In Memory of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin performs with UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock during the 2016 International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo: Steve Mundinger

International Jazz Day mourns the loss of the music icon Aretha Franklin.

We were privileged to have Ms. Franklin perform for the fifth annual International Jazz Day at the White House in Washington, D.C., where she shared the stage with UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock and other jazz legends.

In addition to her storied career as a performer, Ms. Franklin has served as a tireless advocate of music and culture. It was important to her that people of all ages recognize the values, significance and impact that jazz has had and continues to have on the world.

Watch the International Jazz Day 2018
Kick-Off Concert from New Orleans

2018 International Jazz Day Event Map

2018 International Jazz Day Event Map

International Jazz Day 2018 Around The World

Jazz Day Around the World Panel
Hong Kong, China
Santiago, Chile
Dominican Republic
Goa, India
Kirina, Mali

2018 Events

  • Arena Derthona for International Jazz Day Teatro Civico di Tortona, Tortona (Italy)
  • Jazz Day at KIS Almaty KIS, Almaty (Kazakhstan)
  • West Coast Jazz Festival Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo (Canada)
  • IJD “A Jazz Evening” Colombo Sri Lanka CR & FC Grounds Longdon Place, Colombo, Colombo (Sri Lanka)
  • J*A*ZZ*pril – Month of Jazz – Public Viewing Haus Eifgen, Wermelskirchen (Germany)
  • International Jazz Day – Iceland Music , Reykjavik (Iceland)
  • International Jazz Day AZ Foundation & Global Chamber-PHX Presents The Mesa Arts Center, Mesa (United States)
  • Trio Expression – When That Day Will Be Mine? Ethnographic Museum of Split, Split (Croatia)
  • International Jazz Day 2018 Swiss Bel Hotel - Makassar, Makassar (Indonesia)
  • Jazz Day at The UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES CUDA Escuela de Música, Mérida (Venezuela)
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