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Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations, ''Jazz Democracy'' presented by Dimitri Vassilakis for International Jazz Day
30 Apr 2018 -  A forum/performance to showcase how jazz has become global and has embraced the broad democratic values that were first established in ancient Greece.

Organized by
The Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations.

Under the Auspices of:
Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports
Hellenic Ministry of Tourism
Greek National Tourism Association GNTO
www.visitgreece.gr
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

With the kind support and participation of:
Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce
Atlantic Bank
Greek National Tourism Association GNTO
International Association of Schools of Jazz IASJ
International Jazz Day
Jazz Journalist Association JJA
April Jazz Appreciation Month Smithsonian Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology
Cincinnati University

Guest speakers and participants:
- Maria Theofili, Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations
- Stavros Lambrinidis, European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights and ex-minister of Greek Foreign Affairs
- Dimitri Vassilakis, Greek saxophonist, composer and educator
- Dave Liebman, NEA jazz master, founder and artistic director of IASJ International Association of Schools of Jazz
- Jeff «Tain» Watts, Drummer
- Spike Wilner, Smalls and Mezzrow 2 historic NY jazz clubs owner and jazz pianist
- Gil Weinberg, Head of robotics and AI at Georgia Tech Music department
- Alan Bates, Director of jazz label Candid Records
- Jeanne Bresciani, Director of Isadora Duncan International Institute New York IDII
- Lydia Venieri, Greek visual artist living in New York
- Aidan Levy and Bill Milkowski, jazz critics, authors, Jazz Journalist Association, Jazz Times, Downbeat

Event coordinator: Dionyssios Kalamvrezos, Deputy Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations
Event moderator: James Demetro, Director of Hellenic Film Society USA
Jazz Democracy International Ensemble:
David Liebman, Jeff «Tain» Watts, Sylvia Cuenca, Essiet Okon Essiet, Benito Gonzales, Craig Bailey, Dimitri & Nestoras Vassilakis
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