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International Jazz Day

Brennan Williams

Thelonious Monk's Son Responds To Denzel's Interest In Biopic Role | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.07.2014 | Black Voices

It's been more than 30 years since the death of Thelonious Monk, but the pioneering bebop pianist continues to inspire a new generation of musicians t...

Where the Road Ends, the Music Begins

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

Cape May, New Jersey with its historic Victorian architecture may appear to share little with New Orleans, but when the end of the road meets the wate...

Huge Stars Head To Japan For Jazz Day

AP | CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock reckons he's performed more often in Japan than in his hometown of Chicago during his professional career. The pianis...

Jazz Conquers Istanbul, for a Global Event

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Yavuz Baydar

Jazz is a unique language, its free form and openness is a statement in itself. It had from the very beginning a contagious effect in the world from 1920's on, mainly thanks to Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

Surprising City To Host International Jazz Day Event

AP | By CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Pianist Herbie Hancock will celebrate the special connection between Turkey and jazz music forged decades ago when the Turkish ambassador ...

International Jazz Day is celebrated at Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The goal of International Jazz Day is to have jazz celebrated, studied and presented for 24 consecutive hours around the world. Jazz "is a universal music of freedom and creativity."

Which Music Genre Is Like World Peace?

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 04.27.2012 | Home

PARIS -- Herbie Hancock and scores of other big names in sound, rhythm and improvisation gathered in Paris on Friday to celebrate a new annual event: ...

Herbie Hancock Launches International Jazz Day

AP | CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiati...