International Jazz Day 2017 To Take Place on April 30th in Havana, Cuba


All-Star Global Concert at Historic Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso to Feature H
erbie Hancock, Chucho Valdés, Cassandra Wilson, Marcus Miller, Kurt Elling, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Regina Carter, Ivan Lins, Esperanza Spalding, Igor Butman, Julio Padrón, Richard Bona, Bobby Carcassés and Many More.

All-Star Global Concert Will Be Streamed on April 30 for the Sixth Annual International Jazz Day Recognizing Jazz and Its Significant Role in Cultural Diplomacy

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In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly officially welcomed the decision by the General Conference of UNESCO to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day. In its inaugural year, International Jazz Day 2012 kicked off with a sunrise concert in New Orleans’ Congo Square (USA) – the birthplace of jazz – and a sunset concert at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York (USA) with dozens of world-renowned musicians.

This year the All-Star Global Concert will be held at one of the world’s oldest performing arts centers in Latin America, the historic Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso built in 1838.  For more information about this historic event and who will be playing at the International Jazz Day Global Concert, visit JazzDay.com.

 

“Afro-Cuban jazz and its rich history have played a pivotal role in the evolution and enrichment of the entire jazz genre. The incomparable trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie along with beloved Cuban musicians Mario Bauzá, Machito and Chano Pozo, infused American jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms to create a brand new, energetic sound that defined modern music. We are so pleased that Havana, Cuba, will serve as the Global Host City for International Jazz Day 2017. On behalf of the worldwide family of jazz musicians, educators, and enthusiasts, I would like to thank the citizens of Havana and Cuba for their enormous support of this truly global musical art form.”
– Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue

International Jazz Day has been celebrated each year through thousands of programs in all 195 United Nations and UNESCO Member States on all seven continents, including Antarctica.

 

 

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