International Jazz Day – April 30th

Hosted by Herbie Hancock

Tonight, Herbie Hancock, Forest Whitaker and Morgan Freeman, will be hosting #JazzDayAtHome, a virtual global festival, featuring major artists from across the world. In the run up to the concert performances there is an educational programme of masterclasses, children’s activities, and a web conference from renowned educators and artists. Educational events have already begun, from 11am today, and the concert stream is due to kick off at 8pm (UK time).

Don’t worry if you missed something! The live recordings will remain available to view at your own leisure from the website or YouTube channel.

Schedule of Free Masterclasses, Children’s Activities and Panel Discussions:

Language Format Artist UK BST
Chinese Masterclass A Bu 11h00
Arabic Masterclass Tarek Yamani 14h00
Spanish Masterclass Danilo Pérez 16h00
Russian Masterclass Igor Butman 16h30
French Children’s activity Dee Dee Bridgewater 17h00
English Children’s activity Oran Etkin 17h30
English Panel Nate Chinen, Sibongile Khumalo,
Marcus Miller
English Masterclass Lwanda Gogwana 19h00

Virtual Global Concert Live-Stream

Featuring 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.

Check out the Jazz Day website for more information and a full list of performers. Set yourselves a reminder now!


You can continue to support us and the professional musicians who are struggling right now, by donating what you might usually spend on an entry fee or a drink, or any other amount that you wish. Professional musicians and all hospitality/event staff are facing an incredibly difficult time, having seen months of steady work disappear over-night. Any donations would be extremely appreciated to help us to continue to pay our staff through our closure and support our local event staff community in any way that we can.

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