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JazzBoston Celebrates UNESCO’s International Jazz Day

Nearly 300 performances at over 90 venues from April 27-May 6

JazzBoston has announced that it has become one of the first nongovernmental organizations worldwide to observe UNESCO’s newly proclaimed International Jazz Day.

According to a press release from JazzBoston, “In a strong affirmation of the relevance of jazz to life in the 21st century, on November 10 the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed April 30th of each year as ‘International Jazz Day.’ JazzBoston welcomed the addition of this celebration of jazz to the world’s cultural calendar by adopting an international theme for its 6th annual presentation of Jazz Week throughout the Greater Boston area this spring.”

The release continued: “For 10 days from April 27 to May 6, Jazz Week ’12 International will put the spotlight on the cultural diversity that gives the Greater Boston jazz scene its unique flavor with performances by hundreds of talented musicians, both home grown and from around the globe, and special cross-cultural collaborations that highlight the power of jazz to create unity from diversity. The week will feature nearly 300 performances in over 90 venues in and around the city and has received official proclamations from the Mayors of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville.”

JazzBoston is working with some of the city’s leading government, cultural, and business organizations to create special events around the international theme. A full lineup of events will be announced in early 2012.

Visit JazzBoston for more information.

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