Uniting through Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha celebrates International Jazz Day

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In celebration of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) International Jazz Day, Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) Doha and St. Regis Doha Hotel welcomed a special guest, the acclaimed Italian pianist Stefano Bollani who performed for the first time in Qatar.

The International Jazz Day is a global event organized every year on 30th of April by UNESCO in efforts of highlighting jazz and the role it plays in uniting people from all corners of the world. International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and music fans all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact. By playing, listening to, and learning about jazz and its history as a global art form, participants reaffirm the value of international cooperation and cross-cultural communication.

 The 2015 International Jazz Day kicked off in Paris with several jazz education programs and live performances. JALC Doha registered Qatar on the map of international jazz celebration with its own unique celebration featuring the globally recognized Italian pianist, Stefano Bollani. The evening was supported by the Embassy of Italy in Qatar; it was sponsored by Etihad Airways and Al Fardan Sports Motors.

Commenting on the International Jazz Day celebration, JALC’s Global Ambassador, Mr. Dominick Farinacci said: “Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha brings together artists from around the globe to help us celebrate different musical cultures that jazz unites. Piano genius Stefano Bollani came from Italy for the International Jazz Day, Soul vocalist Chantae Cann will join from the United States, we will welcome Lebanese percussionist Khaled Yassine and others from the region to swing all night long.

“The celebration of the International Jazz Day in Doha was our special way of raising awareness on the importance of intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding and of highlighting the need for international cooperation and communication. I want to thank our trusty partner - St. Regis Doha Hotel, the Embassy of Italy in Qatar for their support and our sponsors, Etihad Airways and Al Fardan Sports Motors for their support in making this event possible.” he added.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha is the result of an unprecedented global partnership between St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and Jazz at Lincoln Center that brings together two New York icons to create a series of jazz clubs around the world in St. Regis hotels. This is the first jazz venue of this kind at the St. Regis Doha.

For more information on Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha and The St. Regis Doha, please visit www.jalcdoha.comand www.stregisdoha.com.

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