Our picks from International Jazz Day this year

It’s International Jazz Day! This Friday celebrates the phenomenon that is jazz across the world, highlighting its role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.

Here’s our picks from the global lineup this year, from live gigs and a new magazine to an international livestream performance with jazz artists of all talents.

International Jazz Day 2021 All-Star Global Concert
Catch the likes of Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marcus Miller and Melissa Aldana (plus many, many more) as they perform in the official 2021 All-Star Global Concert for International Jazz Day. The concert will stream live on jazzday.com from 7am AEST, with Herbie Hancock as Artistic Director and John Beasley as Musical Director

@ Paris Cat Jazz
Paris Cat favourites Pickpocket return with an exclusive performance of their latest album ‘Refraction’. Book your tickets here.

@ The Jazzlab
Some of Melbourne’s finest unite in support of the world’s refugees and asylum seekers, including Fem Belling, Flora Carbo, Jackie Bornstein and many more, with all proceeds going to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Book your tickets here.

@ Recital Centre
Journey through time and music with Duo Chamber Melange collaborators Ivana Tomaskova and Tamara Smolyar. Book your tickets here.

@ Uptown Jazz
Catch the Holly Moore Quartet as they play two sets of standards from the great American songbook. Book via email to uptownjazzcafe@email.com.

@ P.O.M.E
Kim Volkman & The Whiskey Priests take to Swan Street for a wild Friday night. Book your tickets here.

@ Thornbury Theatre
Celebrate the launch of Dingo – Australian Jazz Journal, a new magazine dedicated to jazz in all its forms. Book your tickets here.

@ The Bandwagon Live
The Magic Pocket Trio and Jazz Attic perform live in Madame Brussels Lane from 5pm, with sips crafted by Little Lon Distilling Co. Free entry.

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