Since it was named a UNESCO City of Music in December, 2015, Adelaide’s reputation as a vibrant musical mecca has continued to grow. This global recognition shines a spotlight on Adelaide’s thriving music scene and provides a platform on which to build further exchange programs and musical collaborations within the worldwide Creative Cities Network of UNESCO. One of those collaborations is UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, held annually on April 30. This is a global celebration that recognizes the incredible artform of jazz – and it has the backing of some big names including legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador. In 2017, Adelaide Festival Centre will play a major role in these worldwide jazz celebrations, with International Jazz Day forming a springboard into a week of jazz events in May. Expect international artists, world premieres, grassroots talent and so much more. Celebrations will also include Generations in Jazz, an incredible event bringing together thousands of young jazz musicians in Mount Gambier each year. Adelaide Festival Centre and jazz legend James Morrison are working in close collaboration to ensure the eyes of the world will be on South Australia throughout April and May as we salute all things jazz.
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30 Apr 2012
Mace Francis Orchestra @ The Bird
30 Apr 2017
@ Adelaide Festival Centre