By Chris J. Walker


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
They’ll be sure to have your table ready.

All their love,
Catalina, Manny, and the Staff



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:

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Join Stax Records as they kick off a new Instagram Live series, “Gospel Brunch Live Set with DJ Jared ‘Jay B.’ Boyd,” featuring music from The Gospel Truth Records catalog.

It debuted on Sunday (5/24) at 2:00 pm PT/4:00 pm CT @staxrecords on Instagram and continuing on the third Sunday of every month through August (2:00 pm PT on 6/21, 7/19, and 8/16), the new series is part of Stax’s tribute campaign to The Gospel Truth Records and leads up to the release of The Gospel Truth singles compilation in September (Gospel Heritage Month). The compilation will be available on vinyl, CD and digitally.

In addition to being a DJ and penning the liner notes for the upcoming The Gospel Truth compilation, Jared Boyd is a Memphis-based multimedia journalist with The Daily Memphian, co-host/producer of NPR’s roots music program “Beale St. Caravan,” and DJs at events throughout Memphis, including Memphis Tourism’s Music Hub events at Central Station. Jared has also reported for, It’s A Southern Thing, The Daily Mississippian, Jackson Free Press, and Commercial Appeal.

In March, Craft Recordings kicked off their campaign to honor the music of Gospel Truth Records, a subsidiary of Stax Records, with the first-ever digital release of 25 albums from the label’s catalog. Beginning with The Rance Allen Group’s 1972 self-titled debut (digitally reissued on March 13th), one title has been released in chronological order every week and will continue up until September’s Gospel Heritage Month. Full digital album release schedule is below and click here for more info.

Click to Watch The Beat Don’t Stop Trailer

TV One celebrates Black Music Month with the debut of its original documentary, THE BEAT DON’T STOP, airing on Sunday, June 21 at 8 P.M. ET/7C, followed by an encore presentation at 10 P.M. ET/9C. The long-awaited documentary was a year in the making and highlights the history and legacy of Go-go music. It features trailblazers, legends and stars who have championed the sound throughout the decades. The film also delves into the evolution of the Go-go culture, celebrating the legacy of the Godfather of Go-go music, Chuck Brown, and the pivotal role Radio One played as the original broadcast platform for the music genre. Additionally, it examines the passion that fueled social movements, including the internationally recognized Don’t Mute DC, which emphasized the music’s power and influence amid a rapidly changing cultural landscape.

“I always sought to represent the underrepresented. I always gave voice to the voiceless, and Go-go was very much that,” said Cathy Hughes, Chairwoman and Founder, Urban One who served as Executive Producer for the project. “We are proud to be a part of the Go-go story and grateful to tell the story of the men and women who helped to create and promote this amazing sound.”

THE BEAT DON’T STOP pays homage to the unique contribution of Go-go music to the musical landscape. It features a host of celebrities, artists, music historians, and community leaders including rapper Doug E. Fresh; band members from Junk Yard Band, Trouble Funk, E.U., Backyard Band, TOB, TCB and Maiesha and the Hip Huggers; the dance crew Beat Ya Feet Finest; music historians Dr. Natalie Hopkinson and Kato Hammond; music journalists Ericka Blount and Alona Wartofsky; Don’t Mute DC organizer Ron Moten; talent promoter and former MCA Records executive Bo Sampson; music producer Tone P; Radio One Personality Angie Ange; DJ Flexx; hip hop artist DJ Kool; and many others.

Big Brother Konan who hosted the first daily radio show in the country dedicated to Go-go music, on Radio One station, WOL-AM, also lends his account to this comprehensive look at the social power and influence of this unique art form.

Go-go music is the indigenous sound of Washington, D.C., which emerged out of underprivileged neighborhoods during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic in the 1980s. It was largely blamed for the rise in crime and violence that paralyzed D.C. THE BEAT DON’T STOP takes viewers through that history and addresses how the music served as a platform for African Americans to elevate and address issues such as class struggles, gentrification and the music’s impact on black culture.

THE BEAT DON’T STOP is executive produced by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman
Cathy Hughes. For TV One, Deirdre Leake-Butcher and Tracey Uy served as Executive Producers, with Bo Sampson of Bodacious One Productions serving as Co-Executive Producer. Nile Cone served as senior writer and producer. Susan Henry is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting, Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production, and Michelle Rice is General Manager.

For more information about TV One’s THE BEAT DON’T STOP, visit the network’s TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #THEBEATDONTSTOP.


The Beat Don’t Stop | Go-go: The Sound Of DC | Premieres Sunday, June 21 at 8/7C

The Beat Don’t Stop | Go-go Paying Homage To Africa | Premieres Sunday, June 21 at 8/7C



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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.







July 1
Alyssa Allgood – Vocals
Mike Allemana – Guitar
Alex Puryear – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
7pm Online performance

July 2
Constantine Alexander – Trumpet
Andrew Lawrence – Keys
Ben Dillinger – Bass
Greg Essig – Drums
Abena Motaboli – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
8pm Online performance

July 8
Chad McCullough – Trumpet
Ryan Shultz – Bass Trumpet
Karl Montzka – Organ
Eric Montzka – Drums
John Ross Wilson – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
7pm Online performance

July 9
Paul Mutzabaugh – Bass
Mike Pinto – Electric Guitar
Jon Deitemyer – Drums
Ryan Miller – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
7pm Online Performance

July 15
Lenard Simpson – Sax
Clark Sommers – Bass
Neil Hemphill – Drums
Melanie Brown – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
7pm Online Performance

July 16
Mardra Thomas – Vocals
Reggie Thomas – Piano
Kristin Wenc – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

July 22
Luke Malewicz – Trombone
Alyssa Allgood – Vocals
Brian Courage – Bass
Jon Deitemyer – Drums
Lewis Achenbach – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
8pm Online Performance

July 23
GEOF BRADFIELD & RYAN COHAN perform selections from STAN GETZ & KENNY BARRON’S 1992 release
Geof Bradfield – Saxophones
Ryan Cohan – Piano
Alex Puryear – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
8pm Online Show

July 29
Tim Seisser – Electric Bass
Corbin Andrick – Sax
Paul Mutzabaugh – Keys
Andrew Lawrence – Keys
Reuben Garza – Drums
Jonathon Marks – Percussion
Arthur Wright – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
8pm Online Performance

July 30
Markus Rutz – Trumpet
Irvin Pierce – Saxophone
Adrian Ruiz – Piano
Joshua Ramos – Bass
Jon Deitemyer – Drums
Karol Hilker – Paints/Brushes/Canvas
8pm Online Performance

Live-Streamed via Facebook and Instagram:

SF Jazz Fridays at Five

Crescent City Celebration
July 3 · 5–6 PM PT (8-9 PM ET)
(Originally recorded NOV 22, 2014)
Rarely Seen Allen Toussaint, Pres Hall Jazz Band Concert To Be Aired July 3 (OffBeat)

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.


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.


July 3 Allen Toussaint w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
July 10 John Scofield & Lettuce
July 17 Afro-Cuban All Stars w/ Juan de Marcos
July 24 Cécile McLorin Salvant
July 31 Wayne Shorter Celebration Pt. 3
w/ Branford Marsalis & Terence Blanchard, 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

The Joe Lovano Trio Fascination featuring Ben Street on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums.
July 3 at 7 p.m. EDT
July 5 at 2 p.m. EDT
Tickets are $10 and available at

Jazz Foundation of America Virtual Concerts

Hudson River Park “Virtual” Jazz featuring Ed Cherry
July 08, 2020 at | Virtual
To Make A Donation, Please Visit:
Please Follow Jazz Foundation of America on Social Media Facebook: @JazzFoundationOfAmerica Instagram:@JazzFoundationofAmerica Twitter: @JazzFoundation

The Kat Edmonson
New live shows every Sunday night:

Adam Hawley 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!

Loston Harris
Live shows every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in June

A Quarantine Message from Loston Harris from Loston Harris on Vimeo.

The Creative Summit & Fundraiser will include daily workshops and performances with master musicians, as well as webinars with industry professionals — within music and in other disciplines — designed to help musicians navigate this new environment, all live-streamed from artists’ homes to yours.

Project Spotlight Series
Sundays (starting July 5)

Musicians continue to create and share their gifts with the world. The Project Spotlight Series highlights some of the remarkable work being released during quarantine, featuring live-streamed conversations with the project creators.

Creative Summit & Fundraiser
July 1-12

Hot Clube de Portugal will present groundbreaking vocalist and composer Sara Serpa in a livestreamed concert. She will be accompanied by guitarist André Matos and drummer
João Pereira.

July 3 & July 13–andr-matos/register.

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

“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.

July Special Guests:
pianist/composer Ramsey Lewis – July 5
guitarist/vocalist Raul Midón – July 12
pianist Michael Feinstein – July 19
drummer Terri Lynne Carrington – July 26
For extra offers and info, go to Facebook!

Online concert series:



Join us LIVE at the club or purchase a LIVESTREAM pass for just $10 to enjoy phenomenal music at ease with exceptional quality from the comfort of home.
We livestream almost all of our shows for the convenience and safety of our many beloved patrons!

LIVE Recording Sessions with

The Cookers

July 24-26
Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee & Billy Hart

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Vibes Summit:

Joe Locke/Warren Wolf/Jeff Reed


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Christian Sands

August 21-23

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

August 28-30


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Keystone Korner’s spacious CDC Guideline seating provides safety and comfort to our guests, staff and musicians.
Click below for more information on how we are protecting the health of our community:

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Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster St. Baltimore, MD 21231
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Hot Clube de Portugal will present groundbreaking vocalist and composer Sara Serpa in a livestreamed concert. She will be accompanied by guitarist André Matos and drummer João Pereira.
July 3 &13–andr-matos/register.

KJazz Stay at Home Concert – David Benoit Trio

We are thrilled to confirm the Jazz Forum Arts 2020 Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series! Our first concert will take place on Wednesday, July 22nd at Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park. Stay tuned for a complete schedule and guidelines to ensure a safe, socially distanced musical experience. All updates will be posted to the Summer Concerts page on our website.


Our Saturday livestreams will return after the holiday weekend with Karrin Allyson on Saturday, July 11th @ 7 PM EDT.

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Watch our previous Facebook Live performances:
Julius RodriguezSherma AndrewsTed RosenthalAnn Hampton CallawayNanny AssisAlexis ColeKate Baker & Dave StrykerDonald HarrisonDébora Watts & John Allen WattsMark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-StarsJimmy GreeneBob JamesPaul Meyers


Visit 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.

Upcoming Masterclasses:

July 9 Johnny O’Neal
July 18 Karrin Allyson
July 23 Jane Monheit
July 29 John Proulx

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