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International Jazz Day 2017 in Havana. ©UNESCO 2017
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International Jazz Day 2017 in Havana

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Havana

Havana, Cuba, served as the International Jazz Day 2017 Global Host City. Beginning on April 24th and leading up to the festivities on April 30th, many acclaimed musicians and educators from Cuba and around the world participated in free jazz performances, master classes, improvisational workshops, jam sessions and community outreach initiatives. Programmes took place at schools, arts venues, community centers, jazz clubs and parks across the city of Havana and throughout Cuba

Place/country: Cuba
Type: Performing arts
Extract: 9 min. Total length:
Credits: Herbie Hancock, performer ; Chucho Valdés, performer ; Cassandra Wilson, performer ; Marcus Miller, performer ; Kurt Elling, performer ; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, performer ; regina Carter, performer ; Ivan Lins, performer ; Esperanza Spalding, performer ; Christian Sands, performer ; Ben Williams, performer ; Carl Alle, performer ; Melissa Aldana, performer ; Will Smith, performer ;
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, co-producer ; UNESCO, co-producer ; Oiid Education, co-producer ; Instituto Cubano de la Música, co-producer.
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