Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin visits the  American Jazz Museum and The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum. Thanks to Carol Wei, President of the Board & Founder of MAACA, the Mid-America Asian Culture Association for facilitating this visit. Thanks to Councilman Scott Wagner for stopping to greet the ambassador as well. See –


Life Sketch of Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin

Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin, eldest child of late Prof. Dr. Mohammad Asiruddin and Mrs. Shamsun Nahar Asiruddin, Matriculated from Saint Gregory’s High School; completed Intermediate of Arts from Notre Dame College; obtained BA Honors and MA in English Literature from the Dhaka University.

Ambassador Ziauddin joined the BCS (Foreign Affairs) with seniority from 13 July 1974. He served as Third and Second Secretary in Bangladesh High Commission in London; First Secretary in Bangladesh High Commission in Nairobi; Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York. Prior joining as Bangladesh Ambassador to Italy, he was Director General (International Organization) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chief of Protocol to the Government of Bangladesh.

Ambassador Ziauddin joined as Ambassador to Italy on 15 May 2000 and assumed concurrent charge as Bangladesh Ambassador to the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was also the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to FAO, WFP, and IFAD.

Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin obtained Diploma on Commercial Policy in 1977 at GATT/UNCTAD, Geneva; completed Foreign Service Training in 1980, Canberra; and the United States Congressional Fellowship in 1989-90 under the auspices of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Washington DC.

Prior joining as Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA, he held the post of Ambassador-at-Large of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the rank and status of State Minister to the Government of Bangladesh.

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About the American Jazz Museum

HISTORY: Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, the Changing Gallery exhibit space, Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center, Blue Room jazz club and Gem Theater. Since its inception in 1997, the Museum hosts thousands of students, scholars, musicians and fans of the arts for over 200 performances, education programs, special exhibitions, community events and more each year, providing an opportunity to learn about the legends, honor their legacy, or simply enjoy the sounds of modern day jazz.

MISSION: Our mission is to celebrate and exhibit the experience of jazz as an original American art form through four pillars: research, exhibition, education and performance – at one of the world’s greatest jazz crossroads – 18th & Vine.

VISION: As the only museum in the world solely focused on the preservation, exhibition and advancement of jazz music, the American Jazz Museum is dedicated to public service and collaborative efforts to expand the influence, awareness and appreciation of jazz among the widest demographic of people across the Kansas City region, as well as among those based in various locations worldwide.

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