GRandJazzFest 2015 Lineup Reveal!

Please join us at H.O.M.E. at The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids the evening of April 29 when we announce the 2015 GRandJazzFest lineup! The 4th annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation has teamed up with Gilmore Collection (owner of The B.O.B.) to bring you this special event on Wednesday, April 29, starting at 7 p.m. — the eve of International Jazz Day! Read on to learn the details! …

GRandJazzFest 2015 Lineup Reveal on April 29, Eve of International Jazz Day

On Wednesday, April 29, GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation joins with H.O.M.E. at The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to announce the 2015 fest lineup. On April 29, the band Jazz Fusion Project plays starting at 7 p.m., and then at 8 p.m., GRandJazzFest organizers and special guest Scott Vanderwerf from WGVU announce the lineup for the 4th annual GRandJazzFest! The festival is Aug. 15 and 16 — but on Wednesday, April 29, you’ll get a sneak peek at what’s in store for the jazz event of the summer!

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Need another reason to get your jazz on at HOME at The B.O.B. on April 29? How about the chance to win a seven-day stay at the Redstone Inn in Colorado?! You must be present to win. Plus, two-for-one entrees that night at H.O.M.E. Check out The B.O.B. website and our special Facebook event page for more info! #grandjazzfest #HOMEmusic #jazzday

International Jazz Day

GRandJazzFest is delighted to be part of an official event for International Jazz Day — one of hundreds of events taking place all over the world. 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.

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International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.

International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April. Learn more about International Jazz Day at http://jazzday.com/.

In conjunction with UNESCO’s 70th Anniversary celebration, a spectacular All-Star Global Concert will take place at UNESCO headquarters on the Place de Fontenoy, featuring more than 20 extraordinary artists from around the world. The cast will include pianists John Beasley (Music Director), A Bu, Antonio Faraò and Herbie Hancock; trumpeters Till Brönner, Ibrahim Maalouf, Hugh Masekela and Claudio Roditi; vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Jarreau, Rudy Pérez and Dianne Reeves; saxophonists Igor Butman, Ravi Coltrane, Femi Kuti, Guillaume Perret and Wayne Shorter; bassists James Genus and Marcus Miller; guitarist Lee Ritenour; drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and harmonica player Grégoire Maret. In attendance will be numerous figures from the diplomatic, cultural and artistic communities, as well as representatives from the French government.

The concert will be webcast live beginning at 7 p.m. local time, and will be available for on-demand viewing later in the evening.

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