ALL THAT JAZZ AT SOULed OUT, Sri Hartamas
International Jazz Day 2019 took place at SOULed OUT Kuala Lumpur
In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30th as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the lead non-profit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration.
“This year, we decided to up the ante and work together with SOULed OUT Kuala Lumpur in bringing together a local jazz showcase like never before. With SOULed OUT noted as an institution here in KL, it seemed right to work with them as a venue in pulling together a community in the name of jazz, and music in general,” commented Junji Delfino.