Happy International Jazz Day

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April 30th is International Jazz Day. Events are being held in 200 countries this year and the host city is St. Petersburg, Russia. A concert will be lived streamed at 4pm EST. Following the concert, at around 7pm EST, the stream will switch over to a 300th anniversary celebration of the City of New Orleans, which took place on April 22 in Congo Square, and featured the Preservation Hall Jazz Band among others.

Here is the lineup of the concert itself:

“The 2018 All-Star Global Concert will feature nearly three dozen acclaimed artists representing 14 countries. Herbie Hancock (USA) and Igor Butman (Russia) will serve as co-artistic directors, and John Beasley (USA) will serve as musical director. Additional confirmed artists include: Cyrille Aimée (France), Oleg Akkuratov (Russia), Till Brönner (Germany), Oleg Butman (Russia), Terri Lyne Carrington (USA), Joey DeFrancesco (USA), Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), Vadim Eilenkrig (Russia), Kurt Elling (USA), Antonio Faraò (Italy), James Genus (USA), Robert Glasper (USA), David Goloschyokin (Russia), Hassan Hakmoun (Morocco), Gilad Hekselman (Israel), Horacio Hernandez (Cuba), Taku Hirano (Japan), Anatoly Kroll (Russia), Gaoyang Li (China), Rudresh Mahanthappa (USA), The Manhattan Transfer (USA), Branford Marsalis (USA), James Morrison (Australia), Moscow Jazz Orchestra (Russia), Makoto Ozone (Japan), Danilo Pérez (Panama), Dianne Reeves (USA), Lee Ritenour (USA), Luciana Souza (Brazil) and Ben Williams (USA), among others.”

To learn more about International Jazz Day, or to find an event near you, visit jazzday.com or unesco.org/jazzday.

 

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