April 30th was on the initiative of the legendary jazz composer Herbie Hancock recognized as International Jazz Day at the General Assembly of UNESCO. It was as well added to the United Nations’ calendar in 2012. Today it is celebrated in more than 190 countries.
UNESCO recognizes jazz music as a means of freedom of expression and dialogue between cultures; as a is synonym of respect for human rights and the dignity of women in men, regardless of their origin.
Read more about International Jazz Day here.