International Jazz Day 2023
Oakland, FL Celebration
Friday | April 28 | 3-6 pm
Derrick Harris Trio
Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland
126 W. Petris Ave.
Oakland, FL 34760
Celebrate jazz music with the world this International Jazz Day weekend! HAPCO Music Foundation presents the Derrick Harris Trio, live in the heart of Oakland! Join us at this free performance of lively jazz!
Derrick Harris is a trombonist with the Dr. Phillips Jazz Orchestra. He also leads The Eighth Note, a modern jazz group with a hip-hop/R&B influence.
HAPCO Music Foundation helps disadvantaged young people use their musical, culinary and artistic talents to build their better futures. The non-profit organization has education and performance programs in Florida, Texas and Georgia. Students use their musical, culinary and artistic talents to fund their college education or to pursue professional careers.
The Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center, @HWOAHatOakland, is committed to preserving Oakland’s past, present and future. The Center supports the mission of @healthywestorange, a grassroots movement to inspire West Orange County to become the healthiest community in the nation. Working with its partners, the Center provides important tools and social connections to help residents eat well, stay active and enjoy life.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially 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. Each year, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; fostering gender equality; and promoting freedom of expression.