15 Global Jazz Live Stream Picks To Watch This Memorial Day Weekend (May 21 – May 25)

It is hard to believe Memorial Day Weekend is here. The past two months have made time and place feel different. Many of us are turning to jazz and other art forms to help pass the time.

More exceptional jazz is appearing online. The quality is improving and more are dipping their toe into presenting via live streams. In our JazzBuffalo favorite picks, we will see some new faces and listings showing up. One as far away as Norway!

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 15 plus favorite jazz live stream picks from JazzBuffalo for this weekend (May 21-25):

Blue Note at Home Weekly Live Stream Series

Thursday, May 21 @ 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 Home presented by Dizzy’s Club

Thursday, May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Dizzy’s Club is bringing “the best jazz room in the city” to your home each weekend Thursday thru Sunday.  Featuring different artists weekly.  This weekend can see: Chris Pattishall is a pianist with a “forthright relationship to the jazz tradition” (New York Times) and a hard-earned endorsement from the music’s traditional establishment—Wynton Marsalis once shortlisted Pattishall among his favorite young improvisers, and he’s also worked with Jimmy Heath, Jon Hendricks, and Wycliffe Gordon. Tonight’s program pays tribute to the great…

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Mathias Eick: Kind of Blue. Kind of Eick.

Friday, May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pmBuffalo, NY United States

​​Kind of Blue. Kind of Eick. ​In 2019, the legendary Miles Davis album, Kind of Blue, celebrated 60 years since its release. To mark the anniversary, the Oslo Jazz Festival invited Mathias Eick to re-interpret the songs from the album. Kind of Blue is one of the most important crossroads in jazz, where Miles Davis said goodbye to be-bop and stepped into a laid-back, melodic and lyrical landscape. With a broad musical background, Mathias Eick should be well suited for the task – he releases his own music on ECM,…

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Cécile & Sullivan: Coco Concert

Friday, May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States$5

Grammy winners Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner team up in a duo fashion for a live stream performance.

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Soapbox Gallery Jazz Live Streams

Friday, May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

During these unprecedented times, so many people are affected and struggling to make ends meet. Music is such a powerful medium to bring people together and now we have to stay at home and the musicians don’t have anywhere to play. Soapbox Gallery is a safe haven for musicians to perform and we are committed to keeping the music alive. SIMONA PREMAZZI SOLO PIANO CONCERT AND ROGERIA MOODS DRAWINGS PROJECTION This solo piano performance will be paired to a projection of…

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Scullers Jazz Living Room Live Series

Friday, May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

Scullers Jazz Club’s #LivingRoomLive concerts are for both our audience and incredible artists, brought to you streaming live from the Artists’ homes. We are asking you to consider a $10 contribution via link provided by each Artist. Scheduled so far! May 22 – GENGIS DON May 23 – KARRIN ALLYSON May 29 – CARMEN LUNDY May 30 – KEYON HARROLD June 5 – YOKO MIWA June 6 – MAURICE ‘ Mobetta’ BROWN 7:30 PM ET on @scullersjazz Facebook live. Check…

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Julian Lage and Margaret Glaspy: All Dressed Up and No Where To Show Live Stream

Friday, May 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States

The New York Times calls Julian “…one of jazz’s breezier virtuosos, possessed of an unflappable technical facility and a seemingly boundless curiosity.” At age 27, Julian Lage already boasts a resume that an artist twice his age would be proud to claim. A former child prodigy—he was the subject of the 1997 documentary Jules at Eight—the California- born, now New York-based guitarist has collaborated with such giants as Gary Burton, Jim Hall, David Grisman, Béla Fleck, and Charles Lloyd. He’s released…

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SFJAZZ Fridays At Five

Friday, May 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States$5

The coronavirus separates us, threatening the fabric of the community – but music connects, which is why we’ve launched Fridays at Five. It’s what we need right now: a new series of weekly pre-recorded concerts that aspire to connect you – to music, to musicians, to the warm and unique feeling of experiencing live music at the SFJAZZ Center. For just $5 a month, you can sign up for our new digital membership and tune in each Friday at 5 PM…

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Carol Welsman Live Stream

Saturday, May 23 @ 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…

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Jazz Journal Association Local Hero Award Boston 2020: Ran Blake

Saturday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States

Iconic pianist/composer Ran Blake to receive 2020 Jazz Journalists Association Boston Jazz Hero Award During virtual event featuring solo piano performance and interview by veteran jazz writer and JJA representative Bob Blumenthal on Saturday May 23, 2020 at 7pm (via Zoom Meeting) Blake has mentored hundreds of students during 52 years on NEC’s faculty Iconic pianist and composer Ran Blake is the 2020 recipient of the Boston Jazz Hero award from the Jazz Journalists Association. Blake is one of 27…

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Jazz Forum at Home!

Saturday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

Tune in this Saturday, May 23rd at 7:00 PM for Jazz Forum @ Home’s Facebook Live performance with Donald Harrison! Presented by Montefiore Health System. Go to this link at the time of the broadcast: https://www.facebook.com/jazzforumclub/live  

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Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science

Saturday, May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Vermont Jazz Center VT United States

The Vermont Jazz Center is excited to present an online event on Saturday, May 23rd, and Sunday, May 24th  with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science. The activities will be livestreamed from the VJC’s website at www.vtjazz.org beginning at 8:00 pm on Saturday and continuing Sunday, May 24th, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Saturday will feature a musical presentation and Sunday will be three separate masterclasses including Q&As with audience members. Day 1: Saturday, May 23rd, 8:00 pm Terri Lyne…

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Livestream Only: Kareem Kandi Quartet

Saturday, May 23 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pmBuffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Tenor saxophonist and educator Kareem Kandi delivers a big sound that recalls the tradition of the great Dexter Gordon, and a love of the music that embellishes the Tacoma region with organized concerts and education programs. Kandi is a versatile saxophonist with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, Classical and Funk. This diversity lends itself to the fresh, innovative sound of his quartet, The Kareem Kandi Band. Sit in for a performance from an ensemble that walks the…

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Sunday Evening Jazz Party with Champian Fulton : Live from Lockdown

Sunday, May 24 @ 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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Acute Inflections – Intimately Jazzy

Sunday, May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States

Since we all need a reason to smile right now, we’ll be here every Sunday at 7 PM EST until things return to normal. We’ll be performing a few original tunes, as well as Jazz, Top-40, and everything in between. Let us know if you have a song request or are celebrating a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.). We hope you squeeze us into your busy schedules! Our names are Elasea Douglas (vocalist) and Sadiki Pierre (bassist). Together, we are…

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Healdsburg Jazz Presents Jazz and Samba

Sunday, May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pmBuffalo, NY United StatesFree

Jazz And Samba Explore the beginning of Bossa Nova following its arc through Brazil onto the world’s jazz music scene.  We will listen to the music of composers like João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Baden Powell. With Sherry Keith And Ami Molinelli Special Guests Claudia Villela And Jovino Santos Neto Presented by Healdsburg Jazz and funded by a Creative Sonoma Cultural Arts Grant. This Event Will Be Presented Online Via The Zoom Platform Sunday, May 24, From 5 Pm To 7 Pm, Pacific Time Register Here To Receive Your Zoom…

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

Sunday, May 24 @ 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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Live Stream: The Emmet Cohen Trio – Live From Emmet’s Place

Monday, May 25 @ 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/jazzbuffalo.org/videos/631263104126708/ We will provide the Facebook Live link, Watch Party, and post it right here in this event listing for viewing…

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