International Jazz Day Virtual Global Concert

#JazzDayAtHome 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 9th annual International Jazz Day worldwide celebration transitioned to a virtual format for 2020 instead of taking place as previously planned in Cape Town, South Africa and other locations around the world on April 30th.

International Jazz Day 2020 took place online, hosted by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock. The day’s centerpiece was the first-ever International Jazz Day Virtual Global Concert featuring artists from across the globe and streamed live on jazzday.com. Hosted by Herbie Hancock, Forest Whitaker and Morgan Freeman, the concert featured performances by Marcus Miller, Lang Lang, Charlie Puth, John McLaughlin, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jane Monheit, Alune Wade, John Beasley, Lee Ritenour, Lizz Wright, John Scofield, Igor Butman, Evgeny Pobozhiy, Youn Sun Nah, A Bu, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves and Joey DeFrancesco, among others.

The Virtual Global Concert crowned a daylong series of free educational masterclasses, children’s activities and discussions offered via web conference and Facebook Live, with contributions from renowned artists including UNESCO Artists for Peace Danilo Pérez and Marcus Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Igor Butman, Sibongile Khumalo, Tarek Yamani, A Bu, Oran Etkin and others. Learn more

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

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Look Who Was Part of Our International Jazz Day Virtual Global Concert 2020

A Bu
John Beasley
Kris Bowers
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Igor Butman
Joey DeFrancesco
ELEW
Eliane Elias
Oran Etkin
Morgan Freeman
Lwanda Gogwana
Herbie Hancock
Sibongile Khumalo
Lang Lang
John McLaughlin
Marcus Miller
Jane Monheit
Youn Sun Nah
Danilo Pérez
Evgeny Pobozhiy
Charlie Puth
Dianne Reeves
Lee Ritenour
Cécile McLorin Salvant
John Scofield
Alune Wade
Forest Whitaker
Ben Williams
Lizz Wright
Tarek Yamani