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International Jazz Day is celebrated on April 30 with a series of spectacular events around the world. The idea came from jazz pianist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock. The Day was declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011. Each year on April 30th, Azerbaijan  celebrates this tribute to jazz music and its great role in uniting people across the globe. 

International Jazz Day 2020 will take place online and be hosted by Herbie Hancock. The day's centerpiece will be a virtual Global Concert featuring artists from across the globe, streamed live on jazzday.com. The concert will begin at 15h00 US eastern time (19:00 UTC) and will feature performances by Marcus Miller, Lang Lang, Charlie Puth, Cécile McLorin Salvant, John McLaughlin, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sibongile Khumalo, Alune Wade, John Beasley, Ben Williams, Lizz Wright, John Scofield, Igor Butman, Evgeny Pobozhiy, Youn Sun Nah, A Bu, Jane Monheit, and Joey DeFrancesco, among others.

Leading up to the virtual Global Concert, there will be a free series of educational master classes, children's activities and discussions via web conference featuring renowned educators and jazz artists, streamed live via jazzday.com.