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.

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