Tonight at the Mariinsky theater gala-concert All-Star Global Concert. Photo: gov.spb.ru

Opening of the International jazz day was held at the General Staff Building of the Hermitage. The ceremony was attended by Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, Director of the Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky Igor Butman jazz musician, goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO, Herbie Hancock.

Poltavchenko said that the Russian town became the world capital of jazz. Almost a hundred years, in Russia and St. Petersburg. Petersburg, appeared internationally renowned jazz school and there were many famous musicians.

These days in the Northern Capital not only hosts performances by renowned musicians and master classes and lectures. According to the Governor, the jazz is able to unite the natives.

To be held in St. Petersburg international jazz day decided by the UNESCO and the Institute of jazz named after Thelonious monk. Tonight at the Mariinsky theater gala-concert All-Star Global Concert which will be attended by famous jazz musicians and groups from different countries.

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