By Chris J. Walker
KJAZZ STAY AT HOME CONCERT FEATURING L.A.’S FAMED JAZZ ECLECTIC AND GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING VOCALIST JUDITH HILL
KJazz is excited to present the KJazz Stay at Home Concert with L.A.’s famed Jazz Eclectic and GRAMMY award-winning vocalist Judith Hill. The concert is available at jazzandblues.org or on the KJazz Facebook page.
Featured vocalist: Judith Hill
Ryan Cross – Bass
Kenneth Crouch – Piano
Lyndon Rochelle – Drums
REPUBLIC RECORDS WILL BE THE FIRST LABEL TO TAKE OVER THE SERIES STARTING WITH ARTISTS BENEE, DUCKWRTH, CONAN GRAY, KIANA LEDÉ, AND JEREMY ZUCKER FOR MONTH OF AUGUST
Spotlight Saturdays schedule below featuring August takeover by Republic Records.
8/1 — Kiana Ledé
8/8 — BENEE
8/15 — Conan Gray
8/22 — Duckwrth
8/29 — Jeremy Zucker
GRAMMY Museum® announces a new program series titled Spotlight Saturdays featuring up-and-coming artists every Saturday. Each month will be in collaboration with a label, with the first takeover by Republic Records. Spotlight Saturdays is part of the Museum’s Public Programs digital series, which features intimate sit-down interviews and performances via digital conferencing. More August programming to be announced soon.
Every Saturday starting Aug. 1.
All content is released at the Digital Museum: www.grammymuseum.org
Featuring trailblazing trumpeter and composer Mark Harvey and woodwind master Peter H. Bloom along with veteran jazz writer Bob Blumenthal
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT
Free admission. Reservations required. Click here to register.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email telling you how to join the event which will include interviews with Harvey and Bloom and musical excerpts from the recording.
Norah Jones – Flame Twin
Rangleklods – Like That
Lianne La Havas – Weird Fishes (Official Music Video)
“You Raise Me Up” Global Virtual Piano Recital
Kacy Hill – Just To Say (Official Video)
Ric Wilson & Terrace Martin – Don’t Kill The Wave (Official Video)
ToBy – Cascades (Official Music Video)
Gregory Porter – Concorde
‘Truly Global’ Collaboration Performed by ‘Ambassador of Soul’ Ellis Hall
Jeff Peterson online concert performance Wednesday August 5, 2020
Every Wednesday at 6:00PM PDT Jeff Peterson takes you on a musical tour with original and traditional slack key guitar and ‘ukulele songs about traveling and destinations around the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Click on the StageIt link: https://www.stageit.com/jeff_peterson/travels_destination_hawai_i/86370
GAVIN TUREK AND AK DAN GWANG CHIL
Premiering FREE on YouTube Live | Saturday, August 29, 8:00 pm (PDT)
For full experience of culture and cuisine,
Skirball also introduces carry-out SKIRBALL SUPPER
Gavin Turek at the Skirball; credit Larry Sandez | Right: Ak Dan Gwang Chil in Seoul; credit Jongsam Lee
LOS ANGELES, CA—The Skirball Cultural Center announces Skirball Stages: Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil, a celebratory concert to be streamed live on the Skirball’s YouTube channel, on Saturday, August 29, at 8:00 pm (PDT). In support of global artistry and performing arts when the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted international travel and large gatherings, this FREE virtual program presents Los Angeles native Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) of Seoul, South Korea, on stages in two cities, offering audiences around the world a globe-spanning evening of modern music. RSVPs open Tuesday, August 4, at 10:00 am:
To complement the viewing experience for Angelenos, the Skirball also introduces a carry-out culinary experience, Skirball Suppers, on August 29. Before settling in to watch the concert, locals are invited to pre-order and pick up a three-course meal prepared by the Skirball’s culinary experts. The August 29 prix-fixe menu offers mouthwatering dishes inspired by Korean cuisine. Online ordering opens Tuesday, August 4 at 10:00 am:
https://www.skirball.org/programs/food/skirball-suppers. As part of the full Skirball Suppers offering, recipes of select dishes from the menu will be provided free online for at-home preparation.
Nona Hendryx To Host Global,
Multi-Platform Virtual Event for
“Radical Healing” Set for August 14, 2020 with a
Special Guest Appearance by Angela Davis
Artists Partner with International Feminist Organization Just Associates.org (JASS) to
Kick-Off a Series of Music + Spoken Word for a World in Crisis
Singer, songwriter, and activist Nona Hendryx in conjunction with Nubian Q.U.E.E.N.X.,have partnered with the international feminist group JASS (Just Associates) to present a “Musical Meditation and Celebration of Radical Healing” on Friday, August 14, 2020. This global, multi-artist virtual online event is designed to share and affirm our connections and power in a time of uprising and crisis through music, dance, poetry, and guided meditations. Featuring female performing entities from around the world, including noted activist, academic, and author Angela Davis, this one-of-a-kind event will be live-streamed on the StreamYard platform beginning at 4:00 p.m. EST/1:00 p.m. PST/2:00 MT/7:00 p.m. UCT.
JASS was founded in 2003 by activists, organizers, popular educators, and scholars from five continents, including Lisa VeneKlasen, who recently stepped down as Executive Director, and Shereen Essof, the current Executive Director, who are connected by their commitment to grassroots feminist organizing and justice through shared political struggles from Central America to Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the Philippines.
Hendryx – a former member of Grammy Hall of Fame trio LaBelle – and VeneKlasen have long wanted to collaborate politically on an event spotlighting women’s often invisible role in the ongoing fight to address unfinished struggles of our liberation – violence, inequality, racism, discrimination, stigma, and more. Initially planning to partner to celebrate Women’s History Month in March, then Black Music Month in June, they postponed plans when the country was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as by the global outcry for racial and social justice. With numerous artists and organizations taking to online platforms for performances and fundraisers, Hendryx and VeneKlasen decided that August was a stronger opportunity for the two women-focused entities to address both the hopeful possibilities and trauma and pain of these times.
“By radical healing, we’re acknowledging the power of music to lift our spirits and connect us across all our differences,” says Hendryx. “We recognize that we can’t build and sustain strong movements for the long haul with broken people who bear the brunt of crises and violence. We need moments of shared joy and connections as much as information and strategy.” Adding that women’s role at the forefront of numerous movements has been powerful and consistent, she also notes, “some of the most amazing music ever created has been birthed from struggle.”
Hendryx will perform with New York-based collective Nubian Q.U.E.E.N.X. (Quantum, Unique, Evolving, Essence of Nubian Sistas), a musical meditation on the affirmation of healing traumas of the past and present while answering questions and exploring ways to move forward. First presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., in September 2019 with special guests Divinity Roxx, Be Steadwell, Liza Jessie Peterson, the group will be joined by Sophia Ramos for the August 14thperformance. Q.U.E.E.N.X. is a multi-generational, multi-disciplinary blending of music, spoken word, hip-hop, funk, rock, and avant-garde. The group has been hailed for its unique performances that embrace a broad range of audiences, particularly the African American, Latinx, Indigenous Natives, and LGBTQI communities.
Also joining Nubian Q.U.E.E.N.X. for this special presentation in radical healing will be noted women artists from around the globe, including South African actress and poet Lebo Mashile; indigenous Guatemalan singer Sara Carruchich; Zimbabwean singer and Mbira player, Hope Masike; and Filipina theater actress and singer Monique Wilson.
SE VA – ZHAMIRA (Official Video)
Olga Tañón – Flaca o Gordita (Versión Ranchera-Pop) Lyric Video
Vusi Mahlasela – Shebeen Queen Promo Video
Gordon Koang – South Sudan (Official Video)
YELLE – Karaté (Official Video)
Mariachi Herencia De Mexico – Amor Eterno (Official Video)
“Toda Menina Bahiana”
“Água de Beber”
Brytiago y Omy De Oro – Imán (Video Oficial)
Bwana Iguana “Mbira Nshot” from the Music Werx album Around the World @ the Speed of Light.
Matthew Herbert’s remix of Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela’s “We’ve Landed”
Subculture – The River Bend ft. Rachel Chinouriri
Seu Jorge & Rogê
Nir Felder “Fire in August” (Official Video)
Douglas Dunn + Dancers w/ Jason Hwang’s Critical Response Trio | Vision 23
FUSION CONCERT UPDATE:
August 6 9:00 PM EDT
PARMA Live Stage
Photo: R.I. Sutherland-Cohen | jazzexpressions.org
Dave Specter – March Through The Darkness (feat. Brother John Kattke) OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Good Times Roll live at The Sanctuary Nashville
“Double-Nickel Birthday Bash”
Marking Delfeayo Marsalis’s 55th birthday and features the Uptown Jazz Orchestra and Tonya Boyd-Cannon.
August 2, 6 p.m. CST/7 p.m. EST
Facebook.com/Delfeayo Marsalis. Donations can be made at: www.knoma.org.
Streaming Live at the Village Vanguard continues on Friday, July 17 andSaturday, July 18 at 9 p.m. EDT with The Terell Stafford Quartet, featuring the trumpeter with Bruce Barth on piano, David Wong on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. Tickets are $10, available at villagevanguard.com.
Streaming Live at the Village Vanguard Schedule
Shows take place on Fridays and Saturdays at @ 9pm EDT and last approximately 75 minutes.
• July 31 & August 1 – Fred Hersch Trio with Drew Gress on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums.
• August 7 & 8 – Bill Frisell Trio with Thomas Morgan on bass and Rudy Royston on drums.
• August 14 & 15 – No Performances.
• August 21 & 22 – Andrew Cyrille Quartet with Bill Frisell on guitar, David Virelles on piano and keyboard and Ben Street on bass.
• August 28 & 29 –David Murray / Lafayette Gilchrist Duo
Please continue to check the website and follow the club on Instagram @vanguardjazz and Facebook for updates.
On February 22, 2020 the Village Vanguard, the world’s oldest continuously operated jazz club, marked its 85th year in the basement at 178 7th Avenue South in New York City. On March 16th the club closed its doors indefinitely. On Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 2020, the club began Streaming Live at the Village Vanguard with the Billy Hart Quartet.
178 7th Ave S.
New York, NY 10014
AUGUST JAZZ CALENDAR
FSC will continue to remain in “Phase 3” in regards to audience accessibility to the venue. All Shows Will Be Performed at Fulton Street Collective and Live-Streamed to FSC’s Facebook and YouTube Page.
Again, there will be no on-site audience until further notice.
All Performances Are 2 Sets and Will Begin at 8:00pm CST.
MONDAY, AUG. 3
JAZZ RECORD ART COLLECTIVE
JEREMY KAHN QUARTET perform their 2005 release
MOST OF A NICKEL
Jeremy Kahn – Piano
Jim Gailoretto – Sax/Flute
Larry Kohut – Bass
Erik Montzka – Drums
Alex Puryear – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5
JAZZ RECORD ART COLLECTIVE
ANDY BAKER SEXTET perform WAYNE SHORTER’S 1967 release
Geof Bradfield – Tenor Alto
Greg Ward – Alto/Flute
Andy Baker – Trombone
Reggie Thomas – Piano
Clark Sommers – Bass
Dana Hall – Drums
<Micah Rademacher – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12
JAZZ RECORD ART COLLECTIVE
NICK KAPLAN QUINTET perform the 1954 release
CLIFFORD BROWN & MAX ROACH
Nick Kaplan – Trumpet
Rajiv Halim – Tenor
Julius Tucker – Piano
John Sutton – Bass
Ethan Kogan – Drums
Kristin Wenc – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
JAZZ RECORD ART COLLECTIVE
ANDREW MEYER QUINTET perform the 1957 release
FRANK ROSOLINO QUINTET
Andrew Meyer – Trombone
Dan Burke – Tenor
Kevin Fort – Piano
John Sutton – Bass
Alvin Cobb Jr. – Drums
John Ross Wilson – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
INTERNET JAZZ CONCERTS UPDATE:
Roger Kellaway is a Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominated Pianist/Composer, who has recorded more than two hundred and fifty albums. He’s worked with everyone from Ellington to Elvis, Carmen McCrae to Barbra Streisand, and Quincy Jones to Yo-Yo Ma.
Kellaway is not only a major pianist, he is a composer of protean ability, writing in the music fields of jazz, classical and “pop”, also scoring for films and television.
Thursday Aug 6 – The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
the show, with some lovely footage of the last time I was at The Muckenthaler (with my band Larry Koonse, Alex Boneham & Ana Barreiro.)https://www.facebook.com/events/715488509009613/
Don’t miss it!!!
Coming August 1
This Moment in Time, Part 2
of his amazing Piano Spheres Jazz Concert
from last summer!
Link will be available August 1 via email, FB, Twitter, and Instagram
Michael Valerio, Bass
Jim Keltner, Drums
Deborah Pearl,Vocals, Percussion
Mike Lang, Piano
Join with others to relive this personal musical journey.
Great songs! Great musicians! Great show!
SAVE THE DATE!
Part Two: August 1
We’ll send you a link on August 1 for
Part Two that will be available anytime.
Many thanks to Tyler Eschendal, Recording.la, Jeff Rona, Jason Barabba, and to Mike for helping us bring this special concert to you the best way we can in these times.
If you missed Part 1, click on the image (left) to link to the first half of the concert.
Link is good anytime.
It takes a lot to put something like this together: gathering the extra documentary footage, figuring out where it fits, sound editing for maximum enjoyment, putting it all together, proofing, getting approvals…And although we aren’t asking for any admission charge, if you’d like to make a contribution in Mike’s honor and to defray some cost, please donate here.
Piano Spheres: www.pianospheres.org
Baked Potato is Live Streaming concerts and has a large selection of Video on Demand shows
Just Jazz and Just Jazz Cafe have a selection of Video on Demand shows:
Sam First presents solo sessions:
Thursday, July 30 at 7pm PT / 10pm ET
Click here to watch Justin’s livestream on YouTube and “chat” with him in real time during the performance.
Please consider making a voluntary donation in any amount to support these amazing musicians and the Sam First team. To do so, simply click the TIP JAR button above.
About Justin Kauflin
Justin Kauflin is a “jazz pianist who favors a clarity of touch and ideas, rarely spinning into an orbit he can’t control” (The New York Times). After losing his sight at the age of 11, Kauflin gravitated towards playing jazz piano, despite having a classical background in violin & piano. He received top honors at jazz festivals nationally and began performing professionally by age 15. In 2004, he attended William Paterson University in New Jersey and while studying there, was taken under the tutelage of the legendary Clark Terry (2010 Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz) and played in the Clark Terry Ensemble. He garnered numerous awards such as the VSA International Young Soloist, selected as a semifinalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Competition, and voted “Jazz Artist of the Year” in VEER Magazine. Kauflin is also a composer, producer, educator and Quincy Jones & Yamaha Artist. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
In case you miss the show while it’s live, you can watch ALL past Solo Session performances on the Sam First YouTube page.
SF Jazz Fridays at Five
Half of the tip-jar proceeds will be going to the Preservation Hall Foundation 501c3 for their Emergency Legacy Musician Relief Fund, supporting over 60 musicians.
Please note: You must be logged in with an active membership to view this concert. We recommend logging in at least five minutes before the start of the show.
Having an issue? Please email us.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
The coronavirus separates us, threatening the fabric of 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.
JUL 31 Wayne Shorter Celebration Pt. 3
w/ Branford Marsalis & Terence Blanchard, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, & Brian Blade
AUG 7 John Santos: 60th Birthday Celebration
AUG 14 Bokanté
AUG 21 Dianne Reeves: Music of ‘Bridges’
AUG 28 Wayne Shorter Celebration Pt. 4
w/ Joshua Redman & Ambrose Akinmusire, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, & Brian Blade
For just $5 a month ($60 annually), you can become a Digital Member and tune in each Friday at 5 PM (PT) for the latest concert. Make it a regular date. Bring a glass of wine and cozy up – we think you will discover that digital technology can reveal new dimensions of musical performance. Fridays at Five is not your typical video concert series; it is designed to take you inside the music.
Streaming Live at the Village Vanguard
Fred Hersch Trio – Friday, July 31 at 9pm EDT
Fred Hersch – Piano; Drew Gress – Bass; Joechen Ruckert – Drums You will be sent a confirmation with viewing instructions 15 minutes before the show.
Tickets are $10 and available at villagevanguard.com.
Jazz Foundation of America Virtual Concerts
VIRTUALPeter Martin / Open Studio “Shelter In Place Concert”07/31/ at | Virtual Donation
To Make A Donation, Please Visit: www.jazzfoundation.org/covid19
Please Follow Jazz Foundation of America on Social Media Facebook: @JazzFoundationOfAmerica Instagram:@JazzFoundationofAmerica Twitter: @JazzFoundation
New live shows every Sunday night:
Back on FB Live: Adam will be back at the same time, same place this Mondays at 7pm PST/10pm EST. He’ll be back with your requests, do another show-and-tell on his studio and recording process, and we’ll definitely see an encore performance from his wife and vocalist extraordinaire Kat Hawley.
Just go to his Facebook page!
Live shows every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Creative Summit Archives
During the entire quarantine period, Qwest TV also broadcasts a flagship program from its catalog every day at 9pm (CET) / 3pm (EST), available from the platform’s Facebook and YouTube accounts. Among the Qwest TV gems, Internet users will discover next week:
For more information on Qwest TV, visit qwest.tv.
John Fedchock New York Big Band
INTO THE SHADOWS (promotional video)
Jo Wood-Brown & Rob Brown
“Dialogs in Time and Space”
Mike Reed’s Flesh & Bone | Vision Festival 21
Ingrid Laubrock / Nate Wooley / Chris Corsano | AFA Evolving (2 of 5)
Bill Frisell – Keep Your Eyes Open
In response to the citywide closures, the Catalina Jazz Club has set up this digital tip jar in our fight to survive. Their doors have been closed since March 14th, and each day the fight grows harder to pay faithful staff, the talented tech crew and consummate chefs what they’re worth — which is everything. But there are some blues you just can’t sing away, so they humbly ask that you contribute whatever you can to help cover the rent of our Sunset hot spot and spare us from having to go dark for good. While great music can soothe the soul, it’s your gracious donation, no matter the size, that fills their heart.
Please contribute at GoFundMe.com/SaveCatalinaJazzClub
They’ll be sure to have your table ready.
All their love,
Catalina, Manny, and the Staff
Paul Jackson, Jr.
Author and Artist Andrea Loney presents her award-winning book Double Bass Blues
Guitar legend Kenny Burrell took a fall two years ago. He is still recovering and on sabbatical from UCLA. Essentially, he is still unable to play and/or teach. Help is needed and welcomed. Here’s the link for donations setup by his wife Katherine:
Singer/lyricist/pianist Dave Frishberg is not doing well at all. If you who have enjoyed the gift of Dave’s music, please feel inspired to help him now that he needs it.
“Beyond Symphonic Jazz” explores where the worlds of jazz and classical music meet with interviews with some very special composers and performers. The show also features rare recordings along with new works that continue the great American tradition of symphonic jazz. Where the musical lines start to blur, is where things get Interesting.
Hosted by SJO Music Director Mitch Glickman, “Beyond Symphonic Jazz” radio show features in-depth interviews. The 2-hour radio show on KJazz 88.1 FM airs every Sunday evening from 9 – 11 pm (PST). The broadcasts are archived and can be listened to anytime you’d like. (The archives are available for two weeks following the broadcast.)
The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra’s CD with commissioned works by George Duke “Dark Wood: Bass Concerto for McBride,” Lee Ritenour “Symphonic Captain’s Journey,” along with George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” can be purchased on the website.
August Special Guests:
Regina Carter – August 2
Leonard Slatkin Part 1 – August 9
Leonard Slatkin Part 2 – August 16
David Sanchez – August 23
John Patitucci – August 30
For extra offers and info, go to Facebook!
JEN SHYU AND SARA SERPA LAUNCH M³—MUTUAL MENTORSHIP FOR MUSICIANS—
A NEW INITIATIVE DEDICATED TO FOSTERING CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AMONG WOMXN MUSICIANS AROUND THE WORLD
Initiative comprises four sessions a year in which 10–12 musicians regularly convene to share their experiences, while also each pairing with a fellow participant to develop a newly commissioned duo work to be premiered in a season-finale virtual showcase
Inaugural M³ session participants are:
Co-founded in spring 2020 by vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Jen Shyu and vocalist-composer Sara Serpa, M³—Mutual Mentorship for Musicians—was conceived as an initiative that empowers and elevates womxn musicians around the world (including BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ across generations) in a new model of mentorship comprising four sessions per year with each session culminating in a performance of new collaborative commissions. With the aim of building new paradigms of mentorship, M³ encourages the reciprocal, intergenerational exchange of knowledge and experience; formation of new collaborations with musicians outside of one’s inner circle; and cultivation of new ideas and formats for solo and collaborative performance, whether live or virtual. The initiative was announced by its co-founders on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 during a Facebook Live event hosted by Larry Blumenfeld titled “What Mentorship Means Now,” presented as part of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Jazz and Social Justice series. The event can be viewed at:
The Denver Jazz Intensive not only provides an in-depth course in jazz technique, it also offers participants the chance to perform and record with a professional Denver rhythm section in a world-class recording studio. By spreading the events across a ten-day period, you can really dig into the material and make measurable progress. And to ensure maximum one-on-one interaction, we will be limiting attendance to just 12 participants.
This hybrid online/in-person event will be presented over two weekends between August 14-23
Visit www.jazzvoice.com today and subscribe for $15/month to take part in our incredible FREE weekly Subscribers-Only Masterclass Series. You’re welcome to just watch, to ask questions during Q&A, or to apply to sing in a masterclass.
Catherine Russell Online Masterclass
AUGUST 4, 2PM EST
Vanessa Rubin Online Masterclass
AUGUST 12, 9PM EST
Jay Clayton Online Masterclass
AUGUST 23, 11AM EST