12 Favorite Global Jazz Live Stream Picks For The Weekend (April 23-27)

Many jazz artists are struggling to adjust to a “new normal” taking them away from their vocation of performing before a live audience. In these modern times, their main source of making a living. The coronavirus pandemic has jazz artists beginning to innovate on how to survive what could be a year or more with no large concert performances.

As a result, the number of jazz live streams sprouting up throughout the world is exploding! Even venues and organizations are looking for ways to keep the American art form of jazz alive. So many in fact, that there are over sixty live streams available this weekend alone!

This means two things for us. One, rather than list all the jazz live streams as we had been doing, we will note favorite picks. No worries though, the full listing is available at the Upcoming Events section of JazzBuffalo.org. The second is an important silver lining. Our exposure and awareness of jazz artists from around the globe are increasing exponentially. This is an exciting development as we follow #stayhome guidelines.

Here are 12 favorite picks:

Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Stephane Wrembel Live Stream Concert Series: Django L’Impressionniste

Thursday, April 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

From Monday, April 20th through Friday, May 1st, heralded guitarist Stephane Wrembel will present a very special series of twenty interactive mini-concerts on weekdays at 12:00 p.m. (French) and 3:00 p.m. (English) EST performing from the early repertoire of the legendary master of the guitar, Django Reinhardt, who has long been considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Mr. Wrembel will select compositions included in his 2019 release, Django l’impressionniste, a recording that put the spotlight…

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Norah Jones Mini-Livestream Requests

Thursday, April 23 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

See the multi-Grammy Award winner from her private home/studio https://youtu.be/zj6Ua87jGuI https://youtu.be/TUHBaXp88Gg

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Alexa Tarantino & Steven Feifke: The Music of Lee Konitz

Thursday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pmFacebook Live Buffalo, NY United States

  Saxophonist Alexa Tarantino and pianist Steven Feifke honor the music of Lee Konitz who recently left us as a victim of the coronavirus.

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88 Keys Productions Presents ft. Orrin Evans

Friday, April 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States$3

Concert curated by Orrin Evans featuring Vanessa Perea & Robert Edwards, Jonathan Michel, Yuma Sung, Sam Newsome, and Alexander Claffy. Orrin Evans For more than two decades, Orrin Evans has made an art form of the unexpected. With more than 25 albums to his credit without ever relying on the support of a major label, Evans has become the model of a fiercely independent artist who’s made a habit of rattling the jazz world’s confining cages. That determination has paid off in…

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Jazz At Home: Kenny Banks, Jr.

Friday, April 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pmBuffalo, NY United States

See jazz pianist Kenny Banks, Jr.  Kenny has worked alongside many Grammy-nominated artists including Jennifer Holliday, Dionne Farris, India Arie, Carmen Bradford, Russell Gunn, Jazzmeia Horn, Les Nubians, and Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest. Lizz Wright, Kathleen Bertrand, Joe Gransden, and UK’s Julie Dexter also add to the list of great talents Banks has performed alongside. He has been featured in multiple film and television productions including “Bessie” alongside Queen Latifah, “Jacob’s Ladder” with Michael Ealy, “Star,” “Married…

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VJC 4th Annual Solo Jazz Piano Festival: LIVE STREAM ft. Toshiko Akioshi, Orrin Evans, Shamie Royston, Manuel Valera

Friday, April 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

The Vermont Jazz Center will host its 4th annual solo jazz piano festival presented from the home piano studio of each artist and will be streamed live from our site and FaceBook Live. Featuring concerts on Friday (April 24) and Saturday night (April 25). Masterclasses, emerging artist concerts, and a panel will be offered Saturday from 10:00 AM till 10:00 PM.  In past years, this festival has been a “live” and ticketed event valued at $75. This year we are…

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Paul Marinaro: Recorded Video – Live at Winter’s Jazz Club in Chicago

Friday, April 24 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pmBuffalo, NY United States

From the comfort of your home anywhere in the world, join Paul Marinaro in Concert at Winter’s Jazz Club! Paul will be live-streaming one of his favorite performances from 2019, his birthday concert at Winter’s – July 23, 2019 This never before seen footage was filmed live at Winter’s Jazz Club in Chicago on Paul’s birthday and featured special guest vocalists Alyssa Allgood and Rose Colella, and a stellar quartet – Tom Vaitsas, Mike Allemana, John Tate, and Greg Artry,…

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Ramsey Lewis Announces Live Stream Concert April 25

Saturday, April 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pmZoom NY United States$20

Three-time Grammy® winner and NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis will be performing a special live stream concert Saturday, April 25th @ 1 pm CST! Tickets can be purchased by sending $20 to paypal.me/RamseyELewisJr. Just click on the link and type in the amount ($20). Since it’s PayPal it’s easy and secure. Once we have received your payment we will send you a Zoom link and password to the live stream concert (you will need the Zoom app and a PayPal account). https://www.facebook.com/brett.steele.33/videos/10219510509745615/ A…

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Carol Welsman Live Stream

Saturday, April 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all) https://www.facebook.com/carolwelsmanjazz/ NY United States

Carol Welsman

Join the vibrant and dynamic pianist and vocalist in a live stream from her home!  You can view directly on Facebook Live or watch it here as we embed it on JazzBuffalo.org.  She’ll also be taking requests from her Facebook Page also.   Welsman is no stranger to the Greater Buffalo and Greater Toronto regions. Winning over a devoted fan base through 12 CD releases and multiple concert dates. She has received 6 Juno Award Nominations. Born to a musical…

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Jazz from Home: Marcus and Riza Printup

Saturday, April 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pmBuffalo, NY United States

See the trumpeter, Marcus Printup, with his wife harpist Riza Printup. Among many others, Riza Printup has recorded with acclaimed Jazz Trumpeter and husband Marcus Printup Desire  (2013), A Time For Love  (2011), Ballads All Night  (2010), and Bird of Paradise  (2007); Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Kenny Werner No Beginning, No End; and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Chick Corea and the music of Mr. Corea. Ms. Printup has performed with the likes of the late great American…

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Sunday Evening Jazz Party with Champian Fulton : Live from Lockdown

Sunday, April 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

CHAMPIAN WAS NAMED PIANIST AND VOCALIST OF 2019 BY HOT HOUSE MAGAZINE & JAZZMOBILE’S READERS POLL “CHAMPIAN IS THE MOST GIFTED PURE JAZZ SINGER OF HER GENERATION”  MARK STRYKER, DETROIT FREE PRESS “A CHARMING YOUNG STEWARD OF THE MAINSTREAM JAZZ TRADITION.” NATE CHINEN, THE NEW YORK TIMES A mainstay on the vibrant New York Jazz scene, she has performed with musical royalty such as Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Scott Hamilton, Buster Williams, and Louis Hayes. From New York to Barcelona, Champian’s swinging…

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Live Stream: The Emmet Cohen Trio – Live From Emmet’s Place

Monday, April 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Facebook Live and JazzBuffalo Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

The Emmet Cohen Trio comes together once again to provide a Live Stream performance featuring Emmet Cohen on piano, Russell Hall on bass, and Kyle Poole on drums.  A trio of Rising Stars in the jazz universe.  Tune in to see one of the premier working jazz trios in the scene today.  We.   will post the live stream weekly. https://www.facebook.com/heyemmet/videos/162866785035946/ We will provide the Facebook Live link, Watch Party, and post it right here in this event listing for viewing…

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