The greatest night in jazz comes to Melbourne.
Iconic jazz pianist Herbie Hancock (USA) and acclaimed trumpeter James Morrison (Australia) will lead the spectacular International Jazz Day 2019 All-Star Global Concert, kicking off a worldwide celebration of jazz as a force for dialogue and cooperation.
With musical direction by John Beasley (USA), the concert will feature performances by an international roster of artists from more than a dozen countries, including Cieavash Arian (Iran), William Barton (Australia), Brian Blade (USA), A Bu (China), Igor Butman (Russian Federation), Theo Croker (USA), Joey DeFrancesco (USA), Eli Degibri (Israel), Kurt Elling (USA), James Genus (USA), Paul Grabowsky (Australia), Antonio Hart (USA), Matthew Jodrell (Australia), Aditya Kalyanpur (India), Ledisi (USA), Jane Monheit (USA), James Muller (Australia), Eijiro Nakagawa (Japan), Mark Nightingale (United Kingdom), Jeff Parker (USA), Chico Pinheiro (Brazil), Tineke Postma (Netherlands), Eric Reed (USA), Antonio Sánchez (Mexico), Somi (USA), Ben Williams (USA), Lizz Wright (USA) and Tarek Yamani (Lebanon).
Established by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2011 at the initiative of Hancock, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and recognized by the United Nations General Assembly, International Jazz Day brings together countries and communities worldwide every 30 April to celebrate the art of jazz. Jazz Day highlights this very special music for its role in encouraging dialogue, combatting discrimination and promoting human dignity. The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz is UNESCO’s official partner in the organization and promotion of International Jazz Day.
The dress code for this concert is semi-formal.