Photos from International Jazz Day in Osaka, Japan

Highlights of events in the host city of the 3rd IJD

Esperanza Spalding, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Gregory Porter, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Herbie Hancock and Marcus Miller speak at the Osaka School of Music, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Joe Louis Walker, Chris Thomas King and John Scofield, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Lalah Hathaway, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Oumou Sangare and Jonathan Butler, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Pete Escovedo, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Roberta Gambarini, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Roy Hargrove, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Steve Turre, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
T.S. Monk, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Toshiko Akiyoshi, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Troy Roberts, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Wayne Shorter speaks at the Osaka School of Music, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Wayne Shorter, International Jazz Day, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Dee Dee Bridgewater interviewed by journalist Charlie Gans, Osaka School of Music, International Jazz Day, April 30, 2014
Claudio Roditi, International Jazz Day press conference, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Sheila E., International Jazz Day press conference, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Takuya Kuroda, International Jazz Day press conference, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Theo Croker, Roberta Gambarini,Marcus Miller, International Jazz Day press conference, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014
Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin, International Jazz Day press conference, Osaka, Japan, April 30, 2014

The third annual International Jazz Day took place on April 30 in all 196 countries around the world–and even in Antarctica! This year, Osaka, Japan, served as the host city. An all-star concert followed other events including lectures, master classes and more, held at the Osaka School of Music. Here are photos from those events, courtesy of Getty Images for Thelonious Monk, as well as photos from the press conference held earlier that day, those taken by JazzTimes’ Jeff Tamarkin.

Jeff Tamarkin

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Jeff Tamarkin is the former editor of Goldmine, CMJ, Relix, and Global Rhythm. As a writer he has contributed to the New York Daily News, JazzTimes, Boston Phoenix, Harp, Mojo, Newsday, Billboard, and many other publications. He is the author of the book Got a Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane and has contributed to The Guinness Companion to Popular Music, All Music Guide, and several other encyclopedias. He has also served as a consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, NARAS, National Geographic Online, and Music Club Records.