History of Jazz for Peace

2021
March 6

7. Made it back from our 3rd trip to Africa

7. Made it back from our 3rd trip to Africa

 (& India) just in time for this killer “Latin Jazz for Peace” hit in the Bronx! We’ve featured such notable artists as Paquito D’Rivera, Victor Lewis, Lenny White, Eddie Gomez, Dave Valentin (pictured), Ray Mantilla, Rick Margitza, Ralph Peterson, Carlitos Del Puerto and so many others.

February 18

4. Thank you so much for you fascination

with this 3rd Jazz for Peace Trip to Africa which in addition to Ghana also included a return to Kenya where Rick DellaRatta was honored by the Maasai at Mt. Kilimanjaro before continuing on to yet another amazing event in the South of India. FYI: Nelson Harrison wrote the lyrics..Read More

2014
May 25

6. After the journey to Kilimanjaro,

the next amazing concert was in the South of India, where the following day Jazz for Peace™ received this wonderful tribute from the townspeople of Arani, Tamil Nadu who truly humbled me with their wonderful songs and dances.

2013
February 25

5. On our return to Kenya

it was efforts like THESE to help indigenous peoples with Jazz for Peace Concerts that led to quotes like THESE from Jazz Legends like Herbie Hancock: “International Jazz Day could not happen without partners like Jazz for Peace…using concerts, community outreach and education programs to raise support and awareness for..Read More

January 20

3. Our third trip to Africa was part of an Africa/India

Tour that kicked off in Esiama, Ghana at the birthplace of the legendary Kwame Nkrumah. Do you know who Kwame Nkrumah is? LOL….You probably don’t even know who Jazz for Peace™ is….am i right?

2011
October 29

2. After RWANDA, our 2nd Jazz Performance Trip in Africa

was to Kenya to save the The Great Migration. “I take this opportunity to commend your organization for your commitment to this noble cause. It is because of such selfless devotion to humanity by a few that the world today remains a safe home for many.”
 ~ Hon. Raila P...Read More

2009
June 7

1. 10th Year Anniversary of Jazz for Peace in Rwanda.

Our very first concerts in Africa! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oplUrCUcNq8 “The shows were great. (and) the people who were there had a super time. All the music was great, and JFP did a jam session with the local band, HolyJah Doves. The groups decided to jam impromptu, and everyone loved it!…it showed the..Read More

April 19

8. Our Fourth Jazz for Peace

trip to Africa for the wonderful grass roots organization “You & I, Kenya” took place in the middle of winter and EVERYONE wanted a “peace” of the action! Not least of which were our seasonal friends who joined in this celebration of “Africa Day” at Snowbird, Utah

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