2014 Global Celebrations

Afghanistan

U.S. Embassy Kabul celebrates International Jazz Day 2014

City: Kabul

04/30
The Embassy shared the message of International Jazz Day and the values of jazz among Afghani citizens, Embassy staff and the world, including a post on its official Facebook page.

Albania

International Jazz Day 2014 at the Boom Boom Room Jazz Club

City: Kristal

04/30
Club presented an exhibition of photos of jazz greats prepared by students and a screening of the famous 1944 jazz film “Jammin’ the Blues," produced by Albanian-American artist Gjon Mili. Followed by a jam session featuring Albanian artists. Boom Boom Radio produced an International Jazz Day program by playing famous jazz albums and holding a quiz on great jazz artists with a CD prize.

Algeria

Journée Internationale du Jazz

City: Algiers

04/30
Algeria celebrated International Jazz Day with a concert featuring NIGHTS IN TUNISIA with Jean Christophe Cholet / Jasser Hadj Youssef / Geoffroy De Masure / Vincent Mascart / Geoffroy Tamisier / Mehdi Askeur / Stéphane Galland / Jean-Luc Lehr / Meta.

Andorra

Poliesportiu de l’Aldosa celebrates International Jazz Day

04/30
School coordinated an educational activity introducing students to International Jazz Day and its message of peace, cooperation and intercultural dialogue.

Angola

American Corners, Angola celebrate Jazz Day

City: Luanda

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Angola distributed information about the day and the importance of jazz among Angolan citizens, Embassy staff and the world, posting a message on its official Facebook page and displaying posters and other informational material in their “American Spaces” facilities.

Antigua and Barbuda

Abracadabra Celebrates International Jazz Day 2014

City: English Harbour

04/30
Abracadabra Restaurant & Disco-Bar in English Harbour celebrated International Jazz Day with a special evening featuring live music by The Targets and more.

Argentina

Día Internacional del Jazz en BORIS Club

City: Buenos Aires

04/30
Filmmaker, critic and historian Diego Curubeto delivered a talk about jazz and movies, followed by a surprise screening of a jazz movie of historical significance.

Camille Quinteto

City: Adrogue, Buenos Aires

04/30
Led by the singer Camila Castañeda, Camille Quinteto brought to stage some of the traditional songs of jazz. They perfomed at Tatune Cafe-Bar in Adrogue city, South Zone of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Delfina Oliver & Artistry Big Band Celebrating International Jazz Day at Bebop Jazz Club Buenos Aires

City: Buenos Aires

04/30
Delfina Oliver, one of the most renowned singers in the busy and creative jazz scene in Buenos Aires, together with Artistry Big Band, a selection of the town's most talented musicians, presented a special concert at the new Bebop Club.

DIa Internacional del Jazz en Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina

City: Bariloche

04/30
Charity concert featuring local jazz musicians including the Viviana Cimarelli Group, Jazztronauts septet, Cuenya-Bianco-Spector Trio, Lado Funk and Carucha Gimenez trio.

Día Internacional del Jazz en La Usina del Arte

City: Buenos Aires, CABA

04/30
Concert featuring the Gustavo Musso & Francisco Lovuolo Dúo, the Ricardo Lew Trio with special guest Manuel Fraga, and the Roxana Amed Quintet.

Dia Internacional del Jazz en Mar del Plata

City: Mar del Plata

04/30
In Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, we assembled local artists for a concert in the Cuatro Elementos space, followed by a jam session.

Armenia

FM 103.0 Radio Program

City: Yerevan

04/30
Radio program featured historical background on the day and an exposition of the various styles comprising jazz today, including swing, bop, fusion, ethno-jazz and smooth.

Australia

Bennetts Lane Presents: Arlene Fletcher Band

City: Melbourne

04/30
Australian bassist, Arlene Fletcher, is known as THE bassist for The Furbelows, Sidney Creswick, STEM, SMES and Taktok. This event featured her as leader performing originals and some cheeky arrangements influenced by Brad Mehldau, Avishai Cohen & interwoven tapestry of many stories shared by all.

Dukes of Jazz Celebrate international Jazz Day 2014

City: Adelaide

04/30
The Dukes of Jazz celebrated International Jazz Day with a special night of jazz at Tiffins Jazz on the Park. The swinging six piece band played a selection of tunes from traditional jazz, Dixieland, swing and mainstream plus Latin styles.

Foundry616 presents RAINEE LYLESON: An Evening with Joni Mitchell

City: Ultimo, New South Wales

04/30
Foundry616 is an exciting new Sydney jazz venue in the CBD. To celebrate International Jazz Day, we presented Rainee Lyleson in her show ‘Take Me As I Am: An Evening with Joni Mitchell.' Featuring some of Sydney's best young musicians, this show was for Joni Mitchell fans and music lovers alike.

Funkya @ Unkya

City: Eungai Creek NSW

04/30
Bimonthly "make it, bake it, grow it, sew it" market with food, workshops and live performances around a theme. April's was "Celebrating Jazz."

International Jazz Day Brisbane

City: Brisbane, Qld

04/30
We organized a New Orleans style march in King George Square - in the centre of Brisbane city.

International Jazz Day celebration at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery

City: Burnie

04/30
From Hobart, singer Amelia Johnston and trombonist Hayden Dare joined the Viktor Zappner Trio (V.Z. on piano, Michael Anderson on bass, Bruce Innocent on drums) to celebrate this day. Last year this event was staged at the Wharf in Ulverstone. JAZZ LOVERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

Melbourne – International Jazz Day Celebrations @ Open Studio

City: Melbourne

04/30
This special night of music celebrating UNESCO's International Jazz Day featured performances by the Chris Cameron Quartet, Joe McEvilly's Armadillo, The Ethio-Jazz Ensemble and pianist Okkey Sumiyoshi.

Perth UNESCO International Jazz Day concert

City: Perth

04/30
An array of Perth's finest jazz musicians came together for a concert celebration of jazz.

Sam Boon Quartet

City: Ballarat

04/30
Concert by saxophonist and composer Sam Boon's Quartet, featuring high energy, modern-sounding original pieces complimented by fresh arrangements of classic standards. Accompanied by very special guest Nic Ryan-Glennie on trumpet. Supported by Wayne Parker Trio.

Testimony: A Tribute to Charlie Parker

City: Ultimo

04/30
ABC Jazz Digital Radio presented a special International Jazz Day broadcast of 'Testimony,' a suite composed by Australian saxophonist Sandy Evans in tribute to the life and music of Charlie Parker. It features the leading figures in Australian jazz as well as words by US poet Yesef Komunyakka and a performance by US musicians Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood.

UNESCO International Jazz Day Ballarat Concert

City: Ballarat

04/30
The Mechanics Institute of Ballarat hosted a wonderful line up of musicians: The Justine Jones Hammond Combo, The Jawzz Quintet featuring Guitarist Alex Yarosh, and some great new young musicians from the Ballarat Grammar School stage Band. Admission was a gold coin donation to the Mechanics Institute.

Victorian Jazz Archive & Knox City Council Present International Jazz Day 2014

City: Melbourne

04/30
The Victorian Jazz Archive and Knox City Council celebrated International Jazz Day with the New Melbourne Jazz Band and The Syncopators. A rare opportunity to hear two of Australia's top Traditional Jazz bands on one program. The Jazz Running Wild Youth Band entertained at intermission.

Austria

“3rd Radio Jazz Day Liezen – Twentyfour Hours of Jazz ”

City: Liezen

04/30
Third edition of "Twentyfour Hours of Jazz," starting with the beginning of Jazz Day at 12:00 a.m. Included talks with artists, promoters and more on Radio Freequenns. Concert artists included Camerounian singer Njamy Sitson, Vocal Chordestra + guest Stefan Heckel. Concerts began at 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm.

Josefstaedter Jazztag am International Jazzday

City: Vienna

04/30
The Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Quartet invited piano player Peter Thanel to celebrate this day with a concert, presenting their and his original works. After the concert the stage opened up for a jam session.

N.I.C.E jazz in nice cafe

City: Hall in Tirol

04/30
N.I.C.E gig in cafe virolinis in hall in tyrol. n.icole - vocals i.ngo - guitar c.lemens - french horn e.ngelbert - bass guitar some standards and some not so standard

Azerbaijan

Master-Jam Fest celebrates Jazz Day in Azerbaijan

City: Baku

04/30
Organizers of the Ukrainian jazz competition “Master-Jam Fest” invited jazz masters and previous contest winners to perform in a celebratory concert.

Bahamas

UNESCO Bahamas International Jazz Day

City: Nassau

04/30
The UNESCO Bahamas International Jazz Day Festival celebrated jazz on the waterfront of historic Nassau, Bahamas. The event featured live performances, displays on the history of Jazz in The Bahamas, and artwork.

Bahrain

Jazz Fusion

City: Karbabad

04/30
On the occasion of International Jazz day, local Bahraini artists performed live at the Qal’at Al Bahrain site museum café. Playing a range of styles from Turkish to classic and modern jazz, their lively tunes provided wonderful accompaniment to a night at the museum café overlooking Bahrain fort and the seafront.

Bangladesh

International School of Dhaka celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Dhaka

04/30
The International School of Dhaka organized an educational activity familiarizing students with International Jazz Day.

Barbados

International Jazz Day 2014 at the U.S. Embassy Barbados

City: St. Michael

04/30
The U.S. Embassy Barbados, The Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS encouraged the island residents to discuss the value and impact of jazz, including a post on their official Facebook page.

Scoopies Jazz Club present “Sound of the Drums” featuring James de Lovell and Counterpoint Academy

04/30
Sunday, April 27th, Church Service featuring the Roger Gittens Quartet. Tuesday April 29th All Caribbean Jazz Radio Show with host Wayne Harewood featuring topic "Women in Jazz". Wednesday April 30, IJD "Sound of the Drums" Featuring James de Lovell (drums/percussion), Juanita Clarke (drums), Dane Bascombe (bass), Michael Hope (guitar), Shane Jones (keyboard), Joseph Callendar (sax) and Donella vocals.

Belarus

International Jazz Day 2014 at Jazz in Minsk

City: Minsk

04/30
Club dedicated the evening’s program to the day.

Belgium

22 Strings and a Piece of Wood

City: Dendermonde

04/30
22 Strings and a Piece of Wood: Jakob Bro (DK) - guitar Frantz Loriot (F) - Violin Steven Delannoye (B) - Saxophone Yannick Peeters (B) - Double Bass Kristof Roseeuw (B)- Double Bass Seraphine Stragier (B) - Cello, violin, harp a little preview: http://www.cobra.be/permalink/1.1920977

Big Band of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels

City: Brussels

04/30
Under the direction of Fabrice Alleman. Internationally renowned saxophonist, clarinetist and professor Fabrice Alleman led an amazing group of students from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. They offered an extremely exciting concert rendering of the classical “Big Band sound.”

Daniele Esposito Quartet

City: Liège

04/30
The Jacques Pelzer Jazz Club presented a concert with Jeroen Van Herzeele (sax), Mirco Mariottini (cl), Marek Patrman (dr) & Daniele Esposito (cb). The quartet offers a repertoire of original components which posit equilibrium between written and improvised musics. http://www.danieleesposito.com/

JD’s Project

City: Brussels

04/30
This project brings together 12 young jazz talents. The group performed original tunes of hip-hop and funky jazz. A meeting of upcoming generations of hip hop and funky jazz artists.

Nathalie Loriers Trio

City: Brussels

04/30
Nathalie Loriers presented a concert featuring her new compositions especially for this trio, strongly tinged, lyrical grooves with melody and thorough harmony.

The Unexpected 4

City: Brussels

04/30
The group played its compositions and arranged standards, offering a challenging and exciting selection of swing with hints of post-bop and modern jazz. The Unexpected 4 won the first prize of Dinant Jazz Night 2010. Featuring the talents of Jeremy Dumont, Vincent Thekal, Bas Cooijmans, Armando Luongo.

TUNES: a jazz night

City: Ghent, East of Flanders

04/30
The Royal Conservatory / School of Arts Ghent organized the third edition of TUNES, a jazz night. This free festival put the scene of active jazz cafés in Ghent in the spotlight. Three big bands, new talent and established names from the Belgian jazz world came together to perform.

Yves Peeters Group

City: Brussels

04/30
Concert by the Yves Peeters Group, consisting of original compositions by all members of the band. The group's music is characterized by a colourful mix of influences such as the blues and African music, with jazz as its basic ingredient.

Belize

International Jazz Day 2014: Belize

City: Belize City

04/30
The Belize National Commission for UNESCO organized an event introducing International Jazz Day and its message to island residents.

Benin

International Jazz Day 2014: Benin

City: Cotonou

04/30
The Institut Français de Cotonou distributed educational information on the day and the values of jazz to its visitors.

Bhutan

International Jazz Day 2014: Bhutan

City: Bumthang

04/30
The Amankora Paro Lodge presented the live stream of the All-Star Global Concert from Osaka for its guests.

Bolivia

ANDESOL Concert

City: La Paz

04/30
Concert featuring the known composer and interpreter Oscar Cordova (winds) presenting his music with artists including Daniel Zegada (drums), David Aspi (Guitar), Edwin Mendoza (Bass), Eynar Guillen (piano), Yonatan Cáceres (vocals) and José Abreu (Percusión).

Bosnia and Herzegovina

International Jazz Day, Banja Luka (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

City: Banja Luka

04/30
Jazzy Banja Luka @ One Place held a concert featuring the Combine Quartet, Sladjana Zrnic, Небојша Ступар, Dejan Djordjevic, Sanja Čolić Zelić, Marija Šestić, Natalija Havralenko, Tuba Tubic, Nylon Club, Tatjana Topic and more!

Monument Jazz Day Celebration

City: Sarajevo

04/30
Jazz Club Monument, in collaboration with Gramofon Records, organized a concert to celebrate International Jazz Day. Concert featured Sarajevo Jazz Guerrilla & Guests, Bebop Sax Quartet ft. Local Jazz Combo (Croatia), & jam sessions afterward. Program details on official club FB fan page.

Botswana

Programa Clube do Jazz special edition #jazzday

City: Aracaju

04/30
"Clube do Jazz" is a radio program that has existed for 7 years. Originally conceived by the sociologist Ernesto Seidl, today it is hosted by journalist André Teixeir on Aperipê FM. For #JazzDay we presented a special edition relating the history of jazz through musical selections.

Brazil

Ava Araujo Jazz Project

City: Brasília

04/30
New show from Brazilian vocalist Ava Araujo.

Babi Mendes – Int’l Jazz Day Jam Session

City: Itaim, Sao Paulo

04/30
To celebrate Jazz Day, singer/songwriter Babi Mendes hosted a jam session at All of Jazz in Sao Paulo.

International Jazz Day – Casa do Jazz – Acordes Jazz School

City: Caxias do Sul, RS

04/30
Commemorative edition of the 2014 International Jazz Day, organized by the House of Jazz in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. The celebration included a show by singer Mirta Gomez and jazz guitarist Fernando Aver, a master class on the History of Jazz, an improvisation master class, and the screening of a documentary about jazz history.

International Jazz Day – Itajaí

City: Itajaí, Santa Catarina

04/30
The event was a gathering of righteous musical artists with an emphasis on jazz. 25 musicians performed for an audience of 800 people.

Jurere Jazz, International Jazz Day

City: Florianópolis

04/30
Jurere Jazz Festival presented an out door concert with the great violonist Leandro Fortes and his quintet.

Brunei

Expression Music School celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Bandar Seri Begawan

04/30
School organized an introduction to the history of jazz and improvisation for its students.

Bulgaria

Jazz FM International Jazz Day celebration programme

City: Sofia

04/30
On this special programme, we invited jazz artists to talk about the music they play. Listeners told their stories of discovering jazz. Premiere of The Invasion Parade by Alfredo Rodriguez. Antonia Docheva: the artist who paints jazz - interview and gallery. Special music selection. Information about international celebrations.

International Jazz Day 2014: Bulgaria

City: Various Cities

04/30
On International Jazz Day 2014, different Bulgarian cities hosted concerts, jam sessions, exhibitions, educative events, open classes, interviews with jazz musicians and film screenings in order to raise awareness about the use of jazz as a powerful tool for social inclusion, creative self-expression and intercultural dialogue. Presenting organizations included JAZZ FM Radio, Bulgarian National Radio, Radio Blagoevgrad, the National Music Academy and municipal authorities across Bulgaria.

International Jazz Festival of Bansko Celebrates International Jazz Day 2014

04/30
The International Jazz Festival of Bansko, Bulgaria organized a screening of the evening All-Star Global Concert from Osaka, Japan.

World Orchestra – Grzech Piotrowski

City: Sofia

04/30
Concert at Bulgaria Hall by the World Orchestra featuring Grzech Piotrowski with kaval-player Theodosii Spassov, all-female choir The Bulgarian Voices Angelite conducted by Georgi Petkov, string quartet of The Classic FM Orchestra, Marcin Wasilewski (piano), Sebastian Wypych (bass), Robert Luty (drums) and the Atom String Quartet.

Burkina Faso

Ambassador’s Annual Jazz Concert and Cocktail Reception

City: Ouagadougou

04/30
On the 30th, U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou hosted a Jazz Concert and Cocktail Reception with American Jazz Group the "Emily Braden Quartet." This event was part of the embassy's larger collaboration with a local 2-week long jazz festival, "Jazz-a-Ouaga," for which the Emily Braden Quartet performed.

Festival International Jazz à Ouaga

City: Ouagadougou

04/30
After more than 20 years, Jazz à Ouaga is synonymous with musical passion. Three key terms defined this year's festival: quality, originality, innovation. We celebrated International Jazz Day with several activities, culminating in a giant concert featuring the Franco Na Biso group.

Burundi

International Jazz Day 2014: Burundi

City: Bujumbura

04/30
The Institut Français de Burundi organized a free presentation and concert in honor of International Jazz Day.

Cambodia

A History Of Jazz by Philippe Javelle & Lewis Pragasam

City: Phnom Penh

04/30
Phnom Penh celebrities and internationally acclaimed artists Philippe Javelle (Piano, Moog Bass) and Lewis Pragasam (Drums) presented A History of Jazz from Ragtime to Hip-Hop, with a special dedication to Master Herbie Hancock, who came to visit the country in 2011.

Hall of Jazz

City: Phnom Penh

04/30
A jazz hall of fame was presented for students, complete with video clips of famous figures played throughout the whole day. French pianist Philippe Javelle presented a workshop for students as an opening for the whole event. Watch a YouTube clip of the workshop here.

Cameroon

Live Jazz Corner of the World

City: Yaounde

04/30
A special concert to celebrate jazz with two guitarists and two bass players, and a workshop to demonstrate traditional Cameroonian bass playing.

Canada

International Jazz Day celebrations in Ottawa

City: Ottawa

04/30
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canada Council for the Arts invited the public to celebrate International Jazz Day 2014 in the premises of the Canada Council. Musical performance by The Roddy Ellias Trio, refreshments and a rhythmic atmosphere!

JAZZ.FM91 Celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Toronto

04/30
On top of our regular broadcast day, we broadcast isolated acoustic performances from remarkable local musicians. JAZZ.FM91 has also developed a petition at change.org and out in the community asking UNESCO and Thelonious Monk Institute to consider Toronto for 2015!!

Jokela & Vogan feat. Charlie Cooley

City: Guelph

04/30
Ben Jokela (piano) + Garth Vogan (bass) were joined by Charlie Cooley (drums) as they recorded material for their next "live" album. They specialize in creating an atmosphere of pleasing sounds while maintaining artistic integrity with structured improvisation and musical exploration.

UN International Jazz Day & A Celebration of Youth in Jazz

City: Calgary, Alberta

04/30
Calgary joined the global jazz party with free events from morning to night. Calgarians of all ages enjoyed jazz music and dance across the city. Jazz Day opened "A Celebration of Youth in Jazz," a week highlighting jazz student and emerging stars.

West Coast Jazz Festival

City: Nanaimo

04/30
West Coast Jazz Festival April 30, May 1, May 2 Vancouver Island University This three day event involved jazz performances by students from all over Vancouver Island. Clinicians: Phil Dwyer, Campbell Ryga, Jon Challoner, Ken Lister, Bryan Stovell, Hans Verhoeven.

World Blind Union Features Bind Jazz Artist

City: Toronto

04/30
Via our Twitter account WBU linked to YouTube videos of 23 blind jazz musicians, both living and deceased, performances of their music. This was done as a means to both educate and entertain our followers of the talents of gifted artists who did not let visual impairment limit their careers.

Cape Verde

Kriol Jazz Festival

City: Praia

04/30
Festival dedicated their program, featuring a selection of the best artists from the Creole world, to International Jazz Day. The KJF's main objective is to promote Creole-inspired music from all of the islands.

Chad

International Jazz Day 2014: Chad

04/30
The Institut Français du Tchad organized a concert with Chadian jazz musicians.

Chile

Chile Celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Providencia, Santiago

04/30
To celebrate International Jazz Day in Chile, the Academia de Musica Pro Jazz presented educational events and a concert:16-17:30 Master Class Orion Lion "El Rol del Musico en la Sociedad"17:30-19 Master class Miguel Perez "Improvisacion"19:30hrs Concierto Orion Lion, Miguel Perez y Projazz Big Band

Día Internacional del Jazz

City: Santiago

04/30
Local record label Animales en la Vía celebrated with concerts and jam sessions featuring Chilean musicians at Club Thelonious in Santiago, including the Nicolás Vera Quartet, the Jasper Huysentruyt Trío, the Bruno Riveros Quartet and the Roberto C. Lecaros Quinteto.

Día Internacional del Jazz en la UCSC

City: Concepción

04/30
Presentation of three local jazz bands from the Concepción area: Edgardo Sánchez Quintet, Hualpén Big Band, and the Dixieland Jazz Band of Concepción.

China

International Jazz Day 2014: Zhuhai

City: Zhuhai

04/30
The first time mainland China celebrated this world event. Ted Lo Trio, maRK and Dolby Quintet performed a concert at The Beishan Theater, one of the most historic buildings in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.

International Jazz day Hong Kong Celebration 27 April 2014

City: Hong Kong

04/30
The celebration featured 6 groups from amateur to professional, as well as a local big band playing original compositions. Highlights included the local veteran Ted L Trio and an 11-year-old alto sax player from Zhuhai, China.

Nong Qing Jing’ An JZ Spring : Till Brönner

City: Shanghai

04/30
JZ Spring is a brand new event from April 30th to May 2nd 2014 brought to you by the people who organize the annual JZ Festival, the largest international jazz festival in China. On International Jazz Day, a concert by Till Brönner kicked off the 3-day series of events.

Shanghai Celebrates International Jazz Day 2014

City: Shanghai

04/30
Shanghai Culture Square celebrated with SCS Jazz Festival and a series of 5 concerts in April: April 1st, 7:15pm John McLaughin & the 4th Dimension Live April 13th, 2pm KIKI & the Mauritian Jazz Band - The Polymorph Extra April 30th, 7:15pm: PAN Jianglei WAVE - Jonas Seetoh Sextet The celebration also included free conferences. For more info, please visit http://www.shculturesquare.com

Colombia

Byron Sanchez Cuarteto y Santiago Restrepo Trio

City: Medellín, Antioquia

04/30
The Café El Club del Jazz featured the magnificent musicians Byron Sanchez, Nicolas Guevara, Felipe Gómez, Lucas Tobón, Santiago Restrepo, Sam Farley and Eduardo González, among others. Concluded with a Jam Session including all of the musicians in attendance.

Concierto BIG BAND Universidad Eafit

City: Medellín, Antioquia

04/30
El Club de Jazz, along with the city's musicians, came together for an historic open-air concert. Presenting the the 17 musicians of the University EAFIT big band.

Corredor 4teto Celebrating International Jazz Day

City: Bogotá

04/30
Concert performance by Corredor 4teto featuring jazz with colombian flavors. Hosted by the Cat Clap Club. We will be releasing our first album soon - visit our websites for more information. Andrés Corredor-gtr, Julián Guzmán-bass, Marco Sierra-drms,Estefanía Lambuley-perc.

International Jazz Day Medellín 2014

City: Medellín, Antioquia

04/30
Medellín, Colombia joined the global celebration of jazz and its influence on contemporary music. This year featured a video audition, followed by two concerts in different styles, concluding with a jam session open to all jazz musicians in the city.

Villa de Leyva celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Villa de Leyva

04/30
The Corporation VillaJazz Festival and the town hall of Villa de Leyva celebrated International Jazz Day with a big concert in the main square. Guest artists included Joaquin Blues, the Fusion School of Music, Justo Cuervo & South People.

Comoros

International Jazz Day 2014: Comoros

City: Moroni

04/30
The Cristal Itsandra Beach Hotel dedicated its entertainment programming to International Jazz Day and raised awareness among guests about the day and its message.

Congo (Brazzaville)

International Jazz Day 2014: Congo

City: Brazzaville

04/30
The Institut Français du Congo shared informational materials on the day and the values of jazz with visitors.

Congo, Democratic Republic of

International Jazz Day 2014: Democratic Republic of Congo

City: Kinshasa

04/30
The cultural office of the Institut Français de Kinshasa organized a concert featuring local jazz musicians.

Cook Islands

International Jazz Day at Pacific Resort Rarotonga

04/30
Pacific Resort Rarotonga played jazz in its lobby and restaurant, and made announcements to guests via newsletters and social media.

Costa Rica

Jazz @ Triptica.com

City: Alajuela

04/30
Triptica.com celebrated Jazz Day by streaming recordings from great jazz artists. Tritpica.com is dedicated to trip hop, downtempo, world music.

Jazz Subterraneo

City: San Jose

04/30
Subterranean Jazz session in El Sotano.

LTH – Jamming Session

City: San José

04/30
We organized an open street jam session in the middle of San José, Costa Rica between 6 and 8 pm at Plaza de las Artes.

Cote d'Ivoire

Journée Internationale du Jazz Abidjan

City: Abidjan

04/30
This year's Jazz Day Celebration with ABIJAZZ consisted of a small concert by the Acoustic Jazz Band, followed by a Jam Session with major Ivorian jazz musicians and jazz singers. The Ivorian jazz community gathered around to celebrate jazz as the universal language for peace and friendship.

Croatia

Concert – Mátyás Gayer Trio (HU, UKR)

City: Koprivnica

04/30
An exeptional young jazz band in concert. Band members: Gayer Mátyás (piano), Mátyás Hofecker (bass), Oleg Markov (drums). Tickets and reservations at Domoljub, Koprivnica, Starogradska 1-Croatia.

Croatia Celebrates Jazz

City: Rijeka

04/30
Celebration featured concerts, film screenings, master classes and more. Organizers focused on lending an educational and artistic character to the program, with several important objectives: to inform the larger audience about the art of jazz and its origins and influences, and to emphasize its important role as a means of communication which overcomes differences between nations.

HRT Jazz Orchestra for International Jazz Day

City: Zagreb

04/30
Croatian Radiotelevision's (HRT) Jazz Orchestra and leader Sasa Nestorovic performed a concert at the Vip Club, one of the most renowned jazz venues in Croatia.

Jazz your Day 3 in 1

City: Zagreb

04/30
Jeunesses Musicales Croatia, in cooperation with the Croatian Commission for UNESCO in the Ministry of Culture, was proud to present "Jazz your Day 3 in 1" in 3 different regions, in 3 different cities featuring programs by famous Croatian jazz pedagogues and musicians.

Cuba

International Jazz Day 2014: Cuba

City: Havana

04/30
Cuba celebrated “International Jazz Day” with a special concert of jazz in the gardens of the Cuban Institute of Music. The public enjoyed the Jazz Band Orchestra directed by Joaquín Betancourt. Other events included concerts at the Teatro "Julio Antonio Mella" and La Zorra y el Cuervo - Havana's most famous jazz club.

Curacao

Curaçao International Jazz Day Celebration

City: Willemstad

04/30
Jazz enthusiasts in Curaçao commemorated International Jazz Day by streaming the Osaka Concert and finishing off with a jam session featuring Curaçao's best jazz Artists.

Cyprus

International Jazz Day 2014: Cyprus

City: Limassol

04/30
Seven concerts and an All-Star Jam Session starting on Wednesday 30th of April, closing up on Saturday May 3rd. The festival activities were presented at jazzyB jazz bar in Limassol with NO admission fee.

Czech Republic

Beskydsky Jazzmaraton

City: Frenstat pod Radhostem

04/30
Minifestival held 30th April in the town of Frenstat pod Radhostem in the Beskydy Mountains (Czech-Slovak-Polish borderland) invited five bands for an event celebrating International Jazz Day. The whole event included a welcome band (6-7 PM), the jazzmaraton (7-9:23 PM), and a jam.

Jazz World Photo 2014

City: Trutnov

04/30
We held a special awards ceremony to recognize the winners of the competition and to commemorate International Jazz Day. The first year of the itinerant contest-exhibition was open to all photographers who occupy themselves with photographing jazz and jazz-related music styles. All submissions are evaluated by a six-member jury that chooses the 30 best photographs. The three best photographs are awarded prizes. This year we were sent 135 photographs altogether from almost all over the world.

Denmark

International Jazz Day Denmark 2014

City: Copenhagen

04/30
Symposium (live broadcasted). Main topic: the future of jazz, where is jazz heading? Lectures, interviews, speeches and panel discussions. VIP panelists and speakers. Hosts: Niels Lan Doky and Anne Dvinge (ph.d). Concerts (live broadcasted): THE OSCAR PETERSON LEGACY QUARTET + YOUNG GUEST MUSICIANS

Live Jazz Venue of the year Celebration Party

City: Copenhagen

04/30
Concert featuring the Aske Drasbæk Group, voted Best New Jazz Artist in Denmark. Charlie Scott's was voted Best Live Jazz Venue in Denmark in 2013.

Renee Rosnes Quartet Celebrates International Jazz Day at the Montmartre

City: Copenhagen K,

04/30
The Renee Rosnes Quartet featuring Renee Rosnes, piano, Steve Nelson, vibes, Peter Washington, bass & Lewis Nash, drums, celebrated International Jazz Day with performances at the Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen. The engagement was also a celebration of the Montmartre's 4th Anniversary.

Djibouti

International Jazz Day 2014: Djibouti

City: Djibouti

04/30
The Lycée Français de Djibouti organized an activity with its music faculty and students in honor of the day.

Dominican Republic

Jazz Day in DREAM Center

City: Callejon de la Loma

04/30
The music program DREAM-FEDUJAZZ  joined the International Jazz Day celebration with a concert featuring students in the program: young musicians from 8 to 15 years, all from the community Callejon de la Loma in the Dominican Republic. Led by Ramon Vazquez and Juan Guivin. For more information: http://drjazzfestival.com/fedujazz/

Jazz en Dominicana celebrates International Jazz Day 2014

City: Santo Domingo, D.N.

04/30
Jazz en Dominicana's celebration in honor of International Jazz Day consisted of three main parts: 1) A concert by the National Conservatory of Music's Jazz Big Band 2) A series of Master Classes held at the National Conservatory 3) Awards and recognition for selected musicians, event/festival producers, and radio programs for their constant efforts to promote and disseminate knowledge of this musical art form.

Jazzomania – 20th year on the airwaves / 20 años en el aire

City: Santo Domingo

04/30
Concert celebrating 20 years of Jazzomania on the air. Featuring the Quinteto Jazzomania with Steve Anderson and Edward Thigpen from Raleigh, North Carolina; Guy Frometa and Cuquito More from the Dominican Republic, and Guillo Carias as director.

East Timor (Timor-Leste)

International Jazz Day celebration at Morabeza – Dili

City: Dili

04/30
The restaurant offered a live telecast of the Osaka Jazz concert for patrons, as well as dissemination of messages on the significance of International Jazz Day to the present day.

Ecuador

International Jazz Day Ecuador 2014

City: Cuenca

04/30
Concert by the Jazz Society of Ecuador All Star Jazz Ensemble featuring Jim Gala - NY Jazz Pianist, Sue Terry - Saxophone US, Paul Bouchard - Saxophone Canada, Jon Arevalo - Contrabass Ecuador, Julio Bonnemaison, Guitar Venezuela, Sebastian Zurita - Drums Ecuador and other guest artists.

Egypt

International Jazz Day 2014 at the Cairo Jazz Club

City: Cairo

04/30
The Cairo Jazz Club dedicated its evening program to International Jazz Day.

El Salvador

International Jazz Day “El Salvador”

City: Santa Tecla

04/30
El Salvador joined the celebration of International Jazz Day with a concert concluding the major "El Salvador Jazz Festival 2014," running from February 17 with a grand finale on April 30 featuring: Brujo, Nadia Maltez, Outside y Gypswing.

Equatorial Guinea

International Jazz Day 2014: Equatorial Guinea

City: Malabo

04/30
The Institut Français de Malabo distributed informational materials about the day and its message of peace and intercultural dialogue on its web site and in its documentation center.

Eritrea

International Jazz Day 2014: Eritrea

City: Asmara

04/30
The Alliance Française d’Asmara organized a concert featuring an international group of musicians.

Estonia

International Jazz Day 2014: U.S. Embassy Estonia

City: Tallinn

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn encouraged Estonians to celebrate the day, including an announcement about the day and the positive influence of jazz on its official website.

Ethiopia

International Jazz Day 2014: Ethiopia

City: Addis-Ababa

04/30
The Alliance éthio-française d’Addis-Abeba incorporated a salute to the day into its programming for the month of April.

Fiji

International Jazz Day 2014: Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu

City: Suva

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Suva distributed posters and CDs to select venues in the five nations under its purview (Fiji, Tonga, Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu).

Finland

Children’s Walpurgis Night Jazz

City: Helinski

04/30
Kids Jazz Concert. A Fun Walpurgis Night mood took over the open air stage Estradi when Mopo celebrated International Jazz Day! Mopo gets its inspiration from jazz, 1970’s punk and Finnish nature.

Happy Jazz Club Storyville

City: Helsinki

04/30
Happy Jazz Club Storyville dedicated its evening program to International Jazz Day.

Talking Jazz

City: Rovaniemi

04/30
"Talking Jazz" travels through the history of jazz. There is a storyteller and a band, which plays different genres of jazz starting from blues and going through bebop to fusion and from ragtime to free jazz. Lots of music and little bit of talking.

France

“Jazz standards” – Résidence et “Le Jazz de Demain” – Résidence

City: Paris

04/30
JAZZ DAY PARIS 2014 Mercredi 02 à 19h30 "Jazz standards" - Résidence Mario CANONGE piano et Michel ZENINO cbss Duo Jazz Mercredi 02 à 21h30 "Le Jazz De Demain" - Résidence AT HOME - ANTHONY JAMBON guitare / GUILLAUME LATIL violoncelle invitent Benoît CONVERT guitare

Frédéric Monino Trio / Michel portal & Vincent Peirani Duo

City: Nimes

04/30
Concert featuring the Frédéric Monino Trio and the Michel Portal & Vincent Peirani Duo.

Jazz Party en Live

City: Begles

04/30
Jazz Concert with Shekinah Rodz Quintet followed by a Jam Session.

“Blue Note : Sound & Graphics” – visual and sound exploration of a label of legend

City: Francheville

04/30
For the 75th birthday of the label Blue Note, we presented an exhibition on the relations between Photography, Graphics and Jazz. 4 pm : Visit of the exhibition by Jean-Paul Boutellier, founder of festival "Jazz à Vienne."

“The saxophone in all his states”

City: Lyon

04/30
A workshop for young audiences: "The saxophone in all his states" by Lionel Martin. In partnership with the MJC Presqu'Ile Confluence.

Alain JEAN MARIE & Paul ABIRACHED

City: Paris

04/30
Guitarist Paul Abirached joined pianist Alain Jean-Marie in a duet to present their second album, featuring music of great finesse and rare elegance.

Amanova Trio – Sunset Jazz Club Paris

City: Paris

04/30
Celebrate this special day with Amanova - in a famous temple of jazz! Amanova - Vocals / Gregroy Cotti - Piano / Dominique Gatto - Saxophone.

Boeuf Jazz Manouche sur Lyon

City: Lyon

04/30
‘Bœuf Jazz Manouche sur Lyon’ celebrated with a jam session open to all musicians - bassists, saxophonists, violinists, accordionists, pianists, and especially guitarists - honoring the swinging Django Reinhardt and other great musicians of that style.

Brass Ban Nouvelle-Orléans – Brass Ta Roquette

City: Paris

04/30
Parade itinerary: Place Maurice Quentin -> Rue du Pont Neuf -> Rue de Rivoli -> Rue du Roulle - > Rue des Prouvaires -> Rue Berger - > Rue de Rivoli - > Rue Amiral de Coligny - > Quai du Louvre - > Quai de la Mégisserie - > Rue des Lavandières - > Rue Ste Opportune - > Rue St-Denis - > Rue des Lombards

Centre culturel suisse de Paris presents: Carte blanche à la Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation

City: Paris

04/30
Monday, April 28, 8.00 pm For six years, Plaistow (Johan Bourquenez, Vincent Ruiz et Cyril Bondi) have decomposed and recomposed the formula for the jazz trio in order to create a specific sound crossing many influences - a process of truly original synthesis. This concert was accompanied by a video projection with visuals inspired by the serigraphy of Thomas Perrodin and the 3D landscapes of Nicolas Berger. Tuesday, April 29 8.00 pm Since their debut, Rusconi (Stefan Rusconi, Fabian Gisler and Claudio Strüby) seem to have developed a quasi-telepathic comprehension of the dynamic that exists between each instrument. Joyfully blending composition and improvisation, and inspired by influences as disparate as Miles Davis, Pink Floyd and Sonic Youth, Rusconi produces an indisputably singular music. Wednesday, April 30 7.00 pm On the occasion of International Jazz Day, Léo Tardin broadcast “Nina Simone Live at Montreux, 1976” in the first part of the concert. With his parallel project Grand Pianoramax - nourished by the cosmopolitan electricity of cities such as New York, Berlin or Mumbai - the Genevese Léo Tardin dedicated a solo piano album, “Dawnscape.” The new titles are as inner landscapes grazed by the freedom of jazz, as well as folk.

Concert & Jam session at Hot Club Jazz

City: Lyon

04/30
9pm : Concert with the Happy Stompers Jazz Big Band (swing) 10.30pm : Jam Session

Concert & Jam Session at La Maison Mère

City: Lyon

04/30
"Tribute to Jazz Messengers" featuring the Alex Clayette 5tet, followed by a jam session.

Concert de « Paris Downtown », les élèves du Conservatoire de Paris Centre

City: Paris

04/30
Second "Paris Downtown" concert, featuring the students of the Conservatoire de Paris Centre.

Concert de « Paris Downtown », les élèves du Conservatoire du Centre

City: Paris

04/30
Free concert featuring the students of the Conservatoire du Centre: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Arrondissements.

Conférence sur les “Valeurs du Jazz”

City: Paris

04/30
The Paris Jazz Club organized a conference on the values of jazz, with participants including Mr. Eric Falt, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for External Relations and Public Relations, Mr. Ali Moussa IYE, Chief of UNESCO's Intercultural Dialogue Section, and various jazz artists.

Film screening and Jazz duo

City: Lyon

04/30
8pm : "Tea for Two" (Jazz vocal duo concert) + film screening "Monica Z" by Per Fly

International Jazz Day at “Kiosque à Musique”

City: Saint-Etienne

04/30
Little Big Band and jazz combo from Jazz's Massenet Academy.

International Jazz Day at Le Château du Jarez

City: Saint Chamond

04/30
La Rue Désarchés (Gypsy jazz acoustics combo)

International Jazz Day at Le Périscope

City: Lyon

04/30
2pm and 6pm : Sound workshops with Oli Lab (participative workshop) 8pm : Uptake (jazz groove) 9.30pm : Jean-paul Hervé Trio invites Jean-Charles Richard (modern jazz)

International Jazz Day at Le Remue Méninges

City: Saint-Etienne

04/30
Jam session livened up by Jazzmine's collective.

International Jazz Day at Le Trente

City: Vienne

04/30
"Oriental Utopy," managed by Philippe Khoury. Ethno Jazz band from Music and Dance Academy.

International Jazz Day at Leconte High

City: Ste Clotilde

04/30
Showcase of various bands playing music related to jazz: blues-rock, soul-pop and downright jazz, plus some sega and maloya all afternoon in front of the school's main entrance for all to enjoy. The event also included screenings of old and new video about the presence of jazz on the island of Reunion.

International Jazz Day at Lyon Music

City: Lyon

04/30
5pm : Master class by Mario Stantchev 8.30pm : Concert with Mario Stantchev feat. Jean Lardanchet, Philippe Roche and Benoit Nicolas (Bebop swing)

International Jazz Day at Mama Shelter Lyon

City: Lyon

04/30
Concert featuring Julien Lebrun & Hakim Sulaiman (Dj & live saxophone / Soul-jazz & Afro-funk)

International Jazz Day at media library

City: Saint-Etienne

04/30
Exhibition highlighting the recording productions of Jazz artists from the Rhône-Alpes region.

International Jazz Day at Obamo Café

City: Lyon

04/30
Concert featuring The Hats on Cats (World Jazz Fusion).

International Jazz Day at Second Souffle

City: Lyon

04/30
Concert featuring the Claude-Eugénie Iwanza / Bernard Otternaud Duo (Jazz vocal).

International Jazz Day in “101 Marches”

City: Lyon

04/30
Concert program included: 2 pm : Forro da Casa Verde (Brazilian ball) 4 pm : "Les Acharnés du Swing" (Swing) 6 pm : Gauvain Gamon, Lucas Verriere and Pierre « Tiboum » Guignon (Jazz from CRR Lyon)

International Jazz Day in a film library

City: Saint-Etienne

04/30
Screening of "Bamako is a miracle" by Samuel Chalard. In partnership with Gaga Jazz and Jean Rouch International Festival.

International Jazz Day in a prison center

City: Saint-Quentin-Fallavier

04/30
Concert featuring Charlie and the Soap Opera (Soul jazz).

International Jazz Day in Alliance Française

City: Lyon

04/30
Events included a conference on musical instruments and a concert of students from the Jazz Department of the regional music academy: All day long: Exhibition of photos by Christophe Charpenel, "Vu du Jazz à Vienne." 6pm: Mark Priore & The Peaceful Explorers.

International Jazz Day in Club St Georges

City: Lyon

04/30
OUTDOOR (on the Place de la Trinité) 4pm : Trios of Club St Georges 5.30pm : Patricia Tinoco et Cesar Allan (Duo Bossa'n'Samba) 6.30pm : Trio Sponge Fingers (gypsy swing) INDOOR (Club St Georges) 8pm : Jam Session Swing manouche (gypsy jazz)

International Jazz Day in retirement homes

City: Bourgoin-Jallieu

04/30
"Jondeau Family Jazz." Group made up of jazz academy students played in several retirement homes (Bourgoin-Jallieu and surroundings) throughout the day.

Jam Session at Le Baryton

City: Lyon

04/30
"Le Baryton" invited jazzmen for a jam session...until 2 am! With Nora Kann, John Zidi, Pierre "Tiboum" Guignon, Lucas Verriere and many more.

Jazz at the High School

City: Décines-Charpieu

04/30
Inspired by International Jazz Day, the pupils and their professors devised an eclectic program of jazz standards. Whether experienced, self-taught or beginners, all students were allowed to participate.

Jazz in subway station

City: Lyon

04/30
Performance by Tikno Swing feat. Cyrille Daras (Gipsy Jazz) in the Bellecour subway station.

Jazzaudehore presents: Matthieu Boré 5tet

City: Saint Germain en Laye

04/30
Dinner and a concert in the tradition of the great trumpeter Lee Morgan. The Matthieu Boré quintet consists of trumpet, tenor saxophone, piano, double bass and drums. This was jazz influenced by blues, gospel and rhythm n' blues.

Le FIRST AVENUE invite LAURA LITTARDI

City: Paris

04/30
Concert featuring Laura Littardi (Vocal), Sandro Zerafa (Guitar), Yoni Zelnik (Bass) and Lionel Boccara (Drums).

Night Groove Party

City: Lyon

04/30
9pm : Zed Brass Band Midnight : Dj James Stewart (Afro Soul Jazz)

Play, sing and swing!

City: Lyon

04/30
6pm: Depiction of musical creation of the high school "Lycée Auguste et Louis Lumière" (Standard Jazz). 7pm: Lindy Hop workshop and swing dance. 9pm: Jam led up by Anne-Sophie Ozanne. 11pm: Jam led by Stéphane Vincenza. Midnight: Jazz blind test

Rob Duguay from NYC! Concert & Jam Session

City: Paris, Paris

04/30
The Cafe Universel was proud to present Rob Duguay, bass player extraordinaire from New York City, and his trio! The concert was be followed by an open jam session.

Samba Jazz

City: Lyon

04/30
7pm : Musical quiz and Jazz videos 9pm : Concert with samba jazz group (samba latin jazz) 11pm : Jam session

Serge VILAMAJO Quartet

City: Paris

04/30
Concert featuring pianist Serge Vilamajo and his quartet, with Nicolas Berthelot (sax), Nicolas Pain (bass) and Florent Danset (drums).Born in Barcelona, Serge Vilamajó created his quartet in 2011 with the desire to transport his listener to the South of Catalonia, a paradise dear to him.

SIMONE

City: Paris

04/30
Concert performance by Simone, daughter of the great jazz singer Nina Simone.

Soirée Disney & The Jazz avec The Bare Necessities Quintet

City: Paris

04/30
With friendly musical complicity, the Bare Necessities Quintet took an energetic look, current but also candid and jovial - with all the precision jazz requires - at the musics that framed their childhoods and those of generations to come.

Soirée Jazz et récolte de fond pour les restos du coeur

City: Bordeaux

04/30
Concert at Bella Vita restaurant featuring Stephane Menut on keyboard and vocals accompanied by Freddy Buzon on trumpet. Proceeds went to Les Restos du Coeur.

Sun Ra Exhibition at the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon

City: Lyon

04/30
Exhibition of disc pockets of Sun Ra, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. From Tuesday, April 15th to Saturday, June 14th.

Swing Bebop Latin in a Detention Center

City: Villefranche-sur-Saône

04/30
Performance by Zaza Desiderio Trio (Swing Bebop Latin) in a detention center in Villefranche-sur-Saône.

The Drops and Guests at New Morning

City: Paris

04/30
A very unique event featuring The Drops playing at the New Morning, a famous venue in Paris that has hosted major artists over the years. The concert featured two special world-class guests.

Gabon

International Jazz Day 2014: Gabon

City: Libreville

04/30
The Topaz Jazz Club dedicated its evening’s program to International Jazz Day.

Gambia

International Jazz day 2014: Gambia

04/30
Jazz café Senegambia Strip dedicated its service on April 30 to International Jazz Day, increasing awareness among patrons about the day and its message of peace and intercultural dialogue.

Georgia

International Jazz Day in Tbilisi Event Hall

City: Tbilisi

04/30
All day long Jazz FM 97.5 dedicated various programs to International Jazz Day. A concert of young Georgian artists: vocal group "Quintessential Five" and Papuna Sharikadze Trio. Presentation of Black Sea Jazz Festival program, viewing of gala show from Osaka. Events was supported by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Georgian National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall.

U.S. Embassy Georgia Celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Tbilisi

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi organized screenings of the All-Star Global Concert from Osaka in 10 cities across Georgia.

Germany

Hannover celebrates UNESCO International Jazz Day with a series of events!

City: Hannover

04/30
Events on and around Jazz Day included: Concerts with Felix Petry’s Orchester, Fantastic Parking Lot & Roman Rofalski Trio; a panel featuring the mayor & other guests; a special public event on Jazz Day itself and a (more than) Jazz-matinee featuring ERZ, Schwarmintelligenz and Alex Rosengarth Trio.

Mannheim. We understand Jazz.

City: Mannhiem

04/30
10 different jazz bands played during the morning and at lunch time at different offices (Mannheimer Assurance, Mannheimer citizen services, Mannheim city hall, market place, university and Mannheim main station), followed by some smaller concerts in the evening.

Orchestra [email protected] in celebration of International Jazz Day

City: Stuttgart

04/30
The [email protected] Orchestra presented a concert at a local theater. Sound / Groove / Improvisation new compositions for jazz orchestra feat. Matthias Schriefl (tp/Cologne) Nikola Lutz (sax) Magnus Mehl (sax) [email protected] represents Stuttgart's rich, diverse, colorful and creative jazz scene. Each concert features another composer/arranger and lineup.

Anna Carewe & Oli Bott Duo: Time Travel

City: Berlin

04/30
Classical meets Jazz Anna Carewe: Violoncello - Oli Bott: Vibraphone A musical journey through time from the Medieval until the present with excursions into Jazz and Improvisation. Compositions by Ciconia, Ortiz, Bach, Vivaldi, Satie, Britten, Ellington and Piazolla.

International Jazz Day in Bremen: Yul Anderson “The Ultimate Piano Experience”

City: Bremen, NRW

04/30
Yul Anderson performed a blend of Classical and Authentic Jazz/Blues for an enchanting "Ultimate Piano Experience," combining many different genres into his unique improvisational style. Anderson creates a personal musical universe built both on European classical ideas and his own Jazz/Blues heritage.

Sound on Screen presents: CHARLIE MARIANO – LAST VISITS

City: Braunschweig

04/30
We presented a documentary about the last years of Charlie Mariano, an outstanding jazz saxophonist, composer and world musician. With Jasper van t´Hof, Philip Catherine, Wolfgang Dauner and more. Presented in cooperation with Initiative Jazz Braunschweig.

The Ebony Big Band – Tribute to “The Greatest Unknowns Ever Known”

City: Berlin, Berlin

04/30
The Ebony Big Band performed works from some of the greatest jazz composers that have not been so well-recognized internationally, as well as some of the well-known greats we've all heard of, such as Horace Tapscott, Tina Brooks, Lester Robertson and Thelonious Monk.

Ghana

#LiveinAccra

City: Accra

04/30
The Alliance Française d'Accra organized the Live in Accra Jazz Festival, with 4 events celebrating International Jazz Day on April 30: Studio Recording Workshop with Colter Harper Launch of mural artwork by Kenturah Davis at Alliance Française d'Accra, 6.30pm Cadence, La Paillote Takpekpe by Ehalakasa at the Alliance Francaise, 7.30pm Great Women of Jazz, 9pm featuring a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone etc. by 4 amazing vocalists: Ofie Kodjoe, Brenda Joyce, Sandra Hudson & Michelle McKinney-Hammond feat. the amazing Sound Factree

Greece

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2014 / SYROS, GREECE

City: Ermoupolis

04/30
"b jazz" and the Periphery of S. Aegean organized a festival for the I.J.D. in the city of Ermoupolis, on Syros island. It lasted for four days (27/4-30/4), including live jazz concerts, tap dancing & swing dancing performances as well as a jazz portraits photography exibition.

Crime Swing Investigation and Radio Pepper 96.6 live session party

City: Santa Irene

04/30
Live session party at Mpoufos: an evening full of music and dancing with DJ set by the producers of Radio Pepper 96.6, John & Kastanakis Yota Kotseta.

Dimitri Vassilakis Quartet Live @ “Kazba” Porto Rafti

City: Pórto Ráfti,

04/30
Porto Rafti club Kazba hosted a jazz party and jam session presenting young players from Markopoulo and East Attica area, including Dimitri Vassilakis, saxes/vocals, Manos Saridakis, keyboards, Antonis Priftis, guitar and Vaggelis Balliousis, drums.

electric solo

City: Preveza

04/30
Local musician Mpampis Papadopoulos performed a solo concert at the "Bottle in the Sea" art cafe in Preveza City.

International Jazz Day – Live in pedestrian Serres, Greece

City: Σέρρες

04/30
Commemorating UNESCO's International Jazz Day, the youth of Serres hosted the band Quincunx of Thessaloniki for a special concert. Vocals: Haralambos Symeonidis. Keys: Vangelis Dimopoulos. Saxophone: Michael Zoumploulakis. Guitar: Vasilis Gounela.

International Jazz Day Thessaloniki, Greece

City: Thessaloniki

04/30
Thessaloniki’s International Jazz Day celebrations featured a special guest & honoured person of the day: the award winning pianist Dr. Milcho Leviev, one of today's jazz geniuses, performing with the renowned singer Mrs. Vicky Almazidou. Best wishes for success to all global UNESCO events! みなさんにご成功を祈ります!

Jazz day school celebration

City: Serres

04/30
The 3d Primary School of Serres celebrated International Jazz Day for the second year in a row. This year the celebration took place inside the school premises. We presented a short animation film screening, followed by 3 jazz tunes played by our 6th graders and a jazz dance act.

Guatemala

International Jazz Day 2014: Guatemala

City: Guatemala City

04/30
Concert at the Teatro Don Juan featuring the Carlos Soto Trio, La Tribu de Ben Levi Jazz Band, Quartal Fusion Project, Astton, El trío de German Giordano, and De la Ru. Organized by Jazz.Gt.

Jam Session At IGA!

City: Guatemala City

04/30
Everyone was invited to this gathering for musicians and jazz lovers to celebrate IJD in the best way: jammin', listening and sharing! Activity aimed to continue the 5-day Casper College & Guests jazz program and to create a space for musicians and people to convey and enjoy jazz.

Jazz Day

City: Chimaltenango

04/30
Concert organized and sponsored by the masters of "Solfa Academy of Music" in honor of International Jazz Day.

Guinea

International Jazz Day 2014: Guinea

City: Conakry

04/30
The Centre Culturel Franco-Guineén incorporated the International Jazz Day celebration into its events for April and May, and posted information on its website and in its documentation centre.

Guinea-Bissau

International Jazz Day 2014: Guinea-Bissau

City: Bissau

04/30
The Centre Culturel franco-bissau-guinéen organized an event informing visitors about the day and its history, message and values.

Guyana

International Jazz Day 2014: Guyana

City: Providence

04/30
The Princess Hotel Guyana International informed its guests about the day and its positive message.

Haiti

Haiti Jazz Foundation celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Port-au-Prince

04/30
A special night of jazz in Port-au-Prince, Haiti celebrating International Jazz Day at Royal Oasis, featuring Paquito D'Rivera, Berta Rojas and latin jazz saxophonist Felipe Lamoglia. Concert was followed by a jam session. Proceeds benefitted the Haiti Jazz Foundation.

Honduras

International Jazz Day at the Centro Cultural Sampedrano

City: San Pedro Sula

04/30
The Centro Cultural Sampedrano encouraged its constituency to celebrate International Jazz Day, and posted a message on its official Facebook page.

Hungary

Balázs Neumann Trio feat. Klára Hajdú (voc)

City: Budapest

04/30
Almárium Gasztro Art Bisztró hosted a concert featuring the Balázs Neumann Trio feat. Klára Hajdú (voc).

Balázs Neumann Trio featuring Klára Hajdú

City: Budapest, Budapest

04/30
Free concert at Almárium Gasztro Art Bisztro with the Balázs Neumann Trio featuring Klára Hajdú.

Berki Trio

City: Nagykanizsa, Zala

04/30
Kanizsai Kulturális Központ Móricz Zsigmond Művelődési Há hosted a concert featuring the Berki Trio.

Boyzless Voice Vocal Group

City: Budapest

04/30
Benczúr Ház hosted a concert featuring the Boyzless Voice Vocal Group.

Clayton Thomas-Krisztina Dányi Duo

City: Budapest

04/30
Mika Tivadar Mulató hosted a concert featuring the Clayton Thomas-Krisztina Dányi Duo.

Discussion: The manifold cultural map of Europe/Janka Vörös e-Series/Krisztián Oláh Trio/Jam Session

City: Székesfehérvár

04/30
A Szabadművelődés Háza (The House of Free Education) hosted a discussion entitled "The manifold cultural map of Europe," followed by an open jam session.

Gábor Gábriel Farkas Jazz Trio feat. Imre Héder

City: Budapest

04/30
Orfeum Club hosted a concert with the Gábor Gábriel Farkas Jazz Trio feat. Imre Héder.

Gábor Juhász – István Gyárfás Duo

City: Budapest

04/30
Concert at Nyitott Műhely featuring the Gábor Juhász - István Gyárfás Duo.

Halper Hendrix Experiment

City: Budapest, IX district

04/30
Led by guitarist László Halper, the group successfully reinterpreted a few of Hendrix's classics while capturing his mystic and offering something fresh. Laszlo Halper guitar, Istvan Fekete trumpet, Zsolt Kosztyu bass, Laszlo Hajas drums.

International Jazz Day Hungary 2014

City: Budapest

04/30
Backstage Pub - an acclaimed place for jazz musicians in the heart of Budapest - held an exclusive concert with some of the best names from Hungarian jazz music. Liszt Academy instructor Regály György and friends performed at this free event.

Károly Gáspár Trio

City: Budapest

04/30
Jedermann Kávézó hosted a concert featuring the Károly Gáspár Trio.

Morze Trio – Artezis Trio – Kata & The Magic Kiwis

City: Debrecen, Hajdu-Bihar

04/30
The Sikk Klub hosted a concert featuring the Morze Trio, the Artezis Trio and Kata & The Magic Kiwis.

Orsolya Burján & Pálinkálom – Júlia Karosi Quartet – Márió Rafael Trio – Santa Diver – Smárton Trio

City: Budapest

04/30
Művészetek Palotája (Palace of Arts) hosted a concert featuring multiple groups, including Orsolya Burján & Pálinkálom, the Júlia Karosi Quartet, the Márió Rafael Trio, Santa Diver and the Smárton Trio.

Panni Kalmár-Szabolcs Oláh-Márton Almássy Trio

City: Budapest

04/30
Moha Kávéház és Kulturtér hosted a concert featuring the Panni Kalmár-Szabolcs Oláh-Márton Almássy Trio.

Pedal Steel

City: Budapest

04/30
Bethlen Cafe hosted a concert featuring the group Pedal Steel.

Péter Sárik Trio – an evening of jazz requests

City: Budapest

04/30
Budapest Jazz Club hosted "an evening of jazz requests" with the Péter Sárik Trio.

Raphael Wressnig & The Soul Gift Band (AT)

City: Komárom

04/30
The Mediawave Festival hosted a concert featuring Raphael Wressnig & The Soul Gift Band (AT).

Road Six Sax

City: Budapest

04/30
Fonó Budai Zeneház hosted a concert featuring the group Road Six Sax.

Slam Jazz Poetry

City: Pécs

04/30
Trafik hosted a Slam Jazz Poetry session in honor of International Jazz Day.

Viktor Burkland Trio

City: Budapest

04/30
Opus Jazz Club hosted a concert featuring the Viktor Burkland Trio.

Iceland

Jam Session at Hressó

City: Reykjavik

04/30
We held a special edition of the weekly Sunday session at popular watering hole Hressó, under the direction of bassist Richard Anderson. House band also included drummer Einar Scheving and pianist Agnar Már Magnússon.  

Reykjavikjazz at Café Rósenberg

City: Reykjavik

04/30
Concert featured new music by saxophonist Oskar Gudjonsson, guitarist Edvard Larusson, drummer Matthias MD Hemstock and basist Petur Sigurdsson.

Jazz in Iceland

City: Reykjavik

04/30
We produced a radio program featuring live music with some of Iceland's finest jazz musicians. Interviews with those involved in celebrating jazz as promoters, those involved with presenting it to those interested in learning about it and those who participate as players and/or listeners.

India

International Jazz Day at Blue Frog curated by Jazz Pianist /Composer Louiz Banks

City: Mumbai

04/30
Our second International Jazz Day celebration, featuring some of the best jazz musicians in India. Curated by jazz pianist and composer Louiz Banks and hosted by the best nightclub in India - Blue Frog, Mumbai -  through the good offices of Ms. Srila Chatterjee.

Jazz Goa celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Bardez

04/30
A concert at a beautiful new amphitheatre featuring some of India's most accomplished jazz musicians in concert with visiting international virtuosos.

JAZZ UP

City: New Delhi

04/30
Hosted by Adil Manuel, the evening featured performances by Delhi's leading jazz artists for a family-friendly evening of music, Bihari cuisine and light-hearted banter.

Indonesia

Makassar International Jazz Day 2014

City: Makassar

04/30
Concert at the Swiss-Belinn Hotel featuring artists Moexin, the Mangara Jazz Project, the Blues Experience and Mr Azman.

@america: Celebrating Jazz, Celebrating Life!

City: Jakarta

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia hosted "Celebrating Jazz, Celebrating Life!" featuring pianist Nial Djuliarso and friends for a journey through American jazz.

Celebrating International Jazz Day 2014

City: Bantul

04/30
A seminar was held to celebrate International Jazz Day 2014. It introduced the history of jazz and its development in Indonesia to the community and especially to the youth in attendance.

Indonesia Nge-JAZZ

City: Jakarta

04/30
Hajarbleh Big Band put on a Jazz Parade at the Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, in the heart of Jakarta.

The Music Journey of Jay & Gatra Wardaya

City: Bantul

04/30
After three years of researching, composing, and performing Poetry Music in the jazz style, Jay & Gatra Wardaya celebrated International Jazz Day 2014 by sharing their experiences on Jazz Poetry Music in a special musical performance at Studio Teater Garasi.

Ireland

Dublinjazz.ie celebrates Jazz Day 2014

04/30
Promotions website dublinjazz.ie distributed information on the day via social media channels and to various Irish venues.

Pawel Grudzien Live at The Fumbally

City: Dublin 8

04/30
This concert with pianist Pawel Grudzien explored many avenues and styles of piano performance, playing his own original, improvised pieces as well as taking from the rich tradition of the twentieth century jazz and film music. This admission-free event was featured as a part of The Beatyard (www.the-beatyard.com).

The Tommy Halferty Trio Album Launch

City: Dublin

04/30
Leading Irish jazz guitarist Tommy Halferty and his trio featuring Dave Redmond on bass & Kevin Brady on drums launched their latest recording entitled 'Burkina'. The launch took place at the Bello Bar in Dublin, Ireland on International Jazz Day.

Israel

Italy Israel Festival at the Jazz Alley Club in Old Jaffa Israel

City: Tel Aviv/Old Jaffa

04/30
This represents the fourth collaboration between Israeli and Italian Jazz musicians in the last two years. This year's festival featured virtuoso pianist Enrico Zanisi and the amazing jazz singer Federica Lipuma joined by Saxophonist Shlomi Goldenberg and his group, The Little Big Band. Enjoy audio and photos from the concert on YouTube.

Shablul Jazz Club: International Jazz Day Concert Screening

04/30
The Shablul Jazz Club hosted a screening of the All-Star Global Concert from Osaka.

Italy

Giornata Internazionale del Jazz

City: Siracusa

04/30
The Associazione Jecos held a workshop and concert featuring local and youth jazz groups. Workshop YOUNG JAZZ ENSEMBLE Concert STEFANO MALTESE AKA TRIO AMATO JAZZ TRIO GENOVESE PAPA QUARTET feat. PAOLO SORGE

International Jazz Day – Special Jam

City: Napoli

04/30
Strict but anarchist, popular but educated, modern but with deep roots, jazz is a way of thinking about music that is now part of the blood of our world. On the occasion of this extraordinary celebration, ATOM Booking, Dartevaria and Joker Naples organized a special jam.

International Jazz Day 2014 @ Ancona Jazz

City: ANCONA

04/30
Festival organizers produced a masterclass and panel at a local high school: "JAZZ : Improvisation & Interplay" featuring Alessandro LANZONI, piano, Gabriele EVANGELISTA, contrabbasso, Enrico MORELLO, batteria and Marco POSTACCHINI, tenor sax.

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY in Foggia

City: Foggia

04/30
MOODY JAZZ CAFE were pleased to host INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY in Foggia. From morning to night we organized some events that joined various kinds of arts and subjects: literature, education, cinema, food, history, art and, obviously, music with the RINO ZURZOLO septet.

Sunset Jazz at Hotel Eden Rome with Red Pellini, Walter Ricci, Daniele Cordisco

City: Roma

04/30
Hotel Eden hosted two concert sets on the Roof Garden "La Terrazza" with panoramic view of Rome: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm: "Sunset Jazz Aperitif" w. Red Pellini, Daniele Cordisco, Marco Loddo 10 pm - 12 pm: "Swing Masters Show" w. crooner Walter Ricci, Daniele Cordisco, Marco Loddo

“OFF in JAZZ” Messina for International Jazz Day 2014

City: Messina

04/30
"OFF in JAZZ" Messina celebrated with a special night of jazz at the Centro Multiculturale Officina, starting at 18:00. This free event consisted in a musical marathon with many participants, including Sicilian jazz musicians, jazz bands and students, concluding with a final jam until 2 am.

2014 International Jazz Day

City: Catania

04/30
A jazz concert with Enrico Rava & the Giovanni Guidi Duo, featuring Rosalba Bentivoglio.

A Concert Lecture on Jazz & Contemporary Pop

City: Milan

04/30
Dérive trio, a jazz trio based in Milan, organized a concert lecture about jazz and contemporary pop for the students and professors of the Art School of Brera.

A session with New Talents Jazz Orchestra

City: Rome

04/30
Percentomusica music center presented a session with New Talents Jazz Orchestra, directed by Mario Corvini.

Andrea Pozza & Mattia Cigalini

City: Genova

04/30
We were proud to present one of the most talented young Italian saxophone players together with a Genoese icon of italian jazz piano. They warmed the evening with original interpretations of old and new standards, together with songs of their composition.

Andria in Jazz

City: Andria

04/30
Organized as an appendix to the centuries-old Fiera d'Aprile, the event featured four groups performing in the ancient streets and piazze of Andria: Via Vaglio: Margie and the bluliners (Mariangela Cagnetta voice, Sergio Langella piano, Francesco Cinquepalmi bass, Franco Giancaspro drums); Piazza La Corte: Tribute to Miles Davis (Pietro Lomuscio piano, Francesco Angiuli bass, Fabio Delle Foglie drums); Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II: Black beauty, the Duke Ellington music (Patrizia Lomuscio voice, Piero Vincenti hammond, Fabio Accardi drums); and Via De Anellis: Swing Made in Italy feat. "I Ragazzi perbere" (Giuseppe Balducci voice, Andrea campanella sax and clarinet, Nicola Lupo guitar, Francesco Volpe bass, Nicola Caporusso drums).

Artisti Jazz Siciliani in Piazza per International Jazz Day

City: Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto

04/30
The Comune di Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Messina), together with the cultural/recreational association "MACONDO," was pleased to welcome Sicilian jazz artists to the piazza for a jam session on the occasion of International Jazz Day 2014.

Bergamo for International Jazz Day

City: Dalmine

04/30
Over 70 jazz musicians coming from Bergamo and northern Italy presented different jazz projects, both original and classic (swing, bebop, funky, ethnic, modern jazz). The concert was promoted by CDpM Europe jazz school. Musicians included: Claudio Angeleri, Gabriele Comeglio, Gianluigi Trovesi, CDpM Europe big band, Sergio Orlandi and many others.

BUG presenta Bari Jazz Day con Bones Trio & Black Vibrations

City: Puglia

04/30
The Bones Trio (Vito Di Modugno, Davide Penta, Antonio Di Lorenzo) performed street jazz, hammond vibes, and boogaloo with other guest musicians (TBA) that joined in for a hot jam session. The Black Vibrations DJ spun jazzy flavoured vinyls, from the classic tunes to the new beats.

Cantautori d’Italia: Brazilian way

City: Alba

04/30
Successful artists enriched the squares of the city of Alba with their music in one of the most beautiful landscapes, the Langhe, provoking unforgettable emotions. Cantautori d'Italia produced a concert of brazilian music with Elisabetta Prodon for a meeting of world music and cultures.

CASA DEL JAZZ – STEFANO BATTAGLIA “ALEC WILDER – SONGS WERE MADE TO SING”

City: Rome

04/30
Concert at the Casa del Jazz featuring Stefano Battaglia's "Alec Wilder - Songs Were Made to Sing." With Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Stefano Battaglia (piano), Joe Rehmer (bass) and Fabrizio Sferra (drums).

Casalmaggiore Jazz Day 2014

City: Cremona

04/30
In the 3rd edition of the CJD, the celebration moved to Casalmaggiore's opera theatre thanks to the success of the past editions. As usual, the concert was joined by jazz (and not only) musicians from the area. This year the event was connected with collateral events and charity initiatives.

David Liebman – Ellery Eskelin Quartet

City: Brescia

04/30
Nuovo Eden hosted a concert featuring the David Liebman - Ellery Eskelin Quartet. With a two saxophone front line, this group traverses into the free jazz world with a definite grounding in tradition.

Duke Ellington Orchestra

City: Roma

04/30
Forty years after the disappearance of the "Duke" Edward Kennedy Ellington, the jazz band he founded and directed and which still represents him all over the world performed on April 30th in Rome, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, on the occasion of the International Jazz Day.

Exhibition of paintings dedicated to the stars of jazz

City: San Marcello

04/30
The Galleria Jazz presented an exhibition of paintings as a tribute to this genre of music and the great performers of the past.

FESTA DEL LIBRO EBRAICO & JAZZ CLUB FERRARA I BEN GOLDBERG TRIO

City: Ferrara

04/30
For the International Jazz Day 2014, Jazz Club Ferrara in collaboration with La Festa del Libro Ebraico (Jewish Book Festival) was glad to present to Ben Goldberg Trio, featuring Ben Goldberg, clarinet, Greg Cohen, double bass and Kenny Wollesen, drums.

Forme d’arte Ensemble Live @ Auditorium Rai Palermo

City: Palermo

04/30
Concert featuring the orchestra "Forme d'arte Ensemble," comprised of musicians that used to meet at the Saturday afternoon jam session at the Atelier Forme d’arte in Via Goethe in Palermo.

Giornata Internazionale del Jazz

City: Polistena

04/30
Series of events celebrating International Jazz Day throughout the day: 11:00 -- Seminar of Jazz History 18.00 -- Marchin' Jazz Band Street Concert 21.00 -- Jazz Concert in the Park

IJD 2014 Arci “Makeba”

City: Misterbianco, Catania, Sicily

04/30
Concert featuring the "Jazz Friends" with Pucci Nicosia (drum), Guglielmo Beneventano (piano), Fabrizio Scalzo (cb) and Antonio Caldarella (tr). The evening concluded with a free jam session.

In a Bolero Mood… – Eleonora Bianchini & Luca R. Jacovella

City: Rome

04/30
Concert of Latin American-inspired boleros arranged as jazz, featuring Eleonora Bianchini - voice & guitar; Luca Ruggero Jacovella - piano; Marco Siniscalco - bass; Davide Pentassuglia - drums.

Inside Jazz Quartet

City: Brescia

04/30
Tino Tracanna: sax; Massimo Colombo: piano; Attilio Zanchi: acoustic bass; Tommy Bradascio: drums. Presentation on the CD "Portraits." Dedicated to the music of Monk, Shorter, Swallow, Carla Bley and Yusef Lateef.

International Jazz Day – Jazz Inclusion

City: Padova

04/30
The University of Padua organized a conference/concert themed around "Jazz Inclusion. The conference (9.00-19.00) explored the inclusive dimension of jazz; a jazz concert (20.30-21.00) concluded the event.

International Jazz Day – Matera

City: Matera

04/30
Onyx and Casa Cava, with the support of the Instituto Francese in Italia and the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, celebrated the third International Jazz Day in Matera. Event featured a performance by Radio Babel, a vocal ensemble founded in the music of the Mediterranean and the world.

International Jazz Day – Treviso

City: Treviso

04/30
Basilico Tredici, plus some private sponsors, organized in cooperation with Comune di Treviso and Teatri S.p.A. a unique event featuring an amazing duo: Kenny Barron & Dave Holland.

International Jazz Day @ Suerte Caffè Letterario

City: Poggiomarino, Napoli

04/30
We celebrated jazz at Il Suerte di Poggiomarino for the third consecutive year with an homage to Miles Davis. We celebrated with an ambitious program for such a small jazz club - two bands with 20 and 40 players, respectively, ages 6 to 16 years; and a concert by the 14-piece Oliva & Capperi Big Band.

International Jazz Day at Sapienza University of Rome

04/30
Sapienza University of Rome celebrates the International Jazz Day with a free concert by its MuSa – Musica Sapienza Jazz Small Band, directed by Silverio Cortesi. Claudio Campa, double bass Riccardo Femminelli, trumpet Francesco Grossi, tenor sax and voice Susanna Marinaro, voice Mattia Pallante, drums Silverio Cortesi, piano and conductor

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY on AIR (Radio CRC e PomiglianoJazz)

City: Mugnano, Napoli/Campania

04/30
This IJD On-Air broadcast event was organized by the "JAZZ CAMPANIA" radio program, curated by Onofrio Piccolo and produced by Pomigliano Jazz and Radio CRC. A day dedicated to jazz live radio, with concerts, interviews, playlists and more.

International Jazz Day Roma @ Jazzit Club

City: Roma

04/30
The Jazzit Club Rome celebrated Italian jazz by inviting as many musicians and industry players as possible onstage for a short performance. Afterwards, organizers took a collective photograph of the celebration, in memory of the famous photo "A Great Day In Harlem." More information: http://www.jazzit.it or http://www.groovemasteredition.it/

Jam in Chaos

City: Salerno

04/30
This jam was based on the idea the music is first a flow of emotions that every musician has inside. Chaos doesn't mean disorder, but is a condition before the setting of the order and the distinctions of genres. Different styles and cultures have to harmonize their chaos in totally improvisation.

Lezione-concerto del Festival Jazz Lanciano al “Marino” di Casoli

City: Casoli

04/30
The Festival Jazz Tradizionale di Lanciano presented a lesson-concert by the superb instrumentalist "A. Marino" from Casoli on the occasion of International Jazz Day. Students from the third class learned the history of jazz from the first recording of "Back Home in Indiana" in 1917 to the present day.

Locomotive Jazz Festival for International Jazz Day 2014

City: Lecce

04/30
This year, The Locomotive Jazz Festival joined the UNESCO initiative by dedicating a rich concert program to jazz music.

Maratona Jazz

City: Modena

04/30
A Jazz Marathon took place from 7 to midnight, featuring special guest Frescobaldi Jazz Ensemble: sstudents and teachers from Ferrara Conservatory's Jazz Department directed by Maestro Teo Ciavarella. Also featuring the ECOE trio and Stefano Calzolari & Valerio Renzetti open duo.

Omaggio a Duke Ellington

City: Rovigo

04/30
Six jazz musicians presented their recorded tribute to one of the key figures of music in the 20th century - the extraordinary pianist and composer whose work defined an era, and whose legacy has inspired all those musicians who have pursued jazz as an art.

Open Jazz Day

City: San Benedetto del Tronto

04/30
To celebrate International Jazz Day, we talked about jazz all day; at the end we played jazz together to be happy for the rest of the year!

Paolo Bonifacio & His Band + Late Night Jam Session

City: Cusano Milanino

04/30
Agorà Club was proud to host this concert and jam session featuring Paolo Bonifacio, in support of our wonderful musician community.

Pisa International Jazz Day

City: Pisa

04/30
The Pisan journalist and jazz historian Francesco Martinelli presented the publication of the Italian translation of The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia, curated by himself, introducing the different periods and styles of jazz with the help of the live music provided by JazzWide 4tet feat. Nico Gori.

RADIO IN 102 EFFETTO JAZZ A PALERMO

City: Palermo

04/30
Jazz Radio Show with 10 speakers and involvement and participation of local and international jazz artists. Included interviews, reviews and live music.

Radiotrio presents Radiotrio

City: Vicenza

04/30
The public enjoyed the project "Radiotrio presents Radiotrio" with Paolo Birro, Federico Malaman and Mauro Beggio at the Auditorium di Thiene. The group officially presented their recent CD, produced on their label Almar dell'Istituto di Thiene.

RANDAZZO Celebrates International Jazz Day ’14

City: Randazzo

04/30
In the medieval town of Randazzo a special event took place: A magic combination of music, art and taste. After a vernissage of the Sicilian artist Anna Grasso and a taste of local wines by Casa Vinicola Valenti, people enjoyed jazz music from the Triton Jazz Trio. Jam session followed the concert.

Stefano De Bonis Trio

City: Coriano

04/30
STEFANO DE BONIS - Grandpiano and Fender Rhodes ANDREA ALESSI - Doublebass MARCO FRATTINI - Drums Three great musicians performed in the beautiful setting of the Grotto, in Coriano. Followed by a jam session.

Swing All Night Long!

City: Roma

04/30
REAL swing music for REAL swing dancers! SWING VALLEY BAND: Giorgio Cuscito - ten, arr Mario Caporilli - tr Ferdy Coppola - ten, v Daniele Cordisco - guit Alberto Antonucci - cb Fabiano Giovannelli - dr Monica Gilardi – v DJ: LALLA HOP DUKE Dj LUCIE Q DJ ARPAD

TORINO JAZZ FESTIVAL: GIORNATA UNESCO PER IL JAZZ

City: Piemonte

04/30
This event received the patronage of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO. The festival featured concerts by the Louis Moholo-Special Unit, the Blue Notes and Caetano Veloso.

UNESCO International Jazz Day festival with notes of Mediterranean diet

City: Alberobello

04/30
The event program took place over April 26, 27 and 30. During the evenings, excellent live jazz and tastings of typical products helped to animate the streets of Trulli.

Vocal Streams & More

City: Milano

04/30
This event consisted in a musical marathon with three distinctly original and innovative projects, each enriched with video projections and other multimedia content. With Tito Mangialajo Rantzer Solo, Valentino Tamponi Trio, Tiziana Ghiglioni and Vocal Streams.

WALKIN’ JAZZ QUARTET

City: Rovereto

04/30
Concert by the Walkin' Jazz Quartet (ITA) || Walter Civettini: trumpet/flugehorn | Stefano Raffaelli: piano/livelectronics | Enrico Tommasini: drums | Flavio Zanon: doublebass.

Jamaica

Jazzin with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts

City: Kingston

04/30
The College organized an educational seminar and a free concert: 12:30 - 1:30 pm Seminar "What is Jazz Anyway" 7:00 pm -9:00 pm Faculty and students performed FREE at the famous Devon House Jamaica

The Global Jazz Party!

City: Montego Bay, St. James

04/30
The Global Jazz Party! featured jazz tracks spun by a DJ. Presented by GW Jazz. A lively yet chilled atmosphere through delivery of fresh and unique world/jazz sounds.

Japan

Jazz Day at Sub club Osaka

City: Osaka

04/30
In conjunction with this diverse musical event, Jazz Club Sub, one of the oldest jazz establishments in Osaka, proudly presented jam sessions to welcome both young up-and-coming and experienced musicians from 7PM to 11PM, Monday, April 28 through Wednesday, April 30.

Jazz Jam in Osaka Castle Park

City: Osaka

04/30
In order to exchange experiences, Mongolian musicians and singers sang jazz songs and played jazz music. Featuring amateur and professional jazz musicians.

Kanazawa night museum × International Jazz Day

City: Kanazawa

04/30
On April 30, 2014, "Kanazawa Jazz Renmei" (Kanazawa Jazz Community) organized a Jazz Live in 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, in order to celebrate International Jazz Day. The event included performances by the Kanazawa University MJS, the Hangarian Gypsy Trio and others. Watch the video here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jazzday-kanazawa

Miyazaki International Jazz Day

City: Miyazaki

04/30
A lively jazz night starring the one and only Yosuke Yamashita on piano, with his band featuring Erena Terakubo on saxophone. The award-winning Miyazaki municipal primary school brass band joined the pros on stage to perform a red-hot version of I Got Rhythm - showing kids know how to groove!

Jordan

Amman Jazz Festival Celebrates “Jazz for Syria”

City: Amman

04/30
Amman celebrated "Jazz for Syria" on International Jazz Day in collaboration with Syrious Mission (Holland) and Syrian Music Lives. Featuring a tribute to Paco De Lucia by Jordanian "Andalucía" as the opening concert of the 2014 Amman Jazz Festival.

Jazz for Syria

City: Amman

04/30
“If reconciliation starts anywhere, let it be music” is the main motto of the project Jazz for Syria. Initiated by Syrian Music Lives, Jordan, Lebanon and the Netherlands united to join the celebration of International Jazz Day. Three simultaneous concerts in different cities connected via Internet broadcast and Skype. The concert in Amman showcased the creative results of a one-week music workshop with Syrian refugee children from the Zaatari camp, initiated and held by SYRIOUS Mission. This was also the official opening of the Amman Jazz Festival featuring Jazz musicians from Jordan and the Palestinian Territories.

Kazakhstan

JAZZYSTAN. UNESCO International Jazz Day

City: Almaty

04/30
Concert featuring Vanessa Freeman Sextet & Nathan Haines (London, UK) and A Bu Trio (Beijing, China)

Kenya

All That Jazz

City: Nairobi

04/30
Concert at The National Museum, Nairobi. Our "All That Jazz" concert series started off in February 2011, with an inaugural concert at the National Museum in Nairobi. The concert's aim is to promote and extend the jazz culture in Kenya by providing a platform for musicians to share their craft. There have been 11 concerts since.

Jazz Day Celebrations at Tree House

City: Nairobi

04/30
Our 2nd annual Jazz Day celebration at Tree House brought together more than 8 bands on one stage, as well as Kenyan jazz enthusiasts, members of the international community and corporate partners in celebrating jazz with the rest of the world. This year's theme was "For The Love Of Jazz."

Kosovo

International Jazz Day 2014: Kosovo

City: Pristina

04/30
The Hamam Jazz Bar dedicated its evening program to the day.

Kuwait

International Jazz Day 2014 at the US Embassy Kuwait

City: Kuwait City

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait posted about the day and its message of peace on its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels.

Kyrgyzstan

International Jazz Day 2014 at the US Embassy Bishkek

City: Bishkek

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Bishkek displayed posters and distributed information about the day and the values of jazz via its Facebook page.

Laos

International Jazz Day 2014: Laos

City: Vientiane

04/30
The National School of Music & Arts introduced students to the history and purpose of the day.

Latvia

International Jazz Day 2014 at the US Embassy Riga

City: Riga

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Riga promoted the day and its message of peace and cooperation, and posted on its official Facebook page and website.

International Jazz Day Latvia

04/30
In 2014 Wise Music Society brought International Jazz Day to Latvia, uniting most of the active jazz musicians, venues, schools and listeners in order to celebrate freedom, creativity and - above all - jazz. Further information on the many celebrations is available on our Facebook and Web pages. Watch a YouTube clip of a special concert broadcast in honor of the day on RigaTV 24.

Lebanon

#jazzday4publictransportation

City: Beirut

04/30
Street art performance that took place in the streets of Beirut City. The public experienced nine artistic street performances and three street public transportation exhibitions divided on 4 locations. Organizers moved from location to location by bicycle.

Ahliah School International Jazz Day Concert

04/30
Ahliah School in downtown Beirut, member of the UNESCO School network, held a jazz concert in participation with Marc Ernest Trio and Ahliah School Members.

Beirut International Jazz Day

City: Beirut

04/30
For the second consecutive year, Beirut joined other cities globally to celebrate the art of Jazz. Live concerts in Uruguay Street started at 7 PM.

Beirut Speaks Jazz

City: Beirut

04/30
16 rock, pop, rap, blues and tarab artists assembled on one stage to perform arrangements of songs using the foundations of jazz harmonies and rhythms.

Jazz for Syria

City: Beirut

04/30
“If reconciliation starts anywhere, let it be music” is the main motto of the project Jazz for Syria. Initiated by Syrian Music Lives, Jordan, Lebanon and the Netherlands united to join the celebration of International Jazz Day. Three simultaneous concerts in different cities connected via Internet broadcast and Skype. The Beirut stage became the place to express a musical message of peace for Syria, featuring more than 9 bands from Syria and Lebanon. The refugee children from Shatila camp presented their collaborative work created during the workshops held by the Hani Sawah team.

Lesotho

Lesotho Tourism Festival Celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Maseru

04/30
Organizers from the Lesotho Tourism Festival coordinated a special 3-hour broadcast on Ultimate FM, and organized a jam session at Baduza Family Park in Maseru featuring local musicians.

Liberia

Jazz Performance at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence on April 30

City: Monrovia

04/30
U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac hosted a jazz performance in Monrovia, Liberia on April 30 by Ambassador Davis Daniels and the International Music House to commemorate International Jazz Day. Guests included Liberian officials, journalists and representatives of non-governmental organizations.

Ambassador Davis Daniels and the International Music House

City: Monrovia

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia was proud to sponsor a midday concert on Friday, April 25, 2014 featuring Ambassador Davis Daniels and the International Music House. The audience included Liberians from all sectors of society, including officials, artists, journalists and youth.

Libya

International Jazz Day 2014: Libya

City: Tripoli

04/30
The Institut Français de Lybie organized cultural programming in honor of International Jazz Day and shared information on the day with visitors.

Liechtenstein

Luca Ciarla Quartet

City: Eschen

04/30
Tangente Jazz+ hosted a concert featuring the Luca Ciarla Quartet.

Lithuania

Jazz Day concert at Rokiskis Rudolfo Lymano Music School

City: Rokiškis

04/30
Concert of the Rokiskis Rudolfo Lymano music school students dedicated to the International Jazz Day.

Jazz Day Tribute at Tamsta

City: Vilnius

04/30
The Tamsta Jazz Club played Herbie Hancock compositions over the PA and promoted the day and its message on its website.

Jazz Heralds in Klaipeda

City: Klaipeda

04/30
In celebration of International Jazz Day and the 20th Anniversary of the Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival, Saxophonist Laimonas Ubrikas and his musician buddies held a public performance in Klaipeda's M.Mazvydo Alley at noon on April 30.

JazzDay Concert and Jazz Session

City: Vilnius

04/30
Eight colorful jazz performances by the students of Vilnius College Art department, other Vilnius music schools and well-known jazz masters. The concert finished with a mass jam session. Live stream: http://tv.audiomastering.lt

LMTA Jazz Department Concert

City: Vilnius

04/30
Students and professors from the Jazz Department of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, under the guidance of Professor Arturas Anusauskas, performed at the Juozas Karosas Hall of the LMTA.

UNESCO International Jazz Day

City: Kėdainiai

04/30
Kėdainiai Music School together with the Music Academy of Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University celebrated International Jazz day for the second time, presenting a concert and seminar.

Luxembourg

Jazz in Luxembourg Celebrates International Jazz Day

04/30
Jazz in Luxembourg celebrated the day with a special feature in its monthly Jazz Agenda and a concert by the young talent Pit Dahm.

Madagascar

International Jazz Day 2014: Madagascar

City: Antananarivo

04/30
Organizers at the Goethe Institute and Jazz Club CGM coordinated a free program including a film screening and a series of live performances by multiple bands.

Malawi

International Jazz Day 2014 at Harry’s Bar

City: Lilongwe

04/30
Harry's Bar in Lilongwe familiarized patrons with the day and the connection between jazz and peace/intercultural dialogue and organized a special event in celebration.

Malaysia

A Celebration Of Jazz 2014

City: George Town

04/30
The Penang Philharmonic celebrated UNESCO International Jazz Day with "A Celebration Of Jazz 2014" on 30th Apr 2014. The celebration featured performances from the Penang Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and special invited artists.

Miri Jazz & Blues Jamm Night

City: Sarawak Miri

04/30
Pitstop Bar hosted a Jamm Night with all local jazz lovers and music enthusiasts invited.

World Heritage City Charity Jazz Concert

City: Melaka

04/30
In conjunction with International Jazz Day, Malaysian Jazz band WVC TRiO +1 performed a concert in Melaka, the UNESCO Heritage City. WVC TRiO +1 performed their original compositions and standards, together with singer Janet Lee. The concert was hosted in a beautiful traditional house.

Maldives

International Jazz Day at Jazz Café, Maldives

City: Malé

04/30
Jam session at the Jazz Café, Maldives.

Mali

Jazzy Koum ben festival (JKFB)

City: Bamako

04/30
The jazzy Koum ben festival joined UNESCO in celebrating International Jazz Day, organizing a jam session with several Malian and international artists. This edition was dedicated to peace and reconciliation among communities.

Malta

International Jazz Day 2014: Malta

City: Valletta

04/30
The Django Jazz Bar dedicated the day’s programming to International Jazz Day.

Marshall Islands

International Jazz Day Workshop

City: Majuro Atoll

04/30
This workshop introduced the participants to the basic streams of jazz from classic to bebop, cool, modal and free, leading into contemporary jazz expression, while also introducing many of the jazz greats and their contributions to the idiom. Event included the performance of several jazz standards.

Mauritania

International Jazz Day 2014: Mauritania

City: Nouakchott

04/30
The Conservatoire International pour la musique et les arts nationaux organized a photo exhibition, roundtable discussion, concert and film screenings for students.

Mauritius

International Jazz Day 2014: Mauritius

04/30
The Institut Français de Maurice held a concert with French saxophonist Géraldine Laurent.

Mexico

8 HRS DE JAZZ EN SAN PEDRO CHOLULA

City: Cholula

04/30
The Jazzatlan Club de Jazz and the Town Hall of San Pedro Cholula produced their first-ever public celebration of International Jazz Day, with 8 hours of continuous jazz and over 12 groups performing - all free and open to the public.

Día Internacional del Jazz en Ensenada

City: Ensenada

04/30
La Covacha Foro in Ensenada hosted a catered concert in honor of International Jazz Day.

Los Alebrijes Radio en el Día Internacional del Jazz

City: Tlalnepantla de Baz

04/30
We presented the "Los Alebrijes Radio" program, adventurously exploring news, games, ideas, personalities and other cultures - always to the rhythm of music! This was our first year celebrating #JazzDay.

Calacas Jazz Band celebrating International Jazz Day

City: Mexico City, DF

04/30
Calacas Jazz Band, the hottest hot jazz band in Mexico, brought the house down with a concert at The Jazz Base celebrating International Jazz Day.

Celebración del día del Jazz

City: Veracruz

04/30
Jazz community celebration in Veracruz, Mexico. We had a barter space for exchanging books and CDs or meeting other people with an interest in jazz. Also featuring a jazz concert, film screenings, a dance performance and a jam session with local musicians inspired by local traditional music.

Celebration of International Jazz Day at the Escuela Superior de Música

City: Mexico City

04/30
We proudly celebrated that which has united us as a school for more than 13 years: jazz. We celebrated with a concert featuring ensembles from our institution as well as from other states in México. The concert was broadcast via radio and TV.

Concierto por el Día Internacional del Jazz

City: Chihuahua

04/30
The City of Chihuahua, through its Institute of Culture, and along with the Benjamin Franklin Corner at Mediateca Municipal, invited the general public to its concert in Honor of International Jazz Day. Students from a local Jazz Workshop and a local Jazz Quartet joined in with performances to celebrate the day.

Daniel Wong and Friends

City: Mexico City

04/30
Mexican jazz pianist celebrated International Jazz Day with four different performance projects!

Día Internacional del Jazz 2014: Xalapa se Inunda de Jazz

City: Xalapa

04/30
The Universidad Veracruzana's Jazz Studies Department organized a day of activities in celebration of the Day, including public concerts, student performances and a late-night jam session.

Héctor Infanzón

City: México City, DF

04/30
Concert with Héctor Infanzón along with his Latin Jazz quartet at the classic jazz club El Convite in celebration of International Jazz Day. Héctor Infanzón is one of the great jazz pianists in México.

Roger Nuncio Quartet “Inner Silence”

City: Monterrey

04/30
The Roger Nuncio Quartet celebrated International Jazz Day in Monterrey, Mexico, with a concert celebrating the release of their new album "Inner Silence." Featuring Roger Nuncio (drums), Pablo Gonzalez (bass), Pavel Cal (guitar) and Paco Lopez (piano). The FAMUS Big Band, conducted by Arturo Avila, opened the concert.

Micronesia

International Jazz Day 2014: Micronesia

City: Yap

04/30
O’Keefe’s Waterfront Inn celebrated with an evening of jazz for patrons and staff.

Moldova

International Jazz Day 2014 with Trigon ethno-jazz group

City: Chisinau

04/30
The Trigon ethno-jazz group organized a concert in honor of the day.

Monaco

International Jazz Day 2014: Monaco

04/30
The International School of Monaco introduced students to the purpose and message of International Jazz Day.

L’Academie Rainier III Celebrates Jazz Day

04/30
A sextet from the Academie Rainier III Orchestra entertained passersby with a morning concert at the Place du Marché.

Mongolia

International Jazz Day 2014 at the US Embassy Ulaanbaatar

City: Ulaanbaatar

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar organized a concert featuring the Kush & Oyuka Jazz Band in one of its “American Corner” facilities.

Montenegro

Jazz Art Association presents: Tigran Hamasyan Trio

City: Podgorica

04/30
Cultural Information Center Budo Tomovic (KIC) Podgorica hosted a concert featuring the Tigran Hamasyan Trio. Each April, the Jazz Art Association organize Jazz Appreciation Month in Montenegro. The monthly event is crowned with the 30 April concert at the Cultural Information Center Budo Tomovic (KIC) Podgorica. Organized in cooperation with numerous international and local partners, all events (concerts, workshops, movie screenings, jam sessions, presentations, exhibitions) are non-commercial and educational, aiming to include all ages and profiles of audiences, especially the youth. Our theme for this year was East Meets Jazz, exploring Eastern influences on jazz music.

Morocco

International Jazz Day 2014: Morocco

City: Casablanca

04/30
The Armstrong Jazz Club dedicated its evening programming to International Jazz Day.

Mozambique

International Jazz Day 2014: Mozambique

City: Maputo

04/30
The Kampfumo Jazz Café dedicated its April 30 program to International Jazz Day.

Myanmar

Celebrate International Jazz Day at the Institut Français Yangon

City: Sanchaung Township

04/30
Visitors brought their dancing shoes and a mat to sit on as we enjoyed the sounds of Chameleon, Rainbow Band and more!! A free event made possible through the support of the Goethe Institute & Institut Français.

Namibia

International Jazz Day 2014: Namibia

City: Windhoek

04/30
The Franco Namibian Cultural Centre distributed informational materials to visitors to promote International Jazz Day and its message.

Nepal

International Jazz Day 2014: Nepal

City: Kathmandu, Bagmati

04/30
The Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory hosted an event in the spirit of International Jazz Day featuring participation by outstanding national and international jazz musicians, who performed jazz standards in a concert followed by an open jam session.

Netherlands

Bimhuis Presents: Ches Smith and These Arches

City: Amsterdam

04/30
Concert featuring Ches Smith and These Arches, with master drummer Ches Smith and four brilliant New York avant-jazz musicians: Tim Berne and Tony Malaby on saxophones, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Andrea Parkins on accordion and electronics.

Dutch Concert Big Band radio broadcast

City: Amsterdam

04/30
The Dutch Concert Big Band played three pieces on the Mijke & Co radio program live from the Sugarfactory in Amsterdam. The original compositions were from the greatest Dutch big band composers, such as Jerry van Rooyen and Rob Pronk.

International Jazz Day at Rokin, Amsterdam, Netherlands

City: Amsterdam

04/30
The 2014 Amsterdam World Jazz City project celebrated in ten business locations on the Rokin (centre of the city). Between 14:00 PM and 0:30 AM live jazz was played by artists such as Rebecca Lobry, Sanne Huijbreghts, Femke Smit and Thaisa Olivia. Free entrance to all performances. The event started at 14:00 PM with jazz standards on the bells of the Mint tower. For details visit http://www.amsterdamworldjazzcity.com

Jazz for Syria

City: 2513 CE Den Haag

04/30
“If reconciliation starts anywhere, let it be music” is the main motto of the project Jazz for Syria. Initiated by Syrian Music Lives, Jordan, Lebanon and the Netherlands united to join the celebration of International Jazz Day. Three simultaneous concerts in different cities connected via Internet broadcast and Skype. The concert in The Hague featured 10 well known Dutch jazz musicians who visited Syria before the crisis or have a special relationship with the country. They shared their stories and performed in the Korzo theatre. The Hague concert also aimed to collect funds to buy musical instruments for workshops with children in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan.

Thaïsa Olivia Trio

City: Amsterdam

04/30
Concert at the Café Americain featuring the passionate Thaïsa Olivia and her trio.

New Zealand

Awatea-Pacific Jazz Collaboration presents: Le Va

City: Auckland

04/30
Focusing on the indigenous peoples of New Zealand (Maori) and the Pacific Islands (including Samoans who are New Zealand based), in 2014 the Awatea-Pacific Jazz Collaboration hosted a Pacific Jazz showcase at the Auckland Museum. The performance was preceded by a traditional Maori ceremonial Dawn Blessing as attendees welcomed the Sun and heralded the arrival of April 30 - UNESCO International Jazz Day.

Nicaragua

Jazz Day Nicaragua

City: Managua

04/30
Jazz Day Nicaragua was free and inclusive! Featuring: Master class by Ramai Das; concert with Ramai Das Trío / Nico Jazz / H20 / Staccato / César Trío  

Niger

Jazz in the Piano Bar

City: Niamey

04/30
The Hotel Gawaye played jazz for visitors and guests in honor of the day.

Nigeria

The Nigeria Jazz Club presents International Jazz Day (Nigeria)

City: Lagos

04/30
The Nigeria Jazz Club presented 2014 International Jazz Day (Nigeria), a 3-day event featuring jazz education in selected schools, a conference on a chosen topic, master classes and a concert featuring an array of the best artists and groups on the last day - April 30.

Niue

International Jazz Day 2014: Niue

City: Alofi

04/30
The Niue Tourism Office played jazz music for office visitors.

North Macedonia

International Jazz Day 2014 Bitola, Macedonia

City: Bitola

04/30
The UNESCO youth cultural center in Bitola, in collaboration with Porta Jazz, organized a live concert by the Popovski, Josifovski, Sekulovski Trio featuring Kiril Kuzmanov on saxophone.

International Jazz Day 30 April

City: Skopje

04/30
Open air, free of charge for the audience concert in honor of International Jazz Day.

Skopje Jazz Festival celebrates the International Jazz Day

City: Skopje

04/30
The event at MKC Club & Restaurant in Skopje started with a screening of the documentary film "Thelonious Monk: Straight, no Chaser." It continued with a concert by Macedonia's most renowned and accomplished jazz musicians and bands: Toni Kitanovski Trio, Letecki Pekinezeri, Marija Jazz Duo, Jazzobell Quintet Deux, and the bands of students and professors from the Jazz Academy in Stip (Percussion Ensemble & Goce Micanov Quartet). The evening concluded with a jam session.

Norway

ÅPEN SCENE MOLDE

City: Molde

04/30
Concert by the band STORYWELL, featuring Terje Venaas (Bass), Gunnar Bech (Trombone), Torstein Fuglset (Guitar) and Espen Krumpolc (Percussion).

Oman

Diana Krall at the Royal Opera House Muscat

City: Muscat

04/30
Concert featuring Diana Krall: Canadian singer and pianist, known for her mesmerizing vocals, spontaneous arrangements and inspired performances from a vast songbook.

Pakistan

Music For Soul

City: Karachi

04/30
To pay tribute to the legends of Jazz, Pakistani record label Geo Music developed a promotional campaign for web and social media . Backed by the music of Dave Brubeck, the campaign featured images and information on some of the cult figures of Jazz.

Palau

International Jazz Day 2014: Palau

City: Koror

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Koror, Palau liaised with a local TV channel to live-stream the All-Star Global Concert from Osaka.

Panama

Jam Session @ Danilo’s Jazz Club

City: Panama City

04/30
Open jam session followed the club's 10 pm show.

Papua New Guinea

International Jazz Day 2014 at the US Embassy Port Moresby

City: Port Moresby

04/30
The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby organized a video exhibit at its "American Corner" facility.

Paraguay

Día Internacional del Jazz, Asunción 2014

City: Asunción

04/30
On the occasion of UNESCO's International Jazz Day, we celebrated at 8pm on Wednesday, April 30 on the Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera's Patio Leonor. We presented some of the greatest exponents of the Paraguayan jazz scene.

Peru

AJL Celebrates the International Jazz Day

City: Lima

04/30
This year, Lima and the Association of Jazz in Lima added to the celebrations with a concert featuring some of the city's most interesting artists: the Diego Salvador Trio with the saxophonist David Comidi from NY as guest artist, Jazz & CO. and the MGM band. The night ended in a jam session!

Serenade for Jazz at the Jazz Zone – Lima, Peru

City: Lima

04/30
Performance by jazz & blues trio comprised of Canadians Pete Schmidt, Chris Grapel and Hugo Ortiz in honor of International Jazz Day. The jam session featured another trio with Alex Emery, Chris Grapel and Javier Reyes. The Jazz Zone is a new musical space characterized by the union of different musical genres with the proper improvisation of jazz and the blues. In the last part of the show we had a classic jam session open to different musicians from the local scene. We sought through this event to unify all musical genres through the language of improvisation.

Philippines

International Jazz Day @ Tago Jazz Café Manila, Philippines

City: Manila-Quezon City

04/30
Tago Jazz Cafe hosted a special two-day celebration on the 29th and 30th, including live performances, jam sessions, and workshops between local and foreign acts.

International Jazz Day Manila

City: Manila

04/30
4:30 pm - Drums & Percussion Workshop w/ Paul Matcott 8:00 pm - Romy Posadas Trio w/ Bo Razon, Colby de la Calzada, Jun Viray, Johnny Gaerlan, Tonet Lipana, Cheryl Santaromana, Margaux Salcedo, Megan Herrera, Rosanna Gaerlan, Tessie Garcia 9:00 pm - Ghost Pepper w/ Chuck  Joson, Johnny Gaerlan, Paul Matcott, Paolo Cortez, Rick Countryman, Stella Ignacio 9:30 pm - Jazz Cabaret w/ Michele Fitzgerald, Ed Carino, Jun Viray, Stella Ignacio, Carina Quiogue Dignos and special guest Masashi Tsudaka 10:00 pm - Alvin Cornista Jazzmatik w/ Mel Santos, Dave Harder, Rey Vinoya 10:30 pm - Open Jam Hosted by Sandra Lim Viray | Free Admission

Poland

Jazz Festival ‘Masters and Youngsters’ in Krakow, Poland

City: Krakow

04/30
At 8pm the last event of the Jazz Festival 'Masters and Youngsters' took place in Krakow, Poland, as part of the International Jazz Day celebration. The event featured a concert of students and faculty from the Music Academy of Krakow and Krakow School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.

International Jazz Day at the KDK

City: Krasnystaw

04/30
The Kraznystaw Big Band, made up of students from the National School of Music in Kraznymstawie, as well as graduates and faculty, presented a musical program in the Krasnostawski Dom Kultury (KDK) performance hall consisting of songs essential to the genre.

Katowice JazzArt Festival 2014

City: Katowice

04/30
Katowice JazzArt Festival 2014 lasted from April 26th till May 2nd. A lot of international stars performed in Katowice. On April 30th we hosted the David Liebman & Ellery Eskelin Quartet - Different But The Same - as well as the distinguished polish artist Mikolaj Trzaska with his trio.

Portugal

“Comemoração do Dia Internacional do Jazz”

City: Madeira

04/30
For the second consecutive year, organized by the EB 2/3 do Caniço School’s UNESCO project and Musical Education Group, the event consisted in a concert performance by a group of Jazz music students from the Conservatory –School of Arts – Engº Luíz Peter Clode, open to all the community.

«Jazz a Dois» Radio Show (RDP Antena 2) – Special episode for International Jazz Day

City: Lisbon

04/30
The «Jazz a Dois» radio show - the audience leader in RDP Antena 2, a public owned radio station - broadcast an anthology of Portuguese jazz, sharing the first records produced by national jazz musicians during the 20th century, covering 50 years of recorded jazz in Portugal.

Big Band Estarrejazz & Marta Hugon

City: Estarreja

04/30
Big Band Estarrejazz returned to Cine-Teatro de Estarreja for a concert celebrating International Jazz Day (April 30th | 9:30 pm). Formed in 2012 by young musicians, the orchestra is directed by Pedro Moreira, featuring jazz singer Marta Hugon and many other surprises.

Dia Internacional de Jazz

City: Machico, Madeira

04/30
Concert featuring a number of local artists at the Fórum Machico Caffé Restaurante.

Dia Internacional do Jazz

City: Setúbal, Setúbal

04/30
To celebrate International Jazz Day 2014, the Setúbal Jazz Class invited the Orquestra de Jazz Humanitária to the local Teatro de Luísa Todi. Led by the well respected Claus Nymark, the OJH brought to the stage some of the traditional Big Band, Swing-Era style, as well as new repertoire.

Dia Internacional do Jazz na Universidade de Aveiro / International Jazz Day at Universidade de Aveiro

City: Aveiro

04/30
Through its Centre for Jazz Studies, the Universidade de Aveiro joined the worldwide celebrations of International Jazz Day by hosting a series of events throughout the day, including 3 concerts, a lecture and a masterclass. All events were free for participants.

Estoril Jazz 2014

City: Lisbon

04/30
Concert featuring saxophonist Eric Alexander, produced by Estoril Jazz.

Orquestra de Jazz do Algarve

City: Silves

04/30
The 19-piece OJA celebrated International Jazz Day with a concert in Silves. Culture, music and jazz need all of us!

Puerto Rico

Jazz and Bossa Radio presents “The History of Jazz”

City: Toa Baja

04/30
Radio broadcast presented the history of jazz through music and stories from some of the most relevant musicians.

Ponce Jazz Festival

City: Ponce

04/30
Special commemoration of International Jazz Day organized by The Ponce Jazz Festival.

Qatar

Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha

City: Doha

04/30
A magic evening of world class music hosted by Emmy Award winner Gregory Generet. Generet performed with the JALC All Stars from NYC's Jazz at Lincoln Center, tango musicians, an Arabic percussionist, a Lebanese Oud player and vocalist, a Ney player from Egypt, musicians from the Qatar philharmonic and more.

Romania

Tonight Jazz Quartet and Friends

City: Targu Mures

04/30
The Jazz & Blues Club welcomed guests to a concert featuring TONIGHT JAZZ QUARTET & FRIENDS. On stage: Puja Brown (trumpet), Szabolcs Trozner (piano), Gombocz Litter (drums), Zonda John (bass) and friends Christina Köszike and Saxony Csab.

Balázs Elemér Group

City: Targu Secuiesc (Kézdivásárhely), Covasna

04/30
The Jazz Cafe hosted a concert featuring the Balázs Elemér Group.

International Jazz Day 2014: Romania

City: Various Cities

04/30
International Jazz Day 2014: Romania was a nationwide event, with multiple cities celebrating the day with their own events and concerts. The event brought together multiple entities that support jazz in Romania. More information is available on our official website.

International Jazz Day Arad – Romania

City: Arad

04/30
We screened online the All-Star Global concert, followed by a jam session with the students from "Sabin Dragoi" Arts High-School from Arad. Afterward, we hosted a concert featuring local jazz band Mario & The Teachers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXHoHX0hSlc

IOANID International Jazz Day

City: Bucharest

04/30
Kids Concert and jazz duo performance.

JAZZ COMPAS LIVE

City: Bucharest

04/30
Organized by the jazz and improvised music magazine Jazz Compas, the event consisted of two concerts. First, Sebastian Spanache Trio released their new album, 'A Pasha's abstinence' 2014. The second concert was performed by Romanian Jazz Collective, a group performing works by Romanian jazz composers.

Quazar avantgarde jazz concert and launch of “Beat vacsora” (Beat supper), a book of poems by Gábor István Ördög

City: Sfantu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy), Covasna

04/30
The Székely Nemzeti Múzeum hosted an avantgarde concert and book launch.

Russia

I Will Remember April

City: Ulyanovsk

04/30
Jazz musicians from the Russian cities Kazan and Ulyanovsk took part in an International Jazz Day festival called "I will remember April." We organized a concert followed by a jam session. The festival was founded by Gazinur Safiullov, leader of the jazz-line in memory of Willis Clark Conover "Only Trust Your Heart."

International Jazz Day at the Moscow House of Music

City: Moscow

04/30
Anatoly Kroll and the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO presented the International Jazz Day celebration at the Moscow International House of Music, Svetlanov Hall. On stage was the Oleg Lundstrem Orchestra, Anatoly Kroll's Academic Band, Peter Vostokov's Big Jazz Orcestra, Moscow Ragtime Band and many others.

International Jazz Day in Berdsk

City: Berdsk

04/30
Short lecture on International Jazz Day (history, events, participants, latest info), film screening (A Love Supreme live, France, 1965), band concert comprised of teachers and students from Sviridov Berdsk Music School featuring guest artists. Hosted by leading jazz expert Alexander G. Mezdrikov from Novosibirsk.

International Jazz Day in Krasnodar

City: Krasnodar

04/30
World Jazz, Art & Music (J.A.M.) gathered together the best Southern Russian jazz musicians, jazz addicts and friends to celebrate International Jazz Day, share music & emotions and declare jazz as a unifying force for cultural integrity, peace & dialogue among people. All-in jam-session wound up the night.

Mandarin Piano Jazz

City: Moscow

04/30
The celebration of International Jazz Day took place in the new Moscow venue, Mandarin Piano Bar, which hosts all kinds of piano jazz weekly. Some of Moscow's finest pianists gathered to perform in their own unique and individual styles, with an emphasis on jazz.

Rwanda

Kigali Jazz Marathon 2014

City: Kigali

04/30
A full week of jazz activities across Kigali with a big concert in honor of International Jazz Day. Jazz was used as an education tool to gather kids, adults, family and friends. Some activities promoting international connections took place live and online.

Saint Lucia

Official Launch of Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

City: Castries WI

04/30
International Jazz Day served as the official launching of the Caribbean's premier cultural event. The festival attracted thousands to Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia. Featuring performances by over 50 world-acclaimed entertainers and artisans from April 30 to May 11, 2014.

Samoa

International Jazz Day 2014: Samoa

City: Apia

04/30
Organizers from New Zealand’s Awatea-Pacific Jazz Collaboration coordinated a parallel celebration in Samoa.

San Marino

International Jazz Day 2014: San Marino

04/30
The San Marino Tourism Board promoted the day and its message on its social media channels, including Facebook.

Sao Tome and Principe

International Jazz Day at Club Santana, S. Tomé and Principe

City: Santana

04/30
Club Santana Beach & Resort hosted a celebration in honor of International Jazz Day. Local musician Yannick Delass and his group sang and played during dinner at the Jaqueira Beach Bar & Esplanade. A misty and peaceful place to Highlight Jazz and Unite People.

Saudi Arabia

Jazz Day in Saudi

City: Riyadh

04/30
The Saudi Arabian expatriate community was excited to get together and screen the Jazz Day concert live from Osaka, Japan. Hosted at the American Embassy restaurant Uncle Sam's,  jazz enthusiasts in the diplomatic community gathered together for this wonderful event.

Senegal

Pac One Album Release

City: Dakar

04/30
Senegalese artist Pac One released his album "Hip Hop Soul Jazz" to coincide with International Jazz Day.

Serbia

BELGRADE – CENTRAL CITY CELEBRATION OF JAZZ DAY

City: Belgrade

04/30
Open air jazz festival in the city center organized by the City of Belgrade's Secretary of Culture. Performers included Jazz Section of Music School "Stankovic," Belgrade Dixileland Orchestra, Luz Azul band and Big Band Quintet "Adderley."

Bridging the gaps between east and west, past and future

City: Belgrade

04/30
Promo event for releasing of SASTANCI U STUDIJU-3CD Box - Masterpieces of Ex-YU jazz. Apart from the music, this edition has huge historical importance: these releases are the first true YU Jazz vinyl, originally released in 1960/61 and the first published colaboration of Yugoslav and foreign musicians.

Fish in Oil – International Jazz Day Celebration Party

City: Belgrade

04/30
The explosive energetic band Fish in Oil was the host in Dobrila Klub Beograd on International Jazz Day 2014. Their music, imbued with the best heritage of different world cultures, was a real and appropriate gift made especially for that day.

Jazz day at “Jazz Basta”

City: Belgrade, Belgrade

04/30
We organized a live performance by Serbia's finest jazz musicians. The live gig was characterized by a colorful mix of jazz, interesting for all generations. Event #Basta featured VALENTINA’S BAND and a presentation of “Zvonko Bogdan Winery,” wines full of harmony of tastes, a perfect match with jazz.

JazzEra

City: Užice

04/30
A jazz jam session was held at the Gradski Cultural Center in Užice as a warm-up for the 2014 Osaka concert. Performing musicians: Zoran Vukovuć-Trunto, Nikola Pejović, Rale Radojević, Mato Zumber, Dario Milosavljević Band, Jazzerica-Savo Bondžula, Mire Ostojić, Veco Gerza, Arhivska zabava Band and The Highlanders.

O.U.R. Jazz Champions

City: Belgrade

04/30
The great Serbian jazz musicians Misa Krstic, Bata Bozanic, Strahinja Banovic and Pedja Milutinovic, gathered under the name Banovic Strahinja Quartet and Loud Minority Belgrade DJs, presented a live performance and DJ set to celebrate International Jazz Day 2014.

Seychelles

International Jazz Day 2014: Seychelles

City: Mahé

04/30
The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles distributed informational materials on the day and its history and message to visitors and guests.

Sierra Leone

International Jazz Day 2014: Sierra Leone

City: Freetown

04/30
The Ballanta Academy of Music arranged an introduction for students on the message and purpose of International Jazz Day.

Singapore

International Jazz Day 2014 at the Sultan Jazz Club

04/30
The Sultan Jazz Club at the Sultan Hotel dedicated its evening program to the day.

Slovakia

ESPRIT – Award for The Best Slovak Jazz Album of the Year 2013

City: Bratislava

04/30
Second annual awards for The Best Slovak Jazz Album of the Year - Esprit 2013 - produced by Jazz.sk. The winner was chosen by public poll and international professional jury. The awards ceremony was accompanied by an exclusive concert of three finalists and and was broadcast live via radio.

International Jazz Day 2014 at Nu Spirit Bar and Lounge

04/30
The Nu Spirit Bar and Lounge organized a jam session for local musicians.

Jánoska Jazz Consort

City: Dunajská Streda (Dunaszerdahely)

04/30
Arthe Cafe hosted a concert featuring the Jánoska Jazz Consort.

Slovenia

Jazz Festival of Ljubljana

City: Ljubljana

04/30
Organizers of the Jazz Festival of Ljubljana coordinated a salute and video announcement about the day for festivalgoers.

Solomon Islands

International Jazz Day 201: Solomon Islands

04/30
The Tavanipupu Private Island resort organized a family-friendly event for guests in celebration of the day.

Somalia

Somalia Celebrates International Jazz Day

04/30
A hotel in Hargeisa played jazz music in its lounge throughout the day.

South Africa

A Celebration of 20 Years of Jazz & Democracy

City: Johannesburg

04/30
Niki’s Oasis Jazz Restaurant celebrated the resilience, innovations and contributions of jazz music to the social vibrancy and rebuilding of Johannesburg by organizing a concert and jam session.

JAZZ LUNCH HOUR CONCERT

City: Port Elizabeth

04/30
The NMMU Department of Music presented various jazz ensembles in concert, including the Big Band, reflecting the ever-increasing diversity of musical proficiency that exists within the department. Repertoire included works by Brubeck, Hancock, Coltrane and homegrown trumpeter Feya Faku.

Kaleidoscope International Jazz Day Concert

City: Cape Town

04/30
The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band hosted a concert and invited various other jazz bands to participate.

The UCT BIG BAND celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Cape Town

04/30
The Crypt in Cape Town, South Africa celebrated International Jazz Day with a concert by the fabulous University of Cape Town UCT BIG BAND - an 18-piece Big Band conducted by Mike Campbell featuring some wonderful vocalists, embracing the heart and spirit of jazz in the Mother City.

THREE STEPS WITHIN – Live at The Orbit

City: Braamfontein, Johannesburg

04/30
Concert by the Three Steps Within ensemble, featuring McCoy Mrubata, Lindiwe Maxolo & Concord Nkabinde.

South Sudan

International Jazz Day 2014: South Sudan

City: Juba

04/30
The De'Havana Lounge in Juba played jazz music and screened the All-Star Global Concert from Osaka for customers.

Spain

International Jazz Day in Ahora Jazz – Canal Extremadura Radio

City: Merida

04/30
Special edition of the "Ahora Jazz" radio show from Canal Extremadura Radio, in Spain, relayed information about activities to celebrate International Jazz Day all over the world, with special attention on Extremadura, Spain and Portugal.

Bill McHenry & Movin’ Wes

City: 12 Girona

04/30
To honor the occasion of International Jazz Day, American saxophonist Bill McHenry joined Movin' Wes, one of the resident bands playing weekly at the Sunset for four years.

Cena Gala Jazz Day

City: Huelva

04/30
We prepared dishes for a degustation menu especially suited to this event, in a unique location in our province, enlivened by the Loreen Sunshine Trio with an exquisite selection of standards arranged for vocals without percussion.

Día Internacional del Jazz – Naima Jazz Cafe (Sevilla, Spain)

City: Sevilla

04/30
Program included the following: *6-9pm: Jam session--Jaime Serradilla & International Company. *9-midnight: Jam Session--Four Quartet. *Juan I Guijarro (U. of Seville) presented the first anthology of Spanish poetry about jazz, "Fruta extraña" ("Strange Fruit"). *Renowned artist Manuel Cuervo showed his new jazz work.

Dia Internacional del Jazz (Colectivo Sedajazz)

City: Valencia

04/30
The musical collective Sedajazz (Valencia, Spain) celebrated another edition of International Jazz Day with the participation of more than 100 musicians organized in combos, ensembles, and big bands. They interpreted various style, including dixieland, latin jazz, standards, swing, manouche and lindy hop.

Internacional Jazz Day en el Instituto de Jazz y MM de Extremadura (Almendralejo)

City: Almendralejo

04/30
The newly created "Instituto de Jazz y M.M. de Extremadura (Ayto Almendralejo) in Almendralejo (Spain), joined the celebration of International Jazz Day 2014 with the organization of activities (workshop, masterclass, concerts and jam sessions) on April 30 and May 1.

International Jazz Day at Café del Mar Marbella

City: Marbella, Málaga

04/30
Special night of music celebrating UNESCO’s International Jazz Day 2014 at Café del Mar, Marbella. The event featured performances by Rachelle Fisher Quartet, Hot Nasho & Himself Orchestra and DJ Miguel Corchón. Food for your Body - Music for your Soul, from Sunrise to Sunset.

Jazz Day Salamanca

City: Salamanca

04/30
A jazz concert featuring "The Last Quarter" as well as other invited artists.

JOSHUA EDELMAN EN CONCIERTO: “MANHATTAN BILBAO JAZZ-ZUBIA”

City: Bilbao

04/30
American musician Joshua Edelman combined jazz, folk and other traditions in an International Jazz Day 2014 concert, together with faculty and students from the Jazz Cultural Theatre of Bilbao, which he founded.

Julia Vari “Lumea European Tour” in Villena, Spain!

City: Villena

04/30
Julia Vari celebrated International Jazz Day in Villena, Spain as part of her European tour.

Majorca International Jazz Day, Third Edition: “Literature and Jazz”

City: Palma de Mallorca

04/30
An event featuring writers who drew inspiration from listening to jazz. Tributes to Cortazar, Boris Vian, Chandler, Hammett, Kerouack, García Lorca, Cernuda, Fuentes, García Marquez, Madrid, James Ellroy, and Muñoz Molina. Lectures and musical performances.

Sri Lanka

International Jazz Day 2014: Sri Lanka

City: Colombo 05

04/30
The Alliance Française de Kotte distributed informational materials on the day and its history and message.

Sudan

International Jazz Day 2014: Sudan

04/30
The Institut Français de Khartoum organized a concert event in honor of the day.

Suriname

International Jazz Day 2014 at the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

City: Paramaribo

04/30
The Embassy public affairs section arranged for Ambassador Jay Anania to be interviewed on two local radio stations about jazz. Each station featured tracks from the Smithsonian Collection of Jazz to commemorate International Jazz Day.

Swaziland

International Jazz Day 2014: Swaziland

City: Mbabane

04/30
The Mood Indigo Jazz Club staged a concert featuring students from five schools in Mbabane, as well as a performance by Mozambique-based jazz group NSANSE at the Swaziland Theatre Club.

Sweden

Jazz Day Concerts at the Ystad Saltsjobaden and Concert at the Ystads Theater

City: Ystad

04/30
Locals produced concerts in two different venues: the Ystads Saltsjobaden and the Ystads Teater.

Switzerland

3rd JazzDayFestival

City: Various Cities

04/30
The 3rd JazzDayFestival fell under the patronage of the Swiss Commission for UNESCO, presenting Jazz concerts in cities all over Switzerland for International Jazz Day 2014. Further information on this years celebration is available from the JazzDayFestival Official Website.

International Jazz Day with RAMMER INK @ L.A.C. VEVEY

City: Vevey

04/30
Concert, jam session, workshop and more presented by RAMMER INK in Vevey - 10 minutes from Montreux. Since September 2013, RAMMER INK has been presenting a concert monthly in homage to great jazz composers at LAC Gallery.

Jazz Evening at the United Nations Office at Geneva

City: Geneva 10

04/30
Double bill concert featuring the UN Music Ensemble and the Evaristo Perez Quintet, on the occasion of International Jazz Day. Organized in cooperation with the UN Music Ensemble and AMR.

Tajikistan

International Jazz Day 2014: Tajikistan

City: Dushanbe

04/30
The Dushanbe Serena Hotel played jazz in its food and beverage outlets in honor of the day.

Tanzania

International Jazz Day 2014: Tanzania

City: Dar Es Salaam

04/30
Melmoz Jazz Bar dedicated its evening program to the day.

Thailand

UNESCO Bangkok presents International Jazz Night

City: Bangkok

04/30
UNESCO Bangkok and Sweets Records presented the genuine jazz experience at Sweets, a hideaway New York-style saloon on Soi Thonglor. Among twelve artists who took the stage were the Saxophone top-guns Pisut Pratheepasean (Ohn T-Bone) and Nattapon Puangaugsorn (Pey Groove Riders) as well as the musical versatile Darin Pantoomkomol (Joe Pomelo Town). Dr. Gwang-jo Kim, Director of UNESCO Bangkok, appeared as one of the guest artists.

Togo

International Jazz Day 2014: Togo

City: Lomé

04/30
Le Mandingue Jazz Club celebrated with a concert featuring local artists, followed by a jam session.

Le Mandingué Jazz Club: International Jazz Day

City: Lomé

04/30
We celebrated International Jazz Day with local artists like Jer Ndoti, Belinda Adjo'a Sika, Eduh Bocande, Teddy Best and Bona AKA My People. The event finished with jazz standards and a jam session.

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Jazz Week Media Launch

City: Trinidad

04/30
TnT Jazz Week 2014 Media Launch on International Jazz Day Live Performances by: Eddy Clarion-Guitar Douglas Redon-Bass Sean Thomas-Drums - www.seanjazzthomas.com Live stream of International Jazz Day Global Concert from Osaka

[email protected] Pavilion, at The Villas at Stonehaven

City: Black Rock

04/30
Concert presented by The Villas At Stonehaven featuring one of the Caribbean's most distinguished musicians, Arturo Tappin (saxophone). [email protected] Pavilion sought to raise funds for the Yahweh Foundation's community empowerment programme in Bucco Tobago.

Tunisia

New Voices – The Tom Green Quintet – The JCT International Orchestra directed by Douglas Purviance

City: Sidi Bou Said

04/30
The Jazz Club de Tunis presented events on and around April 30, including 2 concerts: April 29: New Voices April 30: The Tom Green Quintet - The JCT International Orchestra directed by Douglas Purviance April 23-28: Workshops and master classes by Tom Green, Sam James, JJ Wheeler, and from Planet Arts Chris Byars and Todd Bash

Trio Santiago Feat. Faleh Khaless

City: Mahdia

04/30
From an instrumental practice anchored in the traditions of their respective countries, the Moroccan oud player Faleh Khaless and the guitarist Johannes Treml presented a concert introducing the foundations of a new music. Accompanied by Christoph Repp and Katharina.

Turkey

Back to Bop feat. Noa Lur @ Nardis Jazz Club Istanbul

City: İstanbul

04/30
Concert with the group Back to Bop featuring tunes from the bebop era as well as originals. Show featured five of Istanbul's top jazz musicians: Noa Lur (vocals), Bulut Gulen (trombone), Kursat Deniz (piano), Onder Focan (guitar), Volkan Topakoglu (bass) and Cengiz Baysal (drums).

Garanti Caz Yeşili: Caz Ağacı / Chet Baker

City: İstanbul

04/30
Garanti Caz Yesili continued its "trumpet genius comes alive with the Vocals" series with the "Caz Ağacı: Chet Baker" project at Salon IKSV.

Garanti Caz Yeşili: Evgeny Grinko

City: Istanbul

04/30
Concert featuring Evgeny Grinko hosted by Garajistanbul.

Garanti Caz Yeşili: Micatone

City: Istanbul

04/30
Concert by Micatone hosted by Nublu.

Garanti Caz Yeşili: Nostalgia 77

City: Istanbul

04/30
Garanti Caz Yeşili welcomed BBC Worldwide Award winner Nostalgia 77 to Nublu on April 30.

Kerem Görsev Trio & Fatih Erkoç

City: Istanbul

04/30
Turkish jazz pianist Kerem Görsev and his trio, featuring Kagan Yildiz on bass and Ferit Odman on drums, were joined by multi-instrumentalist and jazz and pop singer-composer Fatih Erkoç. The quartet performed the best examples of American jazz standards.

Turkmenistan

Jazz Day Ashgabat

City: Ashgabat

04/30
The Sofitel Ashgabat played jazz music in its main bar to celebrate the day with guests.

Uganda

International Jazz Day 2014: Uganda

City: Kampala

04/30
JazzVille Bugolobi, Kampala’s only jazz club, dedicated the day’s programming to International Jazz Day.

Ukraine

Celebration dedicated to International Jazz Day

City: Odessa

04/30
The Heydar Aliyev Fund, “Baku” magazine and the organizing committee of the international festival-contest of jazz improvisation “Master-Jam” held a celebration featuring performers from 8 countries, include prizewinners of the 2013 “Master-Jam Fest,” musicians from Azerbaijan and the legendary V. Tarasov.

International Jazz Dаy 2014: Odessa JazzFest

City: Odessa

04/30
In 2014 the team of the Odessa jazz festival "Odessa JazzFest" celebrated International Jazz Day for the second time. It was a marathon of jazz performers from the USA, Turkey and Ukraine, including Preston Reed (USA), Bilal Karaman Trio (Turkey), Sergei Terentyev (UA), Yuriy Kuznetsov (UA) and others.

United Arab Emirates

Jazz Amalgam

City: Dubai

04/30
Glenn Perry, the founder and director of Dubai Music School, organized an International Jazz Day concert in Dubai for worldwide Peace, Love and Harmony. A jazz workshop, a masterclass and a jam session were also held to educate kids and young musicians about jazz.

United Kingdom

Interplay Duo at Wagamama, Leamington Spa UK

City: Leamington Spa,

04/30
Interplay Duo was on hand at Wagamama on the evening of April 30 with a special programme of jazz from around the world. Pianist Neil Hunter and bassist Adrian Litvinoff draw on a huge repertoire together.

Los Musicos at The Dog House

City: London

04/30
Tropical and Latin music by the Los Musicos trio, celebrating International Jazz Day. Guillermo Monroy: Guitar and vocals Juan Carlos Arenas: Guitar and vocals Wilmer Sifontes: Percussion

The [JAZZ] Blindfold Test by Chris Searle

City: Nottingham

04/30
Jazz critic and educationalist Chris Searle presented 'The Blindfold Test', playing music from the history of jazz, expertly placed in the social context of its time. Chris is author of many jazz books e.g. Red Groove, a collection of essays from his regular Morning Star column. A great audio feast!

Andy Sheppard/John Parricelli

City: London

04/30
Andy Sheppard, one of Britain's foremost tenor and soprano saxophonists, and stellar guitarist John Parricelli mixed delicate bossa novas, achingly evocative ballads and super-charged excursions into funk and rock for this remarkable & rare duo performance.

Apex Jazz & Swing Band Celebrate International jazz Day 2014

City: Sutton Coldfield

04/30
The Apex Jazz & Swing Band celebrated International Jazz Day with an evening of jazz at Sutton Coldfield Trad Jazz Club. This six piece band played a selection of tunes from Traditional Jazz, Dixieland, Swing and Mainstream.

Debs Hancock and the Jazz Dragons

City: Cardiff

04/30
Inspired by the great jazz performers of the 20th century, Debs and her band performed classic songs from the Great American Songbook. Vocals: Debs Hancock Piano: Julian Martin Drums: Greg Evans Bass: Bryan Leigh Sax: Andrew Fawcett Guitar: Geraint Rees

Django’s Tiger play The Flying Pig to celebrate International Jazz Day 2014! Hot swing.

City: Cambridge

04/30
Swinging Gypsy jazz in the Django Reinhardt tradition.

eto App Jazz for Beginners

City: Llandysul

04/30
On April 30th, eto Apps published our new "Jazz for Beginners" App to encourage all students learning how to play and understand music and jazz. Based in Wales, we are a group of musicians and music technology educators. We publish apps for trumpet and piano practice on iTunes and Google Play.

Jim Mullen with the Neil Burns Trio

City: Teignmouth

04/30
Glasgow born guitarist Jim Mullen returned to Teignmouth Jazz to wow us with his distinctive, individual style, picking with his thumb instead of a plectrum! Jim has won many British Music Awards, including "Best Guitar" in the British Telecom Jazz Awards (1994, 1996 & 2000).

Kristian Borring Quartet

City: London

04/30
The Kristian Borring Quartet launched their second album, Urban Novel (Jellymould Jazz) at the Vortex. Featuring Arthur Lea (p), Mick Coady (b), John Scott (d), and Borring (g). Borring "..draws..from the subtle, gentle lyricism of guitarists such as John Abercrombie and Pat Metheny.” (Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise)

Ode To The Human Spirit 2014: SGI UK celebrate International Jazz Day

City: London

04/30
Soka Gakkai International UK celebrated UNESCO International Jazz Day with a concert from The Human Revolution Orchestra, a specially formed big band featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in the UK.

Pepper’s Aberjazz Club Presents International Jazz Day Record Night

City: Fishguard

04/30
Peppers Aberjazz Club presented an International Jazz Day Special record night. We invited customers to bring in their most treasured recordings of all eras of jazz, bringing together people's different tastes in jazz to create a unique night of listening and spontaneity.

Ronnie Scott’s IJD Concert Screening

City: London

04/30
International Jazz Day 2014 Live and Direct from Osaka was presented on big screens in the Upstairs Bar at Ronnie Scott's! The screening was free to all attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ronnie Scott’s presents Frank Sinatra, Jr.

City: London

04/30
Ronnie Scott's, London's legendary Jazz Club, was the venue for Frank Sinatra, Jr. on International Jazz Day. An affirmation of the spirit of Jazz Day, the concert saw Frank paying homage to his father, the singer & the music that defines the Sinatra legend, by performing "Sinatra sings Sinatra."

The Jazz Debate

City: London

04/30
James Pearson challenged fellow pianist and jazz luminary Joe Stilgoe to join him in a unique musical debate arguing the influence of the US and UK in the jazz songwriting canon. Two of the UKs leading jazz performers and commentators in fearsome musical combat: The Jazz Debate.

United States

American Museum of Peace IJD-Washington, DC Concert Program

City: Washington ,

04/30
We closed out Jazz Appreciation Month with a tribute to America's Jazz Ambassadors featuring live music, history and great food @Busboys&Poets. Recognizing the power of jazz to promote peace, dialogue, diversity and respect.

Asilomar at the Elephant Room

City: Austin ,

04/30
Concert featuring original music written for large ensemble from composers Erik Telford and Marcus Wilcher!

Celebración virtual @Musinetwork

City: Boston ,

04/30
Online music school's student body posted jazz-related quotes on social media. The school's creative staff developed graphic posts from these phrases to create a Facebook image gallery.

Groove with us on KUAR for International Jazz Day!

City: Little Rock ,

04/30
KUAR radio ran a special International Jazz Day broadcast, featuring "Jazz With Bob Parlocha" from 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Jazz in the Afternoon with Mike Jacobs & Gordon Spencer

City: Omaha ,

04/30
Special International Jazz Day broadcast of KIOS-FM's "Jazz in the Afternoon," presenting a wide spectrum of jazz recordings dating back to the "golden age" of jazz in the 1920's through its evolution in swing, bop, Latin and into today's new releases, in addition to highlighting the local Nebraska jazz scene.

Knoxville Jazz Day with Kelle Jolly and The Will Boyd Project

City: Knoxville ,

04/30
Vocalist Kelle Jolly and saxophonist Will Boyd of the Will Boyd Project performed a live concert at the Knoxville City-County Building to celebrate International Jazz Day, which was recognized by the city mayor, Mayor Madeline Rogero in 2013.

Science Park Performance (with Q&A)

City: Newark ,

04/30
An emerging band in the New York area comprised of young jazz musicians gave a performance followed by a Q&A and workshopping for students from Science Park High School in Newark, NJ.

Sentimental Journey with Caleb Chapman Music’s Siren Sounds

City: American Fork ,

04/30
This amazing vocal jazz ensemble comprised of singers ages 12-15 took audience members for a walk down memory lane. In the style of the Andrews Sisters, these talented singers under the direction of Jenn Madsen highlighted the music of the boogie boogie era with spunk and style!

Shades of Brown Trio – Celebrate International Jazz Day

City: Charlotte ,

04/30
Sydney's Martini & Wine Bar hosted a concert by the "Shades of Brown" Trio, featuring Bassist Reggie Sullivan.

“Soul Song” Soulsville Honors Osaka Japan

City: Memphis ,

04/30
The Japan-America Society from the University of Memphis came to the Soulsville Charter School and offered a Japanese cultural demonstration teaching Japanese calligraphy and an origami demo beginning at 3:30 pm. There was also a jam session featuring "Hamabe no Uta" (Song of The Seashore) arranged by Donald Brown.

#LAJazzMob

City: Los Angeles ,

04/30
The Jazz Education Network, LAUSD's Beyond The Bell, and MakeMusic Los Angeles teamed up to host a jazz flash mob at the Union Station Metro in Downtown Los Angeles. We were excited to involve local student and professional musicians!

504 Magazine & Chef Tito Present International Jazz Day 2014

City: Gladstone ,

04/30
Ben Harris Jazz performed at the Latin Bistro Kansas City. Leader and upright and electric bass player Ben Harris was featured in the following issue of 504 Magazine for the great work he's doing in the field of jazz.

504 Magazine proudly presents “LEXUS LEN’S WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY”

City: St Louis ,

04/30
Lexus Len brought audiences the soulful sounds of Cheryl Brown (vocals), Gerald Warren (drums), Jeff Taylor (base), Jeremiah Allen (keyboard) and Amos Brewer (sax).

504/602 Magazine Presents AZ’s Official International Jazz Day Celebration

City: Phoenix ,

04/30
With the blessings of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Arizona was pleased to join NextStudent Music Academy and 504/602 Magazines under the direction of William Doc Jones & CityScape in recognizing the role jazz has played as the musical voice of the city of Phoenix, AZ. World-renowned saxophonist Azar Lawrence headed the line-up at CityScape. Sponsored by Pit Bull Energy Drink & NSA.

60th Anniversary Newport Jazz Festival® celebrates International Jazz w. Jon Batiste & Stay Human

City: Newport ,

04/30
Jon Batiste, Artistic Director-at-Large for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and his Stay Human group took to the stage at the recently restored Casino Theatre in Newport, Rhode Island to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival on International Jazz Day. Proceeds benefited the educational programs of Newport Festivals Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

97 Years and Still Jammin!’ The Mutual Musicians Foundation International

City: Kansas City ,

04/30
The Mutual Musicians Foundation, once known as Local 627 or the "colored" musicians union, will celebrate 100 years in 2017. This year's celebration included our legendary jam session and a screening of our documentary, "Still Jammin'," which chronicles the last 97 years of jazz in KC.

Afternoon Jazz with Brad Edwards

City: Billings ,

04/30
Special International Jazz Day broadcast with host Brad Edwards covering the eras of jazz, with special attention paid to recent recordings by both established artists and newcomers.

All-Day On-Air Musical Celebration of the Jazz Giants & Yet To Be Giants

City: San Mateo ,

04/30
All-Day, All-Night KCSM Jazz91 (kcsm.org) ran profiles and music of the jazz greats and new artists on the scene hosted by veteran broadcasters and educators Bob Parlocha, Alisa Clancy, Chris Cortez, Melanie Berzon, Jayne Sanchez, and Ron Pelletier at 91.1/90/.7 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

City: San Francisco ,

04/30
The new SFJAZZ Center was proud to support International Jazz Day by presenting NEA Jazz Master and saxophone luminary Branford Marsalis and his ferocious quartet. The group performed material from their latest recording, ‘Four MFs Playin’ Tunes,’ a powerfully kinetic sound that entails navigating odd meters and eye-blink tempo shifts. Featuring Joey Calderazzo (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Justin Faulkner (drums).

Anonymous Phenomenon live at Laughing Sun Brewing Company

City: Bismarck ,

04/30
Local supergroup Anonymous Phenomenon, featuring several music teachers and graduates of the University of Mary jazz program, played live on the Sun Stage in the Laughing Sun Brewery located in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota.

Antonio Ciacca Sextet

City: New York ,

04/30
Measure Lounge Artist in Residence Maestro Antonio Ciacca and his sextet performed his originals plus music by T. Monk, C.Basie and V. Feldman. Tap dancer extraordinaire Jessica Vetrano joined the band, which featured Mike Karn on bass, Aaron Kimmel on drums, Tivon Pennicott on tenor sax and Ben Benack on trumpet.

Austin Jazz Alliance 2014 Jazz Appreciation Awards/Jam

City: Austin ,

04/30
The Austin Jazz Alliance hosted the 2014 Austin Jazz Alliance Jazz Appreciation awards and jam session, featuring a jazz jam and presentation ceremony honoring the 2014 Jazz Appreciation award recipients.

Avocado Jazz

City: Miami ,

04/30
International Jazz Day edition of the Avocado Jazz & Fun Festival™, an annual fund-raising event for Unity Center of Miami that celebrates live jazz and avocado. The success of the 2013 edition of the Avocado Jazz & Fun Festival has led to creation of an Avocado Jazz Concert Series™ .

Barcode Jazz Quartet Concert for Monte Vista Middle School

City: Tracy ,

04/30
The Barcode Jazz Quartet, featuring Randy McMillan on Vibraphone, Dax Compise on Drums, Brian Clark on Bass and Ken Cefalo on Guitar, performed a concert for Monte Vista Middle School Students. The Monte Vista Jazz Messengers opened up the show and performed with Barcode!

Berklee Global Jazz Institute

City: Boston ,

04/30
Celebrating International Jazz Day, The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) presented the fourth annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit: Global Report, which featured BGJI artistic director and UNESCO Artist for Peace Danilo Perez and several BGJI faculty members.

Bill Lancton & The Red Hot Whiskey Sippers

City: Indianapolis ,

04/30
Live music from the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers, an entertaining bayou-based ensemble featuring guitarist Bill Lancton, bassist Jim Litchfield, percussionist Michael Beck (Three Dog Talk original members!) and trombonist Rich Dole. Shrimp Boil & New Orleans-inspired menu was available.

Book Reading/Signing of “Indianapolis Jazz – The Masters, Legends and Legacy of Indiana Avenue”

City: Bloomington ,

04/30
Bloomington, Indiana’s unique celebration of International Jazz Day featured author and Indiana Avenue alumus David Williams as he read from his new release "Indianapolis Jazz: The Masters, Legends and Legacy of Indiana Avenue" (The History Press).

Book Signing/Lecture at Letters Bookshop: The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan

City: Durham ,

04/30
Larry Reni Thomas, author of "The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan," gave a lecture and book signing at Letters Bookshop in Durham, NC.

Bradley Williams’ New 21st Century Review

City: Chicago ,

04/30
Special performance of "Bradley Williams' New 21st Century Review," a Chicago-based Jazz Variety Show featuring the city's most distinctive musicians and vocalists, seasoned artists alongside rising young stars. With a hot seven-piece band and three amazing singers this live stage show features a kaleidoscopic range.

Brenda Williams – A Night At The Cabaret

City: Indianapolis ,

04/30
An evening of cabaret and stage classics by Brenda and special invited guests.

Brubeck and Temple University Singers

City: Philadelphia ,

04/30
The Boyer College of Music and Dance and Temple Choral Activities Department presented Dave Brubeck's "Pange Lingua Variations" with guest artist Darius Brubeck (piano) and the Temple University Singers. Also on the concert was the Temple University Women's Chorus and the Temple Jazz Singers.

Celebrate International Jazz Day

City: Champaign ,

04/30
5:00 – 6:30 pm - UNESCO Jazz Film Fantasy. Short films featuring Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Bessie Smith Introduction by Sam Reese. Snacks and Drinks to Purchase. 7:00 - 9:00 pm - performance by Traditional Jazz Orchestra.

Celebrate International Jazz Day with Vincent York’s Jazzistry

City: Ann Arbor ,

04/30
A celebration of West Coast Jazz featuring the music of composer Paul Desmond and West Coast jazz icon, Chet Baker. Concert artists included Vincent York, sax; Paul Finkbeiner, trumpet; Ellen Rowe, piano; Marion Hayden, bass and Sean Dobbins, drums. Sponsored by Zingerman’s & WEMU 89.1

Celebrating The Breeze – a tribute to the great Jim Calabrese

City: Statesville ,

04/30
The late Jim Calabrese (b. 1931) is legendary in North Carolina and beyond. The folks in Iredell, Catawba, and Mecklenburg counties came together to host a tribute to this great man during Jazz Appreciation Month and in honor of International Jazz Day.

Central PA Friends of Jazz Jam Session

City: Camp Hill ,

04/30
The Central PA Friends of Jazz has been educating, presenting and promoting jazz since 1980. We presented an open jazz Jam Session to celebrate International Jazz Day, hosted by the Paul Bratcher Trio.

ChiArts Jam Session

City: Chicago ,

04/30
Students at the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) participated in a series of jam sessions including multiple ability levels throughout our jazz program. We played a wide variety of the standard jazz repertoire.

Clayton Brothers Quintet

City: Cambridge ,

04/30
Concert featuring GRAMMY nominee John Clayton (bass), Jeff Clayton (reeds), Gerald Clayton (piano) and Obed Calvaire (drums).

Coltrane and Cocktails

City: Philadelphia ,

04/30
The Ultimate R&B/Hip-Hop/Jazz Fusion of John Coltrane featuring the legendary Alfie Pollitt Trio. Patrons enjoyed light refreshments and signature "Coltrane" cocktails.

Corey Christiansen with Rowland Hall School Bands

City: Salt Lake City ,

04/30
Corey Christiansen served as guest artist with Rowland Hall School Bands in this Salt Lake City area event. A day of clinics and workshops for the students preceded a group concert.

David House hosts “All That Jazz” on KUNM, 89.9 FM

City: Albuquerque ,

04/30
Special International Jazz Day broadcast of David House hosting "All That Jazz," featuring post-bop to mainstream modern and progressive jazz and showcasing what's new and innovative in the Jazz scene. Artists included: David Binney, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, Edward Simon, Alex Sipiagin, Steve Coleman, Ben Monder and Chris Potter.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents: Fred Hersch Trio

City: Seattle ,

04/30
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomed jazz/pianist and composer Fred Hersch with John Hebert (bass) and Eric McPherson (drums). Details: http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/artist.jsp?shownum=1377

Foreman/Feily/Schmidt/Musselman

City: St. Paul ,

04/30
Andrew Foreman (bass), Dave Feily (guitar), Zach Schmidt (drums) and Dan Musselman (piano) got together to improvise on original compositions and favorite tunes, including modern jazz, indie-rock, and alternative pop.

GARY BARTZ QUARTET & Late Night with KOJO ODU RONEY & FRIENDS at MINTON’S

City: New York ,

04/30
Legendary saxophonist Gary Bartz headlined this late night event featuring 9-Year Old Drummer Kojo Odu Roney at the legendary birthplace of bebop - Minton's Harlem. Presented by Revive Music. 8pm & 10pm Dinner Sets / 11pm Late Night

George Colligan Trio featuring Linda Oh & Jack DeJohnette

City: New York ,

04/30
The great Jack DeJohnette took the drum chair alongside pianist Colligan and the prodigiously gifted bassist Linda Oh for two sets of creative improvisation at its highest level.

Giacomo Gates & Trio at The Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT

City: Stamford ,

04/30
Concert from Giacomo Gates singing music from his #1 CD Miles Tones, along with other selections. One cup of singing, half cup of poetry, three spoons of drama, four slices of humor, and a healthy dose of positive philosophy. Lyrics to famous Jazz compositions and songs from the Great American Songbook.

Gloria Galante, harp and Odean Pope, sax

City: Philadelphia ,

04/30
Concert performance by harp and saxophone duo at local boutique Red House East Falls. Gloria Galante, harp and Odean Pope, sax were first introduced by mutual friend Alice Coltrane. Her husband John Coltrane had loved the harp/sax combination, so a new jazz duo was born! Galante and Pope have brought their dynamic duo to Chamber Music America, The Kimmel Center and many other venues.

Harold Battiste Jazz Hero Award presentation + Concert Tribute featuring Jesse McBride and the Next Generation

City: New Orleans ,

04/30
Harold Battiste was presented with a 2014 Jazz Hero award as part of the national Jazz Journalists Association's "Jazz Hero" program. A local city official declared April 30 as Harold Battiste Day in New Orleans. A tribute concert followed featuring Jesse McBride & The Next Generation.

Hernando Jazz All-Stars Live at the Library!

City: Spring Hill ,

04/30
The Hernando Jazz All-Stars (Mike Hafer, piano; Paul Hafer, bass; Nelson DellaMaggiore, sax & flute; Steve Koch, drums; Lorri Hafer & Eddie Lawrence, vocals) performed live at the Spring Hill Branch Library in celebration of International Jazz Day. Part of an ongoing jazz appreciation series.

Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey – with James Lloyd/Greg Adams/Darryl F. Walker

City: Rosedale ,

04/30
This special four hour online show featured Jazz from all over the globe and a discussion on the genre's importance. The program featured Pieces of a Dream co-founder, James Lloyd and East Bay Soul founder Greg Adams, along with EBS vocalist/saxophonist, Darryl F. Walker.

International Jazz Day – Jam with the Faculty

City: North Easton ,

04/30
Several members of the Stonehill faculty hosted a jazz jam session from 2 - 4 pm in the atrium of the Shield's Science Center. All were welcome to come and sit in or just listen. The jam was followed by a performance from the Stonehill Concert Band.

International Jazz Day @ The Carver Theater New Orleans

City: New Orleans ,

04/30
An International Jazz Day celebration concert and jam session in partnership with the Kidd Jordan Institute of Jazz, 504 Magazine, and Cutting Edge CE. Coinciding with the historic theater's grand reopening.

International Jazz Day 2014: Cincinnati

City: Cincinnati ,

04/30
A concert celebrating International Jazz Day with the Jerry Conrad Quintet featuring Ron Bramlage on tenor sax, Phil Burkhead on piano and Jimmy Seward on drums.

International Jazz Day at Le Chat Noir

City: Miami ,

04/30
Comprising over 15 local jazz artists, the Le Chat Noir All Stars performed at this day-long event honoring International Jazz Day.

International Jazz Day at the American Jazz Museum

City: Kansas City ,

04/30
The American Jazz Museum organized a special commemoration of International Jazz Day. Acclaimed as an “interactive paradise” by the NY Times, the exhibits bring to life the great American art form of jazz. Listening stations, touch screen interactives, and custom mixing boards complement displays of artifacts, graphics, and commissioned artwork in a sculpturally dynamic space.

International Jazz Day at the Jazz House

City: Montclair ,

04/30
Student musicians gathered to rehearse and hold a jam session while our Artistic Chair and world renowned bassist, Christian McBride, presented a community workshop titled "Jazz: Simple and Complicated."

International Jazz Day at the Rock!

City: Lithonia ,

04/30
Students at Rock Chapel Elementary joined in the celebration of International Jazz Day, participating in a Q&A forum along with a mini concert from Tokyo, Japan native and Atlanta resident Contemporary Recording Artist "Madoca" - http://www.madocamusic.com

International Jazz Day Celebration at the New York Jazz Workshop

City: New York City ,

04/30
Concert by the New York Jazz Workshop's Modern Jazz Ensemble lead by bassist and composer Andrea Veneziani. Featuring a demonstration of improvisation within the context of Modern Jazz, and how they explore compositions of influential musicians such as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

International Jazz Day Concert on Palm Bay City Hall Lawn

City: Palm Bay ,

04/30
Palm Bay Mayor William Capote hosted a concert featuring the Heritage High School Jazz Band, directed by Brandon Jenkins, on the City Hall Lawn.

International Jazz Day Dinner at Three Chimneys Inn, Durham, New Hampshire

City: Durham ,

04/30
A special menu was offered along with live jazz provided by students from nearby University of New Hampshire. Built in 1649 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Three Chimneys Inn is one of the oldest homes in the State of NH. It serves as a BNB offering 23 guest rooms, dining and entertainment.

International Jazz Day In Harlem

City: New York ,

04/30
The New York Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violence, a U.N. NGO, The Gardens of Tranquility and Contemplation & First Light, International Communications Association and RAKA International presented "A Celebration and Recognition of Current and Historical Harlem Jazz Institutions" in honor of International Jazz Day.

International Jazz Day Jam Session

City: Honolulu, ,

04/30
Local saxophonist Reggie Padilla hosted a jam session in honor of International Jazz Day, held at the Manoa School of Music and Art. Jamming musicians entered free.

International Jazz Day Special Feature

City: Wichita ,

04/30
Wichita Public Radio 89.1 FM's two nationally distributed shows and nightly jazz show all featured global jazz artists on their live streams.

International Jazz Day w/ George Mason Jazz

City: Fairfax ,

04/30
The George Mason University Jazz Studies department showcased the Mason Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Workshop Big Band, Jazz Combos, Traditional Jazz Ensemble, Afro-Cuban Ensemble and Jazz Vocal Ensemble in concert at the beautiful Center for the Arts.

International Jazz Day, Co-presented with San Jose Jazz and Fatale

City: San Jose ,

04/30
We celebrated International Jazz Day with Kat Parra (Latin jazz, Sephardic, and world music), Sweet HayaH (rock and soul, acoustic set), and Basinah (belly dance); these three San Jose/Bay Area, CA artists pull from eclectic international flavors. Event was free for SJJ members.

Jam at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

City: Los Angeles, ,

04/30
We jammed the night away with several Living Legend Foundation jazz & blues legends at the Barbara Morrison PAC.

Jazz Alive with Ginetta’s Vendetta

City: New York ,

04/30
Ginnetta M. of Ginetta's Vendetta performed selections from her latest album, "Standards," which stayed 9 weeks on the JazzWeek charts.

Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan Jazz Day

City: East Lansing ,

04/30
JAMM hosted a screening of the Global Concert in Osaka, followed by a jam session with the 496 West Band.

Jazz Artists of Charleston Celebrates in the Lowcountry

City: Charleston ,

04/30
Jazz Artists of Charleston hosted the official Charleston, South Carolina International Jazz Day event at the Charleston Jazz House: a screening of the exciting 2014 International Jazz Day concert, LIVE from Osaka!

Jazz at Sundance

City: Reno ,

04/30
Sundance Books & Music played great jazz music in our store all day, from 9AM to 9PM, and created a jazz books display showcasing jazz-related items. As always we offered jazz compact discs and jazz vinyl albums for sale from the carefully curated music area of our store.

Jazz at the CAP/L.A. Jazz Collective proudly present the “INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF JAZZ” in celebration of International Jazz Day!

City: Sherman Oaks ,

04/30
Performances by an international collective of four groups of stellar musicians. Curated by Gary Fukushima. Produced by Jazz at the CAP/L.A. Jazz Collective.

Jazz at The Red Room

City: New York City ,

04/30
The Red Room presented an evening of Improvised Jazz with the Seth Myers Trio + Two. The night featured captivating vocalist Charenee Wade, the guitar artistry of Joe Cohn, and the trio of Kazuhiro Yokoshima on piano, Seth Myers on bass, and Lawrence Leathers on drums with surprise guests.

Jazz at the Santa Cruz Wharf

City: Santa Cruz ,

04/30
The Santa Cruz Wharf celebrated its 100th anniversary and International Jazz Day with a concert by local young talent Lucas Hahn (14) on piano and Cameron Smith (16) on guitar with Steve Czarnecki (p), Gary Brown (b) and Prince Lawsha (d/v).

Jazz Day in the D

City: Detroit ,

04/30
A free concert celebrating International Jazz Day in Downtown Detroit. This dynamic event was hosted by Jazz Network founder Bill Foster and legendary trumpeter Marcus Belgrave. Presented as part of the Jazz-Off Detroit initiative, funded in part by the Knight Foundation.

Jazz Day Jam Session

City: Batavia ,

04/30
Kiss the Sky records in Batavia, IL held an all-ages, all-skills jam session, inviting all to play and peruse the store's selection of jazz vinyl.

Jazz Education is Cool in the School

City: Huntsville ,

04/30
Concert for students and faculty at James Dawson Elementary School. Jazz Education in the School was introduced in 1998 as a supplemental program for students in area schools. So far, we have reached over 31,500 students, faculty and staff and have hopes to reach many more. These concerts targets elementary and middle school students.

Jazz Is: The Jazz Mind-Set and How Adopting It Can Bring Positive Changes to Your Personal and Professional Life

City: Tuscaloosa ,

04/30
My quartet (professional musicians/educators from The University of Alabama) presented a program detailing the principles and philosophy of jazz at Tuscaloosa One Place. We demonstrated how this mind-set can be used in everyday life and business to foster togetherness, creativity, innovation and more.

Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra salutes International Jazz Day

City: NYC ,

04/30
We discussed International Jazz Day and encouraged people to go out to hear Jazz LIVE and to purchase jazz music supporting the artists they love.

Jazz Wednesdays at Juniper

City: Burlington ,

04/30
Restaurant hosted a concert featuring The Patricia Julien Project, a contemporary jazz quartet made up of Vermont musicians Patricia Julien (flute), Alec Julien (guitar), Jeremy Harlos (bass), and Caleb Bronz (drums).

Jazz: Live at the Library presents The Jazz Collective

City: Lexington ,

04/30
“The Jazz Collective” (G. Towell, S. Snyder, G. Ginn, D. Cecil, R. Cook, & D. McWhorter) performed jazz classics for this show as part of the free concert series, Jazz: Live at the Library. Produced by The Jazz Arts Foundation, since 2007, and sponsored by Jamey Aebersold Jazz.

[email protected] Celebrates International Jazz Day With Deon Yates

City: Southgate ,

04/30
The jazz ministry at 37 North Church celebrated International Jazz Day with Detroit's Deon Yates and the explosive Soul Project Band. All proceeds from this concert went to Goya (http://www.goya-inc.org) a mobile food pantry in Metro Detroit.

JazzLive Junior Jam Session

City: Pittsburgh ,

04/30
JazzLive Junior Jam Session morning jazz party with over 100 preschool kids, sitting in with members of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra! Presented by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust/PNC Grow Up Great.

Joe Negri Quartet with Marty Ashby, Tom Wendt & Tony Depaolis

City: Pittsburgh ,

04/30
Concert featuring the Joe Negri Quartet with Marty Ashby, Tom Wendt & Tony Depaolis.

John Coltrane Festival

City: New Orleans ,

04/30
An afternoon of music/art, honoring the life and spirit of John Coltrane. Trane's Giant Steps across the ocean to his African homeland created a sonic canvas for the world. We celebrated with Jason Marsalis, Africa Brass featuring Troi Bechet & Luther Gray, NOCCA Jazz, Mario Abney, Naydja Cojoe and special guests.

Juke Jive N’ Jazz Celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Portland ,

04/30
"May there be peace & love & perfection throughout all creation…" - John Coltrane On Juke, Jive N' Jazz & WMPG Community Radio, we celebrated the power of jazz to bring healing & harmony to humanity with broadcasts of Trane, Bird, Diz, Duke, Satchmo, Mahavishnu, & more.

Kalamazoo Jazz & Creative Day

City: Kalamazoo ,

04/30
The Kalamazoo Jazz & Creative Institute at The Union held their inaugural event in honor of International Jazz Day, celebrating the best of what Kalamazoo has to offer in the way of jazz and creative music. 3 hours of nonstop music, 5 unique groups, 25 Kalamazoo jazz musicians, all free!

KCCK-FM’s International Jazz Day Salute to Charlie Parker

City: Cedar Rapids ,

04/30
KCCK-FM hosted a special International Jazz Day salute to Charlie Parker on the anniversary of his first commercial recording, "Swingmatism," with Jay McShann of Dallas, TX.

Kevin Kirk Jazz Ensemble – Live at Chandlers Steakhouse

City: Boise ,

04/30
Chandlers Steakhouse, located in the center of Idaho's Capital city, Boise, is home to live Jazz seven nights a week year round. For this International Jazz Day concert, pianist Kevin Kirk of the nationally recognized Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia collaborated with famed virtuoso guitarist John Jones and renowned drummer Jon Hyneman.

KMHD presents: Mel Brown Quartet/Chris Brown Quartet

City: Portland ,

04/30
KMHD Jazz Radio's official Jazz Day event featured Portland's living legend, drummer Mel Brown with his top-call quartet for the first set, followed by the modern sound of the Christopher Brown quartet, led by Mel's son.

KUVO International Jazz Day Celebration

City: Denver ,

04/30
KUVO radio celebrated International Jazz Day with 2 live broadcast performances from our Performance Studio. At 5 pm, the Rich Chiarluce Quintet played the music of the Adderley Brothers. At 7 pm, the Big Panic Big Band played the music of the volcanic Buddy Rich Big Band. We offered listeners a live stream of the broadcast at www.kuvo.org!

KXSC Radio International Jazz Day Marathon

City: Los Angeles ,

04/30
University of Southern California's independent, student-run radio station, KXSC, broadcast twenty-four hours of jazz in honor of International Jazz Day and Jazz Appreciation Month.

Late Night Session: Chris Pattishall

City: New York ,

04/30
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Late Night Session at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola features performances feature some of jazz’s most talented up-and-comers. Pianist Chris Pattishall led the proceedings in this installment of the Late Night Session.

Latin Jazz Masterclass with Brian Lynch

City: Madison ,

04/30
University of Wisconsin at Madison hosted a Latin jazz masterclass with trumpeter Brian Lynch and the Ty Peterson group. Unticketed free educational event, open to the public.

Laura Varcho

City: Cleveland Heights ,

04/30
Dynamic Cleveland Jazz Vocalist back at Nighttown! Featuring Joe Hunter (piano), Bryan Thomas (acoustic bass) & Glenn Davis (drums). Laura Varcho is a dynamic and accomplished vocalist and entertainer whose audiences are moved by her ability to convey the deepest, most personal emotions.

Louisville KY International Jazz Day 2014

City: Louisville ,

04/30
The Louisville Jazz Society presented a concert featuring Mike Tracy, Director of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program at the University of Louisville School of Music, and an ensemble of students from around the world, including Ecuador, Brazil, Russia and Kentucky.

LUIS MUNOZ QUARTET LIVE AT BLUE AGAVE IN SANTA BARBARA, CA

City: Santa Barbara ,

04/30
The Luis Munoz Quartet performed a concert at "Blue Agave," featuring Jonathan Dane on trumpet, Brendan Statom on bass and Daniel Zimmerman on guitars. The group played the music from "3/4", their recently finished CD/DVD.

Miami Beach presents the Will Calhoun Trio

City: Miami Beach ,

04/30
The Will Calhoun Trio (w/ Luques Curtis & Brian Jackson) performed a free concert in Collins Park on April 30, featuring works from "Life in This World," Calhoun's latest CD. The Araya-Orta Quartet opened. Produced by KCC Productions.

MJ Territo Trio

City: Tuckahoe ,

04/30
The MJ Territo Trio returned to An American Bistro in Tuckahoe, NY (Westchester County) for its second celebration of International Jazz Day. The trio played standards and original compositions by all members of the trio. With MJ Territo, vocals; Victor LaGamma, piano; Lee Marvin, bass.

Music of the Americas presents Heloísa Fernandes, solo piano

City: New York ,

04/30
Music of the Americas presented Brazilian pianist and composer Heloísa Fernandes in concert at the Americas Society. Fernandes was born in Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, and took up the piano at age five. Her repertoire focuses on instrumental interpretations of popular Brazilian music. View a YouTube video of Fernandes' performance.

Music of Tom Hoffmann Memorial Jazz Concert Presents, In Celebration of International Jazz Day: The Mikel Soria Jazz Trio with Rudy Merino and Brian Toel

City: Merced ,

04/30
Concert with the Mikel Soria Jazz Trio! Merced’s own native son, much loved lifelong resident and keeper of jazz and blues in the Central Valley, Mr. Rudy Merino, drums with the amazing Brian Toel on Bass and Merced’s own rising son, the accomplished and stellar Mikel Soria on guitar.

Nasar Abadey’s SUPERNOVA Chamber Orchestra

City: Washington, DC ,

04/30
Specifically requested by Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Jason Moran, drummer and composer Abadey’s 10-piece jazz orchestra brought a mix of jazz, bebop, fusion, Afro-Cuban, Afro Brazilian, and free form to the Millennium Stage for a free concert in honor of International Jazz Day.

New Music: Kevin Gastonguay Quartet

City: Minneapolis ,

04/30
This special International Jazz Day edition of Jazz Central's Wednesday Night New Music Series featured young keyboardist/composer/arranger Kevin Gastonguay and his quartet, featuring Zacc Harris (guitar), Andrew Bergmann (bass) and Greg Schutte (drums). The New Music series presents new compositions and new configurations.

Nighttime Jazz with Steve Williams

City: Salt Lake City ,

04/30
Host Steve Williams featured in-studio special guest Tad Calcara and the New Deal Swing with singer Melissa Pace Tanner. In celebrating the global influences of jazz, Williams handpicked some jazz favorites from Russia, Brazil, Cuba, France, and England.

Nippon Soul: The History of Jazz in Japan

City: Rochester ,

04/30
Radio host Derrick Lucas discussed the impact that Japan has had in supporting and nurturing jazz. Program featured legendary recordings, artists and current artists who are taking Jazz further.

NO WALLS: Boston’s First Concert Celebrating International Jazz Day & the Vision of One Boston

City: Boston ,

04/30
JazzBoston brought together music and music lovers from the city’s many diverse communities. The lineup: Cape Verdean, Haitian, Afro-Caribbean and Armenian jazz, a New Orleans-style second-line marching band and a reunion of jazz and hip-hop. Featuring UNESCO Artist for Peace Danilo Perez as keynote speaker and Co-hosts Jose Masso, Emmett G. Price III, Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, and City Councilors Michelle Wu and Tito Jackson. The event was free and open to all.

North Coast Brewing Presents Jazz at the Sequoia Room with the Fred Raulston Quartet

City: Fort Bragg ,

04/30
Jazz dinner concert with Fred Raulston on vibes, Richard Cooper on piano, Francis Vanek on tenor sax and Greg D'Augelli on bass, playing American jazz standards and original compositions. Presented by the craft brewery that makes Brother Thelonious Ale in support of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

Omar Sosa New AfroCuban Quartet

City: Boston ,

04/30
Concert featuring the Omar Sosa New AfroCuban Quartet, revealing influences ranging from European symphonic repertoire, the religious music of Gnawa, traditional sounds of Senegal and other far-flung idioms.

Open mic for Vocals for Kids w/ Gail Dobson (vocals) & Luke Westbrook (guitar)

City: Berkeley ,

04/30
Please join us for a night of great music, food and family fun on Wednesday night, April 30th in the Cafe. La Pena Cultural Center welcomed our vocal teacher, Gail Dobson, for a night of great music, food and family fun. Featuring music by Gail and her students!

Open Mic Jazz Night

City: Minneapolis ,

04/30
The Imperial Room presented Open Mic Jazz Night in honor of International Jazz Day.

Packaging a tune – intros, outros and tags

City: Kansas City ,

04/30
A workshop dealing with the different ways to package a jazz tune on a gig. Included discussion of intros, outros, tags, short endings, and long endings.

Public Radio Jazz Show – South Dakota Public Broadcasting Radio Network based in Vermillion, South Dakota

City: Vermillion, ,

04/30
"Jazz Nightly with Jim Clark" is featured on the South Dakota Public Broadcasting Network from 8 to 11 p.m. central time Monday through Friday. In honor of International Jazz Day, Jim played recordings from legendary jazz artists including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis.

Rale Micic & Dave Stryker Duo

City: New York ,

04/30
International Jazz Day installment of guitar x2 concert series featured Dave Stryker and Rale Micic on guitar.

Randy Sabien Presents: McNally Smith College of Music’s Hot Club Ensemble & Breaking Brass in Concert

City: Madison ,

04/30
Violinist Randy Sabien presented his Hot Cub Ensemble comprised of students from the McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. Sharing the stage was another college ensemble, “Breaking Brass,” a New Orleans style brass band under the direction of Dr. Scott Agster.

Rehearsal Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole

City: Jackson ,

04/30
Jazz foundation of Jackson Hole held its Wednesday Big Band Rehearsal in the Jackson Center for the Arts to celebrate International Jazz Day.

ScoBar Entertainment presents: Hilary Kole Live at The Iridium

City: New York City ,

04/30
Vocalist Hilary Kole presented a concert at the Iridium jazz club. Her current release “You Are There,” (Justin Time/JVC Japan) is a compilation of piano and vocal duets with some of the greatest artists in the history of jazz piano including Dave Brubeck, the late Hank Jones and many more.

Seabird Jazz Lounge Presents – International Jazz Day in Long Beach

City: Long Beach ,

04/30
Starting at 4pm we showcased the next generation or musicians and the benefactor of the event, the "Jazz Angels," as well as many legendary favorites.

Seattle Center and Jazz In The City Concert Series Celebrates International Jazz Day with Tribute Concert to Ernestine Anderson, Seattle’s Jazz Ambassador!

City: Seattle ,

04/30
Seattle Center and Jazz In The City Concert Series celebrated with a free lunch time concert tribute to Ernestine Anderson, Seattle Jazz Ambassador.

Skagit Valley College Radio Celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Mount Vernon ,

04/30
Skagit Valey College Radio aired the all-star global concert as an opportunity to share jazz from around the world, to introduce new music and artists and to sit back and groove!

Solar Mountain Records All Day In-Store Jazz Spin

City: Keyser ,

04/30
Hand selected classic jazz vinyl from owner Bart Lay with a special tribute to Fats Waller, in addition to Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman. Also spun sounds of be-bop, avant garde and New Orleans throughout the day.

Spontaneous Duos: An International Jazz Day Celebration

City: Rochester ,

04/30
A concert of overlapping duos: spontaneous creations! John Beck, Mike Kaupa, Jacob Dupre, Mike Frederick, Sean Jefferson, Theresa Chen, Jeff Campbell, Alexa Tarantino, Kristen Shiner McGuire, Daruisz Terefenko, Dean Keller, Emiliano Lasansky, Wendy Eisenberg, Bill Tiberio, Brendan Lanighan and more!

The Andy Brown Quartet

City: Chicago ,

04/30
Concert featuring Chicago-based guitarist Andy Brown.

The Bad Plus at Dazzle in Denver, CO

City: Denver ,

04/30
Tuesday, April 29th :: 7 & 9pm Wednesday, April 30th :: 7 & 9pm The Bad Plus has spent more than a decade redefining what a piano-bass-drums trio can and should be. They've reached audiences of all demographic stripes with an uncompromising body of original music (plus some ingenious, genre-jumping covers) and dedicated touring around the globe. On their eighth studio album, Made Possible, bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King take their distinctive musical M.O. to captivating new heights, proving once again that the rules of musical convention are made to be broken.

The David Hazeltine Quartet

City: New York ,

04/30
David Hazeltine, called one of “the brightest stars on the jazz piano horizon” by the late Cedar Walton, stopped by Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for one night only. Hazeltine is both an in-demand pianist in New York and a dedicated educator on the faculty at SUNY Purchase. First set: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm; second set: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The Mike Smith Quartet

City: Chicago ,

04/30
Concert featuring virtuoso altoist Mike Smith and his quartet.

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Presents: International Jazz Day Celebration Concert!

City: New York ,

04/30
In honor of International Jazz Day, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) illuminated the truly global roots of jazz with an international jam session hosted by vocalist and man-about-town, Michael Mwenso, and curated by NJMH artistic director-at-large, Jonathan Batiste.

The Shook/Russo 5tet Celebrates International Jazz Day

City: Bethesda ,

04/30
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club presented the Shook/Russo 5tet, one of the region's premier jazz ensembles! An evening of jazz at its finest as we joined the international community honoring this great music!!  Featuring: Amy Shook (b), Pat Shook (ts), Frank Russo (d), Tim Leahey (t), and Jonathan Epley (g).  

The Sunflower Jam

City: Ruleville ,

04/30
Featuring a day of blues and jazz basic fundamentals for children in Ruleville, Mississippi.  The workshop focused on scales and chord changes with a student jam session to follow applying the concepts learned.

The World Leaders Clinic/Performance at Arlington High School

City: Arlington ,

04/30
The World Leaders are an ensemble celebrating music from around the globe. Their broad repertoire features offerings from Cuba, Brazil, South Africa, France and the Middle East. The group presented a Masterclass/Clinic at Arlington High School for students and others who were interested.

TIZER feat. Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs and Lao Tizer

City: San Francisco ,

04/30
International Jazz Day concert with multi-cultural jazz-fusion band led by keyboardist/composer Lao Tizer, featuring Chieli Minucci (Special EFX, guitar), Karen Briggs (Yanni, violin), Rufus Philpot (bass) and Raul Pineda (drums).

UMASS Jazz Ensemble I and Studio Orchestra

City: Amherst ,

04/30
Award-winning UMASS Jazz Ensemble I/Studio Orchestra performed new works by masters students, as well as the late Yusef Lateef's "Masara #2," Michael Brecker's "Anagram," Paul Ferguson's "Blue Highways" and Chris Merz's arrangement of Miles Davis' "Solar," under the direction of Prof. Jeffrey W Holmes.

United Nations celebrates International Jazz Day with concert by Dimitrije Vasiljevic

City: New York ,

04/30
The UN celebrated with a concert in NYC by Dimitrije Vasiljevic. The award-winning pianist & composer from Serbia showcased his own music, which weaves Balkan motifs into European jazz, and original arrangements of jazz standards. Brazilian UN employee Sergio Pereira made a guest appearance on guitar.

University of Alaska Jazz Student DVD Viewing

City: Anchorage ,

04/30
The University's music department held a screening of the UAA Jazz Ensemble’s final concert.

University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Ensemble Concert with Bob Mintzer

City: Edmond ,

04/30
The award-wininng "UCO Jazz Ensemble I" presented a special concert with acclaimed composer/arranger/saxophonist Bob Mintzer at the UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond, Oklahoma.

University of Rhode Island Music Department Presents FREE Concert/Workshop featuring Steel Pannist Aaron Abrahamson Cote & Panoramic View

City: Kingston ,

04/30
Steel pannist Aaron Abrahamson Cote led his band Panoramic View in an International Jazz Day event that highlighted original compositions with Caribbean jazz flare! A hands-on workshop followed, giving listeners the chance to learn about the compositional process, the unique steel pan, music career development, & more! Watch a YouTube video of one of the event's performances.

University of Texas DHFS Jazz Music Appreciation

City: Austin ,

04/30
To recognize International Jazz Day, this program featured a viewing of the documentary film “A Great Day in Harlem” along with a discussion about the social and political relevance of Jazz during the 20th Century. Participants learned about important moments in the history of jazz music.

Vermont Jazz Center Weekly Jam Session

City: Brattleboro ,

04/30
The Vermont Jazz Center dedicated their killin' weekly jam session to International Jazz Day. Open to all ages; young people especially encouraged. All instruments and vocalists welcome.

Wally’s Live Jazz 365

City: Boston ,

04/30
Club dedicated their evening sessions to International Jazz Day.

WBGO Student Broadcast Festival

City: Newark ,

04/30
For over a decade, WBGO has broadcast students ensembles from around the New York/New Jersey area and beyond during Jazz Appreciation Month. In 2014, we celebrated International Jazz Day by broadcasting a four hour special featuring the groups who come in to the WBGO performance studio in April.

WGMC JAZZ 90.1 Interview with Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

City: Rochester ,

04/30
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was interviewed to discuss the power and impact that jazz has in education, the arts and as a force to unite people globally. Before entering public life, Congresswoman Slaughter was a jazz singer!

WHUR Radio Washington DC Promotes International Jazz Day on website and social media

City: Washington, D.C. ,

04/30
96.3FM WHUR Radio in Washington, D.C. promoted International Jazz Day on their website and their various social media pages, along with other stations in the Howard University Radio Network including WHUR World 96.3 FM HD2, and H.U.R. Voices on Sirius XM Channel 141.

Windsor Youth Jazz Ensemble Community Concert

City: Windsor ,

04/30
A free outdoor community concert of jazz classics to benefit music programs in the Windsor Schools - featuring the award winning musicians of the student-run Windsor Youth Jazz Ensemble.

WJZP 105.1 Celebrate International Jazz Day

City: Portland, ME ,

04/30
WJZP broadcast two programs in honor of International Jazz Day: 6:00AM - 10:00AM Keith Rollins Jazz Morning Drive 6:00PM-8:00PM Kim Rowe The Evening Acoustic Groove Acoustic Jazz: Bop/Cool/Hard Bop/ Post-Bop, Jazz Vocals

WMPH Radio Celebrates Jazz!

City: WIlmington ,

04/30
We air one jazz song every hour here on Super 91.7 WMPH, which also streams on the website. In anticipation of the April 30 celebration of International Jazz Day, students wrote and produced introductory liners which aired just before each hourly jazz song.

Uruguay

Día Internacional del Jazz en Mercedes

City: Mercedes

04/30
Two youth jazz bands, La Orquesta Joven de Soriano and La Montevideana Big Band, performed sets at the Municipal Theater as part of the Jazz A La Calle program.

Dia Internacional del Jazz Montevideo

City: Montevideo

04/30
Mini-festival produced under the auspices of UNESCO in Uruguay: At 6pm: a conference lecture by the President of the Hot Club of Montevideo - "How to Listen to Jazz" - with live music by Hot Club musicians. At 7 pm: Daniel Mille accordion show with guests Hugo Fattoruso, Fino Bingert and the Hot Club of Montevideo. At 9pm: Avishai Cohen Trio.

Uzbekistan

International Jazz Day 2014: Uzbekistan

City: Tashkent

04/30
The Uzbek National Commission for UNESCO sponsored a multi-city celebration featuring concerts, workshops and other events.

Venezuela

Concierto Día Internacional de Jazz Valencia, Venezuela

City: Carabobo

04/30
La Dirección de Cultura de la Universidad de Carabobo presented a live concert in Valencia, Venezuela featuring bands UC Jazz, 8 Son Suficiente, Borburata Jazz, and Herz Jazz Ensamble among others.

Dia Internacional del Jazz en Barquisimeto Venezuela

City: Barquisimeto, Lara

04/30
La Fundación Festival Internacional de Jazz en Barquisimeto joined the global celebration of International Jazz Day 2014 by presenting live concert. Performers included a trio comprised of Valentina Becerra (vocals), "Nene" Quintero (percussion) and Laurent Lecuyer (piano) with special guests.

International Jazz Day Puerto Cabello

City: Puerto Cabello

04/30
International Jazz Day concert featuring a big band and the Emerzon Jazz Quartet, as well as a clinic.

International Jazz Day Venezuela – Barquisimeto 2014

City: Barquisimeto

04/30
Organized by Gobernación & Alcaldía of Barquisimeto, IMCA, CORTULARA, CONCULTURA, BIOTEL SUITES and MÚSICA OCULTA. Concerts featuring Antonio Socas Lara, Jazz Session Quartet, Fernando Freitez & Blanca Pulido, Rafael Hernández & Edgar Rodríguez, Trío Crespo-García-Socas and Barquisimeto Big Band Jazz.

Vietnam

International Jazz Day 2014: Viet Nam

City: Hanoi

04/30
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi played jazz music in its Le Club Bar in honor of the day.

Yemen

International Jazz Day 2014: Yemen

City: Sanaa

04/30
The Institut Français de Sanaa arranged to share informational materials on International Jazz Day and its positive message with visitors.

Zambia

International Jazz Day 2014: Zambia

City: Lusaka

04/30
The Alliance Français de Lusaka presented a concert with a jazz quintet titled “Where Jazz Meets Zambia,” announcing the occasion to Zambians via posters and promotions on its Facebook page.

Zimbabwe

International Jazz Day 2014: Zimbabwe

City: Bulawayo

04/30
The Zimbabwe Academy of Music organized an educational activity with its music students and faculty.