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.
International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world. It celebrates and teaches about jazz and its roots, its future and impact, raises awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding, and reinforces international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, jazz is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, respect for human rights and human dignity, eradicating discrimination, fostering gender equality, and promoting freedom of expression.
Artistic Director, Ingrid James, has curated a program featuring up to 30 musicians/artists on stage, including:
Andrew Butt Quartet including: Kellee Green (piano) Nick Quigley (bass) Aaron Jansz (drums)
inVoices (Qld Conservatorium) led by Kayleigh Pincott Baartzy’s Brew led by Martha Baartz (saxes/flute) w/ Steve Russell (piano) Helen Russell (bass) Aaron Jansz (drums)
Nic Jeffries (sax/voice, Adelaide) Billy Burton (trumpet, Sydney) Brendan St Ledger (piano) Andrew Shaw (bass) Lachlan Hawkins (drums)