The International Jazz Day Global Concert 2014

Hagia Irene

The 2014 All-Star Global Concert from Osaka Castle Park in Osaka, Japan featured internationally renowned artists including pianists Toshiko Akiyoshi, Kris Bowers, John Beasley, Herbie Hancock and Makoto Ozone; vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jonathan Butler, Roberta Gambarini, Lalah Hathaway, Gregory Porter, Oumou Sangaré and Dionne Warwick; trumpeters Theo Croker, Roy Hargrove, Claudio Roditi and Terumasa Hino; bassists James Genus, Marcus Miller and Esperanza Spalding; drummers Terri Lyne Carrington, T.S.Monk, Shuichi Hidano and the Taiko Masters; percussionists Pete Escovedo and Sheila E.; saxophonists Kenny Garrett, Courtney Pine, Troy Roberts, Wayne Shorter and Lew Tabackin; trombonist Steve Turre; and guitarists Chris Thomas King, Earl Klugh, John Scofield and Joe Louis Walker. The audience at Osaka Castle Park and countless people around the world watching via live streaming were treated to “a plethora of brilliant performances,” (DownBeat Magazine) from the opening on conch shells and traditional drums to the closing ensemble rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”