International Jazz Day SA 2016

25 April 2016 International Jazz Day Latest


The Market Theatre is proud to be a partner of International Jazz Day South Africa, an initiative to establish South African and Continental Chapters of this global event that draws on the power of jazz to foster unity. Every year on April 30, jazz is harnessed to promote peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, respect for human dignity, freedom of expression, gender equality and to reinforce the role of youth in enacting social change.

Now the Market Theatre is supporting the establishment of a South African Chapter of International Jazz Day (IJD) in an initiative by the SPIN Foundation led by its Chairperson Motsumi Makhene and Executive Director Brenda Sisane. 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. SPIN Foundation recognises the power of music and jazz in particular to foster unity and honour humanity. To spread the message further, it approached the Market Theatre to partner in establishing South African and Pan African chapters of this laudable initiative. The Market Theatre has put its weight behind this project to encourage bold and robust engagement and propel South African jazz towards its rightful place as an international player with its own luminaries. (Read More)

International Jazz Day Events – South Africa 2016

Jazz Diplomacy in the Capital – 27 April 2016Read More
Eyethu Lifestyle Centre – 29 April – 1 May 2016 – Read More
Picnic in the Park – 30 April 2016 – Read More
40 Years of Protest Art – 30 April 2016 – Read More
Jazz Day Closing Celebration – 30 April 2016 – Read More