Slacker Celebrates International Jazz Day

visual_jazz2013_facebook_480x480p_enApril marks the twelfth anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM).  Launched by the Smithsonian’s  National Museum of American History in 2002, JAM shines the spotlight on the extraordinary history of jazz and its importance in American culture through concerts, lectures, films and audio programs.

Tuesday, April 30 has been designated International Jazz Day. To date, nearly 80 events have been organized in 30 countries.  A special concert in Istanbul, Turkey organized by music director  John Beasley will feature Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Eddie Palmieri, among many others and will be streamed live on the internet via the UNESCO, U.S. State Department.

Slacker Jazz and Slacker Modern Jazz celebrate International jazz artists every day of the year, including Enrico Rava (Italy), John McLaughlin (U.K.), Manu Katche (France),  Marcin Wasilewski (Poland), Eliane Elias (Brazil), Hendrik Meurkins (Germany),  Joh Yamada (Japan) Luciana Souza (Brazil), Jan Garbarek (Norway), Hey Rim Jeon (Korea), Hirome (Japan), Peter Beets (Holland), and Ray Barretto (Puerto Rico).

To follow the many events of International Jazz Day, check out their Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

Guido Vincenzo

About Guido Vincenzo

Guido programs Jazz, Acid Jazz, Modern Jazz and Jazz Holiday for Slacker Radio. He believes programming jazz is kind of like putting a good meal together – just the right amount of melodic content, rich improvisation, and a lot of soul. He is also a great cook and an Italian wine connoisseur...naturally.

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