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

  • Christopher Burnett Quartet at The Blue Room The Blue Room, Kansas City (United States)
  • Todos Santos Crew Concierto Pro-Becas Josué Peña, Ensenada (Mexico)
  • JZ Spring 2018 Jing An Park, Shanghai (China)
  • All Ears Jazz Workshop Peoria Riverfront, Peoria (United States)
  • Zoe Francis with the Jim Mullen 3 Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill (United Kingdom)
  • Jazz Day 2018 with Ancona Jazz AION di Moroder & Liceo Musicale Rinaldini, ANCONA (Italy)
  • Jazzing It Up on the Seacoast Seacoast African American Cultural Center, Portsmouth (United States)
  • International Jazz Day 2018 – Gravina di Catania Villa Comunale - Casa delle Arti, Gravina Di Catania (Italy)
  • International Jazz Day Madrid Plaza Colón, Madrid, Madrid (Spain)
  • Tulungagung's International Jazz Day (IJD) 2018 Crown Victoria Hotel, Tulungagung (Indonesia)
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