International Jazz Day

Apr 30, 2013 12:00 AM

On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, the international community will come together to celebrate the
second annual International Jazz Day. This year will build on the great success of the
inaugural International Jazz Day in 2012, when more than one billion people were reached
around the world through education programs, live performances and media coverage.
Join us in this exciting global initiative by organizing your own International Jazz Day event.
International Jazz Day has been officially designated by the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations to highlight jazz and
its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe every April 30. This year,
Istanbul, Turkey will serve as the Global Host City for International Jazz Day, yet the
programs and events will spread far beyond to share the power of jazz in creating dialogue,
unity and peace among diverse cultures and societies.
Jazz has made an incredible journey from its birthplace in New Orleans to big cities and small
towns across the United States and around the world. It is our goal to see International Jazz
Day celebrated in all 50 states to ensure that the rich heritage of America’s national treasure
continues to flourish. From libraries, arts organizations, educational institutions and
community centers to artists and individuals, there are many different ways to participate in
International Jazz Day this April 30:
Host and Register An Event. Access the International Jazz Day online toolkit for
ideas on simple events and tips on how to promote them. Make sure to register your
event here:
Speak Out and Share. Spread your enthusiasm for and knowledge of jazz with
friends, colleagues and people within and beyond your community through a blog,
website or social media. You can find us on Facebook or Twitter. Please be sure to
include #jazzday on all your jazz tweets and posts!
Stay Informed and Tune In. From updates to live webcasts surrounding
International Jazz Day, connect with others around the world at:
For updates and more information, visit or contact Wendy Wang, Director
of U.S. Outreach for International Jazz Day, at [email protected] or (202) 364-7272.

2013 Global Host city Istanbul Turkey


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