Announcing International Jazz Day 2022, a Call for Global Peace and Unity

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International Jazz Day 2021 Concludes with Spectacular All-Star Global Concert Featuring Performances from Cities Across the Globe

Hosted by Michael Douglas at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Concert Caps Extraordinary 10th Anniversary Celebration Spanning More than 190 Countries.

Washington, D.C. – With more than 190 countries participating, the International Jazz Day 10th Anniversary celebration concluded with a thrilling All-Star Global Concert reaching millions worldwide. Hosted by Michael Douglas and led by artistic director Herbie Hancock and musical director John Beasley, the concert brought together renowned artists from over 20 countries, and was made possible by Lead Partner Toyota, with United Airlines serving as Airline Partner.

Anchored from UN Headquarters in New York, the 2021 concert showcased jazz as a truly global art form. As United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres noted, “Ten years ago, we launched the very first International Jazz Day in the United Nations General Assembly Hall at the initiative of UNESCO and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. With every passing year, this has been a joyous celebration – not only of music, but also of freedom, diversity and human dignity. These are the values the United Nations works to protect and promote around the world.

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Join the worldwide celebration of International Jazz Day. Register your April 30 event for free today.

2021 Global Concert

Experience the unifying power of jazz in action. Re-watch the 2021 All-Star Global Concert featuring performances by Herbie Hancock, Andra Day, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller and many more.

Global Events

Independent artists and organizers on all seven continents present an astonishing array of performance, educational and community outreach programming each year for International Jazz Day. Check out event listings from previous years.

2022 #JAZZDAY Events

How to Participate

It’s easy to participate in International Jazz Day every April 30. Learn more about the history of the world’s largest celebration of jazz and access curated suggestions and resources from our outreach team.


On April 30, teachers and students around the world use International Jazz Day as an opportunity to learn more about the empowering history and legacy of jazz music. Check out our growing library of free educational videos and resources.


View hundreds of videos from past International Jazz Day celebrations, including official clips from the All-Star Global Concert and incredible submissions from our partners in more than 190 countries.

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