Monday 30 April 2018

International Jazz Day

"This is a day to honour jazz and its enduring legacy, as well as to recognize the power of this music to bring people together."
Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General

Why Jazz? (literally via United Nations)

- Jazz breaks down barriers and creates opportunities for mutual understanding and tolerance;
- Jazz is a vector of freedom of expression;
- Jazz is a symbol of unity and peace;
- Jazz reduces tensions between individuals, groups, and communities;
- Jazz fosters gender equality;
- Jazz reinforces the role youth play for social change;
- Jazz encourages artistic innovation, improvisation, new forms of expression, and inclusion of traditional music forms into new ones;
- Jazz stimulates intercultural dialogue and empowers young people from marginalized societies.

Related postings:

::: "Just a little impromptu thing": LINK
::: Ella & Marilyn: LINK
::: A jazz orchestra is no place to find a husband: LINK
::: Narrative images: The Duke plays baseball: LINK
::: Vote Dizzy: LINK
::: What a Wonderful World: LINK

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Photographs (Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, Timmie Rosenkrantz 1947) via and via