy Radiotrio presents Radiotrio

The public enjoyed the project “Radiotrio presents Radiotrio” with Paolo Birro, Federico Malaman and Mauro Beggio at the Auditorium di Thiene. The group officially presented their recent CD, produced on their label Almar dell’Istituto di Thiene.

Contact: Istituto Musicale Veneto Città di Thiene | +390445364102
Official Website:

Auditorium Fonato
Via Carlo del Prete
37 Thiene
Vicenza, Veneto 36016
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jamaica Jazzin with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts

The College organized an educational seminar and a free concert:

12:30 – 1:30 pm Seminar “What is Jazz Anyway”

7:00 pm -9:00 pm Faculty and students performed FREE at the famous Devon House Jamaica

Contact: Coleen Douglas | 876-468-5409
Official Website:

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
1 Arthur Wint Drive
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica The Global Jazz Party!

The Global Jazz Party! featured jazz tracks spun by a DJ. Presented by GW Jazz. A lively yet chilled atmosphere through delivery of fresh and unique world/jazz sounds.

Contact: Gordon Wedderburn | 876-799-9303
Official Website:

The Zinc Shack
55 Gloucester Avenue
The Hip Strip
Montego Bay, St. James
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Japan Kanazawa night museum × International Jazz Day

On April 30, 2014, “Kanazawa Jazz Renmei” (Kanazawa Jazz Community) organized a Jazz Live in 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, in order to celebrate International Jazz Day. The event included performances by the Kanazawa University MJS, the Hangarian Gypsy Trio and others. Watch the video here:

Contact: Yoshiyuki Kawamori
Official Website: http://

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
1-2-1, Hirosaka
Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0999
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Japan Miyazaki International Jazz Day

A lively jazz night starring the one and only Yosuke Yamashita on piano, with his band featuring Erena Terakubo on saxophone. The award-winning Miyazaki municipal primary school brass band joined the pros on stage to perform a red-hot version of I Got Rhythm – showing kids know how to groove!

Contact: Akira HIDAKA
Official Website: http://

Miyazaki Municipal Culture Hall
Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture 880-0930
Event Time: 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Japan Jazz Jam in Osaka Castle Park

In order to exchange experiences, Mongolian musicians and singers sang jazz songs and played jazz music. Featuring amateur and professional jazz musicians.

Contact: Nyandag Ganbat

Osaka Castle Park
〒540-0002 Osakajo
Osaka 27100
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Japan Jazz Day at Sub club Osaka

In conjunction with this diverse musical event, Jazz Club Sub, one of the oldest jazz establishments in Osaka, proudly presented jam sessions to welcome both young up-and-coming and experienced musicians from 7PM to 11PM, Monday, April 28 through Wednesday, April 30.

Contact: Ro Hasegawa | 81667623226
Official Website:

Ueshio 2-4-6 Ueroku Center Bld #B1F
Osaka 5420064
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jordan Jazz for Syria

“If reconciliation starts anywhere, let it be music” is the main motto of the project Jazz for Syria. Initiated by Syrian Music Lives, Jordan, Lebanon and the Netherlands united to join the celebration of International Jazz Day. Three simultaneous concerts in different cities connected via Internet broadcast and Skype.

The concert in Amman showcased the creative results of a one-week music workshop with Syrian refugee children from the Zaatari camp, initiated and held by SYRIOUS Mission. This was also the official opening of the Amman Jazz Festival featuring Jazz musicians from Jordan and the Palestinian Territories.

Contact: Hannibal Saad
Official Website:

Zara Expo Theatre
Event Time: 20:00
Jordan Amman Jazz Festival Celebrates “Jazz for Syria”

Amman celebrated “Jazz for Syria” on International Jazz Day in collaboration with Syrious Mission (Holland) and Syrian Music Lives. Featuring a tribute to Paco De Lucia by Jordanian “Andalucía” as the opening concert of the 2014 Amman Jazz Festival.

Contact: Lama Hazboun | +962795351812
Official Website: http://

Zara Expo - Grand Hyatt
Jabal Amman
3rd Circle
Amman, Amman 962
+962 6 465 1234
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Kazakhstan JAZZYSTAN. UNESCO International Jazz Day

Concert featuring Vanessa Freeman Sextet & Nathan Haines (London, UK) and A Bu Trio (Beijing, China)

Contact: Rustam Ospanoff | +77011110413

LUXOR (Outdoor event)
Dostyk 341
Almaty, Almaty 050000
8 (727) 2677555
Event Time: 07:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Kenya All That Jazz

Concert at The National Museum, Nairobi. Our “All That Jazz” concert series started off in February 2011, with an inaugural concert at the National Museum in Nairobi. The concert’s aim is to promote and extend the jazz culture in Kenya by providing a platform for musicians to share their craft. There have been 11 concerts since.

Contact: Sarah Gakere | +254205259817
Official Website:

Louis Leakey Auditorium
The National Museum, Nairobi
Museum Hill Road
Nairobi 00100
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kenya Jazz Day Celebrations at Tree House

Our 2nd annual Jazz Day celebration at Tree House brought together more than 8 bands on one stage, as well as Kenyan jazz enthusiasts, members of the international community and corporate partners in celebrating jazz with the rest of the world. This year’s theme was “For The Love Of Jazz.”

Contact: David Njuki | +254720979948
Official Website:

Tree House
International Casino Complex, Museum Hill, Westlands
P.O Box 8901 Westlands Road
Event Time: 7:00 pm
Kosovo International Jazz Day 2014: Kosovo

The Hamam Jazz Bar dedicated its evening program to the day.

Contact: Isni

Hamam Jazz Bar
Kuwait International Jazz Day 2014 at the US Embassy Kuwait

The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait posted about the day and its message of peace on its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels.

Contact: Nour Soliman
Official Website:

US Embassy
Kuwait City 13001
Kyrgyzstan International Jazz Day 2014 at the US Embassy Bishkek

The U.S. Embassy in Bishkek displayed posters and distributed information about the day and the values of jazz via its Facebook page.

Contact: Kristin Roberts

US Embassy
171 Prospect Mira
Bishkek 720016
Laos International Jazz Day 2014: Laos

The National School of Music & Arts introduced students to the history and purpose of the day.

National School of Music & Arts
Latvia International Jazz Day Latvia

In 2014 Wise Music Society brought International Jazz Day to Latvia, uniting most of the active jazz musicians, venues, schools and listeners in order to celebrate freedom, creativity and – above all – jazz. Further information on the many celebrations is available on our Facebook and Web pages. Watch a YouTube clip of a special concert broadcast in honor of the day on RigaTV 24.

Contact: Aleksandra Line | 0037126770707
Official Website:

Various Venues
Various Cities

Event Time: 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Latvia International Jazz Day 2014 at the US Embassy Riga

The U.S. Embassy in Riga promoted the day and its message of peace and cooperation, and posted on its official Facebook page and website.

Official Website:

US Embassy Riga
Lebanon Ahliah School International Jazz Day Concert

Ahliah School in downtown Beirut, member of the UNESCO School network, held a jazz concert in participation with Marc Ernest Trio and Ahliah School Members.

Contact: Ahliah School

Ahliah Campus
Wadi Abou Jmil
Down Town Beirut
961 1 372579
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lebanon Beirut Speaks Jazz

16 rock, pop, rap, blues and tarab artists assembled on one stage to perform arrangements of songs using the foundations of jazz harmonies and rhythms.

Contact: Tarek Yamani
Official Website:

Metro Al Madina
Beirut 2025
+961 1 753 021
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Lebanon Jazz for Syria

“If reconciliation starts anywhere, let it be music” is the main motto of the project Jazz for Syria. Initiated by Syrian Music Lives, Jordan, Lebanon and the Netherlands united to join the celebration of International Jazz Day. Three simultaneous concerts in different cities connected via Internet broadcast and Skype.

The Beirut stage became the place to express a musical message of peace for Syria, featuring more than 9 bands from Syria and Lebanon. The refugee children from Shatila camp presented their collaborative work created during the workshops held by the Hani Sawah team.

Contact: Hannibal Saad
Official Website:

Babel Theatre
Cairo St.
+961 1 744 033
Lebanon Beirut International Jazz Day

For the second consecutive year, Beirut joined other cities globally to celebrate the art of Jazz. Live concerts in Uruguay Street started at 7 PM.

Contact: Randa Armanazi | 00961980650

Uruguay Street - Samir Kassir Garden
Uruguay Street
Beirut Central District
Beirut, Beirut 0000
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 01:00 am
Lebanon #jazzday4publictransportation

Street art performance that took place in the streets of Beirut City. The public experienced nine artistic street performances and three street public transportation exhibitions divided on 4 locations. Organizers moved from location to location by bicycle.

Contact: ODDD | 00961 3 604034

Hamra str. / Bliss str. / Corniche el manara
Hamra street
Bliss street
Beirut, Beirut 1103
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Lesotho Lesotho Tourism Festival Celebrates International Jazz Day

Organizers from the Lesotho Tourism Festival coordinated a special 3-hour broadcast on Ultimate FM, and organized a jam session at Baduza Family Park in Maseru featuring local musicians.

Baduza Family Park
123 First Street
Liberia Ambassador Davis Daniels and the International Music House

The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia was proud to sponsor a midday concert on Friday, April 25, 2014 featuring Ambassador Davis Daniels and the International Music House. The audience included Liberians from all sectors of society, including officials, artists, journalists and youth.

Contact: Sally Hodgson, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Monrovia | (231) 777-207-298

U.S. Embassy, Monrovia, Liberia
502 Benson Street
Monrovia 1000
(231) 776777001
Event Time: 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Liberia Jazz Performance at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence on April 30

U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac hosted a jazz performance in Monrovia, Liberia on April 30 by Ambassador Davis Daniels and the International Music House to commemorate International Jazz Day. Guests included Liberian officials, journalists and representatives of non-governmental organizations.

Contact: Sally Hodgson, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Monrovia, Liberia | (231) 776777031
Official Website: http:// http://monrovia.usembassy

U.S. Ambassador's residence in Monrovia, Liberia
111 U.N. Drive
Monrovia 1000
(231) 776777438
Event Time: 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Libya International Jazz Day 2014: Libya

The Institut Français de Lybie organized cultural programming in honor of International Jazz Day and shared information on the day with visitors.

Official Website:

Institut Français de Libye
Liechtenstein Luca Ciarla Quartet

Tangente Jazz+ hosted a concert featuring the Luca Ciarla Quartet.

Contact: Karl Gassner | +423 373 2817

Tangente Jazz+
Haldengasse 47
Eschen, FL FL-9492
+423 373 28 17
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Lithuania UNESCO International Jazz Day

Kėdainiai Music School together with the Music Academy of Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University celebrated International Jazz day for the second time, presenting a concert and seminar.

Contact: Vitalis Vidikas | +37069921031

Kėdainiai Music School
Didžioji g. 43
Kėdainiai 57257
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lithuania Jazz Heralds in Klaipeda

In celebration of International Jazz Day and the 20th Anniversary of the Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival, Saxophonist Laimonas Ubrikas and his musician buddies held a public performance in Klaipeda’s M.Mazvydo Alley at noon on April 30.

Contact: Inga Grubliauskiene
Official Website:

M. Mazvydo aleja 5
H. Manto gatve 10
Klaipeda, Klaipeda 92131
Event Time: 12:00 am - 01:00 pm
Lithuania Jazz Day concert at Rokiskis Rudolfo Lymano Music School

Concert of the Rokiskis Rudolfo Lymano music school students dedicated to the International Jazz Day.

Contact: Albertas Mikulėnas | +370 458 52234

Rokiskis Rudolfo Lymano Music School
Kauno g. 4
Rokiškis 42115
+370 458 52234
Event Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lithuania LMTA Jazz Department Concert

Students and professors from the Jazz Department of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, under the guidance of Professor Arturas Anusauskas, performed at the Juozas Karosas Hall of the LMTA.

Contact: Prof. Artūras Anusauskas

Juozas Karosas Hall at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
Gedimino pr. 42
Vilnius 01110
+370 5 2612691
Event Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lithuania JazzDay Concert and Jazz Session

Eight colorful jazz performances by the students of Vilnius College Art department, other Vilnius music schools and well-known jazz masters. The concert finished with a mass jam session. Live stream:

Contact: Solveiga Rusyte | +370 699 98877
Official Website:

SoulBox music club
Vilniaus g. 33
Vilnius 01513
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Lithuania Jazz Day Tribute at Tamsta

The Tamsta Jazz Club played Herbie Hancock compositions over the PA and promoted the day and its message on its website.

Official Website:

Luxembourg Jazz in Luxembourg Celebrates International Jazz Day

Jazz in Luxembourg celebrated the day with a special feature in its monthly Jazz Agenda and a concert by the young talent Pit Dahm.

Contact: Jazz in Luxembourg
Official Website:

Apero Jazz

Macedonia International Jazz Day 2014 Bitola, Macedonia

The UNESCO youth cultural center in Bitola, in collaboration with Porta Jazz, organized a live concert by the Popovski, Josifovski, Sekulovski Trio featuring Kiril Kuzmanov on saxophone.

Contact: Zlatko Talevski | +389 47 233 020
Official Website:

Porta Jazz
Sv. Kiril I Metodij
Number 12
Bitola, Macedonia 7000
Porta Jazz
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 01:00 am
Macedonia International Jazz Day 30 April

Open air, free of charge for the audience concert in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Vladimir Mandicevski Mande | + 389 75 328 989
Official Website:

Skopje City Mall
Skopje City Mall
Ljubljanska 4
Skopje 1000
+389 2 32 53 990
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Macedonia Skopje Jazz Festival celebrates the International Jazz Day

The event at MKC Club & Restaurant in Skopje started with a screening of the documentary film “Thelonious Monk: Straight, no Chaser.” It continued with a concert by Macedonia’s most renowned and accomplished jazz musicians and bands: Toni Kitanovski Trio, Letecki Pekinezeri, Marija Jazz Duo, Jazzobell Quintet Deux, and the bands of students and professors from the Jazz Academy in Stip (Percussion Ensemble & Goce Micanov Quartet). The evening concluded with a jam session.

Contact: Oliver Belopeta | +389 75 220 740
Official Website:

MKC Club and Restaurant
Kej Dimitar Vlahov 15
Skopje 1000
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Madagascar International Jazz Day 2014: Madagascar

Organizers at the Goethe Institute and Jazz Club CGM coordinated a free program including a film screening and a series of live performances by multiple bands.

Goethe Institute / Jazz Club CGM
Malawi International Jazz Day 2014 at Harry’s Bar

Harry’s Bar in Lilongwe familiarized patrons with the day and the connection between jazz and peace/intercultural dialogue and organized a special event in celebration.

Contact: Harry Gibbs

Harry's Bar
Malaysia A Celebration Of Jazz 2014

The Penang Philharmonic celebrated UNESCO International Jazz Day with “A Celebration Of Jazz 2014” on 30th Apr 2014. The celebration featured performances from the Penang Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and special invited artists.

Contact: Mr. Ramesh Sharma | +6016-444 8383
Official Website:

The Penang Philharmonic @ The Star
2nd Floor, The Star Building
15 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
George Town, Penang 10200
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Malaysia World Heritage City Charity Jazz Concert

In conjunction with International Jazz Day, Malaysian Jazz band WVC TRiO +1 performed a concert in Melaka, the UNESCO Heritage City. WVC TRiO +1 performed their original compositions and standards, together with singer Janet Lee. The concert was hosted in a beautiful traditional house.

Contact: Tay Cher Siang | +60173643202
Official Website:

Idea Workshop Melaka
No 85 Jalan Tengkera
Melaka 75200
+606-292 1456
Event Time: 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Malaysia Miri Jazz & Blues Jamm Night

Pitstop Bar hosted a Jamm Night with all local jazz lovers and music enthusiasts invited.

Contact: Prostasindra

Pitstop Bar, Permai Jaya, Miri, Sarawak
Jalan Desa Pujut
Bandar Baru Permyjaya
Sarawak Miri, Sarawak Miri 98000
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 12:00 am
Maldives International Jazz Day at Jazz Café, Maldives

Jam session at the Jazz Café, Maldives.

Contact: Yaseen Hameed | +960 332-5299

Jazz Café
Haveeree Hingun
Malé 20282
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mali Jazzy Koum ben festival (JKFB)

The jazzy Koum ben festival joined UNESCO in celebrating International Jazz Day, organizing a jam session with several Malian and international artists. This edition was dedicated to peace and reconciliation among communities.

Contact: Zoe Dembélé | 00223 76 07 98 70

Institut Français de Bamako
Boulevard de l'indépendance
Bamako, Bamako 0000
00223 76 07 98 70
Event Time: 06:00 pm - 01:00 am
Malta International Jazz Day 2014: Malta

The Django Jazz Bar dedicated the day’s programming to International Jazz Day.

Contact: Isabelle Gatt

Django Jazz Bar
Marshall Islands International Jazz Day Workshop

This workshop introduced the participants to the basic streams of jazz from classic to bebop, cool, modal and free, leading into contemporary jazz expression, while also introducing many of the jazz greats and their contributions to the idiom. Event included the performance of several jazz standards.

Contact: Norman Barth

Majuro Cooperative School
Majuro Atoll, MH 96960
Marshall Islands
Event Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mauritania International Jazz Day 2014: Mauritania

The Conservatoire International pour la musique et les arts nationaux organized a photo exhibition, roundtable discussion, concert and film screenings for students.

Conservatoire International pour la musique et les arts nationaux
Mauritius International Jazz Day 2014: Mauritius

The Institut Français de Maurice held a concert with French saxophonist Géraldine Laurent.

Institut Français de Maurice
Reduit Rd
Beau Bassin-Rose Hill

Mexico Héctor Infanzón

Concert with Héctor Infanzón along with his Latin Jazz quartet at the classic jazz club El Convite in celebration of International Jazz Day. Héctor Infanzón is one of the great jazz pianists in México.

Contact: Edgardo Aguilar | 56012260
Official Website:

El Convite
Ajusco 79 bis, Portales Sur
México City, DF 03300
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mexico Concierto por el Día Internacional del Jazz

The City of Chihuahua, through its Institute of Culture, and along with the Benjamin Franklin Corner at Mediateca Municipal, invited the general public to its concert in Honor of International Jazz Day. Students from a local Jazz Workshop and a local Jazz Quartet joined in with performances to celebrate the day.

Contact: Esquina Benjamín Franklin

Mediateca Municipal
Teófilo Borunda 1617
El Palomar
Chihuahua 31000
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Jazzatlan Club de Jazz and the Town Hall of San Pedro Cholula produced their first-ever public celebration of International Jazz Day, with 8 hours of continuous jazz and over 12 groups performing – all free and open to the public.

Contact: Rodrigo Moctezuma | 52 2224 840405
Official Website: http://

2 sur 102
San Pedro
Cholula, Puebla 72760
52 222 1 78 24 70
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 03:00 am
Mexico Día Internacional del Jazz en Ensenada

La Covacha Foro in Ensenada hosted a catered concert in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Julia Chavez | 00 + 52 6461088926
Official Website: http://

La Covacha Foro/Galería
Calle 3ra no. 5 interior A, Pasaje Romero
entre Ruiz y Obregon, Zona Centro
Ensenada, Baja California 22800
00 + 52 6461535614
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Mexico Daniel Wong and Friends

Mexican jazz pianist celebrated International Jazz Day with four different performance projects!

Contact: Daniel Hidalgo Wong | 52-5511623677
Official Website:

El Lunario
Av. Paseo de la Reforma #50
Mexico City 11580
52-(55) 9138-1350
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mexico Celebration of International Jazz Day at the Escuela Superior de Música

We proudly celebrated that which has united us as a school for more than 13 years: jazz. We celebrated with a concert featuring ensembles from our institution as well as from other states in México. The concert was broadcast via radio and TV.

Contact: Eduardo Piastro
Official Website:

Escuela Superior de Música, Plantel Fernández Leal
Fernández Leal No. 31
Col. del Carmen, Coyoacán
Mexico City 04100
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mexico Calacas Jazz Band celebrating International Jazz Day

Calacas Jazz Band, the hottest hot jazz band in Mexico, brought the house down with a concert at The Jazz Base celebrating International Jazz Day.

Contact: Jose Fernandez | 55-2966-2018

The Jazz Base
Calle 21, #133 Esquina Patriotismo
San Pedro de Los Pinos
Mexico City, DF 03020
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mexico Roger Nuncio Quartet “Inner Silence”

The Roger Nuncio Quartet celebrated International Jazz Day in Monterrey, Mexico, with a concert celebrating the release of their new album “Inner Silence.” Featuring Roger Nuncio (drums), Pablo Gonzalez (bass), Pavel Cal (guitar) and Paco Lopez (piano). The FAMUS Big Band, conducted by Arturo Avila, opened the concert.

Contact: Roger Nuncio | 0448115190392
Official Website:

Center of Arts Theater
Parque Fundidora
Monterrey 64000
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mexico Los Alebrijes Radio en el Día Internacional del Jazz

We presented the “Los Alebrijes Radio” program, adventurously exploring news, games, ideas, personalities and other cultures – always to the rhythm of music! This was our first year celebrating #JazzDay.

Contact: Oscar N. Sánchez Moreno | +52 55 5361 2568
Official Website: http://

Sanlor Imaginar
Av. Ejidos de San Andrés 26-B
Col. Francisco Villa
Tlalnepantla de Baz, Estado de México 54059
+52 55 5361 2568
Event Time: 04:00 pm - 05:00 am
Mexico Celebración del día del Jazz

Jazz community celebration in Veracruz, Mexico. We had a barter space for exchanging books and CDs or meeting other people with an interest in jazz. Also featuring a jazz concert, film screenings, a dance performance and a jam session with local musicians inspired by local traditional music.

Contact: Iliana Alva

Casa de la Música Popular Veracruzana El Casón
Díaz Aragón esquina 1 de Mayo
Veracruz, Veracruz 91700
Event Time: 18:00 - 23:00
Mexico Día Internacional del Jazz 2014: Xalapa se Inunda de Jazz

The Universidad Veracruzana’s Jazz Studies Department organized a day of activities in celebration of the Day, including public concerts, student performances and a late-night jam session.

Contact: Jordi Albert
Official Website:

Centro de Estudios JAZZUV
Úrsulo Galván #30
Event Time: 10:00 - 00:00
Micronesia International Jazz Day 2014: Micronesia

O’Keefe’s Waterfront Inn celebrated with an evening of jazz for patrons and staff.

Contact: Don Evans
Official Website:

O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn
Yap FSM 96943
Moldova International Jazz Day 2014 with Trigon ethno-jazz group

The Trigon ethno-jazz group organized a concert in honor of the day.

Trigon ethno-jazz group
Monaco International Jazz Day 2014: Monaco

The International School of Monaco introduced students to the purpose and message of International Jazz Day.

International School of Monaco

Monaco L’Academie Rainier III Celebrates Jazz Day

A sextet from the Academie Rainier III Orchestra entertained passersby with a morning concert at the Place du Marché.

au pied du Rocher
Place du Marché de la Condamine

Event Time: 11:00 am
Mongolia International Jazz Day 2014 at the US Embassy Ulaanbaatar

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar organized a concert featuring the Kush & Oyuka Jazz Band in one of its “American Corner” facilities.

Contact: US Embassy
Official Website:

US Embassy Ulaanbaatar
Сөүлийн гудамж-7
Ulaanbaatar 14251
Event Time: 7:00 pm
Montenegro Jazz Art Association presents: Tigran Hamasyan Trio
Cultural Information Center Budo Tomovic (KIC) Podgorica hosted a concert featuring the Tigran Hamasyan Trio.
Each April, the Jazz Art Association organize Jazz Appreciation Month in Montenegro. The monthly event is crowned with the 30 April concert at the Cultural Information Center Budo Tomovic (KIC) Podgorica. Organized in cooperation with numerous international and local partners, all events (concerts, workshops, movie screenings, jam sessions, presentations, exhibitions) are non-commercial and educational, aiming to include all ages and profiles of audiences, especially the youth. Our theme for this year was East Meets Jazz, exploring Eastern influences on jazz music.

Contact: Maja Popovic
Official Website:

Cultural Information Center Budo Tomovic (KIC) Podgorica
12 Vaka Djurovica St
Event Time: 8:00 pm
Morocco International Jazz Day 2014: Morocco

The Armstrong Jazz Club dedicated its evening programming to International Jazz Day.

Contact: + 212 (0)

Armstrong Jazz Club
Mozambique International Jazz Day 2014: Mozambique

The Kampfumo Jazz Café dedicated its April 30 program to International Jazz Day.

Kampfumo Jazz Cafe
Estação dos Caminhos de Ferro
Myanmar Celebrate International Jazz Day at the Institut Français Yangon

Visitors brought their dancing shoes and a mat to sit on as we enjoyed the sounds of Chameleon, Rainbow Band and more!! A free event made possible through the support of the Goethe Institute & Institut Français.

Contact: Shon Campbell

Institut Français
340 Pyay Road
Sanchaung Township
Event Time: 7:00 pm
Namibia International Jazz Day 2014: Namibia

The Franco Namibian Cultural Centre distributed informational materials to visitors to promote International Jazz Day and its message.

Franco Namibian Cultural Centre
118 Robert Mugabe Avenue
Nepal International Jazz Day 2014: Nepal

The Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory hosted an event in the spirit of International Jazz Day featuring participation by outstanding national and international jazz musicians, who performed jazz standards in a concert followed by an open jam session.

Contact: Rajat Rai

Moksh Auditorium
Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, Nepal Lalitpur
Kathmandu, Bagmati 977
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Netherlands Jazz for Syria

“If reconciliation starts anywhere, let it be music” is the main motto of the project Jazz for Syria. Initiated by Syrian Music Lives, Jordan, Lebanon and the Netherlands united to join the celebration of International Jazz Day. Three simultaneous concerts in different cities connected via Internet broadcast and Skype.

The concert in The Hague featured 10 well known Dutch jazz musicians who visited Syria before the crisis or have a special relationship with the country. They shared their stories and performed in the Korzo theatre. The Hague concert also aimed to collect funds to buy musical instruments for workshops with children in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan.

Contact: Hannibal Saad
Official Website:

Korzo Theater
Prinsestraat 42
2513 CE Den Haag
+31 70 363 7540
Event Time: 20:00
Netherlands Bimhuis Presents: Ches Smith and These Arches

Concert featuring Ches Smith and These Arches, with master drummer Ches Smith and four brilliant New York avant-jazz musicians: Tim Berne and Tony Malaby on saxophones, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Andrea Parkins on accordion and electronics.

Contact: Reinier Thijs | +31 (0)20 788 2188
Official Website:

Piet Heinkade 3
1019 BR
Event Time: 8:30 pm
Netherlands Dutch Concert Big Band radio broadcast

The Dutch Concert Big Band played three pieces on the Mijke & Co radio program live from the Sugarfactory in Amsterdam. The original compositions were from the greatest Dutch big band composers, such as Jerry van Rooyen and Rob Pronk.

Contact: Kevin van den Elzen | +31633995624
Official Website:

Lijnbaansgracht 238
Amsterdam 1015 HT
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Netherlands International Jazz Day at Rokin, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 2014 Amsterdam World Jazz City project celebrated in ten business locations on the Rokin (centre of the city). Between 14:00 PM and 0:30 AM live jazz was played by artists such as Rebecca Lobry, Sanne Huijbreghts, Femke Smit and Thaisa Olivia. Free entrance to all performances. The event started at 14:00 PM with jazz standards on the bells of the Mint tower. For details visit

Contact: Josee Roël | +31 6 28 27 48 66
Official Website:

Rokin, Amsterdam
Amsterdam 1012
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 12:30 am
Netherlands Thaïsa Olivia Trio

Concert at the Café Americain featuring the passionate Thaïsa Olivia and her trio.

Contact: Thaïsa Olivia | +31-621895506
Official Website: http://

Café Americain at the Amsterdam Americain Hotel
Leidsekade 97
Amsterdam 1017 PN
Event Time: 02:30 pm - 04:30 pm
New Zealand Awatea-Pacific Jazz Collaboration presents: Le Va

Focusing on the indigenous peoples of New Zealand (Maori) and the Pacific Islands (including Samoans who are New Zealand based), in 2014 the Awatea-Pacific Jazz Collaboration hosted a Pacific Jazz showcase at the Auckland Museum. The performance was preceded by a traditional Maori ceremonial Dawn Blessing as attendees welcomed the Sun and heralded the arrival of April 30 – UNESCO International Jazz Day.

Contact: Peta Si'ulepa | + 64 9 309 0443
Official Website:

Auckland Museum
The Auckland Domain
New Zealand
Nicaragua Jazz Day Nicaragua

Jazz Day Nicaragua was free and inclusive! Featuring: Master class by Ramai Das; concert with Ramai Das Trío / Nico Jazz / H20 / Staccato / César Trío


Contact: Ramai Das | 505-22535346

Centro Cultural Nicaragüense Norteamericano
Entrada Villa Tiscapa
De los semáforos de la UCA 700 metros al norte, 100 metros al suroeste
Managua 0000
(505) 2278-1288
Event Time: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Niger Jazz in the Piano Bar

The Hotel Gawaye played jazz for visitors and guests in honor of the day.

Hotel Gawaye
Nigeria The Nigeria Jazz Club presents International Jazz Day (Nigeria)

The Nigeria Jazz Club presented 2014 International Jazz Day (Nigeria), a 3-day event featuring jazz education in selected schools, a conference on a chosen topic, master classes and a concert featuring an array of the best artists and groups on the last day – April 30.

Contact: Ben Ufeli | 2348157030728
Official Website:

Bogobiri House
9, Maitama Sule
Lagos, Lagos 71661
Event Time: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Niue International Jazz Day 2014: Niue

The Niue Tourism Office played jazz music for office visitors.

Contact: Vanessa Marsh

Niue Tourism Office
Visitor Information Centre
(683) 4224

Concert by the band STORYWELL, featuring Terje Venaas (Bass), Gunnar Bech (Trombone), Torstein Fuglset (Guitar) and Espen Krumpolc (Percussion).

Contact: Tor Wetle Hoem | +47 41789389

Storgata 4
Molde, More og Romsdal 6400
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 02:00 am
Oman Diana Krall at the Royal Opera House Muscat

Concert featuring Diana Krall: Canadian singer and pianist, known for her mesmerizing vocals, spontaneous arrangements and inspired performances from a vast songbook.

Contact: Francesca Campagna | +968 2440 3366
Official Website:

Royal Opera House Muscat
Shatti Al Qurum
Muscat 103
+968 2440 3332
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pakistan Music For Soul

To pay tribute to the legends of Jazz, Pakistani record label Geo Music developed a promotional campaign for web and social media .
Backed by the music of Dave Brubeck, the campaign featured images and information on some of the cult figures of Jazz.

Contact: Ali Tim

Land Mark Plaza
190-d -block 2 Pechs
Anwar Adil Road
Karachi, Sind 29
Palau International Jazz Day 2014: Palau

The U.S. Embassy in Koror, Palau liaised with a local TV channel to live-stream the All-Star Global Concert from Osaka.

US Embassy
Panama Jam Session @ Danilo’s Jazz Club

Open jam session followed the club’s 10 pm show.

Contact: Gabriel Fonseca

Danilo's Jazz Club
Plaza Herrera
Casco Antiguo
Panama City 00000
Event Time: 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Papua New Guinea International Jazz Day 2014 at the US Embassy Port Moresby

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby organized a video exhibit at its “American Corner” facility.

U.S. Embassy
Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay Día Internacional del Jazz, Asunción 2014

On the occasion of UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, we celebrated at 8pm on Wednesday, April 30 on the Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera’s Patio Leonor. We presented some of the greatest exponents of the Paraguayan jazz scene.

Contact: Víctor Morel | 595981 980 253

Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera
Ayolas 129
Benjamín Constant
Asunción, Central 2224
595981 980 253
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Peru AJL Celebrates the International Jazz Day

This year, Lima and the Association of Jazz in Lima added to the celebrations with a concert featuring some of the city’s most interesting artists: the Diego Salvador Trio with the saxophonist David Comidi from NY as guest artist, Jazz & CO. and the MGM band. The night ended in a jam session!

Contact: Carlos Olivera

Casa Shenan de Arte Integral
Pasaje Sanchez Carrión 181
Lima 04
Event Time: 09:00 pm - 01:00 am
Peru Serenade for Jazz at the Jazz Zone – Lima, Peru

Performance by jazz & blues trio comprised of Canadians Pete Schmidt, Chris Grapel and Hugo Ortiz in honor of International Jazz Day. The jam session featured another trio with Alex Emery, Chris Grapel and Javier Reyes. The Jazz Zone is a new musical space characterized by the union of different musical genres with the proper improvisation of jazz and the blues. In the last part of the show we had a classic jam session open to different musicians from the local scene. We sought through this event to unify all musical genres through the language of improvisation.

Contact: +51-1- 2418139
Official Website:

Jazz Zone
Av. La Paz 656 Miraflores
+51- 994273659
Event Time: 10:15 pm
Philippines International Jazz Day @ Tago Jazz Café Manila, Philippines

Tago Jazz Cafe hosted a special two-day celebration on the 29th and 30th, including live performances, jam sessions, and workshops between local and foreign acts.

Contact: Nelson C. Gonzales | +639223591188

Tago Jazz Cafe
14 Main Avenue
Manila-Quezon City, National Capital Region 1111
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Philippines International Jazz Day Manila

4:30 pm – Drums & Percussion Workshop w/ Paul Matcott

8:00 pm – Romy Posadas Trio w/ Bo Razon, Colby de la Calzada, Jun Viray, Johnny Gaerlan, Tonet Lipana, Cheryl Santaromana, Margaux Salcedo, Megan Herrera, Rosanna Gaerlan, Tessie Garcia

9:00 pm – Ghost Pepper w/ Chuck  Joson, Johnny Gaerlan, Paul Matcott, Paolo Cortez, Rick Countryman, Stella Ignacio

9:30 pm – Jazz Cabaret w/ Michele Fitzgerald, Ed Carino, Jun Viray, Stella Ignacio, Carina Quiogue Dignos and special guest Masashi Tsudaka

10:00 pm – Alvin Cornista Jazzmatik w/ Mel Santos, Dave Harder, Rey Vinoya

10:30 pm – Open Jam

Hosted by Sandra Lim Viray | Free Admission

Contact: Sandra Lim Viray
Official Website:

Greenbelt 5 Fashionwalk
Event Time: 4:30 pm
Poland Katowice JazzArt Festival 2014

Katowice JazzArt Festival 2014 lasted from April 26th till May 2nd. A lot of international stars performed in Katowice. On April 30th we hosted the David Liebman & Ellery Eskelin Quartet – Different But The Same – as well as the distinguished polish artist Mikolaj Trzaska with his trio.

Contact: Martyna Markowska | +48 885 340 700
Official Website:

Jazzclub Hipnoza
pl. Sejmu Śląskiego 2
Katowice, Silesia 40-032
+48 32 7857131
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Poland Jazz Festival ‘Masters and Youngsters’ in Krakow, Poland

At 8pm the last event of the Jazz Festival ‘Masters and Youngsters’ took place in Krakow, Poland, as part of the International Jazz Day celebration. The event featured a concert of students and faculty from the Music Academy of Krakow and Krakow School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Contact: International Krakow Jazz Festival | +4812417 4045
Official Website: http://

The Lizard King Club
sw. Tomasza 11a
Krakow, Malopolska 31-018
Event Time: 08:00 pm
Poland International Jazz Day at the KDK

The Kraznystaw Big Band, made up of students from the National School of Music in Kraznymstawie, as well as graduates and faculty, presented a musical program in the Krasnostawski Dom Kultury (KDK) performance hall consisting of songs essential to the genre.

Contact: Wojciech Machejus | 509348197
Official Website: http://

Krasnostawski Dom Kultury
Okrzei 10
22-300 Krasnystaw
Krasnystaw, lubelskie 22-300
Event Time: 06:00 pm
Portugal Dia Internacional do Jazz

To celebrate International Jazz Day 2014, the Setúbal Jazz Class invited the Orquestra de Jazz Humanitária to the local Teatro de Luísa Todi. Led by the well respected Claus Nymark, the OJH brought to the stage some of the traditional Big Band, Swing-Era style, as well as new repertoire.

Contact: Vitor Boga | +351 265 522 127

Fórum Luísa Todi
Avenida Luísa Todi 61–67
Setúbal, Setúbal 2900-459
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Portugal Dia Internacional do Jazz na Universidade de Aveiro / International Jazz Day at Universidade de Aveiro

Through its Centre for Jazz Studies, the Universidade de Aveiro joined the worldwide celebrations of International Jazz Day by hosting a series of events throughout the day, including 3 concerts, a lecture and a masterclass. All events were free for participants.

Contact: Luís Figueiredo | 00351916030917
Official Website: http://

Universidade de Aveiro (Centro de Estudos de Jazz / Departamento de Comunicação e Arte / Auditório da Reitoria)
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193
(+351) 234 370 200
Event Time: 11:00 am - 08:00 pm
Portugal Big Band Estarrejazz & Marta Hugon

Big Band Estarrejazz returned to Cine-Teatro de Estarreja for a concert celebrating International Jazz Day (April 30th | 9:30 pm). Formed in 2012 by young musicians, the orchestra is directed by Pedro Moreira, featuring jazz singer Marta Hugon and many other surprises.

Contact: Catarina Vasconcelos
Official Website:

Cine-Teatro de Estarreja
Rua Visconde Valdemouro
Estarreja, Aveiro 3860-389
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Portugal Estoril Jazz 2014

Concert featuring saxophonist Eric Alexander, produced by Estoril Jazz.

Contact: Duarte Mendonça | (351) 214827862
Official Website:

Casino Estoril Auditorium
Av. Dr. Stanley Ho
Lisbon 2765-190
(351) 214667818
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Portugal «Jazz a Dois» Radio Show (RDP Antena 2) – Special episode for International Jazz Day

The «Jazz a Dois» radio show – the audience leader in RDP Antena 2, a public owned radio station – broadcast an anthology of Portuguese jazz, sharing the first records produced by national jazz musicians during the 20th century, covering 50 years of recorded jazz in Portugal.

Contact: João Moreira dos Santos

Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa, n.º 37
RDP Antena 2
Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa, n.º 37
Lisbon, Lisbon 1849-030 Lisboa
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Portugal Dia Internacional de Jazz

Concert featuring a number of local artists at the Fórum Machico Caffé Restaurante.

Contact: Pedro Martins Workshop Service | 917699691

Fórum Machico Caffé Restaurante
Forum Machico
Machico, Madeira 9200
Event Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portugal “Comemoração do Dia Internacional do Jazz”

For the second consecutive year, organized by the EB 2/3 do Caniço School’s UNESCO project and Musical Education Group, the event consisted in a concert performance by a group of Jazz music students from the Conservatory –School of Arts – Engº Luíz Peter Clode, open to all the community.

Contact: Cristina Maria Lourenço Freire | 00351 291 930 190

EB 2/3 do Caniço School Auditorium
Rua João Baptista de Sá Caniço,
Madeira, Caniço 9125-017
00351 291 930 190
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Portugal Orquestra de Jazz do Algarve

The 19-piece OJA celebrated International Jazz Day with a concert in Silves. Culture, music and jazz need all of us!

Contact: Cristina Almeida | +351 913469025
Official Website:

Teatro Grgório Mascarenhas
Rua Candido dos Reis
Silves, Algarve 8300 126
+351 913469025
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Puerto Rico Ponce Jazz Festival

Special commemoration of International Jazz Day organized by The Ponce Jazz Festival.

Contact: Wanda Borrero | 1(787)467-3458
Official Website:

La Concha Acustica de Ponce
Barrio Cuarto
Parque de la Abolicion
Ponce 00716-1107
Puerto Rico
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Puerto Rico Jazz and Bossa Radio presents “The History of Jazz”

Radio broadcast presented the history of jazz through music and stories from some of the most relevant musicians.

Contact: Wilbert Sostre | 1 (787) 942-9772
Official Website:

Jazz and Bossa Radio
PO Box 51062
Toa Baja 00950
Puerto Rico
Event Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Qatar Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha

A magic evening of world class music hosted by Emmy Award winner Gregory Generet. Generet performed with the JALC All Stars from NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, tango musicians, an Arabic percussionist, a Lebanese Oud player and vocalist, a Ney player from Egypt, musicians from the Qatar philharmonic and more.

Contact: Kaarin Pfeffer | +974 3381.9968
Official Website: http://

Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha
The St. Regis Doha
West Bay
Doha, Qatar
+974 4446.0000
Event Time: 09:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Romania International Jazz Day Arad – Romania

We screened online the All-Star Global concert, followed by a jam session with the students from “Sabin Dragoi” Arts High-School from Arad. Afterward, we hosted a concert featuring local jazz band Mario & The Teachers.

Contact: Mihai Molnar | +40756045451
Official Website:

International Jazz Day Arad 2014
Splaiul General Praporgescu - Nerv Terrace
On Mures Pire
Arad 310183
Event Time: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Romania IOANID International Jazz Day

Kids Concert and jazz duo performance.

Contact: Diana Rosoiu | 0758 054 437

Gradinita IOANID
4, Polona street
District 1
Bucharest 010491
0758 054 437
Event Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Organized by the jazz and improvised music magazine Jazz Compas, the event consisted of two concerts. First, Sebastian Spanache Trio released their new album, ‘A Pasha’s abstinence’ 2014. The second concert was performed by Romanian Jazz Collective, a group performing works by Romanian jazz composers.

Contact: Jazz Compas | +31634836386
Official Website:

Str. Batişte nr. 14
Bucharest 020932
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Romania Quazar avantgarde jazz concert and launch of “Beat vacsora” (Beat supper), a book of poems by Gábor István Ördög

The Székely Nemzeti Múzeum hosted an avantgarde concert and book launch.

Contact: Endre-Lázár Prezsmer
Official Website:

Székely Nemzeti Múzeum
Kós Károly utca 10
Sfantu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy), Covasna, 520055
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Romania Balázs Elemér Group

The Jazz Cafe hosted a concert featuring the Balázs Elemér Group.

Contact: Ferenc Hegedűs
Official Website:

Jazz Cafe
Fő tér
Targu Secuiesc (Kézdivásárhely), Covasna 525400
Event Time: 7:00 pm
Romania Tonight Jazz Quartet and Friends

The Jazz & Blues Club welcomed guests to a concert featuring TONIGHT JAZZ QUARTET & FRIENDS. On stage: Puja Brown (trumpet), Szabolcs Trozner (piano), Gombocz Litter (drums), Zonda John (bass) and friends Christina Köszike and Saxony Csab.

Contact: Avar Gombocz | +40723745734

Tonight Jazz Quartet and Friends
str.Sinaia nr.3
Targu Mures, Mures 540319
+40-724 400322
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Romania International Jazz Day 2014: Romania

International Jazz Day 2014: Romania was a nationwide event, with multiple cities celebrating the day with their own events and concerts. The event brought together multiple entities that support jazz in Romania. More information is available on our official website.

Official Website:

Various Venues
Various Cities
Event Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Russia International Jazz Day in Berdsk

Short lecture on International Jazz Day (history, events, participants, latest info), film screening (A Love Supreme live, France, 1965), band concert comprised of teachers and students from Sviridov Berdsk Music School featuring guest artists. Hosted by leading jazz expert Alexander G. Mezdrikov from Novosibirsk.

Contact: Nina Sobolevskaya | +7.383.41.22853

G.A.Sviridov Berdsk Music School, Concert Hall
10, Sverdlov St.
Berdsk, Novosibirsk Region 633010
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Russia International Jazz Day in Krasnodar

World Jazz, Art & Music (J.A.M.) gathered together the best Southern Russian jazz musicians, jazz addicts and friends to celebrate International Jazz Day, share music & emotions and declare jazz as a unifying force for cultural integrity, peace & dialogue among people. All-in jam-session wound up the night.

Contact: Ilya Fedorov
Official Website:

'Don Juan' Resto Club
Krasnoarmeyskaya, 78
Krasnaya, 72
Krasnodar , Krasnodar Region 350000
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Russia International Jazz Day at the Moscow House of Music

Anatoly Kroll and the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO presented the International Jazz Day celebration at the Moscow International House of Music, Svetlanov Hall. On stage was the Oleg Lundstrem Orchestra, Anatoly Kroll’s Academic Band, Peter Vostokov’s Big Jazz Orcestra, Moscow Ragtime Band and many others.

Contact: Cyril Moshkow | +74959458910
Official Website:

Moscow International House of Music
52/8 Kosmodamianskaya Embankment
Moscow 115054
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Russia Mandarin Piano Jazz

The celebration of International Jazz Day took place in the new Moscow venue, Mandarin Piano Bar, which hosts all kinds of piano jazz weekly. Some of Moscow’s finest pianists gathered to perform in their own unique and individual styles, with an emphasis on jazz.

Contact: Maria Motyleva | +7 926 835 46 37

Mandarin Piano Bar
Bolshoi Cherkassky lane 5/2
Moscow 109012
+7 495 745 12 47
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Russia I Will Remember April

Jazz musicians from the Russian cities Kazan and Ulyanovsk took part in an International Jazz Day festival called “I will remember April.” We organized a concert followed by a jam session. The festival was founded by Gazinur Safiullov, leader of the jazz-line in memory of Willis Clark Conover “Only Trust Your Heart.”

Contact: Gazinur Safiullov | +7-917-059-15-04

Dom Oficerov Ulyanovskogo garnizona
Spasskaya Str,17
Ulyanovsk 432000
Rwanda Kigali Jazz Marathon 2014

A full week of jazz activities across Kigali with a big concert in honor of International Jazz Day. Jazz was used as an education tool to gather kids, adults, family and friends. Some activities promoting international connections took place live and online.

Contact: Oscar Karekezi | +250788855828
Official Website:

Kigali, Kigali
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint Lucia Official Launch of Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

International Jazz Day served as the official launching of the Caribbean’s premier cultural event. The festival attracted thousands to Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia. Featuring performances by over 50 world-acclaimed entertainers and artisans from April 30 to May 11, 2014.

Contact: St Lucia Tourist Board
Official Website:

Mindoo Phillip Park
Castries WI
Saint Lucia
Event Time: 8:00 pm
Samoa International Jazz Day 2014: Samoa

Organizers from New Zealand’s Awatea-Pacific Jazz Collaboration coordinated a parallel celebration in Samoa.

Contact: Peta Si'ulepa

Awatea-Pacific Jazz Collaboration
San Marino International Jazz Day 2014: San Marino

The San Marino Tourism Board promoted the day and its message on its social media channels, including Facebook.

San Marino Tourism Board

San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe International Jazz Day at Club Santana, S. Tomé and Principe

Club Santana Beach & Resort hosted a celebration in honor of International Jazz Day. Local musician Yannick Delass and his group sang and played during dinner at the Jaqueira Beach Bar & Esplanade.
A misty and peaceful place to Highlight Jazz and Unite People.

Contact: Vanessa Belo | +239 224 2400
Official Website:

Jaqueira Beach Bar & Esplanade
Club Santana Beach & Resort
Praia de Messias Alves
Santana, Cantagalo CP144
Sao Tome and Principe
Event Time: 7:30 pm
Saudi Arabia Jazz Day in Saudi

The Saudi Arabian expatriate community was excited to get together and screen the Jazz Day concert live from Osaka, Japan. Hosted at the American Embassy restaurant Uncle Sam’s,  jazz enthusiasts in the diplomatic community gathered together for this wonderful event.

Contact: Barbara Merkel

Uncle Sam's Restaurant
American Embassy
Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As Sahmi, Safarat
Riyadh 11693
Saudi Arabia
Event Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Senegal Pac One Album Release

Senegalese artist Pac One released his album “Hip Hop Soul Jazz” to coincide with International Jazz Day.

Contact: Pac One

Serbia JazzEra

A jazz jam session was held at the Gradski Cultural Center in Užice as a warm-up for the 2014 Osaka concert.
Performing musicians: Zoran Vukovuć-Trunto, Nikola Pejović, Rale Radojević, Mato Zumber, Dario Milosavljević Band, Jazzerica-Savo Bondžula, Mire Ostojić, Veco Gerza, Arhivska zabava Band and The Highlanders.

Contact: Uroš Antić, Marketing Kulture | +381642139892
Official Website:

Gradski Kulturni Centar
Trg Svetog Save 11,
Užice 31000
+38131 601534
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Serbia O.U.R. Jazz Champions

The great Serbian jazz musicians Misa Krstic, Bata Bozanic, Strahinja Banovic and Pedja Milutinovic, gathered under the name Banovic Strahinja Quartet and Loud Minority Belgrade DJs, presented a live performance and DJ set to celebrate International Jazz Day 2014.

Contact: Aleksandar Djelic | +38163661928
Official Website:

O.U.R. Bar
No. 71 Beogradska street
Belgrade 11000
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Serbia Jazz day at “Jazz Basta”

We organized a live performance by Serbia’s finest jazz musicians. The live gig was characterized by a colorful mix of jazz, interesting for all generations.
Event #Basta featured VALENTINA’S BAND and a presentation of “Zvonko Bogdan Winery,” wines full of harmony of tastes, a perfect match with jazz.

Contact: Sanja Milicevic | +38164 823 8224

Jazz Basta
Karadjordjeva 43
Male stepenice 1a
Belgrade, Belgrade 11000
Event Time: 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Serbia Bridging the gaps between east and west, past and future

Promo event for releasing of SASTANCI U STUDIJU-3CD Box – Masterpieces of Ex-YU jazz. Apart from the music, this edition has huge historical importance: these releases are the first true YU Jazz vinyl, originally released in 1960/61 and the first published colaboration of Yugoslav and foreign musicians.

Contact: Jovana Jaramaz | +381 64 1647855

Leila Records and Books
41, Kralja Petra st.
Belgrade 11000
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Open air jazz festival in the city center organized by the City of Belgrade’s Secretary of Culture. Performers included Jazz Section of Music School “Stankovic,” Belgrade Dixileland Orchestra, Luz Azul band and Big Band Quintet “Adderley.”

Contact: Jovan Radulovic

Akademski Plato 1
Belgrade, Serbia 11000
Event Time: 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Serbia Fish in Oil – International Jazz Day Celebration Party

The explosive energetic band Fish in Oil was the host in Dobrila Klub Beograd on International Jazz Day 2014. Their music, imbued with the best heritage of different world cultures, was a real and appropriate gift made especially for that day.

Contact: Marin Kresic | +381 65 8595 983

Club Dobrila
Dobracina stret 30
Belgrade 11000
Event Time: 22:00 - 02:00
Seychelles International Jazz Day 2014: Seychelles

The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles distributed informational materials on the day and its history and message to visitors and guests.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Petite Anse, Baie Lazare
Sierra Leone International Jazz Day 2014: Sierra Leone

The Ballanta Academy of Music arranged an introduction for students on the message and purpose of International Jazz Day.

Ballanta Academy of Music
Sierra Leone
Singapore International Jazz Day 2014 at the Sultan Jazz Club

The Sultan Jazz Club at the Sultan Hotel dedicated its evening program to the day.

Sultan Hotel
101 Jalan Sultan #01-01
Slovakia International Jazz Day 2014 at Nu Spirit Bar and Lounge

The Nu Spirit Bar and Lounge organized a jam session for local musicians.

Contact: +421 905 865566

Nu Spirit

Slovakia ESPRIT – Award for The Best Slovak Jazz Album of the Year 2013

Second annual awards for The Best Slovak Jazz Album of the Year – Esprit 2013 – produced by The winner was chosen by public poll and international professional jury. The awards ceremony was accompanied by an exclusive concert of three finalists and and was broadcast live via radio.

Contact: Boris Cellar
Official Website:

Koncertne studio Slovenskeho rozhlasu
Mýtna 1
Bratislava 81755
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Slovakia Jánoska Jazz Consort

Arthe Cafe hosted a concert featuring the Jánoska Jazz Consort.

Contact: Igor Vida
Official Website:

Arthe Cafe
Kukučínova 459
Dunajská Streda (Dunaszerdahely) 92 901
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Slovenia Jazz Festival of Ljubljana

Organizers of the Jazz Festival of Ljubljana coordinated a salute and video announcement about the day for festivalgoers.

Contact: Jazz Festival of Ljubljana
Official Website:

Culture Centre at the Ministry of Culture
Solomon Islands International Jazz Day 201: Solomon Islands

The Tavanipupu Private Island resort organized a family-friendly event for guests in celebration of the day.

Tavanipupu Private Island

Solomon Islands
Somalia Somalia Celebrates International Jazz Day

A hotel in Hargeisa played jazz music in its lounge throughout the day.


South Africa THREE STEPS WITHIN – Live at The Orbit

Concert by the Three Steps Within ensemble, featuring McCoy Mrubata, Lindiwe Maxolo & Concord Nkabinde.

Contact: Aymeric Péguillan | +27(0)11 339 6645
Official Website:

The Orbit - live Music & Bistro
81 de Korte Street
Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2017
South Africa
+27(0)11 339 6645
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
South Africa Kaleidoscope International Jazz Day Concert

The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band hosted a concert and invited various other jazz bands to participate.

Contact: Glenn Robertson

Kaleidoscope Cafe
56 Main Road
Cape Town
South Africa
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
South Africa The UCT BIG BAND celebrates International Jazz Day

The Crypt in Cape Town, South Africa celebrated International Jazz Day with a concert by the fabulous University of Cape Town UCT BIG BAND – an 18-piece Big Band conducted by Mike Campbell featuring some wonderful vocalists, embracing the heart and spirit of jazz in the Mother City.

Contact: Diane Rossi | +27-82-515-7051
Official Website:

The CRYPT Jazz Restaurant
1 Wale Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001
South Africa
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
South Africa A Celebration of 20 Years of Jazz & Democracy

Niki’s Oasis Jazz Restaurant celebrated the resilience, innovations and contributions of jazz music to the social vibrancy and rebuilding of Johannesburg by organizing a concert and jam session.

Contact: Niki Sondlo

Niki's Oasis Jazz Restaurant
138 Bree Street
Newtown Cultural Precinct
South Africa

The NMMU Department of Music presented various jazz ensembles in concert, including the Big Band, reflecting the ever-increasing diversity of musical proficiency that exists within the department. Repertoire included works by Brubeck, Hancock, Coltrane and homegrown trumpeter Feya Faku.

Contact: John Edwards | 041 504 2503

NMMU South Campus Auditorium
NMMU University
South Campus Auditorium
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape 6001
South Africa
Event Time: 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
South Sudan International Jazz Day 2014: South Sudan

The De’Havana Lounge in Juba played jazz music and screened the All-Star Global Concert from Osaka for customers.

De'Havana Lounge
South Sudan
Spain Bill McHenry & Movin’ Wes

To honor the occasion of International Jazz Day, American saxophonist Bill McHenry joined Movin’ Wes, one of the resident bands playing weekly at the Sunset for four years.

Contact: Anna Gisbert
Official Website:

Sunset Jazz Club
C/ Jaume Pons i Martí
12 Girona, Girona 17004
(0034) 872 080 145
Event Time: 10:00 pm
Spain Internacional Jazz Day en el Instituto de Jazz y MM de Extremadura (Almendralejo)

The newly created “Instituto de Jazz y M.M. de Extremadura (Ayto Almendralejo) in Almendralejo (Spain), joined the celebration of International Jazz Day 2014 with the organization of activities (workshop, masterclass, concerts and jam sessions) on April 30 and May 1.

Contact: Narciso González / Javier Del Barco | 0034 60962967 // 0034 616228965

Instituto de Jazz y Música Moderna de Extremadura
Vistahermosa 1. 3ªplanta (antiguo Edificio Cenatic). Parque de la Piedad
Almendralejo, Extremadura 06200
0034 924 670 507 (Ext 320 - 10:30 a 14h)
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 11:59 pm

American musician Joshua Edelman combined jazz, folk and other traditions in an International Jazz Day 2014 concert, together with faculty and students from the Jazz Cultural Theatre of Bilbao, which he founded.

Contact: Joshua Edelman | +34 678 55 0712
Official Website: http://

Alameda de Urquijo, 4
Bilbao, Vizcaya 48008
+34 944 79 70 00
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Spain Cena Gala Jazz Day

We prepared dishes for a degustation menu especially suited to this event, in a unique location in our province, enlivened by the Loreen Sunshine Trio with an exquisite selection of standards arranged for vocals without percussion.

Contact: Txema Martín | +34 615 062 825
Official Website:

La Mirta Golf (Club de Golf de Bellavista)
Carretera Huelva-Aljaraque, Km 6
Bellavista, Aljaraque
Huelva 21110
959 521 731
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Spain International Jazz Day at Café del Mar Marbella

Special night of music celebrating UNESCO’s International Jazz Day 2014 at Café del Mar, Marbella. The event featured performances by Rachelle Fisher Quartet, Hot Nasho & Himself Orchestra and DJ Miguel Corchón. Food for your Body – Music for your Soul, from Sunrise to Sunset.

Contact: Miguel Corchón | +34696538530
Official Website:

Café del Mar Marbella
Urb. Coral Beach Km 176
Marbella, Málaga 29600
952 77 72 99
Event Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Spain International Jazz Day in Ahora Jazz – Canal Extremadura Radio

Special edition of the “Ahora Jazz” radio show from Canal Extremadura Radio, in Spain, relayed information about activities to celebrate International Jazz Day all over the world, with special attention on Extremadura, Spain and Portugal.

Contact: Javier del Barco | 0034 616 228 965
Official Website: http://

Ahora Jazz - Canal Extremadura Radio
Avda. de las Américas 1.1º
Merida, Extremadura 06800
0034 616 228 965
Event Time: 11:00 pm - 11:59 am
Spain Majorca International Jazz Day, Third Edition: “Literature and Jazz”

An event featuring writers who drew inspiration from listening to jazz. Tributes to Cortazar, Boris Vian, Chandler, Hammett, Kerouack, García Lorca, Cernuda, Fuentes, García Marquez, Madrid, James Ellroy, and Muñoz Molina. Lectures and musical performances.

Contact: Oscar Pipkin | + 34 699911102
Official Website:

Galería de Arte Jaime III
Galería Jaime III 2, 3º
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands 07015
+ 34 699911102
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spain Jazz Day Salamanca

A jazz concert featuring “The Last Quarter” as well as other invited artists.

Contact: Jose Ramon Alonso de Linaje Gonzalez

La Espannola
Gran Via 51
Salamanca, Salamanca 37001
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Spain Día Internacional del Jazz – Naima Jazz Cafe (Sevilla, Spain)

Program included the following:

*6-9pm: Jam session–Jaime Serradilla & International Company.
*9-midnight: Jam Session–Four Quartet.
*Juan I Guijarro (U. of Seville) presented the first anthology of Spanish poetry about jazz, “Fruta extraña” (“Strange Fruit”).
*Renowned artist Manuel Cuervo showed his new jazz work.

Contact: Juan I. Guijarro | (34) 954 38 24 85
Official Website:

Naima Jazz Cafe
Trajano 47
Sevilla 41002
(34) 954 38 24 85
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 11:59 pmm
Spain Dia Internacional del Jazz (Colectivo Sedajazz)

The musical collective Sedajazz (Valencia, Spain) celebrated another edition of International Jazz Day with the participation of more than 100 musicians organized in combos, ensembles, and big bands. They interpreted various style, including dixieland, latin jazz, standards, swing, manouche and lindy hop.

Contact: Francisco Angel Blanco | 0034963765655
Official Website:

Plaza del ayuntamiento, Alfafar (Valencia, España)
Entrada Alqueria Coca, 1
Valencia 46017
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Spain Julia Vari “Lumea European Tour” in Villena, Spain!

Julia Vari celebrated International Jazz Day in Villena, Spain as part of her European tour.

Contact: Julia Vari
Official Website:

Kakv Casa de Cultura
Plaza de Santiago, 7
Villena 03400
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sri Lanka International Jazz Day 2014: Sri Lanka

The Alliance Française de Kotte distributed informational materials on the day and its history and message.

Alliance Française de Kotte
Alliance Française de Kotte 11,
Keppetipola Mawatha
Colombo 05
Sri Lanka
Sudan International Jazz Day 2014: Sudan

The Institut Français de Khartoum organized a concert event in honor of the day.

Institut Français de Khartoum

Suriname International Jazz Day 2014 at the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

The Embassy public affairs section arranged for Ambassador Jay Anania to be interviewed on two local radio stations about jazz. Each station featured tracks from the Smithsonian Collection of Jazz to commemorate International Jazz Day.

Contact: Virginia Elliott | (597) 472-900
Official Website:

U.S. Embassy Paramaribo
129 Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat
Swaziland International Jazz Day 2014: Swaziland

The Mood Indigo Jazz Club staged a concert featuring students from five schools in Mbabane, as well as a performance by Mozambique-based jazz group NSANSE at the Swaziland Theatre Club.

Contact: Nelisa Lawton

Mood Indigo Jazz Club
Sweden Jazz Day Concerts at the Ystad Saltsjobaden and Concert at the Ystads Theater

Locals produced concerts in two different venues: the Ystads Saltsjobaden and the Ystads Teater.

Contact: Thomas Lantz

Ystads Saltsjobaden/ Ystads Teater
Switzerland Jazz Evening at the United Nations Office at Geneva

Double bill concert featuring the UN Music Ensemble and the Evaristo Perez Quintet, on the occasion of International Jazz Day. Organized in cooperation with the UN Music Ensemble and AMR.

Contact: Yves Bouvie | (4122) 749-4359

Palais des Nations
8-14, Avenue de la Paix
Pregny Gate
Geneva 10
Event Time: 6:00 pm
Switzerland 3rd JazzDayFestival

The 3rd JazzDayFestival fell under the patronage of the Swiss Commission for UNESCO, presenting Jazz concerts in cities all over Switzerland for International Jazz Day 2014. Further information on this years celebration is available from the JazzDayFestival Official Website.

Official Website:

Various Venues
Various Cities
Switzerland International Jazz Day with RAMMER INK @ L.A.C. VEVEY

Concert, jam session, workshop and more presented by RAMMER INK in Vevey – 10 minutes from Montreux. Since September 2013, RAMMER INK has been presenting a concert monthly in homage to great jazz composers at LAC Gallery.

Contact: Matt Ramagli
Official Website:

LAC Vevey
8 ruelle des Anciens Fossés
Vevey, Vaud 1800
+41 076 409 6539
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tajikistan International Jazz Day 2014: Tajikistan

The Dushanbe Serena Hotel played jazz in its food and beverage outlets in honor of the day.

Contact: Alim Shariff

Dushanbe Serena Hotel
Tanzania International Jazz Day 2014: Tanzania

Melmoz Jazz Bar dedicated its evening program to the day.

Contact: M. Terence

Melmoz Jazz Bar
Dar Es Salaam
Thailand UNESCO Bangkok presents International Jazz Night

UNESCO Bangkok and Sweets Records presented the genuine jazz experience at Sweets, a hideaway New York-style saloon on Soi Thonglor. Among twelve artists who took the stage were the Saxophone top-guns Pisut Pratheepasean (Ohn T-Bone) and Nattapon Puangaugsorn (Pey Groove Riders) as well as the musical versatile Darin Pantoomkomol (Joe Pomelo Town). Dr. Gwang-jo Kim, Director of UNESCO Bangkok, appeared as one of the guest artists.

Contact: Sweet Records | +66 81 899 6053
Official Website:

Sweets Jazz Club
between Thonglor 14 and 16, next to the entrance of Baan Klang Krung
Soi Thonglor (Sukhumvit 55)
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Togo Le Mandingué Jazz Club: International Jazz Day

We celebrated International Jazz Day with local artists like Jer Ndoti, Belinda Adjo’a Sika, Eduh Bocande, Teddy Best and Bona AKA My People. The event finished with jazz standards and a jam session.

Contact: Ames Kodjo Yvan | 0022890325153

Le Mandingué Jazz Club
8 Rue Koketi
Lomé, Maritime 3319
Event Time: 09:00 pm - 01:00 am
Togo International Jazz Day 2014: Togo

Le Mandingue Jazz Club celebrated with a concert featuring local artists, followed by a jam session.

Contact: M. Ames

Le Mandingué Jazz Club
8 rue koketi
14 BP 78
Trinidad and Tobago [email protected] Pavilion, at The Villas at Stonehaven

Concert presented by The Villas At Stonehaven featuring one of the Caribbean’s most distinguished musicians, Arturo Tappin (saxophone). [email protected] Pavilion sought to raise funds for the Yahweh Foundation’s community empowerment programme in Bucco Tobago.

Contact: Kerstin Boehm | + (868)-639-0391
Official Website:

The Villas At Stonehaven
3 Grafton Road
Black Rock, Tobago 10000
Trinidad and Tobago
639 0361
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Jazz Week Media Launch

TnT Jazz Week 2014 Media Launch on International Jazz Day

Live Performances by:
Eddy Clarion-Guitar
Douglas Redon-Bass
Sean Thomas-Drums –

Live stream of International Jazz Day Global Concert from Osaka

Contact: Sean Thomas | 1 (868) 689-4298
Official Website: http://

LiveArt Bistro
5 Albion Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
1 (868) 625-7123
Event Time: 06:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tunisia Trio Santiago Feat. Faleh Khaless

From an instrumental practice anchored in the traditions of their respective countries, the Moroccan oud player Faleh Khaless and the guitarist Johannes Treml presented a concert introducing the foundations of a new music. Accompanied by Christoph Repp and Katharina.

Contact: El Fallah Khaless | 0021620496873
Official Website:

El Fallah Khaless
Avenue Hedi Chaker Henchir Moussa
La Chebba
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tunisia New Voices – The Tom Green Quintet – The JCT International Orchestra directed by Douglas Purviance

The Jazz Club de Tunis presented events on and around April 30, including 2 concerts:
April 29: New Voices
April 30: The Tom Green Quintet – The JCT International Orchestra directed by Douglas Purviance
April 23-28: Workshops and master classes by Tom Green, Sam James, JJ Wheeler, and from Planet Arts Chris Byars and Todd Bash

Contact: Khouloud Soula | (+216)29210685
Official Website: http://

Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterannéennes
8 rue du 2 mars 1934
Palais Ennejma Ezzahra
Sidi Bou Said, Tunis 2026
71 740 120
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Turkey Back to Bop feat. Noa Lur @ Nardis Jazz Club Istanbul

Concert with the group Back to Bop featuring tunes from the bebop era as well as originals. Show featured five of Istanbul’s top jazz musicians: Noa Lur (vocals), Bulut Gulen (trombone), Kursat Deniz (piano), Onder Focan (guitar), Volkan Topakoglu (bass) and Cengiz Baysal (drums).

Contact: Onder Focan
Official Website:

Nardis Jazz Club
Kuledibi Sok.
No:14 Galata
+90 (212) 244 63 27
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 12:30 am
Turkey Garanti Caz Yeşili: Caz Ağacı / Chet Baker

Garanti Caz Yesili continued its “trumpet genius comes alive with the Vocals” series with the “Caz Ağacı: Chet Baker” project at Salon IKSV.

Contact: Ersin Babaoglu

Salon IKSV
Emekyemez Mh
Şişhane Sk No:5
İstanbul 34433
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Turkey Kerem Görsev Trio & Fatih Erkoç

Turkish jazz pianist Kerem Görsev and his trio, featuring Kagan Yildiz on bass and Ferit Odman on drums, were joined by multi-instrumentalist and jazz and pop singer-composer Fatih Erkoç. The quartet performed the best examples of American jazz standards.

Contact: Manager
Official Website:

CKM Culture Center
Bagdat Caddesi Haldun Taner Sok. No:11
Istanbul 34000
Event Time: 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Turkey Garanti Caz Yeşili: Nostalgia 77

Garanti Caz Yeşili welcomed BBC Worldwide Award winner Nostalgia 77 to Nublu on April 30.

Contact: Ersin Babaoglu
Official Website:

Voyvoda Caddesi 2/1
Karaköy Meydanı, Karaköy, Beyoğlu
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Turkey Garanti Caz Yeşili: Evgeny Grinko

Concert featuring Evgeny Grinko hosted by Garajistanbul.

Contact: Ersin Babaoglu
Official Website:

Tomtom Mh.
Kaymakam Reşat Bey Sk No:11
Event Time: 10:00 - 11:45 pm
Turkey Garanti Caz Yeşili: Micatone

Concert by Micatone hosted by Nublu.

Contact: Ersin Babaoglu
Official Website:

Voyvoda Caddesi 2/1 Karaköy Meydanı, Karaköy, Beyoğlu
Event Time: 11:30 pm - 2:00 am
Turkmenistan Jazz Day Ashgabat

The Sofitel Ashgabat played jazz music in its main bar to celebrate the day with guests.

Contact: Denis Le Nohaic

Sofitel/UN Ashgabat
Uganda International Jazz Day 2014: Uganda

JazzVille Bugolobi, Kampala’s only jazz club, dedicated the day’s programming to International Jazz Day.

Contact: M. Christopher Ireland

JazzVille Bugolobi
Bandali Rise
+256 777 999887
Ukraine Celebration dedicated to International Jazz Day

The Heydar Aliyev Fund, “Baku” magazine and the organizing committee of the international festival-contest of jazz improvisation “Master-Jam” held a celebration featuring performers from 8 countries, include prizewinners of the 2013 “Master-Jam Fest,” musicians from Azerbaijan and the legendary V. Tarasov.

Contact: Vlad Chubarev | +380936912087
Official Website:

Odessa Academical Theatre of Musical Comedy
Panteleymovskaya str., 3
Odessa 65012
+38 048 725-09-24
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ukraine International Jazz Dаy 2014: Odessa JazzFest

In 2014 the team of the Odessa jazz festival “Odessa JazzFest” celebrated International Jazz Day for the second time. It was a marathon of jazz performers from the USA, Turkey and Ukraine, including Preston Reed (USA), Bilal Karaman Trio (Turkey), Sergei Terentyev (UA), Yuriy Kuznetsov (UA) and others.

Contact: Kateryna Maltseva | +380679974143
Official Website:

Odessa Philharmonic Hall
15, Bunina Str.
Odessa 65000
+ 38 048 725-01-89
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United Arab Emirates Jazz Amalgam

Glenn Perry, the founder and director of Dubai Music School, organized an International Jazz Day concert in Dubai for worldwide Peace, Love and Harmony. A jazz workshop, a masterclass and a jam session were also held to educate kids and young musicians about jazz.

Contact: Glenn Perry | 9714-3964834

Al Nasr Leisureland
121 Zabeel Road
19th street
Dubai, Dubai 2325
United Arab Emirates
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United Kingdom Django’s Tiger play The Flying Pig to celebrate International Jazz Day 2014! Hot swing.

Swinging Gypsy jazz in the Django Reinhardt tradition.

Contact: Flying Pig
Official Website:

Flying Pig
106 Hills Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1LQ
United Kingdom
+44 1223 354623
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United Kingdom Debs Hancock and the Jazz Dragons

Inspired by the great jazz performers of the 20th century, Debs and her band performed classic songs from the Great American Songbook.

Vocals: Debs Hancock
Piano: Julian Martin
Drums: Greg Evans
Bass: Bryan Leigh
Sax: Andrew Fawcett
Guitar: Geraint Rees

Contact: Simon Dutton
Official Website:

Cafe Jazz
21 St Mary Street
Cardiff, Wales CF10 1PL
United Kingdom
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
United Kingdom Pepper’s Aberjazz Club Presents International Jazz Day Record Night

Peppers Aberjazz Club presented an International Jazz Day Special record night. We invited customers to bring in their most treasured recordings of all eras of jazz, bringing together people’s different tastes in jazz to create a unique night of listening and spontaneity.

Contact: David Pepper | 07870586641

Peppers 16 West Street
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9AE
United Kingdom
01348 874540
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
United Kingdom Interplay Duo at Wagamama, Leamington Spa UK

Interplay Duo was on hand at Wagamama on the evening of April 30 with a special programme of jazz from around the world. Pianist Neil Hunter and bassist Adrian Litvinoff draw on a huge repertoire together.

Contact: Adrian Litvinoff | +44 (0)1926 424206
Official Website: http://

95 Parade
Leamington Spa,, Warwickshire CV32 4AY
United Kingdom
(0)1926 833245
Event Time: 07:30 pm - 10:30 pm
United Kingdom eto App Jazz for Beginners

On April 30th, eto Apps published our new “Jazz for Beginners” App to encourage all students learning how to play and understand music and jazz. Based in Wales, we are a group of musicians and music technology educators. We publish apps for trumpet and piano practice on iTunes and Google Play.

Contact: Robert Winter | 0044 1559363449
Official Website:

Wind Street
Llandysul, Wales sa44 4BH
United Kingdom
Event Time: 12:00 am
United Kingdom Ode To The Human Spirit 2014: SGI UK celebrate International Jazz Day

Soka Gakkai International UK celebrated UNESCO International Jazz Day with a concert from The Human Revolution Orchestra, a specially formed big band featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in the UK.

Contact: Sean Corby | 0781 731 8452
Official Website:

Kings Place
Kings Place
90 York Way
London, Kent N1 9AG
United Kingdom
020 7520 1490
Event Time: 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
United Kingdom The Jazz Debate

James Pearson challenged fellow pianist and jazz luminary Joe Stilgoe to join him in a unique musical debate arguing the influence of the US and UK in the jazz songwriting canon. Two of the UKs leading jazz performers and commentators in fearsome musical combat: The Jazz Debate.

Contact: Liz Baxter | (+44) 0207 529 1594
Official Website:

Dartmouth House
37 Charles St
London W1J 5ED
United Kingdom
(+44) 0207 529 1550
Event Time: 7:00 pm
United Kingdom Kristian Borring Quartet

The Kristian Borring Quartet launched their second album, Urban Novel (Jellymould Jazz) at the Vortex. Featuring Arthur Lea (p), Mick Coady (b), John Scott (d), and Borring (g).
Borring “..draws..from the subtle, gentle lyricism of guitarists such as John Abercrombie and Pat Metheny.” (Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise)

Contact: Lucy Jamieson

The Vortex
11 Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
United Kingdom
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United Kingdom Ronnie Scott’s IJD Concert Screening

International Jazz Day 2014 Live and Direct from Osaka was presented on big screens in the Upstairs Bar at Ronnie Scott’s! The screening was free to all attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: Jamie Watt | +44 207 439 0747
Official Website:

Ronnie Scott's Upstairs Bar
47 Frith Street Soho
London W1D4HT
United Kingdom
+44 207 439 0747
Event Time: 10:45 am - 1:30 pm
United Kingdom Ronnie Scott’s presents Frank Sinatra, Jr.

Ronnie Scott’s, London’s legendary Jazz Club, was the venue for Frank Sinatra, Jr. on International Jazz Day. An affirmation of the spirit of Jazz Day, the concert saw Frank paying homage to his father, the singer & the music that defines the Sinatra legend, by performing “Sinatra sings Sinatra.”

Contact: Jamie Watt | +44 207 439 0747
Official Website:

Ronnie Scott's
47 Frith Street
London W1D4HT
United Kingdom
+44 207 439 0747
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
United Kingdom Andy Sheppard/John Parricelli

Andy Sheppard, one of Britain’s foremost tenor and soprano saxophonists, and stellar guitarist John Parricelli mixed delicate bossa novas, achingly evocative ballads and super-charged excursions into funk and rock for this remarkable & rare duo performance.

Contact: Laura G Thorne | 44 20 7352 5953

606 Club
90 Lots Road
London, UK SW100WD
United Kingdom
020 7352 5953
Event Time: 08:30 pm - 11:30 pm
United Kingdom Los Musicos at The Dog House

Tropical and Latin music by the Los Musicos trio, celebrating International Jazz Day.

Guillermo Monroy: Guitar and vocals
Juan Carlos Arenas: Guitar and vocals
Wilmer Sifontes: Percussion

Contact: Juan Carlos Arenas | +44 (0) 7910 213954
Official Website: http://

The Dog House Pub
293 Kennington Rd
London, London SE11 6BY
United Kingdom
0207 820 9310
Event Time: 08:30 pm - 11:00 pm
United Kingdom The [JAZZ] Blindfold Test by Chris Searle

Jazz critic and educationalist Chris Searle presented ‘The Blindfold Test’, playing music from the history of jazz, expertly placed in the social context of its time. Chris is author of many jazz books e.g. Red Groove, a collection of essays from his regular Morning Star column. A great audio feast!

Contact: Carl Billson
Official Website:

Bonington Theatre
High Street
Nottingham NOTTS NG5 7EE
United Kingdom
0115 9670114
Event Time: 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm
United Kingdom Apex Jazz & Swing Band Celebrate International jazz Day 2014

The Apex Jazz & Swing Band celebrated International Jazz Day with an evening of jazz at Sutton Coldfield Trad Jazz Club. This six piece band played a selection of tunes from Traditional Jazz, Dixieland, Swing and Mainstream.

Contact: Colin Lane | +447966745741
Official Website:

Sutton Coldfield Trad Jazz Club
Walmley Social Club 4
Fox Hollies Road Walmley
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 2RJ
United Kingdom
+44121 308 4600
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
United Kingdom Jim Mullen with the Neil Burns Trio

Glasgow born guitarist Jim Mullen returned to Teignmouth Jazz to wow us with his distinctive, individual style, picking with his thumb instead of a plectrum! Jim has won many British Music Awards, including “Best Guitar” in the British Telecom Jazz Awards (1994, 1996 & 2000).

Contact: David Walden | 07967 790358
Official Website:

Riviera Cafe Bar
4 Den Crescent
Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8BG
United Kingdom
01626 879614
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
United States University of Alaska Jazz Student DVD Viewing

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

Contact: Professor Karen Strid-Chadwick | 907-786-1684

Room 122
UAA Fine Arts Building
3640 Alumni Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States Jazz Education is Cool in the School

Concert for students and faculty at James Dawson Elementary School. Jazz Education in the School was introduced in 1998 as a supplemental program for students in area schools. So far, we have reached over 31,500 students, faculty and staff and have hopes to reach many more. These concerts targets elementary and middle school students.

Contact: Howard Bankhead | 256-886-0579
Official Website:

James Dawson Elementary School
5308 Mastin Lake Road
Huntsville, AL 35810
United States
Event Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
United States Jazz Is: The Jazz Mind-Set and How Adopting It Can Bring Positive Changes to Your Personal and Professional Life

My quartet (professional musicians/educators from The University of Alabama) presented a program detailing the principles and philosophy of jazz at Tuscaloosa One Place. We demonstrated how this mind-set can be used in everyday life and business to foster togetherness, creativity, innovation and more.

Contact: Rob Alley | 870-897-6765

Tuscaloosa One Place, A Family Resource Center
867 Redmont Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
United States
Event Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
United States Groove with us on KUAR for International Jazz Day!

KUAR radio ran a special International Jazz Day broadcast, featuring “Jazz With Bob Parlocha” from 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Contact: Nathan
Official Website: http://

KUAR FM 89.1
2800 S University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
United States
Event Time: 09:00 pm - 05:00 am
United States 504/602 Magazine Presents AZ’s Official International Jazz Day Celebration

With the blessings of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Arizona was pleased to join NextStudent Music Academy and 504/602 Magazines under the direction of William Doc Jones & CityScape in recognizing the role jazz has played as the musical voice of the city of Phoenix, AZ. World-renowned saxophonist Azar Lawrence headed the line-up at CityScape. Sponsored by Pit Bull Energy Drink & NSA.

Contact: William Doc Jones | 602-524-7998
Official Website:

CityScape Phoenix
1 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United States Open mic for Vocals for Kids w/ Gail Dobson (vocals) & Luke Westbrook (guitar)

Please join us for a night of great music, food and family fun on Wednesday night, April 30th in the Cafe. La Pena Cultural Center welcomed our vocal teacher, Gail Dobson, for a night of great music, food and family fun. Featuring music by Gail and her students!

Contact: Gail Dobson
Official Website:

La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
United States
(510) 849-2568
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
United States North Coast Brewing Presents Jazz at the Sequoia Room with the Fred Raulston Quartet

Jazz dinner concert with Fred Raulston on vibes, Richard Cooper on piano, Francis Vanek on tenor sax and Greg D’Augelli on bass, playing American jazz standards and original compositions. Presented by the craft brewery that makes Brother Thelonious Ale in support of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

Contact: Fred Raulston | 707 962-0611 ext 110
Official Website: http://

North Coast Brewing's Sequoia Room at the Brewery Taproom
444 N Main St
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
United States
707 964-3400
Event Time: 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
United States Jam at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

We jammed the night away with several Living Legend Foundation jazz & blues legends at the Barbara Morrison PAC.

Contact: Barbara Morrison | 3104621439
Official Website:

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center
4305 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles,, CA 90008
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States Seabird Jazz Lounge Presents – International Jazz Day in Long Beach

Starting at 4pm we showcased the next generation or musicians and the benefactor of the event, the “Jazz Angels,” as well as many legendary favorites.

Contact: Tina Michelle | 6027590138
Official Website:

Seabird Jazz Lounge
730 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
United States
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
United States #LAJazzMob

The Jazz Education Network, LAUSD’s Beyond The Bell, and MakeMusic Los Angeles teamed up to host a jazz flash mob at the Union Station Metro in Downtown Los Angeles. We were excited to involve local student and professional musicians!

Contact: Jazz Education Network
Official Website:

Union Station Metro Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 5:10 pm
United States KXSC Radio International Jazz Day Marathon

University of Southern California’s independent, student-run radio station, KXSC, broadcast twenty-four hours of jazz in honor of International Jazz Day and Jazz Appreciation Month.

Contact: Michelle Khazaryan

KXSC Radio
3607 Trousdale Parkway TCC B3
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States
Event Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
United States Music of Tom Hoffmann Memorial Jazz Concert Presents, In Celebration of International Jazz Day: The Mikel Soria Jazz Trio with Rudy Merino and Brian Toel

Concert with the Mikel Soria Jazz Trio! Merced’s own native son, much loved lifelong resident and keeper of jazz and blues in the Central Valley, Mr. Rudy Merino, drums with the amazing Brian Toel on Bass and Merced’s own rising son, the accomplished and stellar Mikel Soria on guitar.

Contact: Sharon Hoffmann | 209-380-4061
Official Website:

Strings Italian Cafe
731 E. Yosemite Ave.
Merced, CA 95340
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day, Co-presented with San Jose Jazz and Fatale

We celebrated International Jazz Day with Kat Parra (Latin jazz, Sephardic, and world music), Sweet HayaH (rock and soul, acoustic set), and Basinah (belly dance); these three San Jose/Bay Area, CA artists pull from eclectic international flavors. Event was free for SJJ members.

Contact: Jackie Gage | 408-288-7557
Official Website:

The Blackbird Tavern
200 South 1st St
San Jose, CA 95050
United States
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States TIZER feat. Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs and Lao Tizer

International Jazz Day concert with multi-cultural jazz-fusion band led by keyboardist/composer Lao Tizer, featuring Chieli Minucci (Special EFX, guitar), Karen Briggs (Yanni, violin), Rufus Philpot (bass) and Raul Pineda (drums).

Contact: Emma Elwood | 415-655-5600
Official Website:

Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
United States An Evening with Branford Marsalis

The new SFJAZZ Center was proud to support International Jazz Day by presenting NEA Jazz Master and saxophone luminary Branford Marsalis and his ferocious quartet. The group performed material from their latest recording, ‘Four MFs Playin’ Tunes,’ a powerfully kinetic sound that entails navigating odd meters and eye-blink tempo shifts. Featuring Joey Calderazzo (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Justin Faulkner (drums).

Contact: Ross Eustis | 4152830304

201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States
Event Time: 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
United States Jazz at the Santa Cruz Wharf

The Santa Cruz Wharf celebrated its 100th anniversary and International Jazz Day with a concert by local young talent Lucas Hahn (14) on piano and Cameron Smith (16) on guitar with Steve Czarnecki (p), Gary Brown (b) and Prince Lawsha (d/v).

Contact: Prince Lawsha | (831) 335-5221
Official Website:

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
21 Municipal Wharf
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States
(831) 420-6025
Event Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Luis Munoz Quartet performed a concert at “Blue Agave,” featuring Jonathan Dane on trumpet, Brendan Statom on bass and Daniel Zimmerman on guitars. The group played the music from “3/4”, their recently finished CD/DVD.

Contact: Luis Munoz | 805-451-6196
Official Website: http://

Blue Agave
20 E Cota St,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
(805) 899-4694
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Jazz at the CAP/L.A. Jazz Collective proudly present the “INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF JAZZ” in celebration of International Jazz Day!

Performances by an international collective of four groups of stellar musicians. Curated by Gary Fukushima. Produced by Jazz at the CAP/L.A. Jazz Collective.

Contact: Sinclair Lott | +1 818-400-3038

CAP Studio (Jazz at the CAP)
13752 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
United States Barcode Jazz Quartet Concert for Monte Vista Middle School

The Barcode Jazz Quartet, featuring Randy McMillan on Vibraphone, Dax Compise on Drums, Brian Clark on Bass and Ken Cefalo on Guitar, performed a concert for Monte Vista Middle School Students. The Monte Vista Jazz Messengers opened up the show and performed with Barcode!

Contact: Randy McMillan | 209-830-3340

Monte Vista Middle School
751 W. Lowell Ave.
Tracy, CA 95376
United States
Event Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
United States Windsor Youth Jazz Ensemble Community Concert

A free outdoor community concert of jazz classics to benefit music programs in the Windsor Schools – featuring the award winning musicians of the student-run Windsor Youth Jazz Ensemble.

Contact: Rene Canto-Adams
Official Website:

Windsor High School
8695 Windsor Road
Windsor, CA 95942
United States
(707) 837-7767
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
United States The Bad Plus at Dazzle in Denver, CO

Tuesday, April 29th :: 7 & 9pm
Wednesday, April 30th :: 7 & 9pm

The Bad Plus has spent more than a decade redefining what a piano-bass-drums trio can and should be. They’ve reached audiences of all demographic stripes with an uncompromising body of original music (plus some ingenious, genre-jumping covers) and dedicated touring around the globe. On their eighth studio album, Made Possible, bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King take their distinctive musical M.O. to captivating new heights, proving once again that the rules of musical convention are made to be broken.

Contact: Roger Harmon

930 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80203
United States
(303) 839-5100
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
United States KUVO International Jazz Day Celebration

KUVO radio celebrated International Jazz Day with 2 live broadcast performances from our Performance Studio. At 5 pm, the Rich Chiarluce Quintet played the music of the Adderley Brothers.
At 7 pm, the Big Panic Big Band played the music of the volcanic Buddy Rich Big Band. We offered listeners a live stream of the broadcast at!

Contact: Denise Meny | (303) 446-7625
Official Website:

KUVO Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio
2900 Welton Street
Suite 200
Denver, CO 80205
United States
(303) 480-9272
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States Giacomo Gates & Trio at The Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT

Concert from Giacomo Gates singing music from his #1 CD Miles Tones, along with other selections. One cup of singing, half cup of poetry, three spoons of drama, four slices of humor, and a healthy dose of positive philosophy. Lyrics to famous Jazz compositions and songs from the Great American Songbook.

Contact: Giacomo Gates | 203 372 0753
Official Website:

Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901
United States
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
United States American Museum of Peace IJD-Washington, DC Concert Program

We closed out Jazz Appreciation Month with a tribute to America’s Jazz Ambassadors featuring live music, history and great food @Busboys&Poets. Recognizing the power of jazz to promote peace, dialogue, diversity and respect.

Contact: Jeanne Boardman, American Museum of Peace (AMP) | 610-636-9456
Official Website: http://

Busboys & Poets
2021 14th St, NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
United States WMPH Radio Celebrates Jazz!

We air one jazz song every hour here on Super 91.7 WMPH, which also streams on the website. In anticipation of the April 30 celebration of International Jazz Day, students wrote and produced introductory liners which aired just before each hourly jazz song.

Contact: Paul Wishengrad | (302) 762-3671
Official Website:

Mt. Pleasant High School
5201 Washington Street Ext
WIlmington, DE 19809
United States
(302) 762-3671
Event Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
United States Miami Beach presents the Will Calhoun Trio

The Will Calhoun Trio (w/ Luques Curtis & Brian Jackson) performed a free concert in Collins Park on April 30, featuring works from “Life in This World,” Calhoun’s latest CD. The Araya-Orta Quartet opened. Produced by KCC Productions.

Contact: Kimberly Chmura | 3053322623
Official Website:

Collins Park
2100 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
United States
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States Avocado Jazz

International Jazz Day edition of the Avocado Jazz & Fun Festival™, an annual fund-raising event for Unity Center of Miami that celebrates live jazz and avocado. The success of the 2013 edition of the Avocado Jazz & Fun Festival has led to creation of an Avocado Jazz Concert Series™ .

Contact: Unity Center of Miami

Unity Center of Miami
16320 SW 147th Ave
Miami, FL 33187
United States
Event Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day at Le Chat Noir

Comprising over 15 local jazz artists, the Le Chat Noir All Stars performed at this day-long event honoring International Jazz Day.

Contact: Ezzio Chaviano | 305-377-8899
Official Website:

Le Chat Noir
2 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, FL 33127
United States
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
United States International Jazz Day Concert on Palm Bay City Hall Lawn

Palm Bay Mayor William Capote hosted a concert featuring the Heritage High School Jazz Band, directed by Brandon Jenkins, on the City Hall Lawn.

Contact: Heidi Lapin | 321-953-8912
Official Website:

Palm Bay City Hall Lawn
120 Malabar Road SE
Palm Bay, FL 32907
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
United States Hernando Jazz All-Stars Live at the Library!

The Hernando Jazz All-Stars (Mike Hafer, piano; Paul Hafer, bass; Nelson DellaMaggiore, sax & flute; Steve Koch, drums; Lorri Hafer & Eddie Lawrence, vocals) performed live at the Spring Hill Branch Library in celebration of International Jazz Day. Part of an ongoing jazz appreciation series.

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

Spring Hill Branch Library
9220 Spring Hill Drive
Spring Hill, FL 34609
United States
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
United States International Jazz Day at the Rock!

Students at Rock Chapel Elementary joined in the celebration of International Jazz Day, participating in a Q&A forum along with a mini concert from Tokyo, Japan native and Atlanta resident Contemporary Recording Artist “Madoca” –

Contact: Anna Sullivant | 6786763802
Official Website:

Rock Chapel Elementary School
1130 Rock Chapel Rd
Lithonia, GA 30058
United States
Event Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day Jam Session

Local saxophonist Reggie Padilla hosted a jam session in honor of International Jazz Day, held at the Manoa School of Music and Art. Jamming musicians entered free.

Contact: Reggie Padilla
Official Website:

Manoa School of Art and Music
2754 Woodlawn Drive
Unit 7-103
Honolulu, , HI 96822
United States
(808) 779-5363
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States KCCK-FM’s International Jazz Day Salute to Charlie Parker

KCCK-FM hosted a special International Jazz Day salute to Charlie Parker on the anniversary of his first commercial recording, “Swingmatism,” with Jay McShann of Dallas, TX.

Contact: Dennis Green
Official Website:

6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
United States
(319) 398-5446
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
United States Kevin Kirk Jazz Ensemble – Live at Chandlers Steakhouse

Chandlers Steakhouse, located in the center of Idaho’s Capital city, Boise, is home to live Jazz seven nights a week year round. For this International Jazz Day concert, pianist Kevin Kirk of the nationally recognized Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia collaborated with famed virtuoso guitarist John Jones and renowned drummer Jon Hyneman.

Contact: Dan Costello | 208-484-5417
Official Website:

Chandlers Steakhouse
Chandlers Steakhouse - Hotel 43
981 West Grove Street
Boise, ID 83702
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Jazz Day Jam Session

Kiss the Sky records in Batavia, IL held an all-ages, all-skills jam session, inviting all to play and peruse the store’s selection of jazz vinyl.

Contact: Matt Erion | (630) 406-0096

Kiss the Sky Records
180 First Street
Batavia, IL 60510
United States
(630) 406-0086
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States The Mike Smith Quartet

Concert featuring virtuoso altoist Mike Smith and his quartet.

Contact: Chris Chisholm | 1-312-642-6805
Official Website:

Andy's Jazz Club
11 E. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 1:00 am
United States The Andy Brown Quartet

Concert featuring Chicago-based guitarist Andy Brown.

Contact: Chris Chisholm | 1-312-642-6805
Official Website:

Andy's Jazz Club
11 E. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
United States Celebrate International Jazz Day

5:00 – 6:30 pm – UNESCO Jazz Film Fantasy. Short films featuring Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Bessie Smith Introduction by Sam Reese. Snacks and Drinks to Purchase.
7:00 – 9:00 pm – performance by Traditional Jazz Orchestra.

Contact: Amani Ayad
Official Website:

Art Theater and Esquire Lounge
126 W Church St
Champaign, IL 61820
United States
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States ChiArts Jam Session

Students at the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) participated in a series of jam sessions including multiple ability levels throughout our jazz program. We played a wide variety of the standard jazz repertoire.

Contact: Anthony Bruno
Official Website:

The Chicago High School for the Arts
521 E. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
United States
Event Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
United States Bradley Williams’ New 21st Century Review

Special performance of “Bradley Williams’ New 21st Century Review,” a Chicago-based Jazz Variety Show featuring the city’s most distinctive musicians and vocalists, seasoned artists alongside rising young stars. With a hot seven-piece band and three amazing singers this live stage show features a kaleidoscopic range.

Contact: Bradley Williams | 708-386-5494
Official Website:

Jazz Showcase
806 S Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60605
United States
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
United States Book Reading/Signing of “Indianapolis Jazz – The Masters, Legends and Legacy of Indiana Avenue”

Bloomington, Indiana’s unique celebration of International Jazz Day featured author and Indiana Avenue alumus David Williams as he read from his new release “Indianapolis Jazz: The Masters, Legends and Legacy of Indiana Avenue” (The History Press).

Contact: Fred Parker | 812-272-1505
Official Website:

Topo's 403
403 North Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47407
United States
Event Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
United States Bill Lancton & The Red Hot Whiskey Sippers

Live music from the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers, an entertaining bayou-based ensemble featuring guitarist Bill Lancton, bassist Jim Litchfield, percussionist Michael Beck (Three Dog Talk original members!) and trombonist Rich Dole. Shrimp Boil & New Orleans-inspired menu was available.

Contact: LuAnn

The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States Brenda Williams – A Night At The Cabaret

An evening of cabaret and stage classics by Brenda and special invited guests.

Contact: LuAnn

The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Packaging a tune – intros, outros and tags

A workshop dealing with the different ways to package a jazz tune on a gig. Included discussion of intros, outros, tags, short endings, and long endings.

Contact: Jim Mair | 913-288-7503
Official Website:

Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66112
United States
Event Time: 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
United States International Jazz Day Special Feature

Wichita Public Radio 89.1 FM’s two nationally distributed shows and nightly jazz show all featured global jazz artists on their live streams.

Contact: Chris Heim

3317 E 17th St. N.
Wichita, KS 67208
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
United States Jazz: Live at the Library presents The Jazz Collective

“The Jazz Collective” (G. Towell, S. Snyder, G. Ginn, D. Cecil, R. Cook, & D. McWhorter) performed jazz classics for this show as part of the free concert series, Jazz: Live at the Library. Produced by The Jazz Arts Foundation, since 2007, and sponsored by Jamey Aebersold Jazz.

Contact: Dave McWhorter | 859-227-1314
Official Website:

Farish Theater, Lexington Public Library
140 East Main St
Lexington, KY 40507
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
United States Louisville KY International Jazz Day 2014

The Louisville Jazz Society presented a concert featuring Mike Tracy, Director of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program at the University of Louisville School of Music, and an ensemble of students from around the world, including Ecuador, Brazil, Russia and Kentucky.

Contact: Patty Bailey

Louisville Free Public Library
301 York Street
Louisville, KY 40203
United States
(502) 574-1611
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day @ The Carver Theater New Orleans

An International Jazz Day celebration concert and jam session in partnership with the Kidd Jordan Institute of Jazz, 504 Magazine, and Cutting Edge CE. Coinciding with the historic theater’s grand reopening.

Contact: Vincent Sylvain | 504-232-3499

The Carver Theater
2101 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
United States
Event Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
United States John Coltrane Festival

An afternoon of music/art, honoring the life and spirit of John Coltrane. Trane’s Giant Steps across the ocean to his African homeland created a sonic canvas for the world. We celebrated with Jason Marsalis, Africa Brass featuring Troi Bechet & Luther Gray, NOCCA Jazz, Mario Abney, Naydja Cojoe and special guests.

Contact: Jeff Klein | 504-3441080
Official Website:

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
United States
Event Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United States Harold Battiste Jazz Hero Award presentation + Concert Tribute featuring Jesse McBride and the Next Generation

Harold Battiste was presented with a 2014 Jazz Hero award as part of the national Jazz Journalists Association’s “Jazz Hero” program. A local city official declared April 30 as Harold Battiste Day in New Orleans. A tribute concert followed featuring Jesse McBride & The Next Generation.

Contact: Jennifer Odell | 917-254-9350

Prime Example Jazz Club
1909 N. Broad St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
United States
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
United States UMASS Jazz Ensemble I and Studio Orchestra

Award-winning UMASS Jazz Ensemble I/Studio Orchestra performed new works by masters students, as well as the late Yusef Lateef’s “Masara #2,” Michael Brecker’s “Anagram,” Paul Ferguson’s “Blue Highways” and Chris Merz’s arrangement of Miles Davis’ “Solar,” under the direction of Prof. Jeffrey W Holmes.

Contact: Eric Roth | 413 577 2154
Official Website:

Bowker Auditorium (Stockbridge Hall) UMASS Amherst
100 Holdsworth Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
413 545 0018
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States The World Leaders Clinic/Performance at Arlington High School

The World Leaders are an ensemble celebrating music from around the globe. Their broad repertoire features offerings from Cuba, Brazil, South Africa, France and the Middle East. The group presented a Masterclass/Clinic at Arlington High School for students and others who were interested.

Contact: Bob Sinicrope | 6178727485
Official Website:

Arlington High School
869 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
United States Wally’s Live Jazz 365

Club dedicated their evening sessions to International Jazz Day.

Contact: Elynor L. Walcott | 617-424-7204

Wally's Cafe
427 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
United States Omar Sosa New AfroCuban Quartet

Concert featuring the Omar Sosa New AfroCuban Quartet, revealing influences ranging from European symphonic repertoire, the religious music of Gnawa, traditional sounds of Senegal and other far-flung idioms.

Contact: Alexandra Yabrov | 617-562-4131
Official Website:

Scullers Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field RD.
Boston, MA 02134
United States
Event Time: 8:00 pm
United States Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Celebrating International Jazz Day, The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) presented the fourth annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit: Global Report, which featured BGJI artistic director and UNESCO Artist for Peace Danilo Perez and several BGJI faculty members.

Contact: Patricia Zarate | 617-934-4949
Official Website:

Berklee College of Music Performance Center (BPC)
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States NO WALLS: Boston’s First Concert Celebrating International Jazz Day & the Vision of One Boston

JazzBoston brought together music and music lovers from the city’s many diverse communities. The lineup: Cape Verdean, Haitian, Afro-Caribbean and Armenian jazz, a New Orleans-style second-line marching band and a reunion of jazz and hip-hop. Featuring UNESCO Artist for Peace Danilo Perez as keynote speaker and Co-hosts Jose Masso, Emmett G. Price III, Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, and City Councilors Michelle Wu and Tito Jackson. The event was free and open to all.

Contact: Pauline Bilsky | 617-934-4949
Official Website:

Emmanuel Church
(Green Line, Arlington Street)
15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States Celebración virtual @Musinetwork

Online music school’s student body posted jazz-related quotes on social media. The school’s creative staff developed graphic posts from these phrases to create a Facebook image gallery.

Contact: Rafael Alcalá | (+1) 6174404373
Official Website: http://

Musinetwork School of Music
Boston, MA 02132
United States
(+1) 6174404373
Event Time: 05:00 am - 11:59 pm
United States Clayton Brothers Quintet

Concert featuring GRAMMY nominee John Clayton (bass), Jeff Clayton (reeds), Gerald Clayton (piano) and Obed Calvaire (drums).

Contact: Ariana Ducas | 617-661-5093

The Regattabar Jazz Club
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day – Jam with the Faculty

Several members of the Stonehill faculty hosted a jazz jam session from 2 – 4 pm in the atrium of the Shield’s Science Center. All were welcome to come and sit in or just listen. The jam was followed by a performance from the Stonehill Concert Band.

Contact: Greg Maniero | 508.565.1729

Stonehill College Shields Science Center
320 Washington Street
North Easton, MA 02357
United States
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
United States The Shook/Russo 5tet Celebrates International Jazz Day

Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club presented the Shook/Russo 5tet, one of the region’s premier jazz ensembles! An evening of jazz at its finest as we joined the international community honoring this great music!!  Featuring: Amy Shook (b), Pat Shook (ts), Frank Russo (d), Tim Leahey (t), and Jonathan Epley (g).


Contact: Gillian Moloney | 240-330-4500
Official Website:

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
United States Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey – with James Lloyd/Greg Adams/Darryl F. Walker

This special four hour online show featured Jazz from all over the globe and a discussion on the genre’s importance. The program featured Pieces of a Dream co-founder, James Lloyd and East Bay Soul founder Greg Adams, along with EBS vocalist/saxophonist, Darryl F. Walker.

Contact: Trish Hennessey | 4106864424

Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey
8829 Pennsbury Place
Rosedale, MD 21237
United States
Event Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
United States Juke Jive N’ Jazz Celebrates International Jazz Day

“May there be peace & love & perfection throughout all creation…” – John Coltrane

On Juke, Jive N’ Jazz & WMPG Community Radio, we celebrated the power of jazz to bring healing & harmony to humanity with broadcasts of Trane, Bird, Diz, Duke, Satchmo, Mahavishnu, & more.

Contact: Dave Wade | (207) 871-7113
Official Website:

WMPG Community Radio
92 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 041104
United States
(207) 780-4904
Event Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
United States Celebrate International Jazz Day with Vincent York’s Jazzistry

A celebration of West Coast Jazz featuring the music of composer Paul Desmond and West Coast jazz icon, Chet Baker. Concert artists included Vincent York, sax; Paul Finkbeiner, trumpet; Ellen Rowe, piano; Marion Hayden, bass and Sean Dobbins, drums. Sponsored by Zingerman’s & WEMU 89.1

Contact: Vincent York | 734-761-6024
Official Website: http://

Kerrytown Concert House
415 North Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Jazz Day in the D

A free concert celebrating International Jazz Day in Downtown Detroit. This dynamic event was hosted by Jazz Network founder Bill Foster and legendary trumpeter Marcus Belgrave. Presented as part of the Jazz-Off Detroit initiative, funded in part by the Knight Foundation.

Contact: Bill Foster | 313-715-0170
Official Website:

Carr Center
311 East Grand River
Detroit, MI 48226
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan Jazz Day

JAMM hosted a screening of the Global Concert in Osaka, followed by a jam session with the 496 West Band.

Contact: Lois Mummaw | 517-242-1126
Official Website:

Lou and Harry's
16800 Chandler Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States Kalamazoo Jazz & Creative Day

The Kalamazoo Jazz & Creative Institute at The Union held their inaugural event in honor of International Jazz Day, celebrating the best of what Kalamazoo has to offer in the way of jazz and creative music. 3 hours of nonstop music, 5 unique groups, 25 Kalamazoo jazz musicians, all free!

Contact: Benje Daneman | (616) 706-3946
Official Website:

The Union Cabaret & Grille
125 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States
(269) 384-6756
Event Time: 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
United States [email protected] Celebrates International Jazz Day With Deon Yates

The jazz ministry at 37 North Church celebrated International Jazz Day with Detroit’s Deon Yates and the explosive Soul Project Band. All proceeds from this concert went to Goya ( a mobile food pantry in Metro Detroit.

Contact: Mark Clark | 734-497-3829
Official Website:

37 North Church
14250 Reeck Rd.
Southgate, MI 48195
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States Open Mic Jazz Night

The Imperial Room presented Open Mic Jazz Night in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Michael Salvatore | 612-703-0731
Official Website:

Imperial Room
517 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
United States New Music: Kevin Gastonguay Quartet

This special International Jazz Day edition of Jazz Central’s Wednesday Night New Music Series featured young keyboardist/composer/arranger Kevin Gastonguay and his quartet, featuring Zacc Harris (guitar), Andrew Bergmann (bass) and Greg Schutte (drums). The New Music series presents new compositions and new configurations.

Contact: Andrea Canter | 612-823-5492
Official Website: http://

Jazz Central Studios
407 Central Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
Event Time: 08:30 pm - 11:00 pm
United States Foreman/Feily/Schmidt/Musselman

Andrew Foreman (bass), Dave Feily (guitar), Zach Schmidt (drums) and Dan Musselman (piano) got together to improvise on original compositions and favorite tunes, including modern jazz, indie-rock, and alternative pop.

Contact: Andrea Canter | 612-823-5492
Official Website: http://

Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar
308 Prince Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
United States
Event Time: 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
United States 504 Magazine & Chef Tito Present International Jazz Day 2014

Ben Harris Jazz performed at the Latin Bistro Kansas City. Leader and upright and electric bass player Ben Harris was featured in the following issue of 504 Magazine for the great work he’s doing in the field of jazz.

Contact: Ben Harris | 816-420-9333
Official Website:

Latin Bistro
6924 N. Oak Trafficway
Gladstone, MO 64118
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day at the American Jazz Museum

The American Jazz Museum organized a special commemoration of International Jazz Day. Acclaimed as an “interactive paradise” by the NY Times, the exhibits bring to life the great American art form of jazz. Listening stations, touch screen interactives, and custom mixing boards complement displays of artifacts, graphics, and commissioned artwork in a sculpturally dynamic space.

Contact: Chris Burnett | 816.421.6121
Official Website:

American Jazz Museum
1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States
Event Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
United States 97 Years and Still Jammin!’ The Mutual Musicians Foundation International

The Mutual Musicians Foundation, once known as Local 627 or the “colored” musicians union, will celebrate 100 years in 2017. This year’s celebration included our legendary jam session and a screening of our documentary, “Still Jammin’,” which chronicles the last 97 years of jazz in KC.

Contact: Anita J. Dixon

Mutual Musicians Foundation
1823 Highland Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States
Event Time: 1:00 am - 5:00 am
United States 504 Magazine proudly presents “LEXUS LEN’S WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY”

Lexus Len brought audiences the soulful sounds of Cheryl Brown (vocals), Gerald Warren (drums), Jeff Taylor (base), Jeremiah Allen (keyboard) and Amos Brewer (sax).

Contact: Lexus Len | 314-346-2060
Official Website:

The Loft Jazz Club
3112 Olive Street
St Louis, MO 63103
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States The Sunflower Jam

Featuring a day of blues and jazz basic fundamentals for children in Ruleville, Mississippi.  The workshop focused on scales and chord changes with a student jam session to follow applying the concepts learned.

Contact: Mr. Cedric Evans

Ruleville High School
360 L. F. Packer Dr.
Ruleville, MS 38771
United States
Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
United States Afternoon Jazz with Brad Edwards

Special International Jazz Day broadcast with host Brad Edwards covering the eras of jazz, with special attention paid to recent recordings by both established artists and newcomers.

Contact: Brad Edwards
Official Website:

Yellowstone Public Radio
1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 59101-0298
United States
(406) 657.2941
Event Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
United States Shades of Brown Trio – Celebrate International Jazz Day

Sydney’s Martini & Wine Bar hosted a concert by the “Shades of Brown” Trio, featuring Bassist Reggie Sullivan.

Contact: Tammy Greene | 704-277-7154
Official Website: http://

Sydney's Martini and Wine Bar
401. N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
United States
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Book Signing/Lecture at Letters Bookshop: The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan

Larry Reni Thomas, author of “The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan,” gave a lecture and book signing at Letters Bookshop in Durham, NC.

Contact: Land Arnold | 919-973-2573
Official Website:

Letters Bookshop
313 W. Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
United States
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
United States Celebrating The Breeze – a tribute to the great Jim Calabrese

The late Jim Calabrese (b. 1931) is legendary in North Carolina and beyond. The folks in Iredell, Catawba, and Mecklenburg counties came together to host a tribute to this great man during Jazz Appreciation Month and in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Phyllis Boyd VanHoy | 704-450-9141

Twisted Oak Bar & Grill
121 N. Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
United States Anonymous Phenomenon live at Laughing Sun Brewing Company

Local supergroup Anonymous Phenomenon, featuring several music teachers and graduates of the University of Mary jazz program, played live on the Sun Stage in the Laughing Sun Brewery located in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota.

Contact: Todd Sattler | 7013912849
Official Website:

Laughing Sun Brewing Company
107 North 5th Street
Bismarck, ND 58501
United States
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States Jazz in the Afternoon with Mike Jacobs & Gordon Spencer

Special International Jazz Day broadcast of KIOS-FM’s “Jazz in the Afternoon,” presenting a wide spectrum of jazz recordings dating back to the “golden age” of jazz in the 1920’s through its evolution in swing, bop, Latin and into today’s new releases, in addition to highlighting the local Nebraska jazz scene.

Contact: Mike Jacobs | 402-557-2777
Official Website: http://

KIOS-FM 91.5
3230 Burt St.
Omaha, NE 68131
United States
Event Time: 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day Dinner at Three Chimneys Inn, Durham, New Hampshire

A special menu was offered along with live jazz provided by students from nearby University of New Hampshire. Built in 1649 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Three Chimneys Inn is one of the oldest homes in the State of NH. It serves as a BNB offering 23 guest rooms, dining and entertainment.

Contact: Kristine Bowden | 2077760169
Official Website:

Three Chimneys Inn
17 Newmarket Rd Rt 108
Durham, NH 03824
United States
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day at the Jazz House

Student musicians gathered to rehearse and hold a jam session while our Artistic Chair and world renowned bassist, Christian McBride, presented a community workshop titled “Jazz: Simple and Complicated.”

Contact: Ryan Maloney | 973-744-2273
Official Website:

The Jazz House
347 Bloomfield Ave Lower Level
Montclair, NJ 07042
United States
Event Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
United States WBGO Student Broadcast Festival

For over a decade, WBGO has broadcast students ensembles from around the New York/New Jersey area and beyond during Jazz Appreciation Month. In 2014, we celebrated International Jazz Day by broadcasting a four hour special featuring the groups who come in to the WBGO performance studio in April.

Contact: Brandy Wood

54 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
United States
Event Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
United States Science Park Performance (with Q&A)

An emerging band in the New York area comprised of young jazz musicians gave a performance followed by a Q&A and workshopping for students from Science Park High School in Newark, NJ.

Contact: Jasper Dutz | 1(818)809-7105

Science Park High School Auditorium
260 Norfolk St
Newark, NJ 07103
United States
Event Time: 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
United States David House hosts “All That Jazz” on KUNM, 89.9 FM

Special International Jazz Day broadcast of David House hosting “All That Jazz,” featuring post-bop to mainstream modern and progressive jazz and showcasing what’s new and innovative in the Jazz scene. Artists included: David Binney, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, Edward Simon, Alex Sipiagin, Steve Coleman, Ben Monder and Chris Potter.

Contact: Matthew Finch
Official Website:

KUNM Radio, 89.9 - FM
KUNM MSC06 3520
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
United States
(877) 277-4806
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
United States Jazz at Sundance

Sundance Books & Music played great jazz music in our store all day, from 9AM to 9PM, and created a jazz books display showcasing jazz-related items. As always we offered jazz compact discs and jazz vinyl albums for sale from the carefully curated music area of our store.

Contact: Troy Falk | 775 786 1188
Official Website:

Sundance Books and Music
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
United States
775 786 1188
Event Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day Celebration at the New York Jazz Workshop

Concert by the New York Jazz Workshop’s Modern Jazz Ensemble lead by bassist and composer Andrea Veneziani. Featuring a demonstration of improvisation within the context of Modern Jazz, and how they explore compositions of influential musicians such as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

Contact: Alexa Lytle
Official Website:

The New York Jazz Workshop School of Music
Michiko Studios
149 W 46th St. - Floor 2
New York City, NY 10036
United States
(1) 646-205-2800
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States George Colligan Trio featuring Linda Oh & Jack DeJohnette

The great Jack DeJohnette took the drum chair alongside pianist Colligan and the prodigiously gifted bassist Linda Oh for two sets of creative improvisation at its highest level.

Contact: April Thibeault

Jazz Standard
116 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
United States The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Presents: International Jazz Day Celebration Concert!

In honor of International Jazz Day, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) illuminated the truly global roots of jazz with an international jam session hosted by vocalist and man-about-town, Michael Mwenso, and curated by NJMH artistic director-at-large, Jonathan Batiste.

Contact: Meera Dugal | 212-348-8300
Official Website:

MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10026
United States
(646) 688-5886
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States The David Hazeltine Quartet

David Hazeltine, called one of “the brightest stars on the jazz piano horizon” by the late Cedar Walton, stopped by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for one night only. Hazeltine is both an in-demand pianist in New York and a dedicated educator on the faculty at SUNY Purchase. First set: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm; second set: 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Jessica Moore
Official Website:

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center\'s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm
United States Late Night Session: Chris Pattishall

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Late Night Session at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola features performances feature some of jazz’s most talented up-and-comers. Pianist Chris Pattishall led the proceedings in this installment of the Late Night Session.

Contact: Jessica Moore
Official Website:

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center\'s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
United States
Event Time: 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
United States Antonio Ciacca Sextet

Measure Lounge Artist in Residence Maestro Antonio Ciacca and his sextet performed his originals plus music by T. Monk, C.Basie and V. Feldman. Tap dancer extraordinaire Jessica Vetrano joined the band, which featured Mike Karn on bass, Aaron Kimmel on drums, Tivon Pennicott on tenor sax and Ben Benack on trumpet.

Contact: Michael Smith | (212) 695-4005
Official Website:

Measure Lounge
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
United States
(212) 695-4005
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States Jazz at The Red Room

The Red Room presented an evening of Improvised Jazz with the Seth Myers Trio + Two. The night featured captivating vocalist Charenee Wade, the guitar artistry of Joe Cohn, and the trio of Kazuhiro Yokoshima on piano, Seth Myers on bass, and Lawrence Leathers on drums with surprise guests.

Contact: Patricia Clark

The Red Room
85 East 4th Street
New York City, NY 10003
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
United States ScoBar Entertainment presents: Hilary Kole Live at The Iridium

Vocalist Hilary Kole presented a concert at the Iridium jazz club. Her current release “You Are There,” (Justin Time/JVC Japan) is a compilation of piano and vocal duets with some of the greatest artists in the history of jazz piano including Dave Brubeck, the late Hank Jones and many more.

Contact: Box Office | 1-212-582-2121
Official Website:

The Iridium
1650 Broadway
New York City, NY 10019
United States
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
United States Music of the Americas presents Heloísa Fernandes, solo piano

Music of the Americas presented Brazilian pianist and composer Heloísa Fernandes in concert at the Americas Society. Fernandes was born in Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, and took up the piano at age five. Her repertoire focuses on instrumental interpretations of popular Brazilian music. View a YouTube video of Fernandes’ performance.

Contact: Martha Cargo | 212-877-8379
Official Website:

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States International Jazz Day In Harlem

The New York Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violence, a U.N. NGO, The Gardens of Tranquility and Contemplation & First Light, International Communications Association and RAKA International presented “A Celebration and Recognition of Current and Historical Harlem Jazz Institutions” in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Daa'iya L. Sanusi | 1.347.237.2823
Official Website:

The Dwyer Cultural Center: Harlem's Center for Arts Innovation
258 St. Nicholas Avenue @123rd Street
New York, NY 10027
United States
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
United States Rale Micic & Dave Stryker Duo

International Jazz Day installment of guitar x2 concert series featured Dave Stryker and Rale Micic on guitar.

Contact: Rale Micic | +1 9179162309
Official Website:

Whynot Jazz Room
14 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
United States
(646) 756-4145
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States United Nations celebrates International Jazz Day with concert by Dimitrije Vasiljevic

The UN celebrated with a concert in NYC by Dimitrije Vasiljevic. The award-winning pianist & composer from Serbia showcased his own music, which weaves Balkan motifs into European jazz, and original arrangements of jazz standards. Brazilian UN employee Sergio Pereira made a guest appearance on guitar.

Contact: Danijela Milic
Official Website:

United Nations Headquarters - Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium
UN Headquarters - Room L-105
First Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
United States
Event Time: 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Legendary saxophonist Gary Bartz headlined this late night event featuring 9-Year Old Drummer Kojo Odu Roney at the legendary birthplace of bebop – Minton’s Harlem. Presented by Revive Music. 8pm & 10pm Dinner Sets / 11pm Late Night

Contact: Meghan Stabile
Official Website: http://www/

206 West 118th
New York, NY 10026
United States
(212) 243-2222
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
United States Jazz Alive with Ginetta’s Vendetta

Ginnetta M. of Ginetta’s Vendetta performed selections from her latest album, “Standards,” which stayed 9 weeks on the JazzWeek charts.

Contact: Ginetta M. | (646) 345 0456
Official Website:

Le Singe Vert
160 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
United States
(212) 366 4100
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
United States Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra salutes International Jazz Day

We discussed International Jazz Day and encouraged people to go out to hear Jazz LIVE and to purchase jazz music supporting the artists they love.

Contact: Nancy Barell

Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra
444 East 82 St
NYC, NY 10028
United States
212 744-5892
Event Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
United States Spontaneous Duos: An International Jazz Day Celebration

A concert of overlapping duos: spontaneous creations! John Beck, Mike Kaupa, Jacob Dupre, Mike Frederick, Sean Jefferson, Theresa Chen, Jeff Campbell, Alexa Tarantino, Kristen Shiner McGuire, Daruisz Terefenko, Dean Keller, Emiliano Lasansky, Wendy Eisenberg, Bill Tiberio, Brendan Lanighan and more!

Contact: Christopher Teal | 509 230 0688
Official Website:

Messinger One (Eastman Community Music School)
The Corner of East Ave and Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14604
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
United States WGMC JAZZ 90.1 Interview with Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was interviewed to discuss the power and impact that jazz has in education, the arts and as a force to unite people globally. Before entering public life, Congresswoman Slaughter was a jazz singer!

Contact: Derrick Lucas | 585-966-2404
Official Website:

1139 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14615
United States
Event Time: 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
United States Nippon Soul: The History of Jazz in Japan

Radio host Derrick Lucas discussed the impact that Japan has had in supporting and nurturing jazz. Program featured legendary recordings, artists and current artists who are taking Jazz further.

Contact: Derrick Lucas
Official Website:

1139 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14615
United States
Event Time: 12:00 am - 4:00 am
United States MJ Territo Trio

The MJ Territo Trio returned to An American Bistro in Tuckahoe, NY (Westchester County) for its second celebration of International Jazz Day. The trio played standards and original compositions by all members of the trio. With MJ Territo, vocals; Victor LaGamma, piano; Lee Marvin, bass.

Contact: MJ Territo | 914-318-6667
Official Website:

An American Bistro
296 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
United States International Jazz Day 2014: Cincinnati

A concert celebrating International Jazz Day with the Jerry Conrad Quintet featuring Ron Bramlage on tenor sax, Phil Burkhead on piano and Jimmy Seward on drums.

Contact: Dan Aren | 1-513-369-6900

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
800 Vine Street
Library Square
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
United States Laura Varcho

Dynamic Cleveland Jazz Vocalist back at Nighttown! Featuring Joe Hunter (piano), Bryan Thomas (acoustic bass) & Glenn Davis (drums). Laura Varcho is a dynamic and accomplished vocalist and entertainer whose audiences are moved by her ability to convey the deepest, most personal emotions.

Contact: Steve Frumkin | 941-924-8452
Official Website:

12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Ensemble Concert with Bob Mintzer

The award-wininng “UCO Jazz Ensemble I” presented a special concert with acclaimed composer/arranger/saxophonist Bob Mintzer at the UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Contact: Brian Gorrell, Jazz Studies Division Head | (405) 359-7989 x 278
Official Website:

University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab
100 East 5th Street
Edmond, OK 73034
United States
(405) 359-7989
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States KMHD presents: Mel Brown Quartet/Chris Brown Quartet

KMHD Jazz Radio’s official Jazz Day event featured Portland’s living legend, drummer Mel Brown with his top-call quartet for the first set, followed by the modern sound of the Christopher Brown quartet, led by Mel’s son.

Contact: Matt Fleeger | 503-445-1853
Official Website:

Jimmy Mak's
221 NW 10th
Portland, OR 97209
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
United States Central PA Friends of Jazz Jam Session

The Central PA Friends of Jazz has been educating, presenting and promoting jazz since 1980. We presented an open jazz Jam Session to celebrate International Jazz Day, hosted by the Paul Bratcher Trio.

Contact: Steve Rudolph | 717-540-1010
Official Website:

1104 Carlisle Rd
Camp Hill, PA 17011
United States
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
United States Brubeck and Temple University Singers

The Boyer College of Music and Dance and Temple Choral Activities Department presented Dave Brubeck’s “Pange Lingua Variations” with guest artist Darius Brubeck (piano) and the Temple University Singers. Also on the concert was the Temple University Women’s Chorus and the Temple Jazz Singers.

Contact: Mitos Andaya
Official Website:

Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N. Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
(215) 204-9860
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Coltrane and Cocktails

The Ultimate R&B/Hip-Hop/Jazz Fusion of John Coltrane featuring the legendary Alfie Pollitt Trio. Patrons enjoyed light refreshments and signature “Coltrane” cocktails.

Contact: Kelli Caldwell
Official Website:

Philadelphia Ethical Society
1906 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Gloria Galante, harp and Odean Pope, sax

Concert performance by harp and saxophone duo at local boutique Red House East Falls.

Gloria Galante, harp and Odean Pope, sax were first introduced by mutual friend Alice Coltrane. Her husband John Coltrane had loved the harp/sax combination, so a new jazz duo was born! Galante and Pope have brought their dynamic duo to Chamber Music America, The Kimmel Center and many other venues.

Contact: Barbara Browne | 610 203 1023
Official Website: http://

Red House East Falls
3733 Midvale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
United States
610 203-1023
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
United States Joe Negri Quartet with Marty Ashby, Tom Wendt & Tony Depaolis

Concert featuring the Joe Negri Quartet with Marty Ashby, Tom Wendt & Tony Depaolis.

Contact: Amy Kline | 4123220800
Official Website:

James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy
422 Foreland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm
United States JazzLive Junior Jam Session

JazzLive Junior Jam Session morning jazz party with over 100 preschool kids, sitting in with members of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra! Presented by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust/PNC Grow Up Great.

Contact: Janis Burley Wilson
Official Website:

Trust Education Center
805 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States
United States WJZP 105.1 Celebrate International Jazz Day

WJZP broadcast two programs in honor of International Jazz Day:

6:00AM – 10:00AM Keith Rollins
Jazz Morning Drive

6:00PM-8:00PM Kim Rowe
The Evening Acoustic Groove
Acoustic Jazz: Bop/Cool/Hard Bop/ Post-Bop, Jazz Vocals

Contact: Dennis Ross | 207.756.8989
Official Website:

110 Marginal Way
Portland, ME 04101
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United States University of Rhode Island Music Department Presents FREE Concert/Workshop featuring Steel Pannist Aaron Abrahamson Cote & Panoramic View

Steel pannist Aaron Abrahamson Cote led his band Panoramic View in an International Jazz Day event that highlighted original compositions with Caribbean jazz flare! A hands-on workshop followed, giving listeners the chance to learn about the compositional process, the unique steel pan, music career development, & more! Watch a YouTube video of one of the event’s performances.

Contact: Aaron Abrahamson Cote | (401) 662-2174
Official Website:

University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center
105 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
United States 60th Anniversary Newport Jazz Festival® celebrates International Jazz w. Jon Batiste & Stay Human

Jon Batiste, Artistic Director-at-Large for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and his Stay Human group took to the stage at the recently restored Casino Theatre in Newport, Rhode Island to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival on International Jazz Day. Proceeds benefited the educational programs of Newport Festivals Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Contact: Deborah Ross | 1-212-452-3036
Official Website:

Casino Theater
9 Freebody Street
Newport, RI 02840
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
United States All-Day On-Air Musical Celebration of the Jazz Giants & Yet To Be Giants

All-Day, All-Night KCSM Jazz91 ( ran profiles and music of the jazz greats and new artists on the scene hosted by veteran broadcasters and educators Bob Parlocha, Alisa Clancy, Chris Cortez, Melanie Berzon, Jayne Sanchez, and Ron Pelletier at 91.1/90/.7 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact: Alisa Clancy | 650.524.6945
Official Website:

KCSM Studios
1700 West Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo 94402
United States
Event Time: 1:01 am - 12:59 am
United States Jazz Artists of Charleston Celebrates in the Lowcountry

Jazz Artists of Charleston hosted the official Charleston, South Carolina International Jazz Day event at the Charleston Jazz House: a screening of the exciting 2014 International Jazz Day concert, LIVE from Osaka!

Contact: Erin Fornadel
Official Website:

Charleston Jazz House
93 Spring Street, Suite A
Charleston, SC 29403
United States
(843) 641-0011
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
United States Public Radio Jazz Show – South Dakota Public Broadcasting Radio Network based in Vermillion, South Dakota

“Jazz Nightly with Jim Clark” is featured on the South Dakota Public Broadcasting Network from 8 to 11 p.m. central time Monday through Friday. In honor of International Jazz Day, Jim played recordings from legendary jazz artists including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis.

Contact: Jim Clark | 011-1-605-677-3117
Official Website:

"Jazz Nightly," South Dakota Public Broadcasting Network
South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Al Neuharth Media Center, 555 North Dakota Street
Vermillion,, SD 57069
United States
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United States University of Texas DHFS Jazz Music Appreciation

To recognize International Jazz Day, this program featured a viewing of the documentary film “A Great Day in Harlem” along with a discussion about the social and political relevance of Jazz during the 20th Century. Participants learned about important moments in the history of jazz music.

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

The University of Texas at Austin
309 E. 21st Street
Austin, Texas 78705
United States
Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
United States Knoxville Jazz Day with Kelle Jolly and The Will Boyd Project

Vocalist Kelle Jolly and saxophonist Will Boyd of the Will Boyd Project performed a live concert at the Knoxville City-County Building to celebrate International Jazz Day, which was recognized by the city mayor, Mayor Madeline Rogero in 2013.

Contact: Kelle Jolly | 1-865-622-7174
Official Website: http://

City of Knoxville City County Building
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37910
United States
865-215- 2000
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
United States “Soul Song” Soulsville Honors Osaka Japan

The Japan-America Society from the University of Memphis came to the Soulsville Charter School and offered a Japanese cultural demonstration teaching Japanese calligraphy and an origami demo beginning at 3:30 pm. There was also a jam session featuring “Hamabe no Uta” (Song of The Seashore) arranged by Donald Brown.

Contact: Paul McKinney | 901-246-4648

The Stax Music Academy
910 E. McLemore Avenue
Memphis, TN 38106
United States
Event Time: 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
United States Austin Jazz Alliance 2014 Jazz Appreciation Awards/Jam

The Austin Jazz Alliance hosted the 2014 Austin Jazz Alliance Jazz Appreciation awards and jam session, featuring a jazz jam and presentation ceremony honoring the 2014 Jazz Appreciation award recipients.

Contact: Fito Kahn | 5127759270
Official Website:

The Brass House
115 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United States Asilomar at the Elephant Room

Concert featuring original music written for large ensemble from composers Erik Telford and Marcus Wilcher!

Contact: Erik Telford

Elephant Room
315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
United States
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 01:30 am
United States Sentimental Journey with Caleb Chapman Music’s Siren Sounds

This amazing vocal jazz ensemble comprised of singers ages 12-15 took audience members for a walk down memory lane. In the style of the Andrews Sisters, these talented singers under the direction of Jenn Madsen highlighted the music of the boogie boogie era with spunk and style!

Contact: Stephanie Kettle | 801-763-0200
Official Website: http://

Caleb Chapman Soundhouse
555 E Main St Ste A
American Fork, UT 84003
United States
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
United States Corey Christiansen with Rowland Hall School Bands

Corey Christiansen served as guest artist with Rowland Hall School Bands in this Salt Lake City area event. A day of clinics and workshops for the students preceded a group concert.

Contact: Corey Christiansen
Official Website:

Rowland Hall High School
960 E. 800 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84001
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
United States Nighttime Jazz with Steve Williams

Host Steve Williams featured in-studio special guest Tad Calcara and the New Deal Swing with singer Melissa Pace Tanner. In celebrating the global influences of jazz, Williams handpicked some jazz favorites from Russia, Brazil, Cuba, France, and England.

Contact: Steve Williams
Official Website: http://

KUER 90.1
Eccles Broadcast Center
101 South Wasatch Drive #240
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
United States
(801) 581-6625
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
United States International Jazz Day w/ George Mason Jazz

The George Mason University Jazz Studies department showcased the Mason Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Workshop Big Band, Jazz Combos, Traditional Jazz Ensemble, Afro-Cuban Ensemble and Jazz Vocal Ensemble in concert at the beautiful Center for the Arts.

Contact: Darden Purcell
Official Website:

George Mason University Center for the Arts
Center for the Arts at Mason
4400 University Drive MS 2F5
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Vermont Jazz Center Weekly Jam Session

The Vermont Jazz Center dedicated their killin’ weekly jam session to International Jazz Day. Open to all ages; young people especially encouraged. All instruments and vocalists welcome.

Contact: Eugene Uman | 802 254 9088
Official Website:

Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill HIll, #222
Brattleboro, VT 05301
United States
802 254 9088
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United States Jazz Wednesdays at Juniper

Restaurant hosted a concert featuring The Patricia Julien Project, a contemporary jazz quartet made up of Vermont musicians Patricia Julien (flute), Alec Julien (guitar), Jeremy Harlos (bass), and Caleb Bronz (drums).

Contact: Patricia Julien | 802-863-6917
Official Website:

Juniper Bar & Restaurant
41 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401
United States
Event Time: 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
United States Skagit Valley College Radio Celebrates International Jazz Day

Skagit Valey College Radio aired the all-star global concert as an opportunity to share jazz from around the world, to introduce new music and artists and to sit back and groove!

Contact: Dr. D | (360) 416-7001
Official Website:

Skagit Valley College Radio
2405 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
United States
(360) 416-7001
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:40 pm
United States Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents: Fred Hersch Trio

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomed jazz/pianist and composer Fred Hersch with John Hebert (bass) and Eric McPherson (drums). Details:

Contact: Jazz Alley | 206-441-9729
Official Website:

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
2033 6th Ave and Lenora
Seattle, WA 98121
United States
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
United States Seattle Center and Jazz In The City Concert Series Celebrates International Jazz Day with Tribute Concert to Ernestine Anderson, Seattle’s Jazz Ambassador!

Seattle Center and Jazz In The City Concert Series celebrated with a free lunch time concert tribute to Ernestine Anderson, Seattle Jazz Ambassador.

Contact: Dr. James R. Gore | 206-325-5454
Official Website:

Seattle Center Armory
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
United States
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
United States WHUR Radio Washington DC Promotes International Jazz Day on website and social media

96.3FM WHUR Radio in Washington, D.C. promoted International Jazz Day on their website and their various social media pages, along with other stations in the Howard University Radio Network including WHUR World 96.3 FM HD2, and H.U.R. Voices on Sirius XM Channel 141.

Contact: Maxx Myrick | 202-806-3565
Official Website:

96.3 FM WHUR Washington, DC
529 Bryant St. NW
Washington, D.C.
United States
Event Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
United States Nasar Abadey’s SUPERNOVA Chamber Orchestra

Specifically requested by Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Jason Moran, drummer and composer Abadey’s 10-piece jazz orchestra brought a mix of jazz, bebop, fusion, Afro-Cuban, Afro Brazilian, and free form to the Millennium Stage for a free concert in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Emily Krahn

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
United States
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United States Latin Jazz Masterclass with Brian Lynch

University of Wisconsin at Madison hosted a Latin jazz masterclass with trumpeter Brian Lynch and the Ty Peterson group. Unticketed free educational event, open to the public.

Contact: Johannes Wallmann
Official Website:

Morphy Recital Hall, UW Madison
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
United States
(608) 263-1900
Event Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
United States Randy Sabien Presents: McNally Smith College of Music’s Hot Club Ensemble & Breaking Brass in Concert

Violinist Randy Sabien presented his Hot Cub Ensemble comprised of students from the McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. Sharing the stage was another college ensemble, “Breaking Brass,” a New Orleans style brass band under the direction of Dr. Scott Agster.

Contact: Elizabeth | 608-661-8599
Official Website:

The Brink Lounge
701 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
United States Solar Mountain Records All Day In-Store Jazz Spin

Hand selected classic jazz vinyl from owner Bart Lay with a special tribute to Fats Waller, in addition to Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman. Also spun sounds of be-bop, avant garde and New Orleans throughout the day.

Contact: Bart Lay | (304) 788-1055

Solar Mountain Records
21 Armstrong St.
Keyser, WV 26726
United States
(304) 788-1055
Event Time: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
United States Rehearsal Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole

Jazz foundation of Jackson Hole held its Wednesday Big Band Rehearsal in the Jackson Center for the Arts to celebrate International Jazz Day.

Contact: Mark Memmer

Jackson Center for the Arts
265 Cache Street
Jackson, WY 83001
United States
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Uruguay Día Internacional del Jazz en Mercedes

Two youth jazz bands, La Orquesta Joven de Soriano and La Montevideana Big Band, performed sets at the Municipal Theater as part of the Jazz A La Calle program.

Contact: Inés Rosales
Official Website:

Teatro 28 de Febrero
28 de Febrero esquina
Ferreira Aldunate
Event Time: 8:00 pm
Uruguay Dia Internacional del Jazz Montevideo

Mini-festival produced under the auspices of UNESCO in Uruguay:

At 6pm: a conference lecture by the President of the Hot Club of Montevideo – “How to Listen to Jazz” – with live music by Hot Club musicians.
At 7 pm: Daniel Mille accordion show with guests Hugo Fattoruso, Fino Bingert and the Hot Club of Montevideo.
At 9pm: Avishai Cohen Trio.

Contact: Tato Moreno
Official Website:

Teatro Solís
Reconquista s/n Bartlome Mitre
Montevideo 11000
Uzbekistan International Jazz Day 2014: Uzbekistan

The Uzbek National Commission for UNESCO sponsored a multi-city celebration featuring concerts, workshops and other events.

Contact: Alisher Ikramov

National Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan for UNESCO
54, Mustaqillik Avenue
University of World Economy and Diplomacy Building B, Room 316
Tashkent 100077
Venezuela Dia Internacional del Jazz en Barquisimeto Venezuela

La Fundación Festival Internacional de Jazz en Barquisimeto joined the global celebration of International Jazz Day 2014 by presenting live concert. Performers included a trio comprised of Valentina Becerra (vocals), “Nene” Quintero (percussion) and Laurent Lecuyer (piano) with special guests.

Contact: Zuly Perdomo Mattey | +58 412510 0300
Official Website:

Auditorio Colegio de Abogados del Estado Lara
Av. Los Abogados, carr. 29
Barquisimeto, Lara 3001
+58 412 5100300
Event Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venezuela International Jazz Day Venezuela – Barquisimeto 2014

Organized by Gobernación & Alcaldía of Barquisimeto, IMCA, CORTULARA, CONCULTURA, BIOTEL SUITES and MÚSICA OCULTA. Concerts featuring Antonio Socas Lara, Jazz Session Quartet, Fernando Freitez & Blanca Pulido, Rafael Hernández & Edgar Rodríguez, Trío Crespo-García-Socas and Barquisimeto Big Band Jazz.

Contact: Omar Aguirre | +58 416 2515832
Official Website:

Palacio Municipal - Palacio de Gobierno - Auditorio Julio Pérez Rojas - Monumento al Sol Naciente - CC La Estancia - Plaza de la Justicia - Biotel Suites
Av. Libertador con Av. Antonio Benitez Mendez
Zona Industrial I
Barquisimeto , Lara 3001
+58 416 2515832
Event Time: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venezuela Concierto Día Internacional de Jazz Valencia, Venezuela

La Dirección de Cultura de la Universidad de Carabobo presented a live concert in Valencia, Venezuela featuring bands UC Jazz, 8 Son Suficiente, Borburata Jazz, and Herz Jazz Ensamble among others.

Contact: Fosforo Sequera | 58-414-1248974

Metrópolis Shopping Center Valencia
Autopista Regional del Centro. Municipio San Diego
Carabobo , Valencia 2001
58 214 839.00.00
Event Time: 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Venezuela International Jazz Day Puerto Cabello

International Jazz Day concert featuring a big band and the Emerzon Jazz Quartet, as well as a clinic.

Contact: Emerzon Gregorio Meneses Caldera | 02423028236

Teatro Municipal de Puerto Cabello
Puerto Cabello, Carabobo 2050
Event Time: 2:04 pm - 6:08 pm
Vietnam International Jazz Day 2014: Viet Nam

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi played jazz music in its Le Club Bar in honor of the day.

Contact: Ms. Ly Le

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Yemen International Jazz Day 2014: Yemen

The Institut Français de Sanaa arranged to share informational materials on International Jazz Day and its positive message with visitors.

Institut Francais de Sanaa
40 Dairy sud
Zambia International Jazz Day 2014: Zambia

The Alliance Français de Lusaka presented a concert with a jazz quintet titled “Where Jazz Meets Zambia,” announcing the occasion to Zambians via posters and promotions on its Facebook page.

Alliance Français de Lusaka
Plot 22725, Alick Nkhata Avenue
PO Box 30948
Zimbabwe International Jazz Day 2014: Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Academy of Music organized an educational activity with its music students and faculty.

Contact: M. Michael Bullivant

Zimbabwe Academy of Music