12 Ways To Celebrate International Jazz Day Virtually April 30th

Friday, April 30th we celebrate International Jazz Day. This year, it will mark a special occasion as the annual tribute to jazz celebrates its 10th anniversary. Quite an achievement for a global effort to raise the awareness of jazz universally but also to make jazz a part of global humanitarian consciousness.

The global COVID-19 pandemic will once again cause International Jazz Day to be celebrated mostly virtually. The main International Jazz Day Global Concert will be available worldwide at 5 pm EDT on most social media sites. In addition, there will be other virtual celebrations worth checking out. Here is a JazzBuffalo listing of virtual concerts with more detail available by clicking on “Find Out More” to read the entire listing on JazzBuffalo.org:

Chico Freeman Exotica Virtual Concert on International Jazz Day

Friday, April 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pmFacebook Live Buffalo, NY United States

From Switzerland and Sweden, Chico Freeman Exotica blends and melds and stretches beyond jazz into music like no other. One travels thru life searching for like-minded and like-spirited companions to accompany them on their journeys. As musicians, these encounters are extremely important in the creation of music and art. With this project “Exotica”, Chico Freeman (US/Switzerland) on saxophones, Svante Henryson (Sweden) on cello and Reto Weber (Switzerland) on exotic percussion continue their journey on International Jazz Day via Chico’s FB…

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Monty Alexander & Dominick Farinacci

Friday, April 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts Cleveland, OH United States + Google Map$20

Songbook Watch Party announces a new live-stream concert presented on International Jazz Day, Friday, April 30, 2021. This concert will be broadcast from the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts, and is co-presented by Tri-C Jazz Fest Cleveland and international artist-led music collective 23Arts LIVE. Showtimes are 2:30 pm EST & 7:30 pm EST to accommodate U.S. and international audiences, with additional viewing times throughout the weekend. The show will also include a post-concert talk with Monty and Dominick, hosted by Director of Tri-C JazzFest…

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International Jazz Day 2021 w/ Kenny Garrett & Aaron Myers – Livestream

Friday, April 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pmDC Jazz Fest Washington, DC United States + Google Map

Join DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) on Friday, April 30th, for our official International Jazz Day 2021 program which will feature two prolific artists: saxophonist Kenny Garrett and vocalist/pianist Aaron Myers. The festivities will include Meet-the-Artist interviews with Garrett and Myers conducted by DCJF Executive Director Sunny Sumter and Artistic Director Willard Jenkins. In addition to these captivating conversations, fans will be treated to a performance from each artist. Kenny Garrett has enjoyed worldwide success as a saxophonist, bandleader and composer…

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International Jazz Day 10th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, April 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pmInternational Jazz Day, NY United States + Google Map

Streaming live on jazzday.com on April 30 beginning at 5 pm EDT/4 pm CDT, the 2021 All-Star Global Concert will feature a historic lineup of performances by some of the world’s greatest jazz masters. For the first time ever, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day, the 2021 Concert showcases artists joining from an array of locations around the world–demonstrating the global reach and appeal of this special music. Herbie Hancock will serve as Artistic Director, and John Beasley will serve…

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Sing About Freedom | Bravo Niagara! International Jazz Day

Friday, April 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pmFacebook Live Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Bravo Niagara! TD Jazz Series Sing About Freedom Exclusive virtual performances PLUS conversation with John Clayton and Howard Reich Bravo Niagara! will celebrate International Jazz Day and freedom through music. For years, artists have fought for freedom of expression, as is seen by music being at the core of every major social movement in history. This year, we hear from Canadian and international artists, educators, and authors, about the importance of jazz and social justice, jazz education, women in jazz…

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TD NJF PRESENTS INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY: CELEBRATING THE JAZZ GREATS

Friday, April 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pmFacebook Live Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Come celebrate International Jazz Day with the TD Niagara Jazz Festival! In November 2011 the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed 30 April as “International Jazz Day”. This International Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about the art of jazz, its roots, its future and its impact. We will be Celebrating the Jazz Greats! We’ve opened the borders for this live-streamed show and will be featuring guitarist James Bryan (Canada), Bass /…

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David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band “Remembering The Past and Celebrating The Future”

Friday, April 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmFlushing Town Hall New York, NY United States + Google Map

 David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band “Remembering The Past and Celebrating The Future” FRI, APR 30, 2021 7:00 PM The concert will be performed and streamed LIVE from Flushing Town Hall Theater on April 30th at 7 PM ET and you can watch live on Flushing Town Hall’s YouTube channel. Buy tickets only at $5 to receive the live link and get a reminder! In celebration of International Jazz Day, Flushing Town Hall presents a LIVE streaming from our stage…

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TRUE BLUE JAZZ CELEBRATES A VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2021 ft. Benny Benack III

Friday, April 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pmBuffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Live Stream Event FREE to View • Donations or ‘Pay As U Can” Welcomed! Live Stream Link posted this Week Friday April 30th from 6p-9p featuring Trumpeter & Vocalist, Benny Benack III & Friends plus…the Swingin’ Sounds & Style of The Sholbertshie Swingtet https://youtu.be/Fod_V5w972M

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Scullers Jazz Living Room Live Series Presents Frank Tiberi, George Garzone and Jerry Bergonzi

Friday, April 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Scullers Jazz Club Boston, MA United States$10

SCULLERS LIVING ROOM LIVE PRESENTS THE THREE TENORS WITH FRANK TIBERI, GEORGE GARZONE, JERRY BERGONZI FEAT BRUCE GERTZ AND ADAM NUSSBAUM 7:30 PM A rare, live appearance by saxophonist Frank Tiberi with long-time friends, saxophonists Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone = “Tenor Madness!”  They’ll have the strong, A-team back of two stellar musicians, bassist Bruce Gertz and drummer Adam Nussbaum.  All of this LIVE from PBS Studio in Westwood, MA. The performance is free of change, though we do suggest,…

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The Musical Journey Of Jane Bunnett

Friday, April 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pmHostos Center for the Arts & Culture Bronx, NY United States + Google Map

Jane Bunnett is the acclaimed and award-winning musician known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring and courageous artistry.  Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba have been ground-breaking.  In 2013 she formed Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, creating something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz by forming her all-female band of young brilliant Cuban musicians.  Adept at all forms of Cuban music, jazz and classical as well as dance and…

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Monty Alexander & Dominick Farinacci

Friday, April 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts Cleveland, OH United States + Google Map$20

Songbook Watch Party announces a new live-stream concert presented on International Jazz Day, Friday, April 30, 2021. This concert will be broadcast from the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts, and is co-presented by Tri-C Jazz Fest Cleveland and international artist-led music collective 23Arts LIVE. Showtimes are 2:30 pm EST & 7:30 pm EST to accommodate U.S. and international audiences, with additional viewing times throughout the weekend. The show will also include a post-concert talk with Monty and Dominick, hosted by Director of Tri-C JazzFest…

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Smoke Screens: Livestream Concert Series from Smoke Jazz Club

Friday, April 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Smoke Jazz New York, NY United States + Google Map$10

SMOKE SCREENS PRESENTS: THE VINCENT HERRING QUARTET FEATURING CYRUS CHESTNUT FRIDAY APRIL 4/30 – SATURDAY MAY 1 / LIVE STREAMED / 8PM EST Buy Streaming Pass “Herring fuses instrumental mastery with equal and unified parts of jazz’s holy trinity of heart, mind and soul.” – WNPR Alto saxophonist Vincent Herring celebrates the release of his new album, Preaching to the Choir, with two nights of livestream concerts. Herring, an important heir to the alto lineage of Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, and Cannonball…

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Aimée Allen Trio IJD Livestream

Friday, April 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pmSoapbox Gallery New York, NY United States$10

Vocalist and songwriter Aimée Allen with Toru Dodo and Michael O’Brien or will share an intimate set of predominantly original music, including some new compositions as they celebrate International Jazz Day.  

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