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Saturday, April 23, 2016


(Neil Gonsalves will be among the performers)

In November 2011, 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 brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication.

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal will host an event called Generations of Jazz on April 30 that will feature live performances by students from local schools, as well as jazz students and faculty from the School of the Performing Arts at UKZN. The event will also feature a listening session hosted by local jazz appreciation clubs and short presentations by UKZN faculty on various aspects of jazz.

Generations of Jazz will take place from 15h00 to 21h00 on April 30 at The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. Doors open at 14h30 and the show starts at 15h00. This event is free and a cash bar is available.

For more details contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email