|WADA CELEBRATES UNESCO’s INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAYwith Brazilian Jazz and the US premier of a Mexican movie.ArtsXchange Theater on April 30|
St. Petersburg, Florida. On Sunday, April 30, WADA celebrates UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, presenting a two-part event, featuring the Brazilian jazz ensemble ‘O Som Do Jazz’, followed by the US premiere of the Mexican movie ‘Sincopa’. Presented under the patronage of the Mexican Consulate and UNESCO. Live broadcast by Radio St. Pete, 96.7
“O Som Do Jazz,” is an ensemble that recaptures the spirit of 1960-1970 Brazilian Bossa Nova, samba- jazz, MPB and Baiao. The highly entertaining sextet features Rio de Janeiro Singer Andrea Moraes Manson and an international crew of Cuban, Venezuelan, Brazilian and U.S jazz musicians playing the Great Brazilian Songbook of Tom Jobim, Edu Lobo, Gilberto Gil, Marcos Valle, Braden Powell and others. Together the group has three CD’s and original music soundtrack in Television series on HBO, BBC, and FOX. “Sincopa” is a Mexican independent film that breaks away from Hollywood’s stereo-typical portrayal of the country and is essentially about friendship. The story revolves around a musician following his passion for jazz, even if it means going against the ‘rhythm of life’. Cinematographer and producer Antonio Mata, director Alan Gutierrez and actor Antonio Monroy will travel to St. Pete for this US premiere. 6p Meet & Greet with the cast of Sincopa7p Concert – O Som Do Jazz8p Screening – Sincopa
More about International Jazz Day:In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the nonprofit charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration.