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Celebrating International Jazz Day - Check Out the Webcast April 30 LIVE From Istanbul

Apr 26, 2013

"It has been my dream that one day every year, jazz would be celebrated, studied, and performed around the world for 24 hours straight. A collaboration among jazz icons, scholars, composers, musicians, dancers, writers, poets, and thinkers who would embrace the beauty, spirit, and principles of jazz, all of them freely sharing experiences and performances in our big cities and in our small towns, all across our seven continents..." UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Chairman, Herbie Hancock

A Global Concert from Istanbul will be streamed live at International Jazz Day, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and on International Jazz Day's YouTube channel beginning at 9pm/Istanbul, 7pm/London 2pm/NewYork and 4am (May 1) Sydney. If you miss it live, it will be aired again a few hours later.

A truly global cast of musical stars will appear, led by Herbie Hancock and his guests Wayne Shorter; Robert Glasper, Branford Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Anat Cohen; Terence Blanchard; Joss Stone; George Duke; Ramsey Lewis, Hugh Masakela; Ruben Blades; Marcus Miller; Zakir Hussain; Lee Ritenour and Esperanza Spalding. And that's just the ones I could name off the top of my head!

If you are among the hundreds of people who have organized or are participating in an event, and plan to upload a video from JazzDay to your channel at YouTube (the video must be from April 30 ONLY), please name your video with your event title and location including country, and use the following tags so we can find your videos easily and display after April 30 on

As someone who was lucky enough to attend the JazzDay concert in New York last year, let me state unequivocally that it is a must see and hear; the music, the fellowship, and the love  are nto to be missed.

For more information about International Jazz Day, please visit