Global Celebrations 2021

Country/Territory Event Venue
United Kingdom Hard wired to be inspired Virtual

Distributing flyers about International Jazz Day locally and encouraging all to listen to Jazz music to promote good mental health for children and teens etc.

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England, UK

United Kingdom Jazz South Radar Sessions – featuring Olie Brice, Jason Yarde and Nick Malcolm Virtual

Jazz South is delighted to announce a series of online broadcasts and events taking place from 22 – 30 April, celebrating jazz talent across the South of England, leading up to International Jazz Day 2021.

26 April, 8pm: Jazz South presents Olie Brice (double bass), Jason Yarde (alto sax) and Nick Malcolm (trumpet) – an online filmed gig that will be streamed live on YouTube.

The trio will perform Olie Brice’s Fire Hills – a new composition for three free improvisers, commissioned by Jazz South.

Alongside the performance, Olie will discuss the new composition in an interview with journalist and broadcaster, Kevin Le Gendre.

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Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Jazz South Breakthrough Sessions: Roella Oloro + Lucinda Fosker Virtual

Jazz South is delighted to announce a series of online broadcasts and events taking place from 22 – 30 April, celebrating jazz talent across the South of England, leading up to International Jazz Day 2021.

27 April, 8pm: Jazz South presents the Breakthrough Sessions – double bill online gigs featuring brand new music from talented emerging artists selected for Jazz South’s Breakthrough Commissions.

Multi-instrumentalist Roella Oloro explores the concept of a perfumer, mixing styles and influences from jazz, gospel, classical and rock. Vocalist and songwriter Lucinda Fosker presents ‘Riverways’, an aural and visual journey along the River Thames, inspired by four contrasting places along a stretch she has known and loved all her life.

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Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Jazz South Breakthrough Sessions: Asha Parkinson + Tim Davies Virtual

Jazz South presents a series of online broadcasts and events taking place from 22 – 30 April, celebrating jazz talent across the South of England, and leading up to International Jazz Day 2021.

Jazz South presents the Breakthrough Sessions – double bill online gigs featuring brand new music from talented emerging artists selected for Jazz South’s Breakthrough Commissions. Streamed on YouTube.

In this session, Asha Parkinson presents Encounters, a powerful new suite for saxophone, string quartet, qanun, Arabic percussion and voice. Tim Davies presents a suite for modular synthesiser and jazz quintet.

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Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Jazz South Spotlight – Kevin Le Gendre in conversation with John K Miles Virtual

Jazz South presents a series of online broadcasts and events taking place from 22 – 30 April, celebrating jazz talent across the South of England, and leading up to International Jazz Day 2021.

Kevin Le Gendre speaks to John K Miles in a special podcast, to be released on Sunday 25th April, about John’s Radar Commissions piece for Jazz South.

John’s Radar Commissions piece, River and Ash – Play a Mighty Groove, is a reimagining of the myth of ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ for 8-11 year olds, focussing on the themes of friendship and the power of music. It features John K Miles narrating and playing saxophone, flute and keys, with Winston Clifford on drums and Dave Manington on basses.

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Event Time: 10:00
United Kingdom Jazz Day and Night! Virtual

24/7 Online Radio Group is delighted to dedicate the programming of our two jazz stations, 24/7 Jazz Radio and Jazz Radio International to International Jazz Day. 24 hours of an eclectic mix of jazz.

Streaming online at: https://www.247jazzradio.com/international-jazz-day-2021/ and on the Zeno Radio app.

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Virtual

Event Time: 00:00
United Kingdom John Paul Gard – Hammond Organ – WaterMelon Man – Tribute to Herbie Hancock

John Paul Gard shares a funky jazz track from his new album “Organ Squad Vol. 1”  as a tribute to Herbie Hancock and International Jazz Day, played on Hammond organ.

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United Kingdom Tribute to Jimmy Smith – John-paul Gard Mac The Knife – INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

This is a tribute to Jimmy Smith and the Squabbling technique for INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY.

Hope you enjoy my version of this great song ‘Mac The Knife!’

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United Kingdom The Verdict Revival "Rebirth of the Groove" Live Stream Virtual

Tunes In Rooms/Austrian Cultural Forum/Jazz Exchange

Guido Spannocchi – Woodwinds

Jay Phelps – Trumpet

Rupert Cox – Piano

Ruth Goller – Bass

Tristan Banks – Drums

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Lisa Hofmaninger – Reeds

Judith Schwarz – Drums

“Jazzexchange” is a series of concerts, initiated by the ACF London and curated by the two Austrian born and London based musicians Aram Zarikian and Guido Spannocchi. The projects aims to connect cutting edge bands from Austria and link them up with the UK scene – even in times of travel bans and the pandemic.

Nearly 200 countries participate in International Jazz Day every year. In addition to concerts and jam sessions, events include workshops, conferences, and community outreach.

Contact: | +44 07711507419
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The Verdict
159 Edward St
Kemptown
Brighton
BN2 0JB

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Jazz For People Who Think They Don’t Like Jazz Virtual

A 2hr radio show, exploring my guests early memories and entry into the world of jazz, followed by a tune they recommend to someone who might not be into the genre… guests include Shabaka Hutchings, Mr. Scruff, Tamar Collocutor, Marc Mac (4Hero) Chip Wickham, Sarathy Korwar, Jessica Lauren, Cara Stacey, DJ Format, Rebecca Vasmant, and Idris Ackamoor.

Contact: | +44 7794196144
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Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom JCA Jazz day Virtual

Students and staff will be performing music in our virtual concert to celebrate International Jazz Day. As part of this, we will be sharing a jazz playlist, teaching resources for all subjects, photos, and videos of student performances throughout the day.

Contact: | +44 7759565472
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JOHN CABOT ACADEMY
WOODSIDE ROAD

BRISTOL,
BS15 8BD

Event Time: 19:00
United Kingdom David Lyttle and Phil Robson Virtual

Live-streamed & free to view on the Ardhowen Theatre’s facebook page, David Lyttle & Phil Robson, internationally-acclaimed, awarding-winning jazz performers based in Ireland, explore the lesser-heard drums/guitar duo sound, performing standards & their own music.

David Lyttle began his career as a jazz drummer with legendary guitarist Louis Stewart’s band. Nominated for the 2015 MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act, he has collaborated with jazz icons Kurt Rosenwinkel & Joe Lovano, hip hop star Talib Kweli & film actor Liam Neeson.

Based between New York & Ireland, Derby born Phil Robson is one of the world’s leading jazz guitarists, who has collaborated with cutting edge players such as Mark Turner, Billy Hart, Dave Liebman & Christine.

Contact: | +44 2866325440

Ardhowen Theatre
97 Dublin Road
Derrychara
Enniskillen, N Ireland
BT74 6FZ

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom The Illicit Grooves Radio Show International Jazz Day Speacial Virtual

The weekly #IllicitGrooves Show on Totally Wired Radio will continue its participation in International Jazz Day with a special show that is themed around ‘Collaboration and Cooperation’.
This week’s show will tip its hat to the internationalism#JazzDay10! by filling the playlist with artists’ colabs, cross-genre and cross-cultural productions and music from where the twain did indeed meet.

Broadcasting on Sunday, May 2nd
#GroovesForTheGlobalLeftfield

Contact: | +447982401215
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https://totallywiredradio.com/
Totally Wired Radio
146 Bethnall Green Road
London, London
E2 6DG

Event Time: 13:00
United Kingdom Kim Cypher 'live' stream from London venue Toulouse Lautrec Virtual

An evening of jazz standards with one of the UK’s most exciting saxophonists, vocalists and composers Kim Cypher.

Join Kim and her quartet for a ‘live’ stream from London jazz venue Toulouse Lautrec to celebrate the 10th International Jazz Day.

“Exciting Stuff!” Clare Teal – BBC Radio 2

Creating quite a stir on the jazz scene at present, Kim has firmly secured a reputation for top quality, stylish, accessible jazz. Continually described as ‘vivacious’, her performances are full of positive, vibrant energy, great humour, enthusiasm and wonderful musicianship.

“Hats off to a true heart and soul performer” – Pee Wee Ellis

To celebrate the 10th International Jazz Day, Kim will perform a great selection of jazz standards.

Contact: | +4407973765123
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Toulouse Lautrec
London


Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom JazzBites Radio – The Big Jazz Hullabaloo (International Jazz Day Special) with Mike & Kim Cypher Virtual

Professional jazz musicians Mike & Kim Cypher host an International Jazz Day Special of ‘The Big Jazz Hullabaloo’ radio show on JazzBites Radio.

The show will feature a specially selected programme of jazz favourites to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day.

After the show, you can head on over to Kim Cypher on Facebook to catch a ‘live’ stream gig from London jazz venue Toulouse Lautrec.

Kim Cypher is one of the UK’s most exciting saxophonists, vocalists and composers.

“Exciting Stuff!” Clare Teal –
BBC Radio 2

Creating quite a stir on the jazz scene at present, Kim has firmly secured a reputation for top quality, stylish,
jazz with performances full of positive, vibrant energy and good humour.

Contact: | +4407973765123
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London


Event Time: 18:00
United Kingdom iLIVE JAZZFEST Virtual

The iLIVE JAZZFEST fully embraces INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY and is immensely proud to join the voices of the hundreds of other engaged collectives in harmonious union.

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY on iLive Radio
Friday 30 April
10.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. (British Summer Time)
FOX (in the Lair)

1.00.p.m. – 4.00p.m. (British Summer Time)
RA HENDRICKS

‘Jazz for me is the space between the thought and the smile …when I hear it, I feel it!’ Fox
So join FOX ‘in the Lair’ for his SPECTRUMS of JAZZ’ International Jazz Day Special.
Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, it’s a show not to be missed.

Today is the 1st Anniversary of the death of Maestro TONY ALLEN, Master Drummer. The iLIVE JAZZFEST welcomes JEAN-PHILIPPE DARY, the former Musical Director of the Tony Allen Band, to pay homage with a selection of the fine music they produced together illustrating the phenomenal journey he undertook in the course of the two decades and more of their professional partnership. To conclude the iLIVE JAZZFEST, iLive Radio presents a celebration of recorded music from some of the finest artistes past and present ‘changing the way YOU listen to radio’!

Sit back, raise your glass, salute and savour UNESCO INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2021!

Contact: | +44 7931 263 617
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London, United Kingdom

Event Time: 10:00 - 16:00
United Kingdom Ola Onabule Virtual

Ola Onabulé is a British Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer. He’s an independent artist with his own label, Rugged Ram Records, which is distributed via Orchard/Sony. Ola recently released his ninth album, POINT LESS, which has been critically reviewed worldwide and featured on the DownBeat list of Best Albums of 2019. On International Jazz Day, Ola Onabulé will perform material from his extensive catalogue for from his fabulous studio in the UK. An intimate unplugged live concert has the benefit of superb audio and visuals giving the audience the chance to hear and watch Ola in a more personal setting. Please join us and celebrate the joy of jazz with Ola Onabulé hosting the show with his fabulous British band.

Contact: | +44 7917682790
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Casa Del Funk
London, UK

Event Time: 21:00
United Kingdom Tony Kofi featuring Nandi (Live-Stream) Virtual

British saxophonist Tony Kofi first came to prominence in the 1990’s as a member of The Jazz Warriors and Gary Cosby’s Nu Troop as well as playing with high profile musicians including Billy Higgins, Clifford Jarvis and Courtney Pine. Awards include the 2005 Parliamentary Jazz Awards – Best Ensemble, Radio 3 Jazz line up Album of the Year 2005 and 2008 BBC Jazz Awards – Best Instrumentalist as well as also being nominated for a MOBO in 2008. This International Jazz Day live-stream features Tony and a freshly-formed iteration of his Quartet with special guest, Zimbabwean vocalist Nandi. This up-and-coming singer has already worked with artists such as Jack Bruce (Cream), Emeli Sandé, Maverick Sabre, Orphy Robinson & Nao.

Contact: | +44 7587 177594
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606 Club
90 Lots Road
London,
SW10 0QD

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom “Together We Go Forward” Jazz Concert Virtual

World Heart Beat Music Academy, in partnership with the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy (JJJA) presents its ‘Together We Go Forward’ jazz concert in celebration of International Jazz Day featuring some of London’s most exciting young jazz musicians.

Both academies are intertwined – the partnering helps secure the shared enrichment and creation of more well-rounded musicians who benefit through learning, gaining experience and performance opportunities.

Tune in for some exceptional jazz playing from musicians Josiah Wade, Jas Kayser (drums) Ezekiel Ajie (bass) James Wade-Sired (trombone) and Ava Joseph (voice). Expect jazz music of the late American composer Chick Corea, American Jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker and more!

Contact: | +44 0208 870 3042
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London, UK

Event Time: 19:00
United Kingdom Girl Plays Jazz Project

Girl Plays Jazz Project is a not-for-profit community interest company in London, UK which introduces girls and young women to jazz improvisation and supports their development as confident improvising musicians through workshops, masterclasses and performances. On Saturday 8th May we are running an in-person workshop introducing girls 8 to 18 years old to jazz improvisation, with a recorded performance. This is the first in our 2 year series of workshops and events supported by funding from the National Lottery and the Arts Council. To register please see our website.

Contact: | +447866478892
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New Unity Hall, London
New Unity Hall
Upper Street
London, London
N1 2TZ

Event Time: 14:00
United Kingdom International Jazz Day at the Ivors Academy Virtual

The Ivors Academy joins the International Jazz Day celebrations for the first time. There are 3 exclusive interviews with award winning Jazz composers:

1.) Pianist/Composer & IJD MD John Beasley speaks to Ivors Academy Board Director Orphy Robinson about his career highlights.

2.) Singer-songwriter Jazzmeia Horn speaks about developing songwriting craft and stand-out career moments.

3.) Saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano talks to JazzFm broadcaster Ruth Fisher about his expansive career to date, his inspirations, and collaboration highlights. There is also a curated online playlist drawn from within the UK and international Jazz scene to celebrate International Jazz Day 2021, with hand picks from the members of the Academy’s Jazz Committee.

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United Kingdom Matt Carmichael Quartet – Globe anniversary gig Virtual

30 April is International Jazz Day and the day that Jazz.Coop bought The Globe – the first music venue in the UK to be owned by a co-operative committed to jazz. Normally we would have a party but this year we can’t. Instead we are livestreaming a gig from The Globe featuring four of the finest young musicians from the vibrant Scottish jazz scene: Matt Carmichael (saxes), Fergus McCreadie (piano), Ali Watson (bass), Tom Potter (drums).
Carmichael’s original compositions reflect a strong engagement with Scottish traditional music and Scandinavian influences as well as his immersion in jazz since his early teens.
This concert is a co-promotion between Jazz.Coop and Jazz North East.

Contact: | +447802757753
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The Globe
The Globe
11 Railway Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE4 7AD

Event Time: 20:00