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International Jazz Day
30 April


The International Jazz Day Global Concert 2015

UNESCO headquarters

Paris UNESCO Headquarters ©UNESCO

In conjunction with UNESCO’s 70th Anniversary celebration, a spectacular All-Star Global Concert will take place at UNESCO headquarters on the Place de Fontenoy, featuring more than 20 extraordinary artists from around the world.

The cast will include pianists John Beasley (Music Director), A Bu, Antonio Faraò and Herbie Hancock; trumpeters Till Brönner, Ibrahim Maalouf, Hugh Masekela and Claudio Roditi; vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Jarreau, Rudy Pérez and Dianne Reeves; saxophonists Igor Butman, Ravi Coltrane, Femi Kuti, Guillaume Perret and Wayne Shorter; bassists James Genus and Marcus Miller; guitarist Lee Ritenour; drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and harmonica player Grégoire Maret.

In attendance will be numerous figures from the diplomatic, cultural and artistic communities, as well as representatives from the French government.

On April 30, 2015, the Global Concert will be streamed live on JazzDay.com

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Concert at UN Headquarters in New York

Thursday 30 April 2015 from 1pm to 2:30pm at the Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium

Marko Djordjevic (Serbia) and Tivon Pennicott (USA) team up to bring world-class jazz to the UN. Called a “world class drummer” and “a true innovator” by Modern Drummer magazine, Djordjevic has played on nearly 50 albums and has thousands of live performances to his credit. Saxophonist Tivon Pennicott is a 2-time Grammy winner as well as a 2nd place winner in the prestigious Thelonius Monk Competition.

Joining them is the young and supremely talented saxophonist Jan Kus (Slovenia) and his quartet composed of bassist Dan Martinez (USA), drummer Zan Tetickovic (Slovenia) and pianist Sean Fitzpatrick (USA).

Sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Serbia to the United Nations. Open to holders of UNHQ grounds passes.

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