JazzBoston’s event at Wally’s this Sunday, April 30, has been postponed
Video portrait of Boston jazz community will be rescheduled

We regret that we have had to postpone the International Jazz Day celebration we planned to hold at Wally’s this Sunday afternoon, April 30. We’re working on a new date for the centerpiece of the celebration – a repeat of the jazz community video portrait many of you were part of in 2009. Watch the JazzBoston newsletter and Facebook page for an announcement.

Fortunately, there are many ways you can celebrate International Jazz Day this Sunday, starting with going out to hear live jazz at brunch in the morning and finishing by returning home to watch the live stream of the IJD All-Star Global Concert from Havana, Cuba, from 9 PM until close to midnight.

A sampling of IJD events in and around Boston

Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge, 10 AM. The Lance Martin Trio plays for brunch with John Baboian (guitar), Dave Clark (bass) and Martin (flutes)

Arlington Jazz Festival, Town Hall Garden, 1 – 2 PM, free. A-Town Brass Band plays New Orleans style marching music.

Harvard Arts First Festival, Science Center Plaza, 2 PM, free. Jazz on the Plaza, featuring the Harvard Jazz Band and Yosvany Terry Quintet.

Arlington Jazz Festival, Arlington Town Hall, 7 – 9 PM. Rufus Reid Trio with Tim Ray (piano) and Steve Langone (drums)

IJD concert, UMass Boston, University Hall, 1st floor, Recital Hall, 7 PM, free + free on-campus parking. The UJazz Boston Trio – pianist Tony Martin, bassist Domenic Davis, drummer Brian Hull – celebrates jazz composers from the last half century from Ellington to Prince, Coltrane to Erikah Baduh, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea to Kanye West.

IJD concert, NEC, Brown Hall, 7:30 PM, free. NEC faculty and students play music embodying the ongoing dialogue between jazz and musical cultures from throughout the world.

For more details about about these and other April 30 events, see the Jazz Week calendar.

Watch the All-Star Global Concert live on jazzday.com

A great way to channel the spirit of International Jazz Day is to watch the All-Star Global Concert streaming live 9 – 11 PM from the historic Gran Teatro in Havana, this year’s host city. Built in 1838 and located in the heart of Old Havana, the Gran Teatro is the oldest theater in Latin America.

Among the more than 50 renowned artists representing 14 countries who will be performing there Sunday night are Ambrose Akinmusire (United States), Carl Allen (United States), Melissa Aldana (Chile), Francisco “Pancho” Amat (Cuba), Marc Antoine (France), John Beasley (United States), Richard Bona (Cameroon), Till Brönner (Germany), A Bu (China), Igor Butman (Russian Federation), Bobby Carcassés (Cuba), Regina Carter (United States), Kurt Elling (United States), Roberto Fonseca (Cuba), Kenny Garrett (United States), Herbie Hancock (United States), Antonio Hart (United States), Quincy Jones (United States) Takuya Kuroda (Japan), Ivan Lins (Brazil), Sixto Llorente (Cuba), Marcus Miller (United States), Youn Sun Nah (Republic of Korea), Julio Padrón (Cuba), Gianluca Petrella (Italy), Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Cuba), Antonio Sánchez (Mexico), Christian Sands (United States), Esperanza Spalding (United States), Chucho Valdés (Cuba), Ben Williams (United States), Tarek Yamani (Lebanon), and Dhafer Youssef (Tunisia).

One more option: If you have a large-screen TV, throw a watch party and invite your friends and neighbors.

Click here for more information about International Jazz Day and this Sunday night’s concert.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change in schedule may have caused. Please help us get the word out about the postponement by sharing this email with any friends you think may have been planning to be at Wally’s Sunday. And please take advantage of all the great music during the last 3 days of Jazz Week 2017.