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2021 International Jazz Day online festivities

Join the 10th International Jazz Day online celebration on Friday, April 30 and enjoy the sounds of artists from around the world!

Streaming live on April 30 beginning at 5 pm EDT/4 pm CDT, the 2021 All-Star Global Concert will feature an historic lineup of performances by some of the world’s greatest jazz masters. For the first time ever, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day, the 2021 Concert showcases artists joining from an array of locations around the world–demonstrating the global reach and appeal of this special music.

The 2021 All-Star Global Concert will include such world-renowned artists as (Row 1, left to right) Jonathan Butler (South Africa), Dianne Reeves (USA), Musical Director John Beasley (USA), Andra Day (USA), Michael Douglas (USA), (Row 2, left to right) Jacob Collier (USA), Ingrid Jensen (Canada), Melissa Aldana (Chile), A Bu (China), Herbie Hancock (USA), (Row 3, left to right) Angelique Kidjo (Benin), Marcus Miller (USA), John McLaughlin (UK) and Dee Dee Bridgewater (USA).

All-Star Global Concert  will be hosted by Academy Awards winner Michael Douglas and feature dozens of world-renowned artists including Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Andra Day, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jon McLaughlin, Dianne ReevesJoe Lovano, and a special performance by Angélique Kidjo, from UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

Visit the event's website to learn more about the celebrations!


In France, Paris Jazz Club celebrates the International Jazz Day with a series of events to be followed all day long on the network of French jazz venues' Facebook page as well as its website. On the program, conferences and concerts, a very special day that will end at 5pm EST with the All Star Global Concert (see above).


To carry the greatest French jazz talents of the moment with you at any time and turn International Jazz Day into a year-long event, discover the FrenchCulture selection on Spotify and follow the 2021 Winter Holidays - Jazz playlist


 In LyonInternational Jazz Day Lyon is 24 hours of jazz with concerts, jam sessions, screenings,throughout the Metropolitan Area, from Lyon to Vienne, from Saint-Étienne to Villefranche-sur-Saône, from Bourgoin-Jallieu to Saint-Exupéry airport.

To celebrate this day, more than 270 artists will take part in the party with a program at the crossroads of artistic and cultural disciplines. Bars, museums, concert halls, cinemas... Nearly 70 venues will host musical projects from the region. On April 30, jazz will be everywhere and at all hours, from morning until the end of the night.The 2021 Jazz Day in Lyon and surroundings will be live-streamed, from 12pm to 4pm (EST) on Facebook @jazzdaylyon. Find the complete program on the website dedicated to the International Jazz Day


And finally, back to the US, for all jazz and music lovers, the New Orleans Jazz Museum offers an eclectic online program all year long (including daily virtual concerts for free) and they will have of course special events for International Jazz day! Stay tuned to the Museum's Facebook page !


About International Jazz Day

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. 

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