The Spring Campaign Kicks Off on International Jazz Day

Today, Monday, April 30th marks the first ever International Jazz Day (IJD). An initiative started by jazz legend and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, the day will feature concerts and workshops including many internationally acclaimed artists including Hugh Masekela, Lang Lang, Zakir Hussein, and more.

April 30th also happens to be the first day of our spring fundraising campaign.

The synergy is not accidental. Canadian Jazz is truly international. UNESCO sees jazz as a vector of freedom of expression and a symbol of unity and peace. The diversity of the Canadian jazz scene is in evidence on our station every single day. Musicians such as Robi Botos and Alexis Baro show that musicians worldwide seek out Canada as a destination for jazz, seeing opportunity in our acceptance.

JAZZ.FM91 also has a commitment to spreading Canadian jazz across the globe. Our iOS apps and live streaming on our website enable anyone, anywhere , to listen to our station and to hear the best in Canadian jazz, everywhere from China to Brazil.

International Jazz Day is a great way to acknowledge the music that we all love. By starting our campaign the same day we hope to show you that appreciating jazz does not have to be confined to a single day but is in fact (for us) a 365 day affair.

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