Jazz Outreach Initiative will celebrate International Jazz Day locally by presenting a free big band jazz concert at Community Lutheran Church on April 29.
The concert, April in Vegas, will feature its Las Vegas Youth Jazz Orchestra presenting their spring concert followed by the professional JOI Jazz Orchestra which is receiving rave reviews at each of its performances! The concert will also benefit humanitarian efforts for the people of Ukraine. Guests are encouraged to wear “Sunflower Yellow” to the concert.
April is International Jazz Month and April 30 is International Jazz Day. JOI will be included in the worldwide celebration of International Jazz Day. According to the official publication, “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 nonprofit charged with planning, promoting, and producing this annual celebration.”
Jazz Outreach Initiative will perform a free big band jazz concert at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E Tropicana Ave., at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29. TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED. Visit www.jazzoutreachinitiative.org for more information.