Hancock Launches International Jazz Day

Hancock Launches International Jazz Day

Hancock Launches International Jazz Day
Following his appointment as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in July 2011, GRAMMY winner Herbie Hancock has established International Jazz Day, to be held each year on April 30 in conjunction with Jazz Appreciation Month. The aim is to bring together people from all over the world to "celebrate and learn more about the art of jazz, its roots and its impact, and to highlight its important role as a means of communication that transcends differences," according to UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova. Festivities for the inaugural event will begin April 27 and feature concerts in Paris, New Orleans and New York, with performances by artists including GRAMMY winners Terence Blanchard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hancock, and Wynton Marsalis, among others. (3/20)  

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