Jazz Week '12
In observance of UNESCO's November 10 decision to proclaim April 30 of each year as International Jazz Day, JazzBoston has adopted an international theme for its 6th annual presentation of Jazz Week throughout the Greater Boston area this spring. For 10 days from April 27 to May 6, Jazz Week '12 International will put the spotlight on the cultural diversity that gives the Greater Boston jazz scene its unique flavor. Hundreds of talented musicians, both home grown and from around the world, will perform in over 90 venues in and around the city, and special cross-cultural collaborations will highlight the power of jazz to create unity from diversity.
JazzBoston is working with some of the city's leading governmental, cultural, and business organizations to organize special events around the international theme. Partners include the Consulate-General of Japan,which will celebrate the centennial of that nation's gift of 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C., during April and early May; Oiste, the statewide Latino advocacy organization; and the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Click here to read a preliminary draft of the UNESCO proclamation, which strongly affirms the relevance of jazz to life in the 21st century.
Watch this page for updates on the full Jazz Week '12 International line-up. For a history of Jazz Week since its 2007 revival by JazzBoston, click here.
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