Watch the 2017 All-Star Concert from Havana, Cuba
Hosted by Will Smith


View the 2017 Global Concert Photo Gallery

View All The Photos

  • Celebrate
  • Global
  • Educate
  • Participate

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2017 WORLDWIDE CELEBRATION CONCLUDES WITH EXTRAORDINARY ALL-STAR GLOBAL CONCERT, HOSTED BY ACTOR WILL SMITH, IN HAVANA, CUBA

Thousands of Performances and Programs Take Place in Over 190 Countries on All Continents

Havana, Cuba – Following thousands of events taking place in over 190 countries, International Jazz Day 2017 culminated in a phenomenal concert streamed worldwide from Havana’s historic Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. As the International Jazz Day 2017 Global Host City, the musically vibrant city of Havana also presented a wide range of concerts and education programs in partnership with Cuba’s Ministry of Culture, the Cuban Institute of Music, and the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO.

Established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in coordination with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, International Jazz Day is recognized on the official calendars of UNESCO and the United Nations. Each year on April 30, International Jazz Day highlights the role of jazz in promoting freedom, creativity and intercultural dialogue, and uniting people from all corners of the globe. Toyota served as Lead Partner of International Jazz Day 2017.

Read More

2017 International Jazz Day Event Map

2017 International Jazz Day Event Map

Selections from International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concerts

"Hang Up Your Hang Ups" Osaka 2014
"Afro Blue" Istanbul 2013
"La Belle Vie" Paris 2015
"Tango" Istanbul 2013
"Walkin'" Paris 2012
"Grazing In the Grass" United Nations 2012

2017 Events

  • YFM LiveNReyired (It Has To Be Jazz) YFM lounge, Hyde Park (South Africa)
  • Magyar Jazz Ünnepe Nagykanizsa/Hungarian Jazz Festival Nagykanizsa Honvéd Casino, Nagykanizsa (Hungary)
  • Thomas Gould & Gwilym Simcock Middleton Hall, Hull (United Kingdom)
  • Sunday Jam Sessions Bem Mozi, Budapest (Hungary)
  • International Jazz Day Guatemala Teatro de Cámara Hugo Carrillo, Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemala (Guatemala)
  • International Jazz Day Events – Yangon, Myanmar Institut Francais de Birmanie / IFB, Sanchaung Township (Myanmar)
  • Cairns Jazz Club CAPE YORK HOTEL, CAIRNS (Australia)
  • American International School of Dhaka Jazz Day Concert Anita and Samson H. Chowdhury Performing Arts Center, Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY en GRAN CANARIA Plaza de la Música, Playa de las Canteras, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
  • Día Internacional del Jazz – Jornada especial de 'Jazz en el Convento' Antiguo Convento de Santo Domingo, San Cristobal de La Laguna (Spain)
See All Events

Connect