Individuals, groups and institutions can all participate in International Jazz Day on April 30 in a multitude of ways. Follow these steps to get involved and start your own celebration:
- Join International Jazz Day on Facebook and Twitter for updates on how people are celebrating around the world. Exchange with others about jazz’s impact, share posts and re-tweet material to your friends. Make sure to use #JazzDay in your message!
- Organize an International Jazz Day event in your community. From concerts to classes, no event is too big or too small. Consult the examples below for more event inspiration.
- Register your event on JazzDay.com to become an official participant and share your event with people around the world.
- Make use of the materials in our online toolkit including promotional guides, downloadable logos and educator guides to make sure your event is the very best it can be.
- On April 30th, tune in to the live webcast on JazzDay.com to watch the official events in Istanbul. Don’t miss the all-star International Jazz Day concert, which will bring together legendary artists from around the world for a grand finale to the day.
Here are just a few examples of events organized for International Jazz Day 2013. We hope these will inspire YOU to organize a Jazz Day celebration in your area!
You can view the full list of events from 2013 here.
In 2013, educators from around the world led events both in and out of the classroom in honor of International Jazz Day. Schools in Yerevan, Armenia hosted jazz film screenings, live performances by students, and lectures by famous Armenian jazz musicians, and throughout schools on the island nation of Bermuda there were featured lesson plans oriented around jazz.
A music teachers’ association in Lyon, France organized a tour of the Robert Martin saxophone factory and a master class. A university in Italy held an all-day conference called “Education as Jazz.” The music department at a Mexico college put on master classes and panel discussions, culminating with an open jam session.
Five musicians in Vosloorus, South Africa worked together to organize and lead a jazz workshop for kids. In Gloucestershire, United Kingdom a master class was held for non-musicians, discussing new approaches to leadership using insights from the world of jazz.