Tuesday, April 10, 2012

International Jazz Day

Herbie Hancock receives certificate of appointment
as Goodwill Ambassador from Irina Bokova
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock will kick-off the first annual International Jazz Day with a full day of events including live performances, Master Classes, and discussions featuring Marcus Miller, Barbara Hendricks, Hugh Masekela, Dee Dee Bridgewater, plus much more.

New Orleans, United States of America, 30 April 2012
Special sunrise concert in the birthplace of jazz, in the margins of the famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, with Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Kermit Ruffins, Bill Summers, Treme Brass Band, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Dr. Michael White, Luther Gray, Roland Guerin, and other special guests.  
New York, United States of America, 30 April 2012
Co-hosted by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, this special evening concert at the United Nations General Assembly Hall will feature performances by Angelique Kidjo, Wynton Marsalis, Hugh Masekela, Shankar Mahadevan, and many more. 

1 comment:

Sarah said...

It’s always good to see the arts receive more recognition in the public sector. Though educators and modern companies do seem to be getting better about providing motivation to individuals to pursue creative fields, I feel there is always room for improvement. This event looks to provide a fascinating and insightful look at Jazz’s influence on an international scale, and I can only commend such a program.