Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, Ben Williams, Dianne Reeves and Joey DeFranceso are among the jazz luminaries who will take part in 2018's International Jazz Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia, April 30. There will also be events occurring in 190 countries celebrating the genre.
A series of educational and outreach programs will take place in Saint Petersburg, which will culminate in a concert held at the city's historic Mariinsky Theatre. Other participating artists from around the globe include Cyrille Aimée, Oleg Akkuratov, Till Brönner, Oleg Butman, The Manhattan Transfer, Branford Marsalis, Moscow Jazz Orchestra and Vadim Eilenkrig. John Beasley will serve as the evening's musical director.