Friday, 27 April 2012

International Jazz Day - April 30th



Legendary bandleader Herbie Hancock will get the first International Jazz Day off to a melodious start Monday with a dawn concert in the cradle of the music, New Orleans.
April 30 was designated International Jazz day by UNESCO last year, but the first celebration will begin on Friday, with a Paris masterclass at the oddly early hour for jazzmen of 10.00 am to be followed by a Hancock gig in the evening.
On Monday, Hancock, Diane Reeves, Terence Blanchard, Ellis Wynton Marsalis will play as the sun comes up over Congo Square in the Big Easy, before the main event that night at UN Headquarters in New York.
There, Hancock will be joined by musicians from five continents, including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Diane Reeves, Romero Lubamo, Esperanza Spalding, Angelique Kidjo and Zakir Hussain for a concert broadcast globally...read more

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