President Barak Obama and Michelle Obama to host International Jazz Day 2016 All-Star global concert at the The White House. Tune in as it will be televised on ABC.

April 30:
1 hour TV broadcast:  8pm PT/ET  or  7 pm CT – ABC TV or
1.5 hour full show on 9pm PT/ET

John Beasley will serve as the evening’s Musical Director for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

Joey Alexander Terence Blanchard Kris Bowers Dee Dee Bridgewater Till Brönner Terri Lyne Carrington Chick Corea Jamie Cullum Kurt Elling Aretha Franklin Robert Glasper Buddy Guy Herbie Hancock Dave Holland Zakir Hussain Al Jarreau Diana Krall Lionel Loueke Hugh Masekela Christian McBride John McLaughlin Pat Metheny Marcus Miller James Morrison Danilo Perez Rebirth Brass Band Dianne Reeves Lee Ritenour David Sanchez Wayne Shorter Esperanza Spalding Sting Trombone Shorty Chucho Valdés Bobby Watson Ben Williams, Sadao Watanabe, Terrace Martin, Thundercat, Paquito D’Rivera.

See previous Jazz Day concerts (Paris 2x, Istanbul, Osaka) on

Why International Jazz Day? Because it highlights the power of jazz as a force for freedom and creativity, promotes intercultural dialogue through respect and understanding, and unites people from all corners of the globe. The day is recognized on the official calendars of both UNESCO and the United Nations.IJD_Celebrate_20160330FINAL