Live from NYC: International Jazz Day Concert

Live from NYC: International Jazz Day Concert
Monday, April 30, 2012
19:30 EDT (23:30 UTC)
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Description: On April 30, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock will headline a star-studded sunset concert in New York City at the UN General Assembly Hall. Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, and Quincy Jones, this concert celebrates International Jazz Day—a day intended to unite communities all over the world to learn about the art of jazz, its roots, and its impact.

The performer lineup includes Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding, Jack DeJohnette, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and Jimmy Heath. The Americans will be joined by an international cast of musicians spanning different genres, including Richard Bona (Cameroon), Hiromi Uehara (Japan), Zakir Hussain (India), Angelique Kidjo (Benin), Lang Lang (China), Eli Degibri (Israel), and Romero Lubambo (Brazil). Tune in for this two-hour musical event!

Format: This will be an interactive video webcast in English. Please click on the URL above to participate.

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