TEG’s International Jazz Fest Presented by Spirit Bank! Takes place Friday June 6th, 6:00-9:00 pm at the Guthrie Green. This incredible free concert is part of the Tulsa Arts District’s monthly 1st Friday Art Crawl which averages 2000-3000 attendees per event!
This is an official 2020 International Jazz Day event! 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).
Featured Artists are:
Jazz/Blues Vocalist: Chanda Graham
Smooth Jazz Artist: The Max Groove Trio
A Jazz Battle Royale Featuring: The Tulsa Community College Jazz Ensemble, and the Northeastern State University Jazz Ensemble featuring guest Vocalist Cynthia Simmons.
“International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout the month of April.
Our Founder/CEO John Taylor states that “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.
The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognize International Jazz Day on their official calendars.” (Taken from jazzday.com)