Group Bearing Music Legend’s Name to Stage ‘Jazz, a Language for Peace’ at United Nations Headquarters, 24 April

15 April 2013
Note No. 6388

Group Bearing Music Legend’s Name to Stage ‘Jazz, a Language for Peace’ at United Nations Headquarters, 24 April

15 April 2013
Press Release
Note No. 6388
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Note to Correspondents


Group Bearing Music Legend’s Name to Stage ‘Jazz, a Language for Peace’

 

at United Nations Headquarters, 24 April

 


United Nations Headquarters will host a concert titled “Jazz, a Language for Peace” and featuring the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet on 24 April, ahead of International Jazz Day (30 April) and coinciding with the thirty-fifth session of the Committee on Information (22 April–2 May).


Running from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Conference Room 2, North Lawn Conference Building, the concert is open to the public, but advance registration is required at committeeoninformation@un.org.  The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, which bears the name of legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck, will perform a selection of his compositions, including Brandenburg Gate, Calcutta Blues, Koto Song and Blue Rondo a La Turk, among others.


Rosemary DiCarlo, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, is expected to address the concert, as are Peter Launsky‑Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information; Simon Rowe, Executive Director of the Brubeck Institute; and the Chairperson of the Committee on Information.


Mr. Brubeck passed away in 2012, and Darius Brubeck, his son, will reflect on his father’s role, and that of his music, in building understanding, trust and peace among nations and cultures.  The concert is a joint initiative of the Department of Public Information and the Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific.


The 114-member Committee on Information, a subsidiary body of the General Assembly, deals with questions relating to public information and provides guidance on the policies, programmes and activities of the Department of Public Information.


For more information, please contact Jayashri Wyatt at +1 212 963 3911 or wyatt@un.org.


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For information media • not an official record
For information media. Not an official record.