International Jazz Day, Friday 30th April 2021

Friday 30th April 2021 is International Jazz Day, and we want to celebrate Irish jazz!

What is International Jazz Day?

International Jazz Day was designated by UNESCO in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. 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.

Fundamentally it’s a great opportunity to celebrate this incredible genre of music, its history, variety and innovation, and for us at IMC it’s a wonderful way to celebrate the constant creativity of Irish jazz artists.


We'll be highlighting some amazing online things from Irish and Irish-based jazz musicians around the day, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back for exciting online music!

Follow us on Facebook, TwitterInstagram or YouTube, or sign up to our Mailing List to keep up with what's going on for International Jazz Day in Ireland.


Please let us know if you are doing anything for International Jazz Day that you'd like us to share, you can email us at admin [at] improvisedmusic [dot] ie with the subject line 'International Jazz Day'.

We can share* videos or new releases, or links to merchandise on Bandcamp that you'd to sell, and feel free to contact us to discuss ideas.


Get in the mood

Our 'This is Irish Jazz' playlist is the best place to discover Irish jazz and improvised music!

If you prefer the classics, why not discover what Irish artists have done with some of the great standards?

You can find lots more playlists and enjoy some more great Irish jazz, if you click through to our Spotify! And if you're not a Spotify person, don't worry, you can find more playlists on our Youtube or Soundcloud.

Or for an alternative, try ringing in to your local radio station and asking them to play some of your favourite jazz for the day that's in it! 


Since we can't enjoy live music just at the moment, buying an album from an Irish artist is a great way to find some music to lift your spirits in these dark days, and to support artists. Most artists have lost the majority of their income due to the COVID-19 crisis, because of concerts cancelled. 

Look through our ALBUM LISTINGS to find your next favourite album by an Irish/Irish-based jazz artist.

Friday 7th May will be a great day to buy albums on Bandcamp, because Bandcamp are waiving all their fees for that one day, meaning your money goes directly to the artist. If you find an album you love on Bandcamp, why not bookmark it to buy on Friday 7th May? 

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