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International Jazz Day

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Date When Celebrated : This holiday event is always held on April 30

Get out your sax. Grab your trombone. Dust off your trumpet. Then, bring the old gang together to play a few songs in celebration of International Jazz Day.

This special musical holiday was created by UNESCO to highlight jazz and its role in uniting people around the globe. Artists and jazz enthusiast alike, eagerly partake in this day. United Nations organizations, communities, schools, performing arts organizations, are among the many groups to hold jazz concerts and educational programs on this day, to promote jazz as a musical genre, and learn about its historical roots.

Jazz was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1800s. If you are a jazz enthusiast, at some point in your life you must take a trip to the birthplace of jazz. From it's origin in New Orleans, jazz music spread in popularity across the planet. It has an important international role in art, culture and communications. On  International Jazz Day, it is estimated that around a billion people will engage jazz music in some manner, in celebration of jazz and its affect on people and society.      

Musical of the Day: All That Jazz

Today's Quote: " Life is a lot like jazz it's best when your improvise." - - George Gershwin

History and Origin of "International Jazz Day":

In November, 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day. UNESCO's Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock is credited with conceiving this day.

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