International Jazz Day 2019: Atlanta Jam
Atlanta is celebrating International Jazz Day, along with the world, on April 30, 2019 with the 2nd Annual Jam Session at Red Light Cafe. Cultural Ambassador and International Songbird Myrna Clayton will host the event and invites all of the Atlanta area Jazz music lovers to come out to enjoy together all forms of Jazz: Standards, Bebop, Fusion, Contemporary, etc. You never know what Jazz performers will join the jam but you can be sure it will be a night to remember!
In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (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 is chaired and led by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration.
International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM