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504 Magazine sponsors 2nd Annual International Jazz Day at Café Istanbul New Orleans
Free mid-day concert honoring the music of Herbie Hancock and John Coltrane
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Free & Open to the Public
New Orleans, LA – 504 Magazine will proudly join in the International Jazz Day celebrations taking place all over the world on April 30, 2013 by presenting A Tribute to the Music of Herbie Hancock & John Coltrane. This mid-day concert will honor both Herbie Hancock (the Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO) and the legendary John Coltrane.
Beginning at 1:00 pm, the Yisrael Trio conducted by Dr. Lud Yisrael will present their tribute to the music of Herbie Hancock. The Yisrael Trio is one of the country’s leading young jazz bands and a product of the Neo Jazz School of Music. The Neo Jazz School of Music an organization from Birmingham, AL has now relocated to New Orleans. The organization is on a mission to enact a positive change in area youth through an education in music also to educate, train, and develop gifted students into professional musicians. The school was developed by Dr. Lud Yisrael in 2004 as an outreach for Birmingham area youth and taught music, discipline and general life skills. The Neo Jazz Collective a youth jazz ensemble directed by Dr. Lud was the catalyst which inspired a music school. The school began its outreach in the New Orleans area in January 2013. More information on programming can be found atwww.neojazz.net.
At 3:00 pm the celebration continues with a musical tribute to John Coltrane presented by Africa Brass featuring world renown saxophonist Mr. Tim Green with special guests Matt Lemmler (piano/vocals), and Rob Wagner (saxophone). Africa Brass represents the most innovative, globally inspired marriage of brass and drums.To envision the sound of Africa Brass, close your eyes, and imagine the sound of West African rhythms connecting with Jazz and ultimately falling in love with New Orleans brass. Africa Brass’ music has been described as powerful, moving, and spiritual, bridging the cultures of two continents and eight centuries. The music of John Coltrane crossed this bridge as the sounds of West Africa greatly influenced Trane,and his music and spirit has inspired Africa Brass. Its one of the many reason why we pay a special tribute to him on this International Day of Jazz celebration. For more information on Africa Brass and AfricaNOLA please visit www.africabrass.com and www.africanola.org.
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated each April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. The first annual International Jazz Day was celebrated around the clock and around the world on April 30, 2012, reaching more than one billion people through education programs, live performances and media coverage.
International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics and jazz enthusiasts from UNESCO’s 195 member nations around the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its impact, raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding, and reinforce international cooperation and communication.
504Multimedia/504Magazine and those under the 504Mag umbrella is sponsoring this year’s International Jazz Day in New Orleans also in other cities including Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; and Tokyo, Japan. 504Magazine has partnered with community organizations whose purposes are in line with the mission set forth by UNESCO. The participating organizations are The New Orleans Agenda, The Neo Jazz School of Music, Africa NOLA and Café Istanbul NOLA.
NEW ORLEANS MEDIA CONTACTS:
504 Magazine - William “Doc” Jones
The New Orleans Agenda - Vincent Sylvain
The Neo Jazz School of Music - Tamah Yisrael
AfricaNOLA - Jeff Klein
When & Where
New Orleans Healing Center
To provide a holistic, safe, sustainable center that heals, fulfills and empowers the individual and the community by providing services and programs promoting physical, nutritional, emotional, intellectual, environmental and spiritual well-being. Within the next four years, the New Orleans Healing Center (NOHC) will become a model for urban, community healing around the world. With an overarching aim to revitalize and unify the seven (7) surrounding downtown neighborhoods, the NOHC will work fervently to ensure that the synergistic culture established will be a holistic and sustainable sanctuary to its community, the city, the region and visitors throughout the world. The NOHC will provide a full range of programs, services and products designed to enlighten and engage the minds, bodies and spirits of a diverse population while transforming and healing lives. The NOHC through its collaborative silos will stimulate economic and environmental development in the city and redefine how to “heal” a community.
The New Orleans Healing Center is well run by highly motivated leaders who bring the mission and vision to life; maintains and supports itself through a variety of creative avenues; serves visitors to its community, and invites, accepts and appreciates the participation of others who benefit the community in benevolent ways; is honored and respected as a pioneering adventure, bringing new dynamics to the culture and community of New Orleans, especially the areas surrounding the center; uses its leadership capabilities in a variety of ways to bring support and assistance to community members.