April 30th is the International Jazz Day. This event is at its fifth edition and brings with it a special series of events in the world and also in Italy. The day was established in 2011 by UNESCO to highlight the role of jazz music can have in uniting the cultures of the world.
Barack Obama and First Lady will inaugurate the All-Star Global Concert, broadcasted by the South Lawn of the White House, the garden in front of the residence of the American president, and may be heard through the ABC television network, streamed across the world. The cast of the big concert will include world-renowned artists.
In Italy some festivals have already begun as in Turin, where from April 22 to Sunday, May 1 is holding the Turin Jazz Festival, with concerts, events and performances. From Piazza Castello to historical residences, theaters at the conservatory. In the North East, in Treviso the Jazz enthusiasts gathered together to gourmets for an event dedicated to gastronomy: Treviso Street Food & Jazz from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1. There will be fifty musicians who will perform live between Exchange Square, the Latin Quarter and St. Vito. At the Teatro Comunale Mario del Monaco on Friday evening will be held the most important concert with Ute Lemper. Bergamo celebrates day jazz from Thursday, April 28 will be more than 100 musicians from Bergamo involved in four days of jazz. Friday, April 29 to 18 will be inaugurated the exhibition of photographs by Dario Guerini “Jazz Travelers”, GAMeC. In Rome we celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the Casa del Jazz, in Avenue Porta Ardeatina. Inside the villa is a multifunctional auditorium with 150 seats. Saturday 30 starting at 18:00 will be held three concerts with free admission until seats, the artists who will perform are: Gianluca Massetti, Dario Giacovelli, Moreno Maugliani, Enrico Zanisi and Matteo Bortone. For the second year there will be the Italian Jazz event for L’Aquila, in the day of April 30, there will be lectures, seminars, free classes for children and in the evening live music will enter the local center. In Pozzuoli the Jazz Day will be just ahead of the annual festival to be held in June.