International Jazz Day ft Women in Jazz
- April 30, 2022
Inspired by Women’s History Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, Allison brings together a band of talented jazz women featuring Holly Hofmann flute, Lexi Pulido voice/guitar, Melonie Grinnell piano, Evona Wascinski bass, Monette Marino percussion, and young jazz lion Samantha Lincoln drums. Also featuring special appearance from Mission Bay High School Preservationists.
Starting in 2012, UNESCO with legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock 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, promoting peace, 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. The first UNESCO event was held in Paris on the same day that Allison (together with bassist Evona) recorded her second album “April in Paris” there.
Women in Jazz are excited to host the official International Jazz Day festivities in San Diego for this one night only show celebrating artistic freedom and the universal connection of music.