Welcome to International Jazz Day April 30, 2019 A Worldwide Celebration of Jazz!

Global Concert in Melbourne, Australia Will Feature Over 30 World-Renowned Artists Including Herbie Hancock, James Morrison, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling Paris and Washington, D.C.—UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock today announced the programme for the 2019 edition of International Jazz Day, which will be launched in Australia and celebrated in …

What is International Jazz Day?

This is how it all began... In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and legendary …

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, Here Are Ways To Celebrate!

What is Jazz Appreciation Month? Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as "JAM") was created  at the Smithsonian Museum in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April. JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz - to study …

New Collection of 12,000 Photographs Chronicles the American Jazz Scene

A donation from the family of photographer and historian Duncan Schiedt captures the music's "essence" Photographer Duncan Schiedt shot exclusively in black and white. He wanted to capture the gradients of feeling that jazz evokes, or what he saw as the music’s “essence.” Schiedt once said, “Jazz is a black and white music. Its range, …