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Jarreau, Hancock, Ritenour for International Jazz Day Concert

Feb 22 2013

International Jazz Day is recognized each year on April 30th, the creation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  The event was formed to unite communities, schools and groups around the world to celebrate jazz, its history and the role it plays in bridging differences and fostering open communication.  Herbie Hancock, the Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue for UNESCO, will join with Al Jarreau, George Duke, Wayne Shorter, Keiko Matsui, Hugh Masekela, Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller and many other artists for the 2013 International Jazz Day all-star concert event in Istanbul on April 30.  "International Jazz Day is a means to highlight, support, and leverage the unifying attributes of music through worldwide celebratory events and activities on 30th April each year," said Herbie Hancock. "On International Jazz Day, jazz is celebrated, studied, and performed around the world for 24 hours straight."  More information about the event is available here.

Last changed: Feb 22 2013 at 6:30 AM

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