‘Jazz at the White House’ Concert Archived Online

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Christian McBride (left), Brian Blade, Aretha Franklin and Herbie Hancock rehearse for the International Jazz Day concert in Washington, D.C., on April 29.

(Photo: International Jazz Day/Facebook)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted an all-star concert featuring Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Aretha Franklin, Chick Corea and many other musicians at the White House on April 29 in celebration of International Jazz Day (April 30). Highlights were broadcast in a prime-time special on ABC television on April 30.

If you missed it, the 94-minute concert can be streamed by clicking here.)

—Bobby Reed



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