Since November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has 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.
… It brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication.
… Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; fostering gender equality; and promoting freedom of expression.
… In 2021, 2MBS FineMusic Sydney streamed a week’s worth of jazz programming in a day, back to back FineJazz programs. Unfortunately, we will not be running an event this year. But we’ll be back next year!

Watch the 2022 International Jazz Day concert from United Nations HQ,
starting at 7:00am on May 1st Sydney time

Watch the 2021 International Jazz Day Virtual Concert

Watch the 2019 International Jazz Day Concert in Melbourne

Watch the 2019 International Jazz Day Master Class in the Sydney Opera House

ABC’s A Beginners Guide to Jazz by Henry Rasmussen

Australian IJD Events

Brisbane’s 4MBS Light “MBS Light” digital radio: Celebration of International Jazz Day

Adelaide’s 5MBS: International Jazz Day Programs

Dingo: Jazz In The Square from Federation Square, Melbourne