International Jazz Day 2020 Concert: Listen To The LineupInternational Jazz Day is a Global Day which is declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in the year 2011 in order “to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.”
The day is celebrated every year on April 30. The concept came from jazz pianist as well as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock. Jazz Day is directed by Hancock and the UNESCO Director-General. The celebration is documented on the calendars of UNESCO as well as the United Nations.
International Jazz Day Previous Celebration
In the year 2017, Jazz Day was hosted by Havana, Cuba. The Host Celebration comprised of a week-long sequence of education and community outreach programs along with Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Melissa Aldana, Tarek Yamani, Antonio Hart, and Regina Carter. The All-Star Global Concert was held at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso and involved fifty-five performers from Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Cuba, Japan, Mexico, Lebanon, France, Germany, Tunisia, Italy, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.
There are around 200 nations all around the world who take part in International Jazz Day every year. In addition to performances and jam sessions, other events are also held such as workshops, conferences, and community outreach. The official records office of international events is hosted on jazzday.com where they are presented and indexed alphabetically by the nation.
The International Jazz Day website also assembles jazz education resources. These comprise content from Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Norwegian music technology firm said, the online STEAM curriculum Math, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and Science & Music, as well as the Universidad Veracruzana.
International Jazz Day 2020 Concert
The concerts for International Jazz Day are held in more than 190 cities all around the globe and each year the celebrations are crowned by an All-Star Global Concert presenting the major names in modern jazz. The concert, which is hosted by a different city every year, is broadcast live to millions of spectators internationally through YouTube, Facebook, and a UNESCO webstream. This year in 2019, the concert is going to be held in Melbourne, Australia.
Some of the iconic stars are going to take part in the concert such as amazing jazz pianist Herbie Hancock (U.S.) as well as highly-admired trumpeter James Morrison (Australia) is going to serve as artistic co-directors of the All-Star Global Concert. While on the other hand, John Beasley (U.S.) is going to serve as the evening’s musical director.
The concert itself is going to feature amazing performances by international artists from more than a dozen nations. The performers who are confirmed comprised of Cieavash Arian (Iran), William Barton (Australia), Kurt Elling (U.S.), Till Brönner (Germany), A Bu (China), Igor Butman (Russian Federation), Chico Pinheiro (Brazil), Eli Degibri (Israel), Eijiro Nakagawa (Japan), Antonio Sánchez (Mexico), Matthew Jodrell (Australia), Ledisi (U.S.), Dee Dee Bridgewater (U.S.), Nathan Schreiber (Australia), Mark Nightingale (United Kingdom), Tineke Postma (Netherlands), Somi (U.S.), Lizz Wright (U.S.) and Tarek Yamani (Lebanon).
Here is our playlist given below, tune it on April 30 to the International Jazz Day YouTube and Facebook channels to lookout the concert live.
Sydney By Night
Postcards From Down Under
In the Key of the Universe
Alex Han with James Genus
Imagine (feat. P!Nk, Seal, India.Arie, Jeff Beck, Konono N°1, & Oumou Sangare)
The Imagine Project
Once in a While
Paul Grabowsky, Mirko Guerrini, Niko Schauble
Somebody Loves Me
The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald
I Mean You
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