International Jazz Day 2021 ends with spectacular global All-Star concert with performances from cities around the world


Hosted by Michael douglas at United Nations Headquarters in new York, Concert Extraordinaire Caps 10e Anniversary celebration in over 190 countries

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – With over 190 countries participating, International Jazz Day 10e The anniversary celebration ended with an exciting worldwide All-Star concert reaching millions of people around the world. Hosted by Michael douglas and directed by the artistic director Herbie Hancock and musical director John beasley, the concert brought together renowned artists from over 20 countries and was made possible by main partner Toyota, with United Airlines as airline partner.

“Legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and acclaimed singer Andra Day perform as part of the 2021 International Jazz Day Global All-Star Concert.” (Steve Mundinger for the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz)

The 2021 Global Concert featured memorable moments illustrating the unifying power of jazz. Of new York, singer Veronica swift and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen opened the program with “Sing”, an uplifting tribute to the positive change music can bring to the world. Other notable performances include the pianist and composer Jacob Collier in London, Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo in Paris, Japanese pianist Junko Onishi in Tokyo, Ivan linins in Rio De Janeiro and singer / trumpeter Mandisi Dyantyis in The cap. To crown the remarkable presentation of Los Angeles was a sensational rendition of “God Bless The Child” by the singer Andra’s Day.

Anchored by Oscar winner Michael douglas from UN Headquarters to new York, the 2021 concert showcased jazz as a truly global art form. As Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres noted: “Ten years ago, we launched the very first International Jazz Day in the United Nations General Assembly Hall at the initiative of UNESCO and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. music, but also freedom, diversity and human dignity. These are the values ​​that the United Nations strives to protect and promote around the world. “

UNESCO and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz presented free educational and awareness programs throughout the day. During one of the most anticipated events, the Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock engaged in a moving dialogue on the history and legacy of International Jazz Day.

Celebrated every year with thousands of concerts and jazz related programs around the world April 30, International Jazz Day brings together countries and communities from seven continents to honor the international artistic form of jazz, highlighting its important role in fostering dialogue, fighting discrimination and promoting human dignity.



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