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International Jazz Day to be Celebrated Worldwide on 30 April.

Special Events in Host City St Petersburg and New Orleans Tricentennial Commemoration

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock today announced the programme for the 2018 edition of International Jazz Day, with events in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation), this year’s Global Host City, and over 190 countries around the world.

A series of educational and outreach programmes will take place in the Global Host City, where the Day will culminate in an extraordinary all-star concert at the historic Mariinsky Theatre, an event which will be streamed live worldwide.

The 2018 Global Concert will be webcast on JazzDay.com and Facebook beginning at 19:00 GMT+3 / 4 pm US Eastern.

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2018 International Jazz Day Event Map

2018 International Jazz Day Event Map

Selections from International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concerts

"Hang Up Your Hang Ups" Osaka 2014
"Afro Blue" Istanbul 2013
"La Belle Vie" Paris 2015
"There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York" Havana 2017
"Walkin'" Paris 2012
"Grazing In the Grass" United Nations 2012

2018 Events

  • International Jazzday / Togoville Jazz Centre Culturel Filbleu-Aréma, Lomé (Togo)
  • International Jazz Day at blueFROG Bengaluru blueFROG Bengaluru, Bengaluru (India)
  • Bonne Habitude Quartet Ristorante Sound Di Zovadelli Federica, Soresina (Italy)
  • At the Museum – Jazz Performance on Graeme Bell's Piano Australian Jazz Museum, Wantirna (Australia)
  • International Jazz Day 2018 +233 Jazz Bar & Grill, Accra (Ghana)
  • Garanti Caz Yeşili: Petros Klampanis feat. Baha Yetkin The Badau, Istanbul (Turkey)
  • International Jazz Day Atlanta City Winery Atlanta, Atlanta (United States)
  • Piano Jazz Naples 2018 Festival Ciano City Napoli 2018, Villaricca (Italy)
  • A very Special Concert, celebrating "10 years jazz.grafing" and the "International Jazzday Stadthalle Grafing, Grafing (Germany)
  • International Jazz Day Concert – Seattle, WA, US The Royal Room, Seattle, (United States)
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