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Obama Schedule || Friday, April 29, 2016

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
7:30 pm || Delivers remarks at the International Jazz Day Concert; South Lawn

All times Eastern
Live stream of White House briefing at 12:45 pm

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26 Responses to Obama Schedule || Friday, April 29, 2016

  1. Yet another day of doing nothing, followed by a big party in the evening. No doubt all their celeb pals will be invited to this one.

    Info and photos of the “jazz artists” at this link:

    http://jazzday.com/concert/

    The International Jazz Day Global Concert 2016

    Each year, the All-Star Global Concert brings together internationally acclaimed artists from around the world who represent jazz and other musical genres for a performance spanning styles, cultures and languages. In the spirit of International Jazz Day, the All-Star Global Concert takes place in a landmark venue with rich historical significance. We are honored that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host the International Jazz Day 2016 All-Star Global Concert from the White House, with artists performing throughout the White House and on the South Lawn. The concert will be broadcast across the United States on April 30th – International Jazz Day – as an ABC network television special and streamed around the world by the United Nations and UNESCO. Viewers will experience jazz being played at the White House, where it has been showcased by every Administration since President Kennedy.

    The 2016 All-Star Global Concert will feature a cast of internationally renowned jazz artists including pianists Joey Alexander, John Beasley (Music Director), Kris Bowers, Chick Corea, Robert Glasper, Herbie Hancock, Danilo Pérez and Chucho Valdés; trumpeters Terence Blanchard, Till Brönner, Hugh Masekela and James Morrison; vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jamie Cullum, Kurt Elling, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves and Sting; saxophonists Eli Degibri, David Sánchez, Wayne Shorter and Bobby Watson; bassists Christian McBride, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding and Ben Williams; guitarists Buddy Guy, Lionel Loueke, Pat Metheny and Lee Ritenour; drummers Brian Blade, Terri Lyne Carrington and Kendrick Scott; percussionist Zakir Hussain; trombone player Trombone Shorty; and the Rebirth Brass Band.

  2. Only two people know my daily schedule. God and my wife. By the end of the day everything God didn’t change the wife did. I keep schooling myself to stay flexible, keep saying yes, to both of my schedule manipulators. Sure is less tension shucking mine and going with God and the wife.

  3. “The concert will be broadcast across the United States on April 30th – International Jazz Day – as an ABC network television special and streamed around the world by the United Nations and UNESCO.”

    Streamed around the world? FFS, why does International Jazz Day rate? I’d rather the useless UN concentrated on real, important issues, like ISIS.

  4. So Obama, the First Remark Maker of the United States, is delivering yet another series of remarks approved by ValJar at International Jazz Day Concert.

    Does he place the remarks, like cookies, in a gift wrapped box and hand the box to the piano player or the drummer at the concert? “Here’s a box of my personal remarks you might enjoy.”

    Will Obama finally reveal that he plays jazz trumpet as good as Miles Davis and show us his amazing musical prowess at the concert? It’s one of the many secrets he’s been keeping from his public, and now might be the time to show it off. “And now ladies and gentlemen, on jazz trumpet publicly for the first time is Barry O, playing ‘Putting On The Ritz’ Please applause for The One during his whole performance because the Secret Service will arrest you if you don’t. And hearrrrssss Barry!”

  5. It is sure going to be nice when we have an actual working President again after January. Talk about “low energy”! All our other presidents put in at least 12 hours most days.

    • Don’t count on it–we old people like our naps. That scion of intelligence Donnie Deutsch said Trump wouldn’t want to work hard and would be the big picture type…and we know Hillary likes to repair to her chamber after every campaign swing.

      • LOL! Power-naps have a place in every life. ;-) I never used to nap but now a 15 or 20 minute snooze in the afternoon is helpful.

        Actually, Mr Trump only sleeps about 5 hours a night (lifelong habit), and works usually 10 hours or so in his office, then does work/makes calls from home in the evening. He talked about his work schedule on the Adam Corolla show in December. He delegates, but pays attention to the details and results so I don’t think there’s any reason to fear the country would be at the mercy of PR flaks with him, like we have been during this administration.

        When I first stating reading Mr Koffler’s blog in 2012, I compared President Ford’s schedule to President Obama’s. Ford was not exactly known as a ball of fire but even he kept a full pace “from can to can’t” every day.