12 Favorite Global Jazz Live Stream Picks For The Weekend (April 30-May 4)

Today, April 30th, we celebrate International Jazz Day around the world. The annual Global Concert, originally scheduled for Cape Town, South Africa, is now a virtual event hosted by Herbie Hancock. You will find more details available plus additional jazz live streams favorite picks for this weekend.

For the full listing of jazz live streams happening, view on JazzBuffalo’s Upcoming Events.

Here are 12 favorite picks plus two more as a bonus:

International Jazz Day Virtual Global Concert

Thursday, April 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pmInternational Jazz Day, NY United States

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2020 TO TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY; GLOBAL CONCERT HOSTED BY HERBIE HANCOCK TO FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY ARTISTS ACROSS THE GLOBE Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 9th annual International Jazz Day worldwide celebration will transition to a virtual format for 2020 instead of taking place as previously planned in Cape Town, South Africa and other locations around the world on April 30th. International Jazz Day 2020 will take place online and be hosted by Herbie Hancock. The…

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JAZZ FEST LIVE hosted by Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Thursday, April 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

AARP MN and the Twin Cities Jazz Festival present Jazz Fest Live featuring the Emmet Cohen Trio. Apr 30, 2020 8:30 pm Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is in the vanguard of his generation’s advancement of music and the related arts.  A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept. Downbeat observed that his “nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary…

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First Listen Friday ft. Mack Avenue Records Jazz Artists

Friday, May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

Mack Avenue Music Group is proud to present First Listen Fridays, an online series featuring new, exclusive and soon to be released music from the artists you love. https://youtu.be/USSiuMbllf8 https://youtu.be/7pJl4-aYxFI https://youtu.be/Y7CJS_hoyoI https://youtu.be/dIV_qk1VWDc https://youtu.be/juZhVUCOmrA https://youtu.be/5JqSb2zkDIA Every Friday at 1 pm EDT Facebook Live and YouTube Live

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Miami Jazz Cooperative Celebrate the 89th Birthday of Ira Sullivan

Friday, May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Ira Sullivan, who is equally skilled on trumpet and a variety of reeds, is one of the great talents in jazz. But due to his desire to be away from the spotlight, his contributions have often been overlooked. His father taught him the trumpet and his mother the saxophone. Sullivan was a key part of the Chicago jazz scene of the 1950s, jamming with visiting all-stars and, in 1956, spending some time with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. He settled in Florida in the…

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Cyrille Aimée and Rupert De Looper Weekly Livestream

Friday, May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

Tune into Cyrille Aimée’s weekly Livestream every Friday at 4 PM Eastern on FB & IG Live!! www.facebook.com/cyrilleaimee/ www.instagram.com/cyrilleaimee/ Improvisation is not just a technique for Grammy-nominated artist Cyrille Aimée, it’s a way of life. The acclaimed vocalist ventured from singing on street corners in Europe to dazzling audiences at the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals; from sneaking out to sing in gypsy encampments in her native France to acting on Broadway; from braving the notoriously tough audiences at New…

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The Cocktail Hour with Kurt Elling

Friday, May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Share an hour with one of the top male jazz vocalists in jazz.  Featuring special guests! Tune into another round of “The Cocktail Hour, with Kurt Elling”. This week Kurt will be joined by 8-string guitarist Charlie Hunter! Friday, May 1st at 6 pm (Eastern); see you then!  

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Jazz from Home: Sofijazz Album Release Listening Party

Friday, May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pmBuffalo, NY United States

Sofija Knezevic aka Sofijazz is recognized as one jazz’ pre-eminent vocalist.  An award-winning jazz vocalist debuting some of her beautiful compositional work, skillful lyricism embraced by her rich velvety voice. “Recognized as one of jazz’s pre-eminent vocalists, young Sofija Knezevic is making her name as one of the most significant singers in jazz today. While her singing is steeped in tradition, her improvisational virtuosity and creativity are breathtaking.” – New York Times https://youtu.be/QrW_dIho_hU Sofija graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts…

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Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl Live Webcast Concert

Friday, May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit takes a deep dive into early 20th-century ragtime and jazz with multi-faceted pianist Aaron Diehl. Equally at home with classical music and jazz, Diehl performs a program of rags by Scott Joplin and Eubie Blake, show tunes, light classics, and music of Harlem Stride masters James P. Johnson, Thomas “Fats” Waller and Willie “the Lion” Smith. With its “striding” oom-pah left hand, Harlem Stride became the rage in 1920’s New York as the ragtime…

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Carol Welsman Live Stream

Saturday, May 2 @ 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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TJG Online Lockdown Sessions

Saturday, May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)The Jazz Gallery Online New York, NY United States$10 – $20

THE LOCKDOWN SESSIONS – Every Saturday at 5 pm.  Hear a set recorded by musicians in their respective lockdown stations, and join us for for the culminating concert where each musician will present their set and answer any questions & chat. Reservations are required at $20/$10 members.  We will send you a Zoom link with instructions 30 minutes before the Lockdown Session. In most online concerts, we’ve noticed that unfortunately, the music does not come through as well as anyone would…

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Virtually Yours: Live Zoom With Jazz Pianist/Vocalist Alexis Cole

Saturday, May 2 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pmZoom NY United States$10

Alexis Cole – Virtually Yours, Live Zoom: Saturday, May 2, 9-10:15 pm EST. Performing new material, taking requests in real-time, playing footage of few songs from a recent tour with her trio in Japan, and maybe a trip to the sauna for some a cappella. This concert will not be re-broadcast or saved, so live attendance is the only way you’ll be able to see this show. Hosted by Jezra Kaye of Speak Up For Success.   Tickets $10 available…

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Sunday Evening Jazz Party with Champian Fulton : Live from Lockdown

Sunday, May 3 @ 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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The Kat Edmonson Show

Sunday, May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

Join vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson live from her Brooklyn apartment for an hour of music and surprises. Pay what you can for your “ticket” to this virtual concert. Kat’s most recent album combines mid-20th century Disney songs (Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Mary Poppins, Babes in Toyland) with familiar classics (“What a Wonderful World” and “All I Do is Dream of You” from Singin’ in the Rain) and features two new songs by Kat, “Too Late To Dream” and “Someone’s in the…

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

Monday, May 4 @ 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/2782151605240859/ 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…

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