12 Favorite Global Jazz Live Stream Picks For The Weekend (May 7 – May 11)

In the jazz world, it looks like live streams are here to stay for a while. Ebbing and flowing in numbers weekly, we are seeing a significant number of live streams by jazz artists each week as they try to stay connected. Read the JazzBuffalo article Jazz Live Streams Explodes Amid COVID-19 for more perspective on this trend.

For the full listing of jazz live streams happening for the next week and beyond, view on JazzBuffalo’s Upcoming Events.

Here are 12 favorite jazz live stream picks plus 3 bonus picks for this weekend (May 7-11):

Norah Jones Mini-Livestream Requests

Thursday, May 7 @ 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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Lattice Concert Series Livestream

Thursday, May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Welcome to Lattice Concert Series. This online concert series was created to provide a sense of community and connectedness in the midst of the social distancing necessary during the COVID-19 outbreak. What you will find here are live-streamed concerts from the homes of musicians, solo or co-quarantined groups playing intimate music live for you. Founder Elsa Nilsson believes that artists and musicians are the guardians of humanity’s collective soul and that in these times we have to keep creating, both…

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Livestream concert with Arturo and Adam O’Farrill

Thursday, May 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States

Please join us for a special duet performance by Arturo O’Farrill, piano, and Adam O’Farrill, trumpet, part of the Ori-Gen Collective Live Stream music series, tomorrow, Thursday, May 7, at 9 p.m. EST here in Facebook Live. — with Arturo O’Farrill. ABOUT ARTURO O’FARRILL ARTURO O’FARRILL, pianist, composer, and educator, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City.   He received his formal musical education at the Manhattan School of Music and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens…

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Jazz From South Africa

Friday, May 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States$5 – $10

See and hear jazz online from some of the most exciting jazz artists and music coming out of South Africa. Shane Cooper and MABUTA Trio – Livestream For the first time ever, Shane Cooper will present a special trio version of his renowned band MABUTA. Joining Shane are two of South Africa’s best instrumentalists: pianist Bokani Dyer and saxophonist Sisonke Xonti.  For those familiar with the music of MABUTA, this is a chance to hear it re-imagined. For new listeners…

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The Jazz Gallery Happy Hour Hang

Friday, May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)The Jazz Gallery Online New York, NY United States$15

HAPPY HOUR HANGS WITH MUSICIANS – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays – Grab a glass!  Hear music, interact with one of our musician friends and enjoy some Jazz Gallery community. Reservations are required and available on a first-come, first-served basis at $15 per session (to offer the artist a small honorarium).  Free to Members with Reservations.  Once you have signed up we will send you a Zoom link to the hang with instructions. Happy Hour Hangs are limited to 10 people, as…

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Jazz From Home: Dan Nimmer

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

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pianist Dan Nimmer has prodigious technique and an innate sense of swing that often recalls his own heroes—Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Erroll Garner, and Art Tatum. Nimmer joined the JLCO when he was only 23 years old, and he has released multiple albums as a leader with the Dan Nimmer Trio. Dan Nimmer has performed with some of New York’s most in-demand musicians and is a highly refined straight-ahead jazz musician with one-of-a-kind range and…

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Helen Sung: Live From Home presented by Park Avenue Pianos

Friday, May 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pmSteinway Pianos at Park Avenue Pianos, 340 West 57th Street
NY, NY 10019 United States + Google Map

Winner of the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition and inaugural jazz artist-in-residence at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute, Houston-born pianist/composer Helen Sung pursued classical studies before graduating from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance. Now based in New York City, she maintains a schedule of performing, touring, and recording (her latest release “Sung With Words” is a collaboration with acclaimed poet Dana Gioia), and in addition to her own band, has performed with such luminaries as Clark…

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Mother’s Love Celebration Featuring Vijay Iyer, ELEW, Nik Baertsch and Dayramir Gonzalez.

Saturday, May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States

Mother’s Love Celebration curated by J. Michael Harrison Featuring Vijay Iyer, ELEW, Nik Baertsch and Dayramir Gonzalez. J. Michael Harrison J-Michael Harrison’s first radio show, WPEB’s, “Is That Jazz” launched in June of 1993. In 1994 he began volunteering with WRTI as a production assistant. In 1996 J. Michael started his own show, The Bridge, which continues to air on Friday nights to this day. The Bridge was selected as Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best Radio Program” in 2002, and in 2007,…

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Jazz Saxophonist Justin Jones Live Stream Concert

Saturday, May 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States

Justin Jones is the new, young face of jazz. This rising star logically fuses a sincere respect for traditional jazz with African Rhythms in a form that reaches all audiences. His style of music is all-encompassing, advocating unity — notwithstanding race, gender or religion. Justin is a multi-talented artist who is an educator, plays all saxophones, flute, clarinet, and produces/composes/arranges. This versatile artist’s unforgettable sound has brought him all through NYC, LA, Europe, and The UK for tours and performances…

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Carol Welsman Live Stream

Saturday, May 9 @ 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 family…

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Biophilia Records Festival

Saturday, May 9 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States$3.18

We kick off the inaugural Biophilia Records Festival in the midst of unprecedented uncertainty and global seclusion. What sets Biophilia Records apart from other traditional music labels is that in addition to creating meaningful and imaginative music, our artists are united by a common interest in having a positive impact on the environment and our communities. Our artists collaborate with organizations that specialize in conservation, sustainability, and outreach initiatives. We regularly volunteer hands-on in community events to help however we…

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Jazz From Home: Helen Sung Explores Ellington

Saturday, May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pmBuffalo, NY United States

Helen Sung is a mighty force on piano—an adept soloist who combines her classical background with a passionate dedication to jazz and the feel of swing. Winner of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition and featured in 2011 on Wynton Marsalis’ “Who’s Got Next: Jazz Musicians to Watch” list, Sung’s career has exploded over the past decade. In addition to working with a number of top-shelf bands and bandleaders, she has received the highest praise for her own albums,…

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Special Mother’s Day Concert

Jazz Vocalist Corinne Mammana: Songs for Mom

Sunday, May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States

A special Mother’s Day concert. Invite Mom or that special lady in your life you want to tune in with! Remembering your mother this Mother’s Day or have a special song you want to dedicate? Drop me a message or comment here with your song request… Corinne Mammana, vocals Sean Gough, keys FREE to attend Tune into https://www.Facebook.com/CorinneMammanaMusic at 4 PM EDT this Sunday, scroll down, and the live video will be there! About Corinne Mammana “Mammana loves the music…Find out more »

Virtual Birdland: Sunday Nights with Arturo O’Farrill & the ALJO

Sunday, May 10 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

VIRTUAL BIRDLAND: Sunday Nights with Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra WATCH HERE https://bit.ly/2VEBSpr Recorded remotely from locations as diverse as Madrid, Los Angeles and New York City, Arturo O’Farrill and the mighty Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are reviving their Sunday Night Birdland residency exclusively for ALJA Digital Village. Accompanied by live chat and commentary from Arturo and the ALJO musicians. Every Sunday. — Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians – ALJA Emergency…

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

Monday, May 11 @ 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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