- This event has passed.
The Ellington Jazz Club presents UNESCO International Jazz Day - Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love
Saturday 30 April 7.00pm
Join us at the Ellington Jazz Club as we celebrate the music of the man that we named our venue in honour of – Duke Ellington. The Duke’s birthday (April 29, 1899) also coincides with the celebrations of the ever growing UNESCO International Jazz Day – a worldwide celebration of all things Jazz led by legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. A list of Jazz Day events around the world can be found here http://jazzday.com/events/ and we are pleased to represent Jazz in Perth, Western Australia on this global day of celebration. We will be featuring a night of the sublime music from the Duke, including some his most loved tunes including Take The “A” Train, It Don’t Mean A Thing, Caravan, Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady, I Got It Bad, Prelude To A Kiss and of course Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love (actually written by Charles Mingus). The band will be led by Ellington co-owner and co-founder Graham Wood and as always will feature the best vocal and instrumental talent in town – don’t miss it.
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.