International Jazz Day

Associated Press
Ellis Marsalis performs at a sunrise concert marking International Jazz Day in New Orleans, Monday, April 30, 2012. The performance, at Congo Square near the French Quarter, is one of two in the United States on Monday; the other is in the evening in New York. Thousands of people across the globe are expected to participate in International Jazz Day, including events in Belgium, France, Brazil, Algeria and Russia. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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As the morning sun spilled over the New Orleans' skyline April 30, jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis and others kicked off International Jazz Day with a sunrise concert that included ritual drumming and a string of performances.

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