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International Jazz Day 10th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, April 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Streaming live on jazzday.com on April 30 beginning at 5 pm EDT/4 pm CDT, the 2021 All-Star Global Concert will feature a historic lineup of performances by some of the world’s greatest jazz masters. For the first time ever, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day, the 2021 Concert showcases artists joining from an array of locations around the world–demonstrating the global reach and appeal of this special music.

Herbie Hancock will serve as Artistic Director, and John Beasley will serve as Musical Director. In New York, artists including Melissa Aldana (Chile), Massimo Biolcati (Italy), A Bu (China), Cyrus ChestnutAmina Figarova (Azerbaijan), Roberta Gambarini (Italy), Kenny GarrettJames GenusStefon HarrisIngrid Jensen (Canada), Joe LovanoRudresh MahanthappaAntonio Sánchez (Mexico) and Veronica Swift will deliver a rousing series of performances.

In Los Angeles, Herbie Hancock will be joined by Alex Acuña (Peru), Justo Almario (Colombia), Dee Dee BridgewaterJonathan Butler (South Africa), Mahmoud Chouki (Morocco), Gerald ClaytonAndra DayRomero Lubambo (Brazil), Marcus MillerDianne ReevesFrancisco Torres (Mexico), Justin Tyson and Ben Williams.

Leading performances from their home countries will be Igor Butman in Moscow (Russia), Jacob Collier in London (United Kingdom), Mandisi Dyantyis in Cape Town (South Africa), Ivan Lins in Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), John McLaughlin in Monaco, James Morrison in Mt. Gambier (Australia) and Junko Onishi in Tokyo (Japan), among others. Renowned Beninese vocalist Angélique Kidjo will contribute a special performance from UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

The concert will be presented as a live webcast via YouTube, Facebook, jazzday.com, UN Web TV, UNESCO and U.S. State Department outlets. Tune in right here to watch the stream!


Friday, April 30, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


International Jazz Day
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