International Jazz Day 2016
30 Apr 2016 - Washington, D.C. serves as the International Jazz Day 2016 Global Host City. As International Jazz Day celebrates its 5th anniversary, the U.S. nation’s capital hosts a multitude of jazz performances, community service initiatives, and education programs in schools, libraries, hospitals, community centers and arts venues across the city. Washington, D.C. is the birthplace of the great jazz pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington, and the city has enjoyed a thriving jazz scene for the past century. On April 30, 2016, Washington, D.C. joins with towns, cities and villages in over 190 countries on all 7 continents to observe International Jazz Day through thousands of performances and programs.