05/04/12

International Jazz Day at the UN: A Photo Gallery

Jazz is celebrated with a star-studded event in New York City

April 30, 2012 marked the first International Jazz Day, with events held in Paris, New Orleans and New York City. JazzTimes' Associate Editor Jeff Tamarkin took along his camera and captured the highlights of the evening.

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Esperanza Spalding, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Herbie Hancock and Morgan Freeman backstage at the UN, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Christian McBride and Wynton Marsalis, International Jazz Day, UN, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Wayne Shorter, International Jazz Day, UN, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Musicians, hosts and UN dignitaries prior to International Jazz Day concert, UN, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Angelique Kidjo, Tony Bennett, Robert De Niro's wife Grace, Robert De Niro, backstage at International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Christian McBride, Shankar Mahadevan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Heath, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Esperanza Spalding sings "What a Wonderful World" at International Jazz Day at the UN, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang duet on West Side Story's "Tonight" at International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Hugh Masekela, Lionel Loueke, Stevie Wonder, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Lang Lang, Angelique Kidjo, Robert De Niro's wife Grace, Robert De Niro, backstage at International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and De Niro's wife Grace at International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Tony Bennett, Robert De Niro and their wives, backstage at International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Sheila E., International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Susan Tedeschi, Robert Cray and Derek Trucks,International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Tony Bennett, backstage at International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Tony Bennett and Morgan Freeman, backstage at International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Zakir Hussain, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Candido, 91, at International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Lang Lang, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Ron Carter, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Chaka Khan, Joe Lovano, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Richard Bona, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Hiromi, Christian McBride and Terence Blanchard, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Hugh Masekela, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Tony Bennett, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Michael Douglas, backstage at International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin
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Stevie Wonder, International Jazz Day, UN, NYC, 4-12
By Jeff Tamarkin

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