May 1, 2016


Watch the White House’s International Jazz Day Celebration

Yesterday, to celebrate International Jazz Day at the White House, President Obama threw an all-star concert on the South Lawn of the property. The jazz event broadcasted on ABC and is now available to watch above (via Pitchfork). 

Dubbed the International Jazz Day All-Star Concert, the event brought forth performances from Herbie Hancock, Terrace Martin, and many other jazz legends. The event opened with a few remarks from Obama followed by the performances.

Among those performances was a Prince tribute made by Aretha Franklin, who sang a rendition of “Purple Rain.” The concert also featured performances from artists like Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, Sting, Chick Corea, among others. 

Watch the 94-minute jazz special above.