Herbie Hancock, James Morrison, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling are among the dozens of jazz influencers set to take part in 2019's International Jazz Day in Melbourne, Australia, on April 30. The two-day event will include a global concert that features a roster of celebrated jazz musicians, including Igor Butman, Kurt Elling, Mark Nightingale and Lizz Wright.
More than 190 countries around the world will celebrate International Jazz Day. The festival will occur on both April 29 and 30 and will include jazz performances, education programs and community service initiatives across both days that feature over a dozen jazz masters from around the world.
Some of artists set to take take the stage and perform at this year's Jazz Day include Australian artist William Barton, German jazz trumpeter Till Brönner, Chinese pianist A Bu, American singer Ledisi, Japanese trombone player Eijiro Nakagawa and many more. John Beasley will serve as the evening's musical director.