International Jazz Day 2016

Washington, D.C. serves as the International Jazz Day 2016 Global Host City. As International Jazz Day celebrates its 5th anniversary, the U.S. nation’s capital hosts a multitude of jazz performances, community service initiatives, and education programs in schools, libraries, hospitals, community centers and arts venues across the city. Washington, D.C. is the birthplace of the great jazz pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington, and the city has enjoyed a thriving jazz scene for the past century. On April 30, 2016, Washington, D.C. joins with towns, cities and villages in over 190 countries on all 7 continents to observe International Jazz Day through thousands of performances and programs.

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  1. 0:01:04 Jazz – President Barack Obama
    0:09:45 A Song for You – Aretha Franklin
    0:14:58 Introduction – Morgan Freeman
    0:17:09 Saint James Infirmary – Kurt Elling, Dee Dee Bridgewater
    Trombone Shorty, Ben Williams, Chris Bowers, Brian Blade, Rebirth Brass Band
    0:22:27 Con Poco Coco (Without Much Thought) – Chucho Valdés
    Zakir Hussain, Lionel Loueke, James Morrison, Paquito D'Rivera, Ben Williams
    0:26:45 Just One of Those Things – Jamie Cullum
    Till Brönner, Bobby Watson, Ben Williams, Brian Blade
    0:31:19 Straight Up and Down – Chick Corea, Terence Blanchard
    Christian McBride, David Sanchez, Brian Blade
    0:36:12 Take Five – Al Jarreau
    Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Lee Ritenour, Sadao Watanabe, Brian Blade,
    0:41:35 Minuano – Pat Metheny, Dianne Reeves
    John Beasley, Zakir Hussain, Danilo Pérez, Kendrick Scott, Christian McBride
    0:44:55 East of the Sun – Diana Krall, Christian McBride
    0:48:21 Footprints – Wayne Shorter, Joey Alexander, Esperanza Spalding
    0:59:00 Nine – Dianne Reeves
    Esperanza Spalding, Zakir Hussain, John Beasley, Lionel Loueke, Kendrick Scott
    0:55:12 Spanish Key – Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Terence Blanchard, Chick Corea,
    John Beasley, Marcus Miller, Kendrick Scott, Zakir Hussain
    0:59:34 Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
    1:03:35 Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela) – Hugh Masekela, Dee Dee Bridgewater
    Chris Bowers, Lee Ritenour, Till Brönner, Bobby Watson, Eli Degibri, Marcus Miller, Kendrick Scott
    1:08:17 Jazz Day, Tribute to Prince – Herbie Hancock
    1:11:55 Purple Rain – Rapsody, Aretha Franklin
    Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke, Terence Martin, Ben Williams, Terri Lyne Carrington
    1:15:15 Sister Moon – Sting, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny
    Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke, Marcus Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington
    1:20:27 Living in Chicago – Buddy Guy, Kurt Elling
    Trombone Shorty, Marcus Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington
    1:24:54 Imagine – Sting, Esperanza Spalding, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jamie Cullum, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Al Jarreau, and all the artists
    1:32:26 Thanking the artists – President Barack Obama

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