Today is the first annual International Jazz Day. Led by Herbie Hancock, a goodwill ambassador for UNESCO, the celebration is aimed at recognizing of the contributions of jazz to music and culture. Events will take place throughout the world. Hancock spoke about the celebration this morning on CBS This Morning.
You can learn more about Jazz Day here.
Who is your favorite jazz artist? There are so many great artists, it might be really hard to name just one. Miles Davis is probably at the top of my list, but the list is long and continues to grow.
Here are just a few of my jazz favorites.
Nefertiti — Miles Davis
How Deep Is The Ocean? — Bill Evans
Footprints — Wayne Shorter Quartet
Moanin’ — Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
If you have a favorite jazz piece, please share a YouTube link in the comments. If the song is not available on YouTube, just leave the name of the song or album title and the artist.