30 April 2012
Krems/Stein, Austria.

International Jazz Day





Monday Session
(Official event of Austria to inaugurate UNESCO International Jazz Day)

The promotion of young Jazz artists to celebrate the unique role Jazz plays as a vehicle for communication.
To illustrate the synergy between the Jazz Club, a civil society initiative, and formal education institution
Jazz diplomacy. This is what the world needs now, according to UNESCO Ambassador and legendary jazz pianist, Herbie Hancock. In an interview, Hancock explains “Jazz has been the voice of freedom for so many countries over the past half century. This is really about the international diplomatic aspect of jazz and how it has through a major part of its history, been a major force in bringing people of various countries and cities together.”

  • Individual expression within the group
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Tolerance
  • Cultural Diplomacy


  • That’s Jazz Club
  • Mayor of Krems
  • Lower Austrian Government Culture & Art
  • Music School Krems