Peterborough to celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30th

Musical events being organized, Mayor Bennett to make proclamation

The logo for International Jazz Day in Peterborough, which takes place on Thursday, April 30th
The logo for International Jazz Day in Peterborough, which takes place on Thursday, April 30th

Local jazz musicians Chelsey Bennett and Craig Paterson are organizing a series of musical events in Peterborough for International Jazz Day on Thursday, April 30th.

So far, events include live jazz during dinner time at four Peterborough restaurants (Mike Francis and Neal Davis at Dolce Vita, The Lazy Devils at Curry Village, Mike Graham and Dennis Pendrith at Brio Gusto, and Pete Woolidge and Federico Pontani at The Shish-Kabob Hut), an evening concert featuring the Mike Murley Trio at The Junction, and a late-night jazz jam session at The Black Horse Pub.

The organizing committee will provide more information about what’s planned for International Jazz Day on Wednesday, April 8th, when City of Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett will officially proclaim April 30th as International Jazz Day in Peterborough.

The April 8th event takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at The Venue Lobby (286 George St. N., Peterborough). It’s open to the public and there’ll be live jazz and hors d’oeuvres.

Local jazz musicians Chelsey Bennett and Craig Paterson are organizing events for International Jazz Day in Peterborough
Local jazz musicians Chelsey Bennett and Craig Paterson are organizing events for International Jazz Day in Peterborough
In 2011, UNESCO designated April 30th as International Jazz Day to celebrate “the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.”

Events celebrating jazz will take place in other cities all around the world, including Paris, Milan, New York City — and now Peterborough.


Mike Murley Trio

An evening concert featuring the Mike Murley Trio at The Junction in downtown Peterborough is one of the events planned to celebrate International Jazz Day in Peterborough.

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