April 30, 2013 BJS joins world-wide celebrations for UNESCO International Jazz Day

April 30, 2013 was International Jazz Day. The Barbados Jazz Society joined 194 countries around the globe to celebrate this UNESCO inspired event http://jazzday.com/

BJS celebrated with the Steel Pan & Ivory concert at the Divi Southwinds Resort, and live streamed the event to link with the main stage celebration in Istanbul, Turkey and countries around the globe.Steel Pan & Ivory Concert

International Jazz Day 2013  

Steel Pan & Ivory featured Barbados’ premier pannist, Andre Forde with veteran pianist Ebe Gilkes accompanied by Richard Evans on acoustic bass and Errol Bradshaw on drums. A Jazz Night by Barbados Today

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cool jazz with Andre Forde

BJS celebrated jazz with a Jazzy Church Service featuring sacred Jazz music and a panel discussion on The History of Jazz in Barbados panel discussion led by Barbados’ celebrated Jazz stalwarts. Jazzy restaurants around the island partnered with BJS to host live jazz evenings.

BJS members tuned in to the All Caribbean Jazz Radio Show, hosted by Wayne Harewood in NYC, for a lively discussion on the significance of International Jazz Day to the jazz art form.

UNESCO International Jazz Day is a global celebration that brings together communities, schools, artist, historians, academics and jazz enthusiast from all over the world to celebrate and learn about the jazz genre, its roots, its future and its impact.

Watch for us in 2014!  Let’s Keep Jazz Alive!Acoustic bass & IvoryUNESCO International Jazz Day 2013 in Barbados

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EbeGilkes & Bill EvansPan at it's bestPlaying panSteel Pan & Ivory Concert (10)Steel Pan & Ivory Concert (3)

Photography by Mario Porchetta

One Reply to “April 30, 2013 BJS joins world-wide celebrations for UNESCO International Jazz Day”

  1. Thanks to all persons who supported the members of the Barbados Jazz Society’s executives in helping to pull this off. I was truly a wonderful undertaking for me. Thanks ladies and gentlemen.

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