RUSSIA: INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2018 HOST CITY WITH ALL-STAR GLOBAL CONCERT IS SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
#JazzDay - April 30
International Jazz Day Global Host City Is Saint Petersburg
All-Star Global Concert Will Be Streamed Live April 30
New York: 16:00 |London: 21:00 |Paris: 22:00 |
St Petersburg: 23:00 | Tokyo: 05:00 (May 1)
New Orleans Tricentennial Commemoration
With A Special Concert To be Streamed on Jazz Day
The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock today announced the program for the 2018 edition of International Jazz Day, with events in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation), this year's Global Host City, and over 190 countries around the world.
A series of educational and outreach programs will take place in the Global Host City, where the Day will culminate in an extraordinary all-star concert at the historic Mariinsky Theatre, an event which will be streamed live worldwide. Partners on the seven continents will celebrate jazz as a universal language of peace on International Jazz Day, celebrated every year on 30 April.
Iconic jazz pianist Herbie Hancock (USA) and renowned saxophonist Igor Butman (Russia) will serve as artistic co-directors of the all-star concert and John Beasley (USA) will serve as the evening's musical director. The concert will feature performances by an international roster of artists including Cyrille Aimée (France), Oleg Akkuratov (Russia), Till Brönner (Germany), Oleg Butman (Russia) Fatoumata Diawara (Côte d'Ivoire), Joey DeFrancesco(USA), 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.
New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)
On 22 April, a special concert will commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, in the city's historic Congo Square. This will start the official countdown to International Jazz Day, kicking off a series of education programs throughout New Orleans public schools and around the world. The concert in Congo Square will feature performances by Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Patti Austin, Ledisi and many more and will start at 2 pm and streamed on 30 April. See www.JazzDay.com