About

TEG’s International Jazz Fest Presented by SpiritBank! Takes place Saturday October 24th, 6:00-8:00 pm This incredible festival is free, will be virtual for the first time, and will be shown on our website http://www.internationaljazzfest.com as well as FB Live! 

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2640927946136664/

This event was created to celebrate International Jazz Day and to educate the public about this wonderful genre we call Jazz!

Our outdoor concert normally happens in Tulsa, OK during the Spring or early Summer and features a mixture of local, regional, and international Artists.  It has also been official part of the Jazz Day celebration since 2016. This year has been quite challenging due to the Covid -19 virus and our event, originally scheduled on June 6 will now take place virtually on Oct 24.  

 

Featured Artists:

The Max Groove Trio

The Clark Gibson Quintet

Paula Atherton

 

Spotlight Artists:

Wilfred Frelix, Cyn Simmons, Audley Reid, Elizabeth Speegle, The Artist DeLise, Gina Kronstadt, Castella Castella, David Howard, Nara Noian, Sophia Ripley, Laila Biali, Lee Hernan, and Tony White.

 

TEG/Tulsa Jazz CEO John Taylor states “Right now,  jazz is a growth music. By that I mean we have an opportunity to reach a whole untapped generation with this wonderful music, and International Jazz Day is an incredible awareness tool. I want the world to see how this wonderful music can bring unity to people from different countries and backgrounds; that it’s possible to truly come together for a common cause. We need this in the world right now.”

In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly formally welcomed the decision by the UNESCO General Conference to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day.

In 2016 Tulsa Jazz.com had the honor of being the producer of Tulsa’s first official participation since the event’s inception in 2012 (See www.jazzday.com for additional details).

The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognize International Jazz Day on their official calendars.” (Taken from jazzday.com)

 

A special thank you to our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: SpiritBank

Supporting Sponsors: International Jazz Day, Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, UNESCO

Sponsors: Tulsa Global Alliance, Sisserou’s Restaurant, Tyler Media-Tulsa, The 1619 Black Authors Writing Challenge, SJR Multimedia, Jazzman Marketing and Promotion, Tulsa Air and Space Museum, La Z Radio, AHHA, Ritmo 107.9, Univision, Jazzology with Keith G, PostOak Lodge, In Good Taste Wines, Telemundo, Tulsa Jazz, and TheCoffeeCupLife Apparel Company. You are all greatly appreciated!

Links:

www.jazzday.com

http://americanhistory.si.edu/smithsonian-jazz/jazz-appreciation-month

http://www.bookwithTEG.com

http://www.tulsajazz.com

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International Jazz Day!

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration.

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, 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. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.

International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April. In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly formally welcomed the decision by 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.

2020

Cape Town, South Africa has been designated the Global Host City for International Jazz Day 2020, with an extensive program of education and community outreach activities planned. Further details on the Cape Town celebration will be available in the coming months. To learn more about the designation, view the official press release.

Note: In light of the Covid 19 Pandemic the 2020 International Jazz Day Celebration was held virtually.

Contact Us

Main Contact: John Taylor

Phone: 918-812-9902

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Address:  9524 E. 81st St Suite B1561 Tulsa, Oklahoma, OK 74133

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