University of Illinois Events: International Jazz Day

 Click here for the UNESCO jazz flyer

The UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship (UCGC) is pleased to announce free events in celebration of International Jazz Day.

The Champaign -Urbana celebrations are scheduled for Tuesday, April 29th, starting with a “Film Jazz Fantasy” at the Art Theater (126 W. Church, Champaign) with short films featuring Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith at 5:00 pm, followed by live music at the Esquire Lounge (106 N. Walnut, Champaign) by the Traditional Jazz Orchestra at 7:00 pm

Please mark your calendars and join us!

We encourage you to bring along family and friends and spread the word (see attached flyer).

These events are sponsored by the UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship, Sousa Archives & Center for American Music at the University of Illinois and the Conservatory of Central Illinois – and through support from the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois and other donors.

About International Jazz Day

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz in its role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.

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