Thursday, March 6, 2014

International Jazz Day 2014's Host City is Osaka, Japan

The 3rd Annual International Jazz Festival's host city has been announced and it will be in Osaka, Japan.

From the official release:

"In the spirit of International Jazz Day, organizers select a venue with rich historical significance, representing jazz’s ability to connect disparate traditions and cultural identities. In 2014, Osaka, Japan’s beautiful Osaka Castle Park will host more than 30 world-renowned performers and an audience of thousands in celebration of the third annual International Jazz Day. 

The 2014 All-Star Global Concert will feature internationally renowned artists including pianists: Toshiko Akiyoshi, Kris Bowers, John Beasley and Herbie Hancock; vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roberta Gambarini, Lalah Hathaway and Gregory Porter; trumpeters Theo Croker, Roy Hargrove, Claudio Roditi and Terumasa Hino; bassists James Genus, Marcus Miller and Esperanza Spalding; drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, and percussionists Pete Escovedo and Sheila E.; saxophonists Kenny Garrett, Troy Roberts (Australia), Wayne Shorter and Lew Tabackin; trombonist Steve Turre; guitarists Earl Klugh and John Scofield."

Looks like this will be an insane concert! April 30 is the official UN approved International Jazz Day. See you then!

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