The International Jazz Day Global Concert 2017

Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso

The All-Star Global Concert brings together a stellar lineup of international artists representing jazz and many other genres of music, for a performance that spans styles, cultures and languages. In the spirit of International Jazz Day, each year’s All-Star Global Concert takes place in a landmark venue with rich historical significance both to the Global Host City and to the hosting nation. We are honored that the 2017 All-Star Global Concert will take place in the historic Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso, one of the world’s leading performing arts centers and the oldest theater in Latin America. Originally built in 1838 as the Teatro Tacón, the Gran Teatro has presented top performers from around the world and currently houses the National Ballet of Cuba and the Havana International Ballet Festival. Located in the heart of Old Havana, the building recently reopened after an extensive restoration. It will provide an extraordinary setting for the highly anticipated, culminating performance of International Jazz Day 2017.

The 2017 All-Star Global Concert will feature more than two dozen renowned artists representing 14 countries, including Ambrose Akinmusire (United States), Carl Allen (United States), Marc Antoine (France), Richard Bona (Cameroon), Till Brönner (Germany), A Bu (China), Igor Butman (Russian Federation), Bobby Carcassés (Cuba), Regina Carter (United States), Kurt Elling (United States), Kenny Garrett (United States), Herbie Hancock (United States), Antonio Hart (United States), Takuya Kuroda (Japan), Ivan Lins (Brazil), Sixto Llorente (Cuba), Marcus Miller (United States), Youn Sun Nah (Republic of Korea), Julio Padrón (Cuba), Gianluca Petrella (Italy), Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Cuba), Antonio Sánchez (Mexico), Christian Sands (United States), Esperanza Spalding (United States), Chucho Valdés (Cuba), Ben Williams (United States), Tarek Yamani (Lebanon), Dhafer Youssef (Tunisia), and others to be announced.

Read about previous All-Star Global Concerts: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Look Who Was In Havana, Cuba

A Bu
Ambrose Akinmusire
Melissa Aldana
Carl Allen
Francisco “Pancho” Amat
Marc Antoine
John Beasley
Richard Bona
Till Brönner
Igor Butman
Bobby Carcassés
Regina Carter
Kurt Elling
Roberto Fonseca
Kenny Garrett
Herbie Hancock
Antonio Hart
Quincy Jones
Takuya Kuroda
Ivan Lins
Sixto “El Indio” Llorente
César López
Roberto Garcia López
Alexander Abreu Manresa
Yasek Manzano
Yandy Martínez
Emilio Martiní
Marcus Miller
Carlos Miyares
Youn Sun Nah
Julio Padrón
Gianluca Petrella
Héctor Manuel Quintana
Jorge Reyes
William Roblejo
Ramsés Rodriguez
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Antonio Sánchez
Eduardo Sandoval
Christian Sands
Will Smith
esperanza spalding
Barbarito Torres
Harold López-Nussa Torres
Chucho Valdés
Oliver Valdés
Oscar Valdés
Orlando “Maraca” Valle
Alexis Vázquez
Emilio Vega
Germán Velazco
Ben Williams
Cassandra Wilson
Tarek Yamani
Dhafer Youssef