International Jazz Day

30 Apr 2020  Thu

International Jazz Day is an International Day declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 "to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe." It is celebrated annually on April 30.

As a project to highlight the importance of Jazz, International Jazz Day brings together communities, artists, historians, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future, and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding, and reinforce international cooperation and communication.

Nearly 200 countries participate in International Jazz Day every year. In addition to concerts and jam sessions, events include workshops, conferences, and community outreach. As a part of an outreach, program countries issue many stamps with the theme ‘Jazz’.

In the year 2011, USPS issued a 44 cents stamp. The stamp depicts jazz instruments intertwined with the words Jazz. The color combination of vibrant colors on the background of black is very eye-catching.

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