JazzBuffalo’s 6th Annual International Jazz Day Celebration

Join the Community to Watch the Live Broadcast of the All-Star Global Jazz Concert Followed by Live Jazz

As we near the 6th Annual International Jazz Day Celebration, hosted by JazzBuffalo, it’s a moment to ponder the rich history and lasting impact of jazz music. This year’s event, happening at Seneca One, promises to be a special time, for the JazzBuffalo Community, of blending live music with the worldwide broadcast of the annual All-Star Global Jazz Concert.

Back in April 1923, Joe “King” Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band made history with a record that introduced Louis Armstrong. This milestone underscores the essence of International Jazz Day – the sharing of jazz’s sound. JazzBuffalo, alongside the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, proudly continues the tradition of uniting people to celebrate jazz’s universal appeal.

The festivities will include streaming the All-Star Global concert, connecting audiences worldwide with performances in over 150 countries. This international exchange highlights jazz’s values: artistic freedom, musical exploration, and cultural dialogue. Jazz teaches us the richness of diversity when we truly listen to one another.

The All-Star Global Concert will welcome the following artists: Claudia Acuña (Chile), Ambrose Akinmusire (United States of America), Lakecia Benjamin (United States of America), Richard Bona (Cameroon), Dee Dee Bridgewater (United States of America), Moreira Chonguiça (Mozambique), Shemekia Copeland (United States of America), Kurt Elling (United States of America), Antonio Faraò (Italy), Melody Gardot (United States of America), Jazzmeia Horn (United States of America), JK Kim (Republic of Korea), Magnus Lindgren (Sweden), Romero Lubambo (Brazil), Marcus Miller (United States of America), Yasushi Nakamura (Japan), Tarek Yamani (Lebanon). 

In line with UNESCO’s efforts to protect cultural diversity, JazzBuffalo honors jazz creators and musicians who have shaped the genre. From Ella Fitzgerald to Manu Dibango, their contributions have influenced global culture.

After the All-Star Global Concert, the celebration will continue with live jazz featuring “Straight Ahead with My Cousin Toné.” Recently voted as the favorite large jazz ensemble in the JazzBuffalo Poll, My Cousin Toné promises to deliver a performance that respects jazz’s tradition while adding its unique style.

As we gather to celebrate International Jazz Day, let’s reaffirm jazz’s role in promoting peace and humanity. Let’s use this opportunity to strengthen our community support and enhance accessibility to the arts, music, and culture in Buffalo.

Join us at Seneca One on International Jazz Day to celebrate jazz’s past, present, and future. We can untie as a community in the spacious Seneca One Lobby and Tellers Lobby Bar as the All-Star Global Concert is broadcast followed by live jazz. Tellers Lobby Bar will be open with refreshments and drinks (please note: credit card only).

Your participation as a passionate community is contributing to Buffalo’s arts, music, and cultural revival, creating an inclusive space for all to enjoy. This, in essence, embodies the spirit of International Jazz Day.

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