International Jazz Day featuring Egypt's Jazz All-Stars
Fri, Apr. 27, 2018
CAIRO – 26 April 2018: To celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30, the Jazz Society of Egypt will be hosting a great big Jam Session at the Grand Nile Art Center located in the Grand Nile Tower.
This event brings together some of the biggest jazz musicians in Egypt, featuring a wide range of jazz styles such as vocal, swing, Latin, funk, modern, Arabic jazz and world jazz, according to the Jazz Society of Egypt's Facebook page.
Among the many names participating include Hisham Galal, Amro Salah and much more on piano, Karem Hossam and many others on bass, Amr Khairy and many more on drums, Amr Yehia, Dalia Farid, etc as the vocalists, Shady el Qasser, etc on saxophone, Diaa Badr, etc on percussions, Michael Louis on the trombone and Mohamed Medhat on the violin.
International Jazz Day was founded by UNESCO in 2011 with the purpose of highlighting the importance of jazz and the diplomatic roles it can play in unifying and bringing together people of all nations.
The event was founded by renowned jazz composer, pianist and UNESCO Director General and Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue Herbie Hancock. He is also the chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which is a leading non-profit organization that produces, promotes and plans International Jazz Day.
This occasion sees schools, artists, historians, academics and overall any sort of jazz enthusiast come together to engage in and celebrate everything there is about jazz. Jazz serves to combat discrimination, promote free expression, and uphold gender equality along with much more, according to UNESCO's official website.