Rewatch the 2021 All-Star Global Concert

The 2021 All-Star Global Concert featured an historic lineup of performances by some of the world’s greatest jazz masters. For the first time ever, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day, the 2021 Concert showcased artists joining from an array of locations around the world–demonstrating the global reach and appeal of this special music.

Herbie Hancock served as Artistic Director, and John Beasley served as Musical Director. In New York, artists including Melissa Aldana (Chile), Massimo Biolcati (Italy), A Bu (China), Cyrus Chestnut, Amina Figarova (Azerbaijan), Roberta Gambarini (Italy), Kenny Garrett, James Genus, Stefon Harris, Ingrid Jensen (Canada), Joe Lovano, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Antonio Sánchez (Mexico) and Veronica Swift delivered a rousing series of performances.

In Los Angeles, Herbie Hancock was joined by Alex Acuña (Peru), Justo Almario (Colombia), Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jonathan Butler (South Africa), Mahmoud Chouki (Morocco), Gerald Clayton, Andra Day, Romero Lubambo (Brazil), Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves, Francisco Torres (Mexico), Justin Tyson and Ben Williams.

Leading performances from their home countries were Igor Butman in Moscow (Russia), Jacob Collier in London (United Kingdom), Mandisi Dyantyis in Cape Town (South Africa), Ivan Lins in Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), John McLaughlin in Monaco, James Morrison in Mt. Gambier (Australia) and Junko Onishi in Tokyo (Japan), among others. Renowned Beninese vocalist Angélique Kidjo contributed a special performance from UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

The concert was presented as a live webcast via YouTube, Facebook,, UN Web TV, UNESCO and U.S. State Department outlets. Check out the full show above!

Read the 2021 Wrap Release

Read about previous All-Star Global Concerts: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Look Who Was Part of The International Jazz Day 2021 All-Star Global Concert

A Bu
Alex Acuña
Melissa Aldana
Justo Almario
John (Musical Director) Beasley
Massimo Biolcati
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Jonathan Butler
Igor Butman
Cyrus Chestnut
Mahmoud Chouki
Gerald Clayton
Jacob Collier
Andra Day
Amina Figarova
Roberta Gambarini
Kenny Garrett
James Genus
Herbie Hancock
Stefon Harris
Ingrid Jensen
Hubert Laws
Ivan Lins
Joe Lovano
Romero Lubambo
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Mandisi Dyantyis
John McLaughlin
Marcus Miller
James Morrison
Junko Onishi
Dianne Reeves
Antonio Sánchez
Veronica Swift
Francisco Torres
Justin Tyson
Ben Williams