International Jazz Day - Live Stream @ Ronnie Scott's
posted Thursday 17th April
In November 2011, the UNESCO officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.
This year, on April 30, The International Jazz Day will be held in Osaka - Japan and will be streamed live in Ronnie Scott's Bar upstairs on a big screen TV at 11am. Free entry. Hot and Cold Drinks & Bar Food Menu will be available.
Line up this year includes: Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lalah Hathaway, Gregory Porter, Theo Croker, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding, Kenny Garrett, Courtney Pine, Troy Roberts, Wayne Shorter, John Scofield and many more.
Please note that International Jazz Day's organisers are providing the feed of the Jazz Day concert through Youtube. Ronnie Scott's is not responsible for any interruptions or delays in the feed.
"Jazz is a beautiful, democratic music. It encourages musicians with very strong, and many times, very different points of view to work together as a team while, at the same time, giving them the space to express their individuality. It's a very important art form and can be used as a model for different cultures to work together." - Marcus Miller, UNESCO Artists for Peace
Each year, the All-Star Global Concert brings together acclaimed jazz artists from around the world for a performance spanning styles, cultures, and languages.
In the spirit of International Jazz Day, organizers select a venue with rich historical significance, representing jazz’s ability to connect disparate traditions and cultural identities. In 2014, Osaka, Japan’s beautiful Osaka Castle Park will host more than 30 world-renowned performers and an audience of thousands in celebration of the third annual International Jazz Day.