Coffee Break: International Jazz Day

Miles Davis with Ron Carter and Tony Williams
Miles Davis with Ron Carter and Tony Williams (Wikimedia Commons: CC BY-SA 4.0)

It's International Jazz Day!

Celebrated annually on April 30, International Jazz Day was declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 "to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe."

Let's do our part today to help celebrate classic and modern jazz.

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what jazz songs do you want to hear?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Cheek to Cheek
Amy Winehouse - Amy Amy Amy
Miles Davis - Boplicity
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Keep Your Head Up feat. Pell
Cannonball Adderley - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Madeleine Peyroux - Dance Me To The End Of Love
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five


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