TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY!
Happy International Jazz Day! In 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.
Ten years later, thousands of events are planned across the world to celebrate, including the International Global Concert streaming at 5:00 pm ET today, and a 10-year anniversary special on PBS at 9:00 pm ET. Check out the website for more events.
Curated by our director of cultural programming + JAZZ HOUSE Summer Workshop, trumpeter TED CHUBB, our new 35-song playlist is packed with some of our favorite current artists from across the globe who are forging new paths and cultural expressions through the language of jazz.