The International Jazz Day Global Concert 2016

Each year, the All-Star Global Concert brings together internationally acclaimed artists from around the world who represent jazz and other musical genres for a performance spanning styles, cultures and languages. In the spirit of International Jazz Day, the All-Star Global Concert takes place in a landmark venue with rich historical significance. We are honored that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the International Jazz Day 2016 All-Star Global Concert from the White House, with artists performing throughout the White House and on the South Lawn. The concert was broadcast across the United States on April 30th – International Jazz Day – as an ABC network television special and streamed around the world by the United Nations and UNESCO. Viewers will experience jazz being played at the White House, where it has been showcased by every Administration since President Kennedy.

The 2016 All-Star Global Concert featured a cast of internationally renowned jazz artists including pianists Joey Alexander, John Beasley (Music Director), Kris Bowers, Chick Corea, Robert Glasper, Herbie Hancock, Danilo Pérez and Chucho Valdés; trumpeters Terence Blanchard, Till Brönner, Hugh Masekela and James Morrison; vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jamie Cullum, Kurt Elling, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves and Sting; saxophonists Eli Degibri, David Sánchez, Wayne Shorter and Bobby Watson; bassists Christian McBride, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding and Ben Williams; guitarists Buddy Guy, Lionel Loueke, Pat Metheny and Lee Ritenour; drummers Brian Blade, Terri Lyne Carrington and Kendrick Scott; percussionist Zakir Hussain; trombone player Trombone Shorty; and the Rebirth Brass Band.

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Joey Alexander
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John Beasley
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Brian Blade
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Terence Blanchard
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Kris Bowers
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Dee Dee Bridgewater
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Till Brönner
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Terri Lyne Carrington
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Chick Corea
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Jamie Cullum
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Paquito D’Rivera
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Eli Degibri
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Kurt Elling
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Aretha Franklin
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Morgan Freeman
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Robert Glasper
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Buddy Guy
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Herbie Hancock
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Zakir Hussain
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Al Jarreau
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Diana Krall
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Lionel Loueke
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Hugh Masekela
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Christian McBride
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John McLaughlin
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Pat Metheny
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Marcus Miller
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James Morrison
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Danilo Perez
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Rebirth Brass Band
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Dianne Reeves
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Lee Ritenour
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David Sánchez
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Kendrick Scott
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Wayne Shorter
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Esperanza Spalding
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Sting
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Trombone Shorty
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Chucho Valdés
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Bobby Watson
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Ben Williams