ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (CelebrityAccess) The All-Star Global Concert has announced its lineup of jazz stars from across the planet, for a concert to take place on International Jazz Day at the Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 30.
Each year, the concert takes place in a landmark venue with historical significance for the “Global Host City” as well as the country hosting the event. The Marinsky Theatre is home to the Marinsky Ballet, and Russia’s jazz heritage began in 1927 in St. Petersburg with the “First Concert Jazz Bad” at the St. Petersburg Stage Capella, followed by the first jazz collective in 1929.
Last year’s concert was held at the Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso, one of the world’s leading performing arts centers and the oldest theater in Latin America., The 2016b event was at the White House in Washington, D.C., and 2015’s event took place at the Paris UNESCO Headquarters.
The 2018 All-Star Global Concert will feature nearly three dozen acclaimed artists representing 14 countries. Herbie Hancock (USA) and Igor Butman (Russia) will serve as co-artistic directors, and John Beasley (USA) will serve as musical director. Additional confirmed artists include: Cyrille Aimée (France), Oleg Akkuratov (Russia), Till Brönner (Germany), Oleg Butman (Russia), Terri Lyne Carrington (USA), Joey DeFrancesco (USA), Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), Vadim Eilenkrig (Russia), Kurt Elling (USA), Antonio Faraò (Italy), James Genus (USA), Robert Glasper (USA), David Goloschyokin (Russia), Hassan Hakmoun (Morocco), Gilad Hekselman (Israel), Horacio Hernandez (Cuba), Taku Hirano (Japan), Anatoly Kroll (Russia), Gaoyang Li (China), Rudresh Mahanthappa (USA), The Manhattan Transfer (USA), Branford Marsalis (USA), James Morrison (Australia), Moscow Jazz Orchestra (Russia), Makoto Ozone (Japan), Danilo Pérez (Panama), Dianne Reeves (USA), Lee Ritenour (USA), Luciana Souza (Brazil) and Ben Williams (USA), among others.