International Jazz Day
30 April, 2021
In 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated 30th April as International Jazz Day to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role in uniting people worldwide. The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz is the lead not-for-profit organisation charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration. The Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact. This international art form is recognised for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity and respect for human rights and human dignity.