UNESCO – International Jazz Day

Im November 2011 hat die UNESCO den INTERNATIONALEN TAG des JAZZ ausgerufen. Er wurde erstmals am 30. April 2012 mit über 100 Veranstaltungen weltweit gefeiert. Mit dem Welttag des Jazz würdigt die UNESCO eine Musikform, die in mehr als 100 Jahren zu einer universellen Sprache für Freiheit, Individualität und Vielfalt geworden ist.

Established by the UNESCO Général Conférence in 2011 and recognized by the United Nations Général Assembly, every year on 30 April the International Jazz Day celebrates the art of jazz, highlighting its role in encouraging dialogue, combating discrimination and promoting human dignity, thanks to the commitment of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and jazz legend Herbie Hancock, and the engagement of people and partners across the globe.

In 2022, International Jazz Day will inaugurale a new decade of commemorations with a worldwide series of programmes on 30 April.

To expand the geographical scope, diversity and impact of the Day, all UNESCO Member States, in collaboration with their public and private partners, civil societies are encouraged to organize activities and join the celebration at the local, national and regional levels. It is especially important to share the music and messages of jazz with young people and in schools.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, events such as concerts, jam sessions and conferences may be difficult in many locations, but may be held online.

UNESCO’s official partner in the organization and promotion of International Jazz Day is the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, which works in close cooperation with UNESCO in leading the programme and outreach efforts. To include your country’s activities and events in the official programme for International Jazz Day 2022, please communicate the details to the International Jazz Day Secretariat and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz at the following e-mail addresses: JazzDay@unesco.org and Outreach@jazzday.corn. Additional information and resources on International Jazz Day are available at https://jazzday. com/