JazzDayGermany e.V. was founded to celebrate the "International Jazz Day
Since 2020, the JazzDayGermany project has been run by an association, JazzDayGermany e.V., based in Soltau. It is represented by:
- The first chairman Jacek Brun
- The second chairman Martina Weinmar
- The treasurer Rainer Ortag
About International Jazz Day
International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which brings public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage in April
In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role in integrating people in all parts of the world. International Jazz Day will be led by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chair of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the leading nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration.
International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, scholars and jazz enthusiasts around the world to celebrate and learn more about jazz and its roots, future and impact, raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding, and strengthen international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity and respect for human rights and dignity, eliminating discrimination, promoting freedom of expression, promoting gender equality, and empowering youth to implement social change.
International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which focuses public attention on jazz and its extraordinary heritage during the month of April. In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly officially welcomed the decision of the UNESCO General Conference to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day. The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognize International Jazz Day on their official calendars.