International Jazz Day evening concert in Istanbul

When, local time: 
Monday, 29 April 2013 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, 30 April 2013 - 11:00pm
Turkey, Istanbul
Type of Event: 
Ms Mika Shino :
Spurred by the success of the first celebration, the Turkish city of Istanbul will be the global host city of the second International Jazz Day, on 30 April. The day is destined to raise awareness in the international community regarding jazz’s virtues as an educational tool, as a vehicle for peace, unity, dialogue, and for enhanced cooperation between peoples.<br /> <br />“On International Jazz Day, jazz is celebrated, studied, and performed around the world for 24 hours straight,” said UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock In April 2012, Mr Hancock and TMIJ spearheaded and organized the historical events which took place around the world where jazz legends gathered together for key events at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, at the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York, as well as at the emblematic Congo Square in New Orleans. From Algiers to Buenos Aires, from Kuala Lumpur to Warsaw, from Lomé to Santo Domingo, more than a hundred countries celebrated this day.<br /> <br />Born in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century, jazz is rooted in African traditions, draws from European musical forms, and has evolved into various styles across the globe.<br /><br />Dating back to the 4th century, the Hagia Irene, located in the outer courtyard of Topkapi Palace – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is regarded as an international treasure for music lovers.<br />Save the date for the live streaming concert!<br />