A Tribute to Jazz “Where Jazz Was Born”

Neo Jazz School of Music presents A Tribute to Jazz “Where Jazz Was Born”
A celebration of International Jazz Day 2018
4 pm – 11pm Monday April 30, 2018 at Tombar Life Center
 
NEW ORLEANS, LA APRIL 2018–Neo Jazz School of Music, 504 Magazine, andInternational Jazz Day Foundation will host the 7th Annual International Jazz Day celebration on Monday April 30, 2018 from 4pm – 11pm. Join us at the Tombar Life Center 1683 N. Claiborne Avenue as we present A Tribute to Jazz “Where Jazz Was Born”. This year the city of New Orleans celebrates its 300th Anniversary which paves the way for us to pay homage to jazz, an original art form that was created right here in New Orleans.
The Neo Jazz School of Music, a local nonprofit, has provided a platform for community youth to learn and perform music while working towards preserving the traditional art form of jazz. The school’s ensemble the Neo Jazz Collective has been a means of passing the torch to the next generation. This year’s International Jazz Day Celebration in New Orleans will feature the alumni and founding members of the Neo Jazz Collective live in concert as YISRAEL Jazz.
YISRAEL Jazz is comprised of an all-star group of musicians who individually and collectively have impacted the New Orleans music scene. All are founding members of the original Neo Jazz Collective; Yah’EL Yisrael on piano, Yirmeyahu Yisrael on tenor sax, Amari Ansari on alto sax and Sam Albright on Bass. Also starring on drum from the famous musical Batiste family, who also appeared in the movie “Get On Up” the James Brown Story, Jamal Batiste of Jam-All Productions.
Activities include a Jazz Improv Workshop for beginners, a Jazz  Master’s cass open to all, a concert featuring YISRAEL Jazz with a special appearance by new members of the Neo Jazz Collective and then an after-party Soul Session featuringYISRAEL Soul! This line up of activities is carefully crafted to take you on a journey to demonstrate the evolution of jazz and how the city of New Orleans played a key role in exporting jazz music around the world for over 200 years. We celebrate this art form and the Tricentennial of the city that gave birth to jazz.
 
About International Jazz Day
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. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized forpromoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.
 
International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April. In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly formally welcomed the decision by the UNESCO General Conference to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day. The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognize International Jazz Day on their official calendars.
The event is made possible by the Neo Jazz School of Music, 504 Magazine, Ashe Cultural Arts Center and International Jazz Day Foundation who all have a shared goal of preserving the original art form of jazz.  For more information on how you can be a part of “all this Jazz,” please feel free to contact us.