Herbie Hancock To Host ‘International Jazz Day’ On Sunday April 30

April 26, 2023
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The live-streamed concert event will feature performances by some of the world’s most accomplished jazz artists.

In celebration of International Jazz Day (April 30), Herbie Hancock will host the All-Star Global Concert with UNESCO. The line up includes appearances from singer Dianne Reeves, bassist, Marcus Miller, singer, Dee Dee Bridgewater, bassist, Christian McBride among others. The All-Star Global Concert will be live-streamed on April 30 at 4 pm EST on jazzday.comunesco.org, the International Jazz Day YouTube and Facebook channels.

With a music career spanning six decades, Hancock will take viewers on a sonic journey showcasing jazz and all of it’s diversity. The concert will include performances from China, Lebanon, Morocco, South Africa, Zimbabwe, France, and Brazil among other countries.

Hancock noted in a statement, “As the world’s largest, most inclusive celebration of jazz music, International Jazz Day unites people across the globe.” He added, “Jazz has always been about expanding boundaries – inspiring musicians toward the future and its infinite possibilities. This year, we are thrilled that the All-Star Global Concert will reflect this expansive identity in a new way, by sharing with our audience a rich palette of sounds on more than a dozen stages in every corner of the planet.”

The flagship Jazz Day event will feature an extraordinary selection of jazz performances from Austria to Zimbabwe. The event hopes to highlight the power of jazz in bridging differences and promoting unity and peace through intercultural collaboration.