Come and celebrate International Jazz Day in Brisbane with a Street Parade through Queen Street Mall beginning at 12 noon. This will be the 5th year that Brisbane has celebrated with a street parade. All musicians and music lovers are welcome to join in the festivities. Bring along your instrument, hand percussion, voice or dancing spirit!
As part of International Jazz Day, there will also be performances by Josh Hatcher in the Queen Street Mall main stage from 12pm – 3pm. Plus there will be JMI student ensembles performing in South Bank from 3pm to 8pm.
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 for promoting 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.