The first ever International Jazz Day was on Monday, April 30th. Last November, UNESCO decided to dedicate a day to highlight the cultural importance of jazz. It’s such a unique blend of cultures and traditions, and UNESCO wanted a way to celebrate the significance of jazz in a way that will remember the greats of the past while encouraging new performers and fans to take part in this amazing art form.
We’d love to hear what you did to celebrate this great day. Take a look at some of the videos of these historic performances celebrating this huge day in the jazz world: http://jazzday.com/videos/
The New Orleans Jazz Fest kicked off on Monday, maybe you were there or following along online? Or perhaps you took in a local show or just listened to your favorite artists while at work? Share how you participated either in the comments here or on our Facebook page. Jazz is a universal art form, and we’d love to hear how our fans, who are spread across the globe, took part in celebrating.
Forgot about the day? It’s okay, it was the first time it was celebrated, and we’re hoping it will grow as the years go on. We’d love a vote for Best Jazz Act in Boston to make it up (wink, wink). You can vote for us here. Every vote helps.