President Obama vowed to "do right by Dizzy" at International Jazz Day

The Whitehouse becomes 'The Blues House' as President Barack Obama hosts International Jazz Day and celebrates fearlessness, struggle, freedom and the unifying spirit of jazz

Watch President Obama's introductory speech at International Jazz Day on April 30th at 'The Blues House' as he recalls Dizzy Gillespie's bid for Presidency and first avowed Executive Order. During this wonderful monologue The President captures perfectly the essence and hugely important influence of jazz worldwide and it's embodiment in the story of America.

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