Jazz evening in a museum within the framework of measure «May 21 - the Day of cultural variety» and action «Spring in a museum»


Museum Center Hall
Time: 19:00
Organizer: Museum Center and UNESCO, Moscow

On May 21, in the Museum Center of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan with the offer of Moscow Bureau of UNESCO, jazz concert performed by the young band “Beetle Juice” was held. This event was devoted to the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and to the action «Spring in the Museum» which has been successfully realised each year by the Museum Center, World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development first celebrated on May 21, 2003. On the occasion of that, Director- General of UNESCO Mr. Koichiro Matsuura addressed to the international community with the following message:
“The Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, proclaimed in 2001 by UNESCO, has been celebrated each year for six years by a World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

The recurrence of this major event affords us an opportunity to gauge our capacity to promote, on the basis of what is now a coherent standard-setting foundation, an integrated vision of culture in the complex problem areas of development, innovation, dialogue and social cohesion.

Cultural diversity is not decreed, it is observed and practiced. The aim of this Day is thus to nurture the experience of this diversity in a spirit of curiosity, engaging in dialogue and listening to one another, and so, to test out the practical possibilities of development offered by cultural enterprises, creative industries, cultural tourism and the safeguarding of cultural heritage, not least within the framework of national development plans and the common country programming of the United Nations system…”

Baku has always been the city of jazz, and the mission of the museum center is to re-establish the old traditions of our city, and to support and promote young talented people.

Museum center during its activity, has given “a start in life” to many young gifted artists and photographers of Azerbaijan, now its time to help and support young musicians as well, the first in the list which is jazz band “Beetle Juice”.

Vocal- Jahan Azimzadeh, third year student of Baku Musical Academy; bass – Niyaz Ibrahimov, second year student of Baku Musical Academy; drum – Mexran Ismailzade, 10 grade student of musical school named after Bul-bul; the pianist, the founder and lider of the quartet - Tural Aliyev, first year student of Baku Musical Academy

As a sign of support to the young talented musicians, a special guest of the concert, the popular singer of Azerbaijan Emma Alekper-zadeh perfomed an ethno-jazz composition.