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 jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.

International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April. In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly formally welcomed the decision by the UNESCO General Conference to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day. The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognize International Jazz Day on their official calendars.

To find out more about International Jazz Day and register events on the official website:  www.jazzday.comor www.unesco.org/jazzday.

 

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Dean Demerritt and Sean Al-Jibouri Performing at The Bistro at Seville Friday April 12th, 2019!

Jazz Night at Bistro at Seville with Dean Demerritt and Sean Al-Jibouri!

We can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than listening to your favorite jazz tunes performed by Dean Demerritt, one of Tulsa’s finest Bassists, accompanied by the incomparable Guitarist Sean Al-Jibouri!

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors, to experience the musical magic that is Dean and Sean for yourself while enjoying the delicious menu offerings of Bistro at Seville…See you Friday 🙂

 

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Dates/Times:  

Friday April 12th, 2019  6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Location: 10021 S Yale Ave #103, Tulsa, OK 74137

Phone: (918) 296-3000

Bistro at Seville Website: http://www.thebistroatseville.com/

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The Cynthia Simmons Trio Performing at the Tulsa PAC April 3rd, 2019 in Celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month!

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with The Cynthia Simmons Trio at the Tulsa PAC

Cynthia Simmons is one of the Tulsa area’s most popular jazz vocalists. In addition to performing in local restaurants and music venues, she has been featured at gatherings such as the International Jazz Fest, the Chet Baker Festival, the Rose Festival, and the Post Oak Wine and Jazz Festival. Simmons will be joined by Matt Hayes on upright bass and Spencer Sutton on piano. This performance is also an official International Jazz Day event! (See jazzday.com for more info)

The Brown Bag It Series is a free concert series offered the first Wednesday of each month. Bring your lunch and enjoy the best regional talent Tulsa has to offer! 

This series is presented by:
Tulsa PAC Trust
Brown Bag It Series

**”International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout the month of April.
In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly formally welcomed the decision by the UNESCO General Conference to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day.
The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognize International Jazz Day on their official calendars.” (Taken from jazzday.com)

 

This is a Taylor Entertainment Group Production.

Date/Time:

Wednesday April 3rd, 2019 12:10 pm to 12:50 pm

Location:  

Tulsa Performing Arts Center 110 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Cynthia Simmons:

Website: www.cynsingsjazz.com

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Welcome to Jazz Appreciation Month…Let’s Celebrate!

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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 the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and more.

Question: As a jazz fan what can I do this month and all year to celebrate and spread the word about jazz?

Here are some suggestions:

  • Attend a jazz concert at a local concert hall, performing arts organization, church, school, college, or jazz society
  • Follow your favorite musicians or groups on social media
  • Seek out new jazz music, musicians, and albums
  • Share your favorite music, musicians, or new finds with friends and peers
  • Read a biography about one of your favorite jazz musicians, jazz poetry, or other jazz book – fiction or nonfiction
  • Tune into a local jazz radio station or online radio station or playlist
  • Make a pilgrimage to your favorite jazz city, jazz museum, or to a musician’s birthplace or gravesite
  • Watch a jazz documentary, film, or performance
  • Subscribe to a jazz magazine or other publication online or in print
  • Host jazz listening sessions
  • Hold a jazz-themed party in honor of a favorite musician, or to celebrate jazz in general

For more information visit these websites:

http://www.jazzday.com

http://americanhistory.si.edu/smithsonian-jazz

Thank you for joining us in a celebration of this great American art form!

Sincerely,

TulsaJazz.Com

 

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“Live Music Night” at Sisserou’s Restaurant Featuring the Booker Gillespie Trio Thursday Feb 7th, 2019!

Treat Yourself To A Wonderful Evening Of Jazz at Sisserou’s Restaurant !

Enjoy a night of wonderful evening jazz listening to the smooth, velvety, voice of Booker Gillespie accompanied by the incredible Frank Brown on guitar and Jim Bates on upright bass! In addition to the great music treat yourself to Sisserou’s delicious menu offerings, extensive beverage selection, and relaxing atmosphere of one of Tulsa’s most popular restaurants!

You’re in for an incredible evening 🙂

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Use the link below, or call 918-576-6800 to make your reservation: (Reservations are strongly suggested)

http://www.sisserousrestaurant.com/reservations/

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Date/Time:

Thursday Feb 7th 2019  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Archer and Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Phone: (918) 576-6800

Sisserou’s Restaurant Website: www.sisserousrestaurant.com

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Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland Performing at Bluestone Steakhouse Wednesday October 31sth 2018!

Angie Cockrell And Mike Leland Live This Wednesday Night At Bluestone!

If you have not experienced an Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland performance you may have deprived yourself of one of life’s great experiences.

Angie’s voice has been described as smooth, soothing and mesmerizing and Mike Leland is one of the top keyboardist in the region, add to that Bluestone’s top notch menu, wine selection, and service, and you’re in for an incredible evening.

Reservations are suggested but not required.

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Date/Time:

Wednesday October 31st, 2018  6 pm to 9 pm

Location: 10032 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: 918-296-9889

Angie’s Website: http://www.angiecockrell.com/

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Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland Performing at Bluestone Steakhouse Oct 17th & 18th 2018!

Jazz at Bluestone With Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland

Treat yourself to wonderful music and great food at Bluestone Steakhouse! Let Angie’s beautiful voice and Mike’s magnificent keyboard play help you relax and unwind from your long day.

Bluestone’s pleasant and attentive staff will treat you, and that special someone, to an unforgettable dining experience while you enjoy the delicacies of their incredible menu and wonderful beverage selection.

Reservations are suggested but not required.

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Date/Time:

Wednesday Oct 17th, 2018  6 pm to 9 pm

Thursday Oct 18th, 2018  6 pm to 9 pm

Location: 10032 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: 918-296-9889

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