Australian multi-instrumentalist virtuoso James Morrison joined Brisbane jazz musicians in the Queen Street Mall on Monday April 30 to perform in a New Orleans inspired 2nd line street parade and all musicians were welcome to perform.
Jazz Queensland are presenting this event as part of celebrations around the world to mark the first annual International Jazz Day — an initiative created by world renowned jazz pianist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Herbie Hancock.
The Day is intended to raise awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.
Vice President of Jazz Queensland and trumpet player, Dan Quigley said the 2nd line street march was an ideal way to celebrate International Jazz Day.
The Brisbane International Jazz Day event was an initiative of Jazz Queensland in collaboration with Jazzworx Music Institute, Brisbane Marketing, and Qld Jazz Archives.