International Jazz Day Global Concert 2017 – Havana, Cuba
Gran Teatro de la Habana
April 2017 – Havana, Cuba – The All-Star Global Concert brought together a stellar lineup of international artists representing jazz and many other genres of music, for a performance that spanned styles, cultures and languages. In the spirit of International Jazz Day, each year’s All-Star Global Concert takes place in a landmark venue with rich historical significance both to the Global Host City and to the hosting nation. The 2017 All-Star Global Concert took place in the historic Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso, one of the world’s leading performing arts centers and the oldest theater in Latin America. Originally built in 1838 as the Teatro Tacón, the Gran Teatro has presented top performers from around the world and currently houses the National Ballet of Cuba and the Havana International Ballet Festival. Located in the heart of Old Havana, the building recently reopened after an extensive restoration. It provided an extraordinary setting for the highly anticipated, culminating performance of International Jazz Day 2017.
The concert in Havana was hosted by Will Smith, actor, writer and producer.