It’s been said that Jazz is “America’s greatest gift to the world.” So it’s only right for America to preserve and protect that gift for generations to come. That’s why were glad to see Rep. John Conyers (D-Mi) reintroduce his jazz appreciation bill, H.R. 4280, the “National Jazz Preservation, Education, and Promulgation Act of 2014.”read more
(post authored by Communications Intern Olivia Brown)
Back in 2011, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) established that, starting in 2012, April 30 would be International Jazz Day. The day comes at the end of Jazz Appreciation Month , a music festival created by a curator at the Museum of American History. Established in 2001, the festival includes a slew of events across the District, country, and world.
We’re proud to endorse the Jazz Journalist Association’s Jazz April campaign to highlight these events and celebrate the unifying and diplomatic effect of jazz music across the globe. This year’s main event is set to be held in Istanbul and will be streamed online, and there are dozens more events from Albania to Zimbabwe.