JAZZ DAY: Live from Havana Director Theater Mode

Presented by The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz & UNESCO
Executive Producers Tom Carter & Herbie Hancock
Produced by Doug Biro
Directed by Jon Fine

An historic celebration of music and cultural diplomacy, “Jazz Day Live from Cuba” was filmed in the Gran Teatro Theater in Havana in 2017. The US-Cuba co-production was simultaneously broadcast on CubaTV and streamed worldwide. Hosted by Will Smith and Quincy Jones, the concert features Chucho Valdes, Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Herbie Hancock, Cassandra Wilson and Kurt Elling. The show was edited into special one hour shows for both BET & PBS. Find out more about International Jazz Day at