International Jazz Day to celebrate on April 30. There will be some 700 events in more than 185 countries. World musicians have gathered in Paris for International Jazz Day, to celebrate the city’s place .
The centrepiece of the celebrations will be an All-Star Global Concert at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters on April 30. top jazz performers — including Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Wayne Shorter, Lee Ritenour and Hugh Masakela — will be converging on the city to perform at an All-Star Global Concert at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Herbie Hancock says that scores of top musicians will gather in Paris to celebrate International Jazz Day. They use the music they love as “a bridge for bringing people together” in a city still recovering from the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks.
The city’s jazz history dates back to when African-American troops in World War I brought the music to France.