By Chris J. Walker  



The first is a panel discussion, Civil Rights in Jazz: Then and Now, on November 5 at 7PM CST, that will focus on the deeply rooted, sometimes subtle ways in which the jazz genre has impacted the Civil Rights movement in America. Moderating the event is journalist and public radio veteran Gwen Thompkins. Thompkins is currently the host of Music Inside Out on WWNO and the New Orleans correspondent for NPR’s World Cafe program. Panelists include renowned New Orleans saxophonist, Kidd Jordan—a devotee of free improvisation, but fluent in a wide variety of settings and genres. Jordan has performed and recorded with artists such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, R.E.M., Ornette Coleman, Ellis Marsalis, Archie Shepp, Fred Anderson, and William Parker among many others. The panel will also feature No Tears Suite composers Christopher Parker and Kelley Hurt, as well as saxophonist Bobby LaVell.

November 6, No Tears Suite
musicians will engage in local outreach by teaching a virtual jazz masterclass. The event is private and limited to participating schools, but will simultaneously engage high school and university students both in New Orleans and in Little Rock, Arkansas, including band students at Little Rock Central High School, University of New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Little Rock Episcopal Collegiate School.
Both are free and will be accessible to the public! Register for these events here.

***for immediate inclusion in live stream listings**

November 5, 2020
Panel Discussion: Civil Rights in Jazz: Then and Now
Moderated by Gwen Thompkins
Featuring: Kidd Jordan, Christopher Parker, Kelley Hurt & Bobby LaVell
Event link:

November 6, 2020
Private Jazz Outreach Programs
Contact for information on participating


Musicians & Writers For A Sane Future


We The People



A “Dia de los Muertos” altar will be on display at Pacoima City Hall.

November 1st – 15th
4th Street Theatre’s annual “Dial de los Muertos
Celebrate the joyous tradition of Mexico’s most famous holiday from the comfort of your home on Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET at
Hosted by Gabriel Romero (Archer, Dante’s Cove, Los Beltrán), the virtual festival will feature special guests including master conguero, bandleader and vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran and his ensemble; Xochi Flores and Cesar Castro and their Son Jarocho-Chicano Cambalache; Aztec dance troupe Huitzilopochtli; ballet folklórico Sol de Fuego; and Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Edward James Olmos.

The event will also include the presentation of Las Instrucciones, a tender, beautifully realized short film about a man who builds an altar to connect, celebrate and remember; virtual workshops such as How to build a small Day of the Dead altar in your home and Face Painting for Day of the Dead; a “man on the street” check-in with celebrations in Mexico City; and appearances by Los Angeles City Council members Gil Cedillo (District 1) and Marqueece Harris-Dawson (District 8), who have partnered with 24th Street Theatre to make this event possible.

Nov. 2
6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET at
24th Street Theatre’s Dia de los Muertos virtual block party is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.


the word contemporary


Sly5thAve Interviewed by Fusicology




Livestream Event  11/18
Reel To Reel: Music, Money, Madness … Jimi Hendrix in Maui
Exclusive film premiere & panel discussion with Billy Cox, Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer, and Director John McDermott
Grammy Museum



The Public Theater and Joe’s Pub presents 
Toshi Reagon’s Post-Election Concert which will be streamed live
November 4 at 7pm ET via YouTube
Set a YouTube Reminder:

Alexander Zonjic

Motor City Sway – Official Music Video


Doug Locke 

Why? (Official Music Video)


Jessie Wagner
Passin Me By

Dominique Fils-Aimé

Love Take Over (Official Video)

Luv n Pain [Official Video]

Badge Époque Ensemble – ft James Baley

Unity (It’s Up To You) (Official Music Video)

Poppy Ajudha
Watermelon Man (Under The Sun)

Bootsy Collins
The Power of The One

Bootsy & Buckethead
Monster Mash

Bootsy Collins, Snoop Dogg and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

Aalok Bala 
Moon Juice (Official Music Video)

CROWDED (Official Lyric Video)

Black Woman (Official Video)

The Heartstrings Project
At Least The Bed Is Made

Eva B. Ross
Jim Beam Moonbeams (Official Lyric Video)

Clorox Wipe [Official Video]

Brandon James  





image of the word fusion with person playing sax

PJCE Online series continues with Asere, qué bolá? an Afro Cuban jazz mini-documentary  Tickets are available now, $10 general admission, and $5 for seniors over 65 or youth under 35, and the event is FREE to all PJCE Sustainers.
November 14th at 4 pm



Steve Gadd Band Live Stream
November 7th

Presenting 15 artists over 5 weeks
NOV 6 –DEC 11

Sites & Sounds from Big Ears, the dynamic new streaming initiative launched by the Big Ears Festival, will continue with a new slate of  post-election programming that includes a 5-week, 15-show Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival, an incantatory performance by the legendary artist and two-time Big Ears alumni Lonnie Holley, and an acoustic guitar summit delving deep into rich American traditions with a contemporary edge.

Big Ears is teaming up with MAI:JAZZ (Stavanger International Jazz Festival), Oslo’s Sentralen Performing Arts Center, and Hes & Falck to present the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival, a 15-program series launching on Friday, November 6 and spanning six weeks — Big Ears is the exclusive North American presenter of the Norwegian festival. Norway has been home to a rich and fertile jazz scene for decades, first brought into the international spotlight by saxophonist Jan Garbarek’s recordings for ECM Records. The Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival offers a multi-faceted portrait of the country’s unique jazz scene, over seven double bill concerts, featuring artists including pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, saxophonist Tryvge Seim, guitarist Eiven Aarset, and trumpeters Mathias Eick and Nils Petter Molvær, plus an evening with pianist Tord Gustavsen. Each performance has been elegantly filmed by the leading Nordic manager/promoter Musikkprofil at the Sentralen in Oslo, Norway.

Acclaimed visual and performing artist Lonnie Holley will be joined by a remarkable ensemble featuring cellists Ben Sollee and Dave Eggar, guitarists Christopher Paul Stelling and Phil Faconti, fiddler Evie Andrus, and drummer Jordan Ellis. The band — assembled from musicians across the region — made this special recording set-up in the round at Knoxville’s The Mill & Mine, one of the cornerstone venues at the  annual Big Ears Festival.

Marisa Anderson, William Tyler, and Yasmin Williams — three of today’s most creative guitarists — gather for filming at the Loghaven Artist Residency. Performing solo, duo and trio at this bucolic South Knoxville site, the musicians each showcase their unique musical vision on the instrument and then come together in collaboration.

Shows in the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival are $8 (plus service charges) in advance, or you can purchase a pass to the entire series for $50 (plus service charges). Please note: Big Ears is only streaming the Norwegian festival for North American audiences. Tickets for Lonnie Holley & Friends and Marisa Anderson, William Tyler & Yasmin Williams are $14 (plus service charges) in advance. ‘Sites & Sounds from Big Ears’ shows will be hosted on

For those unable to watch the initial stream, each will be available on replay for 48 hours after the initial stream (note: tickets may only be purchased, however, before or during the initial broadcast).

Sites & Sounds from Big Ears

Nov. 13 | Lonnie Holley & Friends from Knoxville’s The Mill & Mine
featuring Ben Sollee, Dave Eggar,  Christopher Paul Stelling, Phil Faconti, Jordon Ellis & Evie Andrus 

Nov. 20 | A Guitar Assembly: Marisa Anderson, William Tyler & Yasmin Williams from Knoxville’s Loghaven Artist Residency

Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival

Nov. 6 | Double Bill: Bugge Wesseltoft, solo (7pm) + Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity (8pm)

Nov. 10 | An Evening with Tord Gustavsen Trio (8pm)

Nov. 17 | Double Bill: Bendik Hofseth’s Woodlands (7pm) + Mathias Eick Quintet (8pm)

Nov. 24 | Double Bill: Silje Nergaard (7pm) + Ketil Bjørnstad, solo (8pm)

Nov. 26 | Doube Bill: Mats Eilertsen, solo (7pm) + Trygve Seim ‘Rumi Songs’ (8pm)

Dec. 1 | Double Bill: Hedvig Mollestad Trio (7pm) + Eivind Aarset Quartet (7pm)

Dec. 8 | Double Bill: Beady Belle (7pm) + Arild Andersen Group (8pm)

Dec. 11 | Double Bill: Elephant9 (7pm) + Nils Petter Molvær Trio (8p)


Analog Players Society 
Chase (Official Music Video)

Maeve Gilchrist feat. Aizuri quartet and Kyle Sanna
The Harpweaver 


Grégoire Blanc & Orane-Donnadieu Claravox Centennial
Clair de Lune

David Bird
Nothing In The Road

Patricia Brennan
Magic Square – in studio

The Nels Cline Singers

The word world in blue colors and green colers


Grand Annex Livestream Evenings of Music & Wine pair musicians with wines from around the world.

Tickets are available with or without a Concert Package which includes two or four different bottles of wine and a snack.
Wine Pull Raffle Tickets available at point of sale. Everyone wins a bottle, valued at $15 – $60. Try your luck!
November 7, 2020
7:00 PM



Nhema Musasa – Oran Etkin | Musekiwa Chingodza |
Open Arms Zimbabwe Africa Shona Mbira Bass Clarinet


Ali Pervez Mehdi

Aya Nakamura 
Djadja (Clip officiel)

st. Pedro 
malapami (Official Video)

Carla Bruni
Un ange

Nation Beat
The Royal Chase (Official Music Video)

Kali Uchis, Jhay Cortez
La Luz [Official Music Video]

Sofiane Pamart
Berlin (Official Videoclip)

Joss Favela
Tú y Yo (Official Video)

Bossa Dorado (Official Music Video)

Espiral (Official Video)



 the word blues


November 6 
In person & online
Bill Grisolia and New Blues Revolution 
1432 4th St.,
Santa Monica,
(562) 762-8317


Roberta Donnay 
Mama’s Gone, Goodbye (Live)

Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas
The House is Haunted

Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas
Drivin’ Nails in My Coffin

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar 
I’ve Got a Feeling

Steve Poltz
Quarantine Blues (Official Animated Version)

Joachim Cooder 
Heartaching Blues 


Text Special Mention

Charles Lloyd Ocean Trio at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre

This concert was originally staged and recorded previously at Santa Barbara’s historic Lobero Theatre and then live-streamed in October. Regardless, due to COVID-19 there was no audience and the concert was slightly edited. Of course, with living legend Charles Lloyd- reeds, Gerald Clayton-piano and Anthony Wilson-guitar, who all need no introduction, a performance in any manor or form is a great thing.

With no fanfare or introduction, Lloyd initiated the performance with free-flowing spoken word, intermixing themes of antiracism, non-aggression, universality and inner peace. Afterwards, with Clayton and Wilson, the reedist in typical form created a mystifying aura that melded a variety of motifs. One of them was post-bebop as the bandleader and pianist jauntily interacted first, with the guitarist joining in and soloing.

Continuing, Clayton and Wilson produced a tender and introspective gospel-tinged ballad, later rounded off by Lloyd’s ethereal and soothing saxophone. For a touch of tension the pianist pressed on his instrument’s strings while playing before segueing into a slightly cloaked version of “Invitation.” He and the other band members all injected imaginative solos and intermeshing.

Lloyd, switching to flute launched into a number possessing traits of “Round Midnight,” “All Blues” and “Freddy The Freeloader” that provided ample space for Clayton and Wilson to tastefully stretch out. The flautist eventually returned to also solo and add more tasteful layers. Not to be overlooked was an abstract and improvisational segment with the players’ explorative merging, while also challenging each other with fiery and engaging discourse.

Additionally, the musicians rendered a flowing pastoral/bossa flavored number with Lloyd playing flute. Returning to saxophone, Lloyd and cohorts stayed somewhat in the same mode, but more up-tempo. In the realm of the familiar they dove into “In Walked Bud” for spirited playing. Closing out the event was one of Lloyd’s spiritual and moving psalms to come full circle musically. Sorely missing from the endeavor was applause and the trio speaking about the music. For upcoming Lobero concerts and Lloyd’s activities go to: and



The LA Jazz Society’s Annual Jazz Tribute Awards Dinner & Concert, normally a regal affair at a prominent venue, with dinner and many speeches included, was done differently this year due to COVID-19. As a sign of the times, with gatherings of 10 or more people prohibited, it became a Zoom event. Originating mainly from The World Stage in Leimert Park, with several satellite locations and pre-recorded segments, it was hosted by radio personality and concert impresario LeRoy Downs. He kept things under control and moving along, despite a few sound issues that were handily resolved.

An impressive trio consisting of Billy Childs-piano, John Clayton-bass and newcomer, Christian Euman-drums, who studied at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, now the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, was the “house band.” They opened with an energetic number led by Childs that was palatably enhanced by all the musicians. Guitarist Graham Dechter from the 206 Studios with bassist Alex Frank and drummer Ryan Shaw played “Unforgettable” coolly and superbly. Eric Reed who was pre-recorded playing on piano Benny Golson’s “Stablemates” solely with finesse. From her apartment bassist/singer Katie Thiroux accompanied by her trio, Justin Kauflin-piano and Matt Witek-drums performed “Easy to Love,” scatting for the intro and then working out with her sidemen, while continuing to scat.

KKJZ personality, bandleader and festival promoter José Rizo did a pre-recorded segment with conguero/band leader Poncho Sanchez. They reminisced about his first composition “Baila Mi Gente” prior to showing a video of Sanchez and band playing it. Sarah Gazarek on vocals with pianist Paul Cornish, another graduate of the Hancock Institute of Jazz, evocatively interpreted “Every Time We Say Goodbye” from her home. For something a bit different, pianist Gerald Clayton and saxophonist Steve Lehman did an abstract duet from an apartment.

Without question, Tierney Sutton who coincidentally sultrily sang “April in Paris” with her husband/guitarist Serge Merlaud from their Paris apartment took the prize for best location. Alternatively, Michael Feinstein put a Hollywood spin on the occasion by charmingly singing and playing piano solely from his home, doing “Pure Imagination” from Willie Wonka And The Chocolate Factory and “If I Only Had a Bran” from the Wizard of Oz.

Back at the World Stage, star flautist Hubert Laws joined the “house trio” to play thematic “Morning Star,” and ballad “Song For a Pretty Girl” with a bowing bass intro. Joining in close out to the Zoom concert was none other then the “Queen of LA Vocalists” Barbara Morrison, whose own venue is just a half-block north of the WS. She gracefully rendered with Laws accenting “My One And Only Love” and then swung hard with a bit of scatting for “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be.” Amen. For more info and upcoming LA Jazz Society events go to:


Ben Scholz & Dafnis Prieto



Evolution of Jazz Organ
Presented by Joey DeFrancesco
With special guests
Billy Hart and Jerry Weldon
November 22

5:00 to 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Free Zoom Presentation




Councilmember Gil Cedillo presents the Free 7th Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival on his custom streaming page and social media platforms on Saturday, November 7th from 5-7PM. The Festival will feature Jose Rizo’s GRAMMY nominated Mongorama and Gilbert Castellanos Latin Jazz Ensemble.

November 7th
5-7PM .
Watch the Festival (Accessible November 7)


Just Jazz Concert Series
The Carr Center
Just Jazz Present!!!
November 14th at 7:30 pm EST,
JUST JAZZ and Jazz


Bobby Watson
Mr Musichead Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
December 2, 2020 – 8:00pm $15 – $25



Sam First presents Solo Sessions:

Cathlene Pineda Quartet feat. Kris Tiner, Dave Tranchina and Tina Raymond

Adam Hersh Trio feat. Marx Gerl and Anthony Fung

Marcel Camargo feat. Jessica Vatour and Gerald Clayton In case you miss the show while it’s live, you can watch ALL past Solo Session performances on the Sam First website


Livestream Tessa Souter-Yasushi Nakamura Duo

Dear Dearly Missed Ones:
I’m praying you’re all safe and sound! I can’t believe that by the time I do this gig, eight months will have passed since my last gig in New York (or anywhere). And, more important, the election will be over – although who knows if the results will be in. If not, I hope you will take a break from the madness that will be the TV news and spend an hour peace-ing out with us. And in case it’s been so long you’re wondering “Tessa/Yasushi Who?” (or perhaps someone forwarded this to you), read about us HERE. We will be live at 8PM EST, and you can stream it live on Facebook or on the Soapbox website. Or watch it later, when you can, if your time zone is uncivilized. Whichever you do, if you can buy the pay-what-you-will tickets in advance that would be utterly awesome. And remember to put my name in the box where it says “What performers would you like to share the ticket proceeds with?” That way, we get paid! Hooray. And it helps keep the venue running. So whatever you can is giant-ly appreciated by everyone. But if you can’t afford anything, please watch for free.

Livestream Tessa Souter-Yasushi Nakamura Duo
November 5


A Groundbreaking Virtual Music Series
Staged from Legendary Rudy Van Gelder Studio:
The Room Where Jazz Happened
Featuring Performances by Ron Carter, Joe Lovano, Isaiah J. Thompson and Kenny Washington
Don’t Miss A Tribute to Iconic Saxophonist Hank Mobley’s 90th Birthday

Van Gelder Studio, the legendary recording studio home to hundreds of jazz icons from John Coltrane to Herbie Hancock, has announced the launch of “Live from Van Gelder Studio,” a new virtual music series that will stream live from

The series will debut on Saturday, November 14th at 9PM EST and will feature an all-star quartet who will pay tribute to jazz great Hank Mobley, whose most beloved recordings turn 60 this year. Performers include bassist Ron Carter, tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, and drummer Kenny Washington, along with surprise guest performers. Carter is a music legend recognized as the most recorded jazz bassist according to Guinness World Records. He has been recording in the Van Gelder Studio for over 60 years and is the anchor to this first-ever live event from the studio. “Live from Van Gelder Studio” is expected to continue through 2021 with a 10-show immersive and interactive program. The series will feature talent from original seminal recordings joined by multi-generational artists who will pay tribute to important records that were originally put to tape within the four walls of the studio. Tickets can be purchased directly on the site for $15. 2021 shows will be announced in the near future. Performances will be live streamed using a new technology built from the ground up that is true to the Rudy Van Gelder sound. It will allow audiences to fully experience the unique studio and its sound in their homes. Upcoming experiences will be crafted to make the audience and musicians feel like they are at an actual live performance. Live from Van Gelder Studio is created and produced by a team of jazz industry veterans including:

• Five-time Grammy Award-winner Don Sickler, who produced many Van Gelder-recorded artists including Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard and Cindy Blackman Santana.

• Phil Coady, producer of The Ultimate Blue Train, which was created while he was the lead producer in the Microsoft MS4Music Group and where he and Van Gelder first connected.

• Sam Kaufman, who as a talent agent worked with Van Gelder-recorded artists including Ray Charles, Pharoah Sanders and Jason Moran.

• Maureen Sickler, distinguished associate and long-time assistant engineer for Van Gelder, who now carries on the traditions forged in their 30+ year collaboration.

Live from Van Gelder Studio
November 14



Living Jazz Presents CALL & RESPONSE

11/8/2020 @ 4:00 PM
Call & Response: Wynton Marsalis, Andre Guess
Online – Living Jazz
Pay What You Can

11/14/2020 @ 5:00 PM
Call & Response: Monk Talks Monk with Danny Scher
Online – Living Jazz
Pay What You Can

11/22/2020 @ 4:00 PM
Call & Response: Kurt Elling, Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz
Online – Living Jazz
Pay What You Can

Living Jazz
1728 San Pablo Ave Oakland, CA 94612


Ben Rosenblum’s Livestream Dates
November 4 at 7 p.m via Ben’s YouTube or Facebook pages November 18
at noon EDT –
Livestream concert for Music at Southminster in Ottawa.
Tune in at or




Multi-Grammy Award Winner Marcus Miller and Entertainment Cruise Productions
Launch New Original Streaming Concert Series Saturday Night with Marcus Miller & Friends, with the Iconic George Benson as a Special Guest and Guest Bandmembers Patrice Rushen and Joey DeFrancesco


Village Vanguard
November 6 at 9 p.m. EST – Fred Hersch Solo
November 7 at 9 p.m. EST – Fred Hersch Duo with saxophonist Miguel Zenón

Recorded Live At Birdland Theater

November 5- 7 PM
Christopher Sieber Streamed from Birdland!

November 6- 7 PM
Laura Osnes: The Paths Not Taken Streamed From Birdland!

November 12- 7 PM
Aisha de Haas Streamed From Birdland!

November 13-7 PM
Sierra Boggess Streamed From Birdland!

November 19- 7 PM
Nikki Renee Daniels Streamed From Birdland!

November 20- 7 PM
Eva Noblezada Streamed from Birdland!

Birdland Jazz Club
315 West 44th St New York, NY 10036
(212) 581-3080




NOV. 4
Andrew Meyer – Trombone
Alex Beltran – Tenor
Kevin Fort – Piano
John Sutton – Bass
Alvin Cobb Jr. – Drums
John Ross Wilson – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

NOV. 5
Victoria Moreira – Violin
Naomi Culp – Violin
Amanda Grimm – Viola
Hope Shepherd DeCelle – Cello

NOV. 10
Paul Mutzabaugh – Bass
Mike Pinto – Electric Guitar
Jon Deitemyer – Drums
Emma Sielaff – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

NOV. 11
performs JJ JOHNSON’S 1953 release
Nick Roach – Trombone
Andy Schlinder – Tenor/Bari
Jon Rarick – Trumpet
Reggie Thomas – Piano
Evan Levine – Bass
Jonathon Wenzel – Drums
Michael McSweeney – Percussion

NOV. 12
Darren Johnston – Trumpet
Geof Bradfield – Sax
Clark Sommers – Bass
Dana Hall – Drums
Abena Motaboli – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

NOV. 17
Connor Bernhard – Trumpet
Jeff Swanson – Guitar
Julius Tucker – Piano
Andrew Vogt – Bass
Clif Wallace – Drums

NOV. 18
Alyssa Allgood – Vocals
Lenard Simpson – Saxophone
Pete Benson – Piano
John Tate – Bass
Neil Hemphill – Drums

NOV. 19
Natalie Frakes – Violin
Caitlin Edwards – Violin
Michelle Manson – Viola
Kelsee Vandervall – Cello

NOV. 23
Julia Smulson – Vocals
Miles Hardemon- Trumpet
Connor Mannebach – Pia
Sam Peters – Bass
Alejandro Salazar – Drums

NOV. 24
Lenard Simpson – Sax
Clark Sommers – Bass
Neil Hemphill – Drums
Melanie Brown – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

Fulton Street Collective
1821 W. Hubbard St. Chicago IL, 60622 773-852-2481


SF Jazz Fridays at Five & Alone Together

Fridays at Five

Nov 6 José James Celebrates Bill Withers 5:00 PM | SFJAZZ Digital

Nov 13 Sons of Kemet 5:00 PM | SFJAZZ Digital

Nov 20 Anat Cohen Tentet 5:00 PM | SFJAZZ Digital

Nov 27 An Evening With Gregory Porter 5:00 PM | SFJAZZ Digital Alone Together

Nov 12 Zakir Hussain 7:00 PM | SFJAZZ Digital Members Only Streaming Event

201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA 94102 866.920.5299

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Nov 5, 2020, 7:00 pm
Jazz and Social Justice: A Salon with Music Volume 13—Post-Election Reflections, with Gerald Clayton and special guests

Nov 10, 2020, 7:00 pm
Jazz & Black Music Jazz and Gender in the Era of Black Lives Matter

Nov 17, 2020, 7:00 pm
Crib Collective Concert Jazzmeia Horn Trio & The Virgin Island Jazz Collective

Nov 23, 2020, 12:00 pm
Jazz For Curious Listeners An Interview with Jeff Gold Facebook Live event

Nov 24, 2020, 2:00 pm
Music on the Brain Music on the Brain w/ Helen Sung

YouTube! event
National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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



Be About Love Virtual Festival:
Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble.


Jazz, Soul, Funk &World Music

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

Jazz on the Tube provides five free services:

1. A searchable archive of thousands of carefully hand picked and annotated jazz videos
2. A free Video-of-the-Day service. Love jazz? We deliver a great jazz video to your mailbox every day. You can subscribe here free.

3. The Internet’s only free up-to-date world-wide directory of jazz clubs, jazz festivals, jazz radio stations, and jazz organizations.
4. A podcast series, unique in jazz, that features in-depth interviews on the history – and future – of jazz with jazz scholars, educators, and presenters.
5. One of the most detailed educational resources available anywhere on the music of Cuba and other Latin countries and their under reported, and often under appreciated, impact on jazz past, present and future.




Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio
Red Cross

Angela Wrigley

Kahil El’Zabar
America the Beautiful EPK

Jason Seizer Quartet
The Movie Suite

Patrick Cornelius
Acadia – Star Party – Whirlwind Sessions

Judy Whitmore
How About You, Manhattan, Autumn in New York (New York Medley) Video

Lisa Hilton
More Than Another Day (Official Music Video)

The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis Plays Sesame Street
It Feels Good (When You Sing a Song)

Loston Harris
A Foggy Day (Virtual Song #36)




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


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,  the 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.

November Special Guests:

November 1   Hubert Laws
November 8   Ryan Truesdell 

November 15 David Sanchez
November 22 Paul Hanson 
November 29 Gary Burton  For extra offers and info, go to Facebook!



Dave Stryker • Guitar
Nov. 4, 2020 – Noon


New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation Departments Feature Array of Livestream and Virtual Concerts

November 2 | Carlberg Ensemble
Sets at 7 and 9 p.m.,
Livestreamed from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
Performances by a small jazz ensemble coached by Frank Carlberg. For information visit

November 4 | Morris Ensemble
Sets at 7 and 9 p.m.,
Livestreamed from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
Performances by a small jazz ensemble coached by Joe Morris. For information visit


November 5 | McNeil and Bergonzi Ensembles
Sets at 7 and 9 p.m
., Livestreamed from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
Performances by small jazz ensembles coached by John McNeil and Jerry Bergonzi. For information visit

November 6 | American Roots and CI Chamber Ensembles
7 p.m.
American Roots Ensemble
Directed by Eden MacAdam-Somer, this ensemble uses American musical traditions. This year, a string quartet of CI students celebrates fiddle music of New England, with influences from Celtic, Scandinavian, and Québécois traditions.

November 6 | 9 p.m. CI Chamber Ensemble 
Directed by Lautaro Mantilla, this ensemble explores the boundaries between composition, improvisation, and international music through written and aural traditions.

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November 9 | McBee and Coleman Early Jazz Ensembles
Sets at 7 and 9 p.m.
, Livestreamed from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
Performances by small jazz ensembles coached by Cecil McBee and Anthony Coleman. For information visit

November 10 | Mandé West African Ensemble
Sets at 7 and 9 p.m. 
The Mandé West African Ensemble directed by Balla Kouyaté, is an introduction to West African history and culture through music, offering students the opportunity to learn songs from a repertoire of West African music, including songs from the Wassalou, Bambara, Songhai ethnic groups and the Djeli tradition. For information visit

November 11 | Levy and Zenón Ensembles
Sets at 7 and 9 p.m.
, Livestreamed from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
Performances by small jazz ensembles coached by Brian Levy and Miguel Zenón.
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November 12, 7 p.m. | Eade Ensembles
Sets at 7 and 9 p.m.,
Livestreamed from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
Performances by small jazz ensembles coached by Dominique Eade.
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November 13 | Nieske Ensemble
Sets at 7 and 9 p.m.,
Livestreamed from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
Small jazz ensemble coached by Bob Nieske.
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November 16 | Dijkstra and Lockwood Ensembles
Sets at 7 and 9 p.m.
, Livestreamed from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
Small jazz ensembles coached by Jorrit Dijkstra and John Lockwood.
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November 18 | CI and Jazz Ensembles for Non-Majors
Sets at 7 and 9 p.m.
Livestreamed from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
These ensembles, directed by Mark Zaleski, offer students outside of the Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz departments opportunities to explore improvisation, jazz, songwriting and world music traditions.
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November 19 | NEC Jazz Orchestra Anthropology: Music of Charlie Parker
7:30 p.m.
Livestreamed from Jordan Hall
The NEC Jazz orchestra celebrates Charlie Parker’s centennial with a performance featuring arrangements of his compositions “Anthropology,” “Confirmation,” “Moose the Mooche,” and “Yardbird Suite.”
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November 23 | Open Form Ensemble and Survivors Breakfast
7 p.m.
Livestreamed from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room. Open Form Ensemble
Directed by Anthony Coleman, this student ensemble explores experimental scores for small ensemble. The group will perform open form pieces including Four Systems by Earle Brown, The Gentle by Pauline Oliveros, Paragraph VI from The Great Learning by Cornelius Cardew, and Les Moutons de Panurge by Frederic Rzewski.

9 p.m. – Survivors Breakfast
Directed by Anthony Coleman, this ensemble explores the wonderful and terrifying space between composition and improvisation. Repertoire includes original compositions by ensemble members along with pieces by John Zorn, Christian Wolff and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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November 24 | Persian Music Ensemble
7 p.m.
Livestreamed from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room. In the Persian Music Ensemble, directed by Nima Janmohammadi, NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation students share music from the canon of Persian music learned in the traditional aural method.
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November 30th | Lost Voices
7:30 p.m.
Recorded at Jordan Hall. This Contemporary Improvisation Department concert produced by Anthony Coleman and Lautaro Mantilla is dedicated to pursuing, excavating, amplifying, and illuminating art and artists missing from the conversation, with works performed and arranged by CI students. For information visit


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