International Jazz Day

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2023 DateApril 30, 2023
2024 DateApril 30, 2024
International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day History

International Jazz Day seeks to celebrate jazz music and its contribution to education, peace, unity, dialogue, and cooperation. Jazz is a form of music that originated in African American communities in the late 1800s and early 1900s around New Orleans, Louisiana. Since then, it has grown and spread around the world, influencing new genres or sub-genres. A few examples include the blues, ragtime, classical, and spiritual.

International Jazz Day was established in 2011 by UNESCO to highlight the power of jazz in uniting people from all over the world. It is celebrated annually on April 30th.

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International Jazz Day Facts & Quotes

  • Each year a host city is chosen to celebrate International Jazz Day. In 2022, Cape Town, South Africa was chosen.
  • International Jazz Day in 2021 was supposed to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa. Instead, it was hosted virtually online due to restrictions from Covid-19.
  • Nobody knows for sure where the word jazz originated. It is widely believed to come from the slang word jasm, though this is not confirmed.

International Jazz Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Attend the international Jazz Day Global Concert in Washington DC. The concert features internationally renowned jazz musicians. It is also broadcasted across the US on ABC and streamed around the world by the UN and UNESCO.
  • Visit the Toronto Jazz Festival. Toronto hosts one of the biggest jazz festivals in North America with several indoor and outdoor concert stages and a wide range of jazz styles from local and international musicians.
  • Visit one of the many popular Jazz Festivals in Canada. Some popular festivals in Canada include: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Festival de Jazz de Québec, and Festi Jazz International de Rimouski (Bas-Saint-Laurent region).

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