Recognized by UNESCO

International Jazz Day is a concert performed in nearly 200 countries simultaneously. KJC, in partnership with UNESCO are the official hosts for Nepal.

We are proud to announce that the scholarship recipients from last year’s IJD are still with us and performing spectacularly. We adamantly believe that last year has been the best IJD so far, and completely in line with what the spirit of IJD stands for. There was a an amazing show, but the unique element here, was that we were collectively able to provide scholarships for 17 individuals, including the 5 girls who received the UNESCO Malala Fund for Girls’ Scholarship. This is a long term result, as opposed to one fleeting show. Two of these five girls showed such incredible competence, that in the relatively short amount of time that they have studied with us, they are currently our employees as well. They are also doing professional concerts regularly in the valley. The others are catching up too.

These scholarships have lasted for 8 months (and are still being privately funded by our organization). Last year was indeed the best so far, because it was not only a passive observation of music culture and talent, but an active, ongoing participation, that has contributed to its growth.

These scholarships have lasted for 8 months (and are still being privately funded by our organization). Last year was indeed the best so far, because it was not only a passive observation of music culture and talent, but an active, ongoing participation, that has contributed to its growth.

International Jazz Day 2019

We have a much bigger show set for this year, which includes an 18 member big band from Germany, an orchestra from Spain, and a duo from Germany and Mexico. It is going to be a ten day long educational experience, free and open to anyone who is interested. This will all culminate in a show on April 30th, International Jazz Day.

Similar to last year, we will be carefully monitoring these educational sessions to handpick candidates, and offer them scholarships. Apart from this, we also want to give scholarships to the girls from Nava Asha Griha (NAG). Nawa Asha Griha stands for Home of New Hopes in Nepali, and is a home for street children, in Kathmandu, Nepal. We have been funding scholarships to 16 girls for many years, and have witnessed first-hand, phenomenal growth in their musical interests and abilities. We want to select a certain number of girls who are in the care of this organization, and offer them continued scholarships, with potential employment opportunities as well. Our highest priority is that these grants go to people that are building a career in the arts. Extra attention is given to people who are underprivileged.

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