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John Riger USA
John Paul Riger is a musician and bandleader based in Somerset, Colorado, USA. He has been an International Jazz Day participant since 2020.
“I think jazz is the greatest statement of our collective humanity.”
Why do you celebrate International Jazz Day?
To create original music videos with my friends around the world and promote messages to become a better planet of beings through the shared love of jazz.
Tell us about a favorite memory from International Jazz Day
Last year you featured our video on the IJD website. Every one of our band members saved those screen shots and it made each of us feel like our message was heard and received!
How do you think jazz can improve people’s lives?
Jazz comes in so many different forms now. It seems to be an all inclusive genre. I think jazz is the greatest statement of our collective humanity.