Now more than ever before, let’s band together and spread the ethics of Jazz Day’s global movement around the planet and use this as a golden opportunity for humankind to reconnect especially in the midst of all this isolation and uncertainty.”Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Past International Jazz Day Concerts
Greetings from the International Space Station #JazzDay 2014
Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospance Agency and Flight Engineer Rick Mastraccio of NASA sent a message of goodwill to all those celebrating International Jazz Day in 2014. Representing the Expedition 39 crew aboard the International Space Station, their message equated science and music. The science aboard the International Space Station, much like music, is all about trying to understand the unseen.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.