The first International Jazz Day celebrated at the UN

Listen /

Jazz Day celebrities

The General Assembly hall was abuzz with jazz for the first International Jazz Day celebrated on 30 April 2012.

A musical extravaganza of musicians from around the world gathered, celebrated and performed the universal power of jazz — Stevie Wonder, Sheila E, Jimmy Heath, Angelique Kidjo, Wynton Marsalis, Lang Lang, Hugh Masakela and many more.

Herbie Hancock said the concert was the culmination of his career long dream for people all over the world to devote one day a year to celebrate the music that has shaped his life.

Florence "Beng" Poblete-Enriquez prepared excerpts from this historical concert.

Duration: 15’00″

Filed under UN Radio Classics.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

August 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031