12 Global Jazz Live Stream Picks To Watch This Weekend (May 14 – May 18)

The trend to utilize live streaming as a substitute for in-person jazz concerts continues unabated. For some jazz fans, it has opened up a whole new world of jazz artists they may not have had exposure to before. For artists, they are building up a new fan base.

Notable venues are now dipping their toes into live streaming. Blue Note and Dizzy’s Club at the Jazz at Lincoln Center to name two. It remains, however, a space of solo jazz artists.

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

Here are 12 favorite jazz live stream picks for this weekend (May 14-18):

Blue Note at Home Weekly Live Stream Series

Thursday, May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

You can access the live stream by visiting our Facebook page Feed. It will be the top post when artists go live! Follow our page and turn on page notifications to be alerted when sets begin. All sets are free to access. If you want to watch over on Instagram, visit our live feed from @bluenotenyc or www.instagram.com/bluenotenyc We will announce new sets weekly! Stay tuned for more from Blue Note at Home.

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Jason Marsalis Live Stream Weekly

Thursday, May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

From a tender young age it was clear that Jason Marsalis had what it took to be great. Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford, and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans venerable first family of jazz. 2013 was a monumental year in which Marsalis released his recording as a leader on vibes entitled “In a World of Mallets”.…

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Lulufest 2020 ft. Kate McGarry, Kristin Storm, Dena DeRose, and more

Thursday, May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Big update for Lulufest 2020! We will be live streaming over four days of incredible music featuring international, national, and Austin-based musicians! Live streaming will be on Lulufest’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LuluFestATX. Like and follow now so you will be notified! All times in Central Daylight Time: Thursday. May 14 – Kristin Strom / Scott Sorkin – 7PM / 8PM EDT (Live from San Jose, CA) Friday, May 15 – Kate McGarry / Keith Ganz – 7PM / 8PM EDT (Live…

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Jazz Foundation Of America Presents: #TheNewgig Live!

Thursday, May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States

The bottom has fallen out of the live music industry. Concerts, tours, and festivals have been canceled. Clubs, bars, and restaurants have closed. Our jazz and blues community is one of the earliest to be hit and one of the least equipped to endure such a disruption. The need is unprecedented but reminds us of JFA’s mission and purpose to provide emergency assistance in times of crisis. In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jazz Foundation of America continues…

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San Jose Jazz – Live From Home

Thursday, May 14 @ 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)NY United States

Live From Home features artists performing a 30-minute concert from home that’s live-streamed via San Jose Jazz’s digital platforms through Facebook Live. Artists will perform three songs and answer questions live from the online audience. A donation link will be set up for each live stream with 100% of proceeds directly benefiting the artists. While the world faces the unprecedented realities of the COVID-19 global pandemic, musicians are some of the most adversely affected due to touring and live performances…

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Blue Note at Home Weekly Live Stream Series

Friday, May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

You can access the live stream by visiting our Facebook page Feed. It will be the top post when artists go live! Follow our page and turn on page notifications to be alerted when sets begin. All sets are free to access. If you want to watch over on Instagram, visit our live feed from @bluenotenyc or www.instagram.com/bluenotenyc We will announce new sets weekly! Stay tuned for more from Blue Note at Home.

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Jazz From South Africa

Saturday, May 16 @ 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…Find out more »

Carol Welsman Live Stream

Saturday, May 16 @ 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. https://www.facebook.com/carolwelsmanjazz/videos/3251160148250781/ 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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DC JazzFest From Home Series

Saturday, May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)DC Jazz Fest NY United States

The DCJazzFest From Home Series is a free video series occurring on the DCJF YouTube channel that will feature never-before-seen footage of performances from year’s past as well as live-streamed shows from DCJF artist alums. May 9 Melissa Aldana

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Bessie Sundays ft. Russell Hall with Joel Wenhardt, Michela Lerman, and Kyle Poole

Sunday, May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

Russell Hall is an Emmy, Grammy, and Golden Globe-nominated jazz artist from Kingston, Jamaica. He was introduced to jazz at the Dillard Center for the Arts directed by Christopher Dorsey. He continued his studies with master bassists Ron Carter and Ben Wolfe at The Juilliard School in New York City. He has worked with legends such as Edward Norton, Kathleen Battle, Wynton, and Branford Marsalis, Barry Harris, Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mwenso and The Shakes, Emmet Cohen…

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

Sunday, May 17 @ 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 https://www.facebook.com/afrolatinjazzalliance/videos/718928805582160/ 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…

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Celebrating Harlem Stage: Nona Hendryx, Jason Moran, José James, and More

Monday, May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pmBuffalo, NY United States

On Monday, May 18, 2020, at 7:00 pm, Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown performing arts venue will host an online premiere celebration on Facebook and Instagram in place of its annual spring gala. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Harlem Stage is forced to cancel its in-person event but is pleased to premiere a virtual event to be enjoyed by all arts and culture lovers. The online event is a tribute to artists, activists, and creators, and celebrates Harlem Stage’s more…

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

Monday, May 18 @ 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. We will provide the Facebook Live link, Watch Party, and post it right here in this event listing for viewing as…

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