The International Jazz Day Global Concert 2018

Mariinsky Theatre

Mariinsky Theatre

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.

The 2018 All-Star Global Concert will take place at St. Petersburg’s famed Mariinsky Theatre, home to the internationally acclaimed Mariinsky Ballet and one of the crown jewels of a city renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage sites. The 2018 Global Concert will be webcast on JazzDay.com and Facebook on Monday, April 30 at 16:00 New York, 21:00 London, 22:00 Paris, 23:00 St. Petersburg and 05:00 Tokyo (May 1).

Long considered Russia’s cultural capital, St. Petersburg has played an important role in the popularization and development of jazz in Russia. The country’s jazz scene was born in 1927 in St. Petersburg with the appearance of the “First Concert Jazz Band” at the St. Petersburg State Capella, followed by the creation of the first jazz collective in 1929. Moreover, St. Petersburg is the only city in the country to have a Jazz Philharmonic Hall, founded in 1989.

The 2018 All-Star Global Concert will feature nearly three dozen acclaimed artists representing 14 countries. Herbie Hancock (USA) and Igor Butman (Russia) will serve as co-artistic directors, and John Beasley (USA) will serve as musical director. Additional confirmed artists include: Oleg Akkuratov (Russia), Till Brönner (Germany), Oleg Butman (Russia), Terri Lyne Carrington (USA), Joey DeFrancesco (USA), Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), Vadim Eilenkrig (Russia), Kurt Elling (USA), Antonio Faraò (Italy), James Genus (USA), Robert Glasper (USA), David Goloschyokin (Russia), Hassan Hakmoun (Morocco), Gilad Hekselman (Israel), Horacio Hernandez (Cuba), Taku Hirano (Japan), Anatoly Kroll (Russia), Gaoyang Li (China), Rudresh Mahanthappa (USA), The Manhattan Transfer (USA), Branford Marsalis (USA), James Morrison  (Australia), Moscow Jazz Orchestra (Russia), Makoto Ozone (Japan), Danilo Pérez (Panama), Dianne Reeves (USA), Lee Ritenour (USA), Luciana Souza (Brazil) and Ben Williams (USA), among others.

Read about previous All-Star Global Concerts: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Look Who Will Be In St. Petersburg, Russia

Anatoly Kroll
Antonio Farao
Ben Williams
Branford Marsalis
Danilo Pérez
David Goloschyokin
Dianne Reeves
Fatoumata Diawara
Gaoyang Li
Gilad Hekselman
Hassan Hakmoun
Herbie Hancock
Horacio Hernandez
Igor Butman
James Genus
James Morrison
Joey DeFrancesco
Musical Director John Beasley
Kurt Elling
Lee Ritenour
Luciana Souza
Makoto Ozone
Manhattan Transfer
Moscow Jazz Orchestra
Oleg Akkuratov
Oleg Butman
Robert Glasper
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Taku Hirano
Terri Lyne Carrington
Till Brönner
Vadim Eilenkrig