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Celebrate 'International Jazz Day' every April 30

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In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General, and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration, which began in 2012.

The 2017 All-Star Global Concert took place in the historic Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso, one of the world's leading performing arts centers and the oldest theater in Latin America. Located in the heart of Old Havana, the building is an extraordinary setting for International Jazz Day. Watch the attached video

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