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 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 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.
#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
Official Website: Click Here


London


Event Time: 18:00
United Kingdom iLIVE JAZZFEST Virtual

The iLIVE JAZZFEST attests in April: ‘If it’s Wednesday, it must be JAZZ’, the musical excursion launched in Superfine style by FOX (in the Lair) with ‘SPECTRUMS of JAZZ’ and followed by the iLive Toronto DJ duo, SCULLY & GAZZA, with the revelatory ‘ALWAYS DIGGING’. ‘THE MARVELLOUS SHOW’ w. DJ MR. MARVELLOUS also contributed to the joy with a HIPHOP perspective!

The Special Guests thus far featured in, ‘SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS’ have excelled in the brief – to share their passion with our engaged global audience. Connoisseur, BRIAN HORNE, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, was the first to come on board; then, a copasetic exploration by double bassist and bandleader, GARY CROSBY OBE, of Jamaica Jazz; and what we propose to unveil this coming Wednesday 14 April, is the Playlist of my Special Guest, GLYNIS LE’FLORE, from Atlanta, Georgia, which we’re dedicating to Herbie Hancock to mark the occasion, on Monda last, of his 81st Birthday.

Bon Anniversaire and Many Joyous Returns, Maestro! And So Say All Of Us!

Wednesday (British Summer Time)
11.00a.m. – 1.00p.m.
‘SPECTRUMS of JAZZ’
FOX (in the Lair)

5.00p.m. – 7.00p.m.
‘ALWAYS DIGGING’
SCULLY & GAZZA
(iLive Toronto)

7.00p.m. – 9.00p.m. ‘The MR. MARVELLOUS SHOW’
MR. MARVELLOUS

9.00p.m. – 11.00p.m. ‘SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS’
featuring GLYNIS LE’FLORE
& RA HENDRICKS

‘SPECTRUMS of JAZZ’
Join Fox this Wednesday as he celebrates the 81st Earthday of the Living Legend that is Maestro Herbie Hancock…… ‘SPECTRUMS OF JAZZ’ will serve up a piano/keyboard ‘Special’ sprinkled with some Herbie-inspired gems.

‘ALWAYS DIGGING’
There are two kinds of music lovers: those who accept what the mainstream is offering, and those who want to dig a little deeper. ‘Always Digging’ is definitely for the latter.
The Dynamic duo Scully Funk and DJ Gazza, from iLive Toronto, explore the Jazz sides of the music coin, both past and present, while keeping their ears to the ground for the sound of tomorrow.

‘SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS’
My Special Guest, GLYNIS LE’FLORE, is an American Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Actress, from West Memphis, Arkansas, who was raised by her mother, Anna Le’Flore, and her grandmother, Ora Lee Miller, in New Orleans in the cradle of very strong musical traditions. Her earliest influences whilst learning to play clarinet and guitar were Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis and Pete Fountain. But it was whilst serving in the Medical Corps of the US Army that she was able to hone her vocal talent. After almost 14 years of active service, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Her lifelong love of the music of the big bands has resulted in her current role as featured vocalist with the LA-based Socha’s Bloc, a big band group, conceived and directed by bassist and songwriter, Dr. Alexander Gershman, which aims to deliver a sound that is consistently big, boisterous, full of spirit and rich in everything that makes Jazz an American phenomenon. Glynis is no stranger to the grand stage having performed with legendary names such as Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and the late Natalie Cole. Her rare versatility in timbre and range permits Glynis to bring the qualities of warmth, finesse with excitement and strength in renditions from Ballads to Blues, Bebop to Broadway! Glynis has also established the Foundation, ‘The Song Therapist LLC’, which empowers individuals by using musical interventions to improve their emotional wellbeing and problem-solving skills. Currently, she is the lead vocalist with Bogey & The Viceroys, one of Atlanta’s top bands.

So, sit back, make yourself comfortable and tune in online this and every Wednesday thru’ April to iLIVE JAZZFEST on iLive Radio ‘changing the way YOU listen to radio’!

Tribute to Maestro Tony Allen
The world of music bid ‘Adieu’ to Tony Allen, Master Drummer, on April 30, 2020 – International Jazz Day! iLive Radio joins forces with the former Musical Director of the Tony Allen Band, JEAN-PHILIPPE DARY, to launch online his new album, which features Tony Allen on drums, and to mark the first anniversary of his passing! Tune in to iLive Radio ‘changing the way YOU listen to radio’!

(‘SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS’ is sponsored by PRINCE OF PECKHAM, LONDON.)

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

Event Time: 20:00
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