Today is International Jazz Day. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the worldwide celebration will take place in a virtual format.
The day’s centrepiece will be a virtual Global Concert featuring artists from across the globe, streamed live on jazzday.com. The concert will begin at 8pm BST and will feature performances by Marcus Miller, Lang Lang, Charlie Puth, Cecile McLorin Salvant Music, John McLaughlin, Dianne Reeves Music, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sibongile Khumalo, Alune Wade, John Beasley, Ben Williams, Lizz Wright, John Scofield, Igor Butman, Evgeny Pobozhiy, Youn Sun Nah, A Bu, Jane Monheit, and Joey DeFrancesco, amongst many others.
Leading up to the virtual Global Concert, there will be a free series of educational masterclasses, children’s activities, and discussions via web conference featuring renowned educators and jazz artists; all streamed live via jazzday.com. As not all of these are in English here is the full list of who what and when (all times are BST).
|French||Children’s activity||Dee Dee Bridgewater||17h00|
|English||Children’s activity||Oran Etkin||17h30|
|English||Panel||Nate Chinen, Sibongile Khumalo,|
Normally, we’d be encouraging you to get out and enjoy Jazz Day to its fullest. However, due to these extraordinary times we’re instead encouraging you to stay at home, enjoy playing some jazz yourself, and tune in for the virtual concert.