Monday, April 22, 2013

Celebrate Jazz Around the World

Wynton Marsalis
Tuesday, April 30 is International Jazz Day, designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, respect for human rights and human dignity, eradicating discrimination, promoting freedom of expression, fostering gender equality and reinforcing the role of youth for social change. Jazz artists will perform and workshops will be held to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. 

International Jazz Day is chaired and led by Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General, and celebrated jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. 

For more information about International Jazz Day or to watch live streaming of concerts, visit

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® © Alejandro Perez
Don’t miss the Center’s 2013 – 2014 Jazz Season: 

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® featuring Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa, Guajiro Mirabal & Barbarito Torres with special guest Roberto Fonseca 
September 17, 2013 

ACS: Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding
October 25 & 26, 2013 

McCoy Tyner and Joe Lovano 
December 13 & 14, 2013 

Dr. Lonnie Smith 
February 21 & 22, 2014 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis 
March 14, 2014 

Fred Hersch Trio 
May 2 & 3, 2014

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