Deezer and International Jazz Day partner up to celebrate jazz legends

Posted by barbora | April 30, 2019 | Deezer, Global, MENA, Partnerships, US

Fans can now listen to official playlist featuring All-Star Global Concert

April 30th, 2019: To celebrate International Jazz Day and unite jazz fans around the world, Deezer, the global music streaming service, has today partnered with the IJD ahead of the official All-Star Global concert led by the legendary Herbie Hancock.  

In 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) introduced International Jazz Day 2011 to raise awareness of jazz and its role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.

As the official music partner for International Jazz Day, Deezer created a special line-up playlist featuring the artists performing at the All-Star Global Concert. This includes the likes of jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, jazz trumpeter Til Brönner, and jazz singer Kurt Elling. The playlist covers of several of Deezer’s Jazz playlists have also been taken over with images of the icons performing at the concert and co-branded with the charity’s official logo.

As the centerpiece of International Jazz Day’s global programming each year, the All-Star Global Concert inspires audiences worldwide with never-before-seen, cross-cultural musical collaborations. Tributes encompass nearly every era of recorded jazz and highlight the diverse influences that draw listeners of all backgrounds to this special music. Since 2012, the Global Concert has brought together dozens of artists from around the globe to spread the word about jazz and its positive message.

Deezer’s official streaming data also shows the world’s most streamed Jazz musicians and tracks in the last year. Michael Bublé took the top spot as the most streamed Jazz artist, while “Feeling Good,” by Nina Simone was the top streamed track. The full list is as follows:

Top streamed artist

  1. Michael Bublé
  2. Norah Jones
  3. Frank Sinatra
  4. Nina Simone
  5. Ray Charles
  6. Louis Armstrong
  7. Diana Krall
  8. Ella Fitzgerald
  9. Ibrahim Maalouf
  10. Melody Gardot

Top streamed track:

  1. Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  2. I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone
  3. Sunrise – Norah Jones
  4. Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
  5. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  6. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  7. Feeling Good – Michael Bublé
  8. Another Day Of Sun – La La Land Cast
  9. Baby I’m A Fool – Melody Gardot
  10. The Girl From Ipanema – Stan Getz, João Gilberto

Yannick Fage, Deezer’s Global Jazz and Classical Music Editor commented: “Jazz is one of the most important genres in music that has also influenced across multiple genres such as pop, rock and hip-hop. We have dedicated jazz fans from all over the world who love classical to modern jazz and we are proud to support International Jazz Day with our special playlist featuring the All-Star Global Concert.”

Music fans can find the International Jazz Day 2019 playlist along with Jazz Essentials, Women of Jazz and Jazz New Generation on Deezer.

-ENDS-

About Deezer

Deezer connects 14 million monthly active users around the world to 53 million tracks. Available in over 180 countries worldwide, Deezer gives instant access to one of the largest and most diverse global music streaming catalog on any device. Deezer is the only music streaming service with Flow, the unique mix of all your old favorites and new recommendations in one ever-changing stream. Based on an intuitive, proprietary algorithm and created by people who love music, it’s the only place to hear all your music back-to-back with fresh discoveries tailored to you. Deezer is available on your favorite device, including smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop, home sound system, connected car or smart TV.

Making music happen since 2007, Deezer is a privately held company, headquartered in Paris with offices in São Paulo, Berlin, London, Miami, Dubai and around the world. Deezer is available as a free download for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices or on the web at deezer.com. For the latest news on Deezer go to Deezer.com/company/press

About International Jazz Day

Established by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2011 at the initiative of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, and recognized by the United Nations General Assembly, International Jazz Day brings together countries and communities worldwide every 30 April to celebrate the art of jazz, highlighting its important role in encouraging dialogue, combating discrimination and promoting human dignity.  The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz is UNESCO’s official partner in the organization and promotion of International Jazz Day.

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