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International Jazz Day, 30 April 2017

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"When a human being is oppressed, the natural tendency is to feel anger. Jazz is a response to oppression that is not bullets and blood. Jazz is the expression of harmony ... and at the same time of hope and freedom."- Herbie Hancock, legendary jazz pianist and composer and UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue

28 April 2017 - This weekend across the world, people are celebrating jazz music, its history and its culture. Havana, Cuba, is the host of the sixth annual United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Jazz Day. Here is a small selection of events that are happening around Europe!


Jazz station Big Band vs. Swingalicious Big Band, Chaussée de Louvain 193a-19, Bruxelles, Belgium 1210

Be Jazz Be Brussels! Flagey and square, Brussels, Belgium 1000

Banda Bruselas, Place Saint Job, Uccle, Belgium 1180

Metronome Jazz Club | Jazz Day in Verviers, Rue du Manège 14, Verviers, Belgium 4800


Jazz Evening with Ramona Horvath , Nicolas Rageau , Philippe Soirat & guests, 123, Rue Saint Dominique, Paris, France 75007

Le Paris Downtown fête le Jazz, Rue du cinema, Paris, France 75001

Paris Downtown Big Band celebrates Jazz, 10 Passage de La Canopée, 75001 Paris, France, Paris, France

#JazzDay Impro Big Band, 6 rue Chaponnay, Lyon, France 69003


JAZZ, JAM & FOOD, Wissmansstrasse 32, Berlin, Berlin, Germany 12049

Schweriner Jazznacht 2017, Puschkinstraße 3, Schwerin, Germany D-19055 Schwerin

International Jazz Day im Café Marlene, Forststraße 21, Velbert, Germany D-42549


LIEBMAN / SWALLOW / NUSSBAUM - WE THREE @ HALF NOTE JAZZ CLUB, 17, Trivonianou Street, Athens, Greece 116 36

Sounds and Images of Jazz: Home Sessions celebrating IJD 2017, Zappa 4, Athens, Greece


La Pompe, Houston House, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland EIRE

Bray Jazz Festival, Bray Civic Plaza, Bray, Ireland A98 N5P1


COMPLEANNO CASA DEL JAZZ / INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY, viale di Porta Ardeatina 55, Rome, RM, Italy 00153

International Jazz Day | Foggia | A cena con Miles, Via Camporeale km 1,200, Foggia, Italy Italy


JAZZ TO NEPAL Torino - International Jazz Day UNESCO, Corso Moncalieri, 18, 10133 Torino, Italia, Torino, Italy

The Netherlands

AARON PARKS TRIO, Piet Heinkade 3, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1019 BR


Building Bridges (Oslo), Munkedamsveien 14, Oslo, Norway 0250

SODDJAZZ, Sakshaug, Inderøy, Norway 7670


JAZZ 24 - António Lamoso Jazz Cycle, Rua Professor Egas Moniz, nº11, Santa Maria da Feira, Aveiro, Portugal 4524-244

Pauta Jazz, Largo Dr. António Breda, 27, Águeda, Portugal


Club Jazz @ Casa del Rio celebrates International Jazz Day in Sunny Spain, Calle Malaga, 10, Alozaina, Spain 29567

Dia Internacional de Jazz JAZZALICANTE, Avda Aguilera 1, ALICANTE, Spain 03007

Internacional del Jazz - Festival Sedajazz, Plaça de l'Ajuntament, 1, Valencia, Spain

ARANJAZZ 2017 "INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY", Calle de San Antonio, 68, Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain 28300

United Kingdom

Late Night Studio Jazz Presents: NYOS Jazz Collective, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom G2 3NY

Birmingham // International Jazz Day, 17 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG, UK, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Lift to the Scaffold Screening + Live Music and Q&A, 17 Queensberry Place, London, United Kingdom SW7 2DT

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