12 Global Jazz Live Streams To Watch This Weekend (June 18 – June 22)

While in different parts of the world, live jazz is beginning to happen in physically and socially distanced environments, the majority of jazz is being performed via live streams. In fact, more are appearing. Fabulous and unique live streams as well.

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 plus favorite global jazz live stream picks by JazzBuffalo for this weekend (June 18 to June 22). Be sure to click on “find out more” to get more details for each:

For a mid-afternoon concert and soulful bossa nova, this may be worth checking out.

WPA Live | Imani & Pepe

Thursday, June 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pmWashington Performing Arts Washington D.C., United States

Washington Performing Arts Teaching Artist and acclaimed vocalist Imani joins her husband, producer and bassist Pepe González, for a duo performance of soulful jazz and grooving bossa nova over a range of classic to contemporary works. From a backyard stage to your screen, the performance will premiere on our Facebook page at 12 pm EDT on Thursday, June 18.

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Smalls Jazz Club continues is daily concerts that includes Billy Drummond. Check out schedule.

Live Shows From Smalls Jazz Club – Live Streamed

Thursday, June 18 @ 4:45 pm – 6:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

We are super excited to announce live performances at Smalls Jazz Club! Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we were able to put together a program that will be live-streamed every day at 4:45 pm EDT on www.smallslive.com for FREE. We have some awesome music lined up and a great new streaming system. Tune in and help us spread the word! If you would like to become a supporter, email us at foundation@smallslive.com “Get The Cats Working Again” – The SmallsLIVE…

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Enjoy John Pizzarelli and his takes on Sinatra and Jobim.

John Pizzarelli: “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere”

Thursday, June 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States

John Pizzarelli will return this Thursday at 6 pm ET with another edition of “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere: A Musical Social From A Distance”. This week he will be performing selections from Sinatra & Jobim and more, so don’t miss it! 

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The Jazz Journalists Association live streams its awards ceremony.

The Jazz Journalists Association Celebrates 2020 Jazz Awards Online

Thursday, June 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pmBuffalo, NY United States

The Jazz Journalists Association celebrates its 2020 Jazz Awards online on Thursday, June 18 at 8 pm ET, with a first of it’s kind, all-star Jazz Awards Winners Live-Streaming Party. 2020 Awards winners (including Jazz Heroes) and active JJA members as well as the general public will be able to watch on Hot House Global and the JJA’s Facebook page. Honorees from the 24th annual JJA celebration of excellence in jazz and jazz media work will interact live, addressing each other, taking questions and observing…

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Blue Note has Ron Carter and Wayne Escoffery this weekend. Full schedule in listing.

Blue Note at Home Weekly Live Stream Series

Thursday, June 18 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 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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A tribute to the recently departed jazz legend, Jimmy Heath.

A Virtual Tribute to NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath

Friday, June 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pmFlushing Town Hall New York, NY United States

Flushing Town Hall will celebrate the life and legacy of NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, the Music Director of the Queens Jazz Orchestra, in a virtual tribute – “I’m Back Swinging Again! – on Friday, June 19 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Heath, who passed away in January at the age of 93, had been due to return to Flushing Town Hall’s stage with his orchestra that evening. The special event will feature appearances by many celebrated musical artists who have crossed paths – and…

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The Village Vanguard continues with the Vijay Iyer Trio featuring Nick Dunston and Jeremy Dutton.

Village Vanguard Live Streams

Saturday, June 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Village Vanguard New York, NY United States$7

The Village Vanguard enters the world of live streaming. On Saturday, June 13th the Village Vanguard will present its first-ever live stream. Featuring the Billy Hart Quartet that consists of Billy Hart, Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson, and Ben Street. The club will experiment with two 75-minute live streams weekly. Saturdays at 7 pm EDT and Sunday Matinees at 2 pm EDT. A portal will be set up on the club’s website to access the live stream for $7. The initial…

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The noted pianist Larry Vuckovich gives a high profile concert and masterclass.

Larry Vuckovich – Jazz Piano Concert and Masterclass

Saturday, June 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Shelter In Place Concerts CA United States$25 – $35

LARRY VUCKOVICH | JAZZ PIANO | JUNE 20TH 4:00 PM/PST | 6:00 PM EST SHELTER IN PLACE PERFORMANCE ON 6/20 AND MASTER CLASS ON 6/28 The New York Times notes that his unique outlook and collection of influences “set him apart from most pianists who are heard regularly in New York”. The Village Voice comments on his “book of piano gems that will keep you guessing”. The Toronto Globe and Mail calls him “a musician who sits apart from the rest by virtue…of his taste for…

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See a solo piano performance by the fantastic Elio Villafranca.

Klavier Hall Online Jazz Piano Concert Series

Saturday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Klavier Hall New York, NY United States$14

Jazz Piano! “A Love Letter From New York” Summer 2020 Japanese Pianist Yayoi Ikawa Presents New York’s Iconic Jazz Pianists Luis Perdomo • Elio Villafranca • Frank Kimbrough • Cyrus Chestnut • Edsel Gomez • Tadataka Unno • Aaron Parks • Arturo O’Farrill • George Cables • Yayoi Ikawa • CliftonAnderson & others. June 13 I June 14 Luis Perdomo ルイス・ペルドモ・ソロ・デュオ Pianist Luis Perdomo emerges as one of the tradition’s best new interpreters. — Mark Holston, Hispanic Magazine  ACCESS |…

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The artistic director of the Vermont Jazz Center and acclaimed jazz pianist performs.

Eugene Uman’s Convergence Quartet – Vermont Jazz Center Live Stream

Saturday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pmVermont Jazz Center VT United States

Eugene Uman is the director of the Vermont Jazz Center and performs as a pianist in numerous projects. His June concert is a representation of a year’s worth of composing and collaborating with various musicians and an opportunity for him to assemble a band that manifests his vision and unites his musical influences. He will be performing with vocalist Wanda Houston, bassist David Picchi and drummer Jon Fisher. Uman’s energetic playing and writing style is flavored with the Latin rhythms…

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A Father’s Day Concert presented by the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts.

Bringing You the City of Jazz: A Father’s Day Concert hosted by the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts

Sunday, June 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pmDuke Ellington Center for the Arts New York, NY United States

This event is free and open to the public. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAodemgrjIuGtYL9rvGaaszP2-IPdUOF2Pg Bringing You the City of Jazz A Father’s Day Concert The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts proudly presents this virtual concert in honor of Father’s Day. Let us bring The City of Jazz to you! This event is free and open to the public. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAodemgrjIuGtYL9rvGaaszP2-IPdUOF2Pg Piano – Frank Owens Snaps – Mickey Davidson Taps – AC Lincoln Vocals – Sharon K Janda Piano – glafkos…

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A full week of concerts and masterclasses originate from a collaboration between DC JazzFest and Live From Our Living Rooms.

DC JazzFest From Home: June 21-June 29

Sunday, June 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

Welcome to the DCJazzFest From Home presented by Live From Our Living Rooms 9 days 18 performances 8 music-based humanities presentations All events are donation-based, raising relief funds for DC-area musicians who have lost their primary source of income due to the pandemic. To register for events, please follow the “Watch” link for the individual events from the schedule below. Click the green “Save my spot!” button at the top right of the page. Enter your email address when prompted.…

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The fabulous Arturo O’Farrill and the the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

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

Sunday, June 21 @ 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, June 22 @ 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…

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