International Jazz Day

at the Jazz Garden

The Jazz Garden opens its doors in honor of
International Jazz Day 2022 and invites you to an
experiential study space that is all about jazz

The Jazz Garden Day

We are proud to take part and contribute to International Jazz Day 2022 which 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.

We invite you to visit and to contribute to various concepts and projects that are currently germinating throughout the garden. We invite you to join us and become a Jazz gardener yourself, by planting and nurturing your own ideas within the garden’s architecture, or just by wandering, dwelling, and meditating in an open field of knowledge.


In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 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 nonprofit charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration.

The Guitar RoadMap

In this Roadmap, we seek historians, musicians and educators to piece together a roadmap of the jazz guitar through the artists that paved the way. 

Giant Steps

This is a Cfp for articles following a John Coltrane Concept Birthday held by the Jazz Garden, a learning and creative research arena dedicated to jazz culture.

Radio Sketches

Selected artists will be featured in a special musical program entitled, “Sketches,” which will expose you and your work to producers, musicians and a wide audience of jazz lovers.

Hearing Beyond the Staves

Paul Winter Seven-time Grammy winner has an unrivaled body of work in the musical traditions and natural environments of the Earth. Keynote speaker.

Hear Think Act

Jazz — the artistic genre born in the cotton fields of twentieth century America that would spark diverse fields of thought, culture and creativity all over the world.

Fretless Memories

A “fretless” conceptual birthday, in honor of “Jaco” Pastorius (born 1951), one of the greatest musicians of his generation, who passed away prematurely in 1987.

Speaker's Corner

Lectures from various jazz projects – School of Life



Produced by the NYU Steinhardt Jazz Studies program, in partnership with SubCulture, hosted by Dr. David Schroeder.


Giant steps

Giant steps

This is a Cfp for articles following a John Coltrane Concept Birthday held by the Jazz Garden, a learning and creative research arena dedicated to jazz culture. The event which hosted participants -- professional musicians, critics, scholars, activists -- all of whom...

Radio Sketches

Radio Sketches

  Do you have musical sketches of a project that you are working on today, or that you have worked on in the past, and they have not yet been released? Or a musical process that you started and may not have completed but would like to revive in today's context?...

Jazz Progressions

Jazz Progressions

Following the conference, Hear, Think, Act: Jazz Forms of/in/for Life, we invite musicians, writers, and artists to participate in the production of a unique, multimedia exhibition of “Jazz progressions.” The curators of the exhibition are searching for acts of...