International Jazz Day.

23/03/2022
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In 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization recognized International Jazz Day as a global holiday. Its primary goal is to raise awareness of jazz and also its diplomatic function in bringing people from all around the world together.

International Jazz Day promotes jazz as a catalyst for peace, unity, communication, and interaction and integration among individuals, as well as an educational medium, throughout the global community.

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Every year on April 30th, International Jazz Day is celebrated, and individuals can celebrate in whatever way they desire. This year’s Jazz Day can be commemorated with our specially designed Lottie animations. By clicking on the animations in this post, you can view and download them on our Lottie marketplace. You can also export the animations in the format of your choice.

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What is Jazz Music?

Jazz is a distinctly American style of music that arose predominantly in the southern United States from the slave experience. It is firmly entrenched in Africa’s rich musical and cultural traditions. The European music also have a strong influence on jazz.

The genesis of this popular musical style is generally believed to be New Orleans. Throughout the world people see Jazz as a voice of liberation and empowerment. It is also view as well as a protest against oppression and injustice. Jazz is now popular all around the world, and it is continually evolving, affected by, and influencing other styles of music and genres.

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History of International Jazz Day.

It all started in 2011 when the UNESCO announced International Jazz Day as a way to honor jazz music and highlight its ability to bring people from all over the world together. It’s been continuing strong since then. Music fans from all over the world look forward to this day each year. This is because they want to partake in the pleasure of listening to and making jazz music.

Herbie Hancock, a jazz pianist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador came up with the concept. The Director-General of UNESCO and Hancock co-chair the event each year, ensuring that individuals from all across the world attend. Cities like Paris, New Orleans, and New York were among the first to raise public awareness about Jazz Day.

You may hear and feel jazz music in its purest form in almost any venue. Musicians and spectators will also be expressing themselves in their very own distinct and personal ways.

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How to Participate in the day’s activities.

  • Listen to legends.

Whether you’re unfamiliar with jazz or want to refer to the classics, you can listen to jazz true legends. The greatest way to commemorate International Jazz Day is to celebrate the artists who helped develop the genre. To begin with, listen to Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.

  • Go out to concerts.

All around the World, International Jazz Day is marked with concerts. Why not host your event if there isn’t one near you? On the International Jazz Day website, you can even register for the event.

  • Learn a few new things.

Everywhere you look, you can learn something new. Although choosing which instrument to play might be the difficult part!

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