UNESCO Designated Havana As 2017 Global Host City Of International Jazz Day Celebration

 

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A worldwide event, promoted by UNESCO and involving a number of internationally renowned musicians. 

An extraordinary opportunity to exploit, and not only for jazz lovers!

 

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Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, will be the artistic director of the All-Star Global Concert to be performed on April 30 and presented at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso.

 

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See the welcoming message sent by Herbie Hancock 

 

But from April 24 and during all the week,  free jazz performances, master classes, improvisational workshops, jam sessions and community outreach initiatives will be held into different kind of venues.

 

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When Not to miss is definitely not just a saying!

 

  

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Havana, Cuba will serve as the 2017 Global Host City. As part of an extended International Jazz Day celebration, from April 24 through 30 acclaimed musicians and educators from Cuba and around the world will participate in free jazz performances, master classes, improvisational workshops, jam sessions and community outreach initiatives.

 

Programs will take place at schools, arts venues, community centers, jazz clubs and parks across the city of Havana and throughout Cuba, leading up to the festivities on April 30th. Additionally, jazz history and education programs will be provided for tens of thousands of students in over 11,000 schools across Cuba.

 

The day will culminate with an All-Star Global Concert presented at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of Cuba, the Cuban Institute of Music and the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO.

The concert will be live streamed by UNESCO and will feature an extraordinary array of artists from around the world paying tribute to the international art form of jazz, including including:

Ambrose Akinmusire (United States), Carl Allen, (United States),Marc Antoine (France),

Richard Bona (Cameroon), Till Brönner (Germany), A Bu (China),

Igor Butman (Russian Federation), Bobby Carcassés (Cuba) Regina Carter (United States),

Kurt Elling, (United States), Kenny Garrett, (United States) Herbie Hancock (United States),

Antonio Hart, (United States), Takuya Kuroda (Japan), Ivan Lins (Brazil),

Sixto Llorente (Cuba), Marcus Miller (United States), Youn Sun Nah (Republic of Korea),

Julio Padrón (Cuba), Gianluca Petrella (Italy), Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Cuba),

Antonio Sánchez (Mexico), Christian Sands (United States), Esperanza Spalding (United States),

Chucho Valdés (Cuba), Ben Williams (United States), Tarek Yamani (Lebanon),

Dhafer Youssef (Tunisia), Pancho Amat (Cuba), César López (Cuba) and others

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