The concert welcomes families and adults to attend to enjoy the day’s exciting festivities which includes Celebrity Guest Speaker, Mr. George Benson and hosted by renowned jazz musicians and composers, Doc Jones and Kerry Campbell, leading an all star band with special guest appearances including celebrity Universal Recording Artist, Nayo Jones (Fox/ABC), and other special guests including Jazz Guitarist, Giavanna (Fox).
In celebration of the power of Jazz and the arts, a youth presentation will be performed by Country Day, the city of Phoenix’ Elementary and HS Jazz Band with other special guests. After the all star concert, a VIP after party celebration will be held at the prestigious Palomar Hotel with stars and executives in attendance with 504 Magazine serving as the presenting sponsor.
International Jazz Day is chaired and led by Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General, and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration, which began in 2012. 504 Magazine is a premiere jazz publication with its main publishing hub in the city of New Orleans. From New Orleans to Phoenix, 504 Magazine has an international outreach of loyal readership that represents the multicultural platform of the universal appeal to jazz. From Japan to Canada to Europe to the USA and beyond, 504 Magazine brings the latest news in today’s contemporary world of jazz.
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