International Jazz Day, which was instigated by UNESCO, and which has its main celebration tonight in Paris, is growing. The International Jazz Day website (go to their page for full details, timings etc) lists nineteen varying events all over the UK, up from 15 last year and 13 in 2013. The biggest ones are the Union Chapel concert in London and the Glasgow Royal Concert Halls concert:
1) City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival
The launch of the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2015!
2) Ribble Valley Jazz Festival 30th April to 4th May 2015
Festival will kick off with a concert featuring two UK jazz guitarists.
3) Sam Healey Quartet
Cinnamon Club will present a concert featuring saxophonist Sam Healey.
4) Jazz Day Family Music Workshop and The Mike Brown Trio
Family Music Workshop:
‘On The Edge’ Fusion Youth Orchestra provide a team of musicians for 1 hour of musical fun
5) Ambient Forces – Free Jazz in Derry :
Alan Niblock – double bass
Rachel Musson – saxophone
Roger Turner – drums/percussion
6) International Jazz Day Concert in Glasgow
Special concert to celebrate UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, featuring Brass Jaw, Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen and the Ken Matheson Classic Jazz Orchestra.
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
7) J-Night in Hull presents Christine Tobin – I Love Elis
A concert performance dedicated to Brazilian vocalist Elís Regina.
8) Interplay Jazz Group plus special guest Claude Deppa in Leamington
Royal Pump Rooms
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 4AA
9) Ode to The Human Spirit 2015
SGI UK present “Ode to The Human Spirit 2015,” featuring The Human Revolution Orchestra with Robin Eubanks.
London N1 2XD
10) Shez Raja ft Arun Ghosh & Monika Lidke at the 606 Club in London
606 Jazz Club
London SW10 0QD
11) One Day Concert Ticket Flash Sale
Cadogan Hall will hold a 1-day flash sale of tickets for their May 9th concert.
“1 day ticket sale: The Music Of Ray Charles & Nina Simone concert."
12) Ronnie Scott’s International Jazz Day Screening & Jam
Ronnie Scott’s proudly presents a screening of the International Jazz Day Gala Concert live from Paris.
The screening will be followed by a one-off International Jazz Day Jam led by Andy Davies & featuring Benet McLean (piano), Lorenzo Bassignani (bass) & Saleem Raman (drums). From 5.30 pm GMT
13) Eleven Flames – Nick Weldon Sextet
With Art Themen Andra Sparks Laura Jurd Nikki Iles Nick Weldon and Trevor Tomkins.
Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill
14) INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY CONCERT LIVE ‘N’ DIRECT FROM PARIS at CARIBCITY CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT in LIMEHOUSE, DOCKLANDS, LONDON,
514 Commercial Road
London E1 0HY
15) International Jazz Day – Streaming at the MAP Cafe in Kentish Town
Live Streaming of the Event
Map Studio Cafe
46 Grafton Road
London NW5 3DU
16) ‘In A Different Mood: Billie Holiday at 100!’ Happy Birthday Lady Day! in Oxford
Phenomenal Woman – Billie Holiday! Born April 7, 1915! Jazzmo’thology presents its 3rd consecutive International Jazz Day – Lady Day’s songs feat.:
Carroll Thompson, vocals Jean Toussaint, sax, Kate Williams, piano, Neville Malcolm, double bass, Winston Clifford, drums + Liberty Gospel Ensemble
Edward Boyle Auditorium, Jacqueline du Pre Music Building
St. Hilda\'s College Cowley Place
17) After Dark Fonksters Celebrate International Jazz Day in Stone, Staffordshire
To celebrate International Jazz Day 2015, the Hammond Organ-led trio “After Dark Fonksters” will be performing live at Granvilles Brasserie.
Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8AB
18) Gilmore n’ Jaz at the The Weighbridge Brewhouse in Swindon
The Weighbridge Brewhouse, Restaurant, Bar & Micro Brewery
The Weighbridge Brewhouse
Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 7JL
19) Jazz Jam in Truro
A showcase of local Cornish talent
The Wine Barrel
18 old bridge st
Truro, Cornwall Tr12ah