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International Jazz Day Concert Set for April 30 in Havana, Cuba

All-star lineup includes Herbie Hancock, Cassandra Wilson, Kurt Elling, Esperanza Spalding, Chucho Valdés and many more

Ambrose Akinmusire
Ambrose Akinmusire (photo courtesy of UNESCO)
Chucho Valdes
Chucho Valdes (photo courtesy of UNESCO)
Cassandra Wilson (photo courtesy of UNESCO)
Kurt Elling
Kurt Elling (photo courtesy of UNESCO)
Melissa Aldana
Melissa Aldana (photo courtesy of UNESCO)

The International Jazz Day Global Concert, a worldwide event produced by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, will take place April 30 at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Aonso in Havana, Cuba. The concert will also be live streamed worldwide.

UNESCO goodwill ambassador Herbie Hancock and Chucho Valdés are the artist directors for the event with John Beasley and Emilio Vega serving as musical co-directors.

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