In 2014 Latvia for the first time held UNESCO International Jazz Day. There were 17 concerts, live broadcasts, jam sessions, movie evening, jazz student concerts and international workshop events.
142 musicians have taken part in the project, the event was attended by many hundreds of people, there were news, broadcasts and publications done by printed and internet press, radio and TV.
The day could not possibly happen without openness, love to jazz genre and a wish to give out parts of their hearts – all of that thanks to musicians and event venues, friends and supporters, people who helped the organizers’ team implement small but important tasks. We did the celebration for our small but beautiful jazz family all by ourselves, and that has made the first Jazz Day in history so close to us.
We have once more ascertained that our jazz community has an especially wide potential that has to be encouraged, fostered and shown — to ourselves and to the whole world around. Thank you, everyone who helped, and special thanks to every single friend who believed we can do it.