Why International Jazz Day? Eight Reasons From the United Nations website

Why International Jazz Day, asks the United Nations website ?

– Jazz breaks down barriers and creates opportunities for mutual understanding and tolerance;

– Jazz is a vector of freedom of expression;

– Jazz is a symbol of unity and peace;

– Jazz reduces tensions between individuals, groups, and communities;

– Jazz fosters gender equality;

– Jazz reinforces the role youth play for social change;

– Jazz encourages artistic innovation, improvisation, new forms of expression, and inclusion of traditional music forms into new ones;

– Jazz stimulates intercultural dialogue and empowers young people from marginalized societies.


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