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International Jazz Day 2020! 01 Jan 1970

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Happy International Jazz Day!

What is International Jazz Day?

International Jazz Day was designated by UNESCO in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact.


Find out more at the Official Jazz Day website! 

Please let us know on our EJBF social channels if you are doing anything for International Jazz Day that you'd like us to share!

Here’s a round-up of some of the great events, live streams and gigs happening online in the jazz world both here in Scotland and internationally.

Scottish performers and home concerts

Fergus McCreadie, who has just signed with leading European jazz label Edition, is live-streaming solo piano improvisations every Tuesday at 8pm

Playtime Thursdays The award-winning Playtime sessions have moved online, with musicians from the core quartet working solo and in duos. It's always worth keeping an eye on the Playtime Facebook page to see what's coming up. Drummer Tom Bancroft and saxophonist Martin Kershaw are scheduled next and Tom and guitarist Graeme Stephen are planning another duo set soon on Facebook

Georgia Cecile and Fraser Urquhart livestream Fridays

Seonaid Aitken releases a weekly Saturday Snippet series featuring her interpretations of songs she has listened to that week:

International performers and home concerts

Montreux Jazz Festival 50 concerts for free


Emmet Cohen hosts Live From Emmets Place Mondays at 7.30pm EST and crossposted with EJBF page Emmet Cohen 

Pianist Marco Marconi is putting together a series of performances which are available to watch live on Facebook. Marco puts two 45 minute concerts on to catch viewers in different parts of the world. Viewers can donate online as well as watch the performance.

Tune in this Saturday Night, May 2nd, at 10:00 PM EST for the debut of Vanessa Collier's stunning performance from the Intrepid Artists 25th Anniversary Event from November 2019 at The Lizzard Lounge on the Intrepid Artists Facebook page 

Pianist Wendy Kirkland is offering a series of daily concerts she calls her 'Latin Lockdown' shows. Currently she is approaching number 21.

Clarinet player Adrian Cox is providing stellar performances on Facebook for his audience

Performer, composer and educator Paul Edis is doing weekly streamed gigs on Fridays at 1pm on his YouTube channel

Cyrille Aimee presents her weekly livestream music session in IG and FB live every Friday at 3PM CDT

New Orleans vocalist of note Carmela Rappazzo is putting on intimate gigs with her husband Mark Carroll, who plays guitar so you get 2 seasoned performers at once.

Soweto Kinch Lockdown Sessions Mondays Live at 5pm

Cellist Shirley Smart has united visuals with music by creating a video formed with images taken from her window ledge or the park next to her home, over which she has recorded exquisite music.

Vocalist Lindsay Hannon is performing a regular 20 minute live gig on her Facebook page every Monday. The concerts ask for donations - not for the artist but for scrubs for NHS workers - taking care of the music and others.

New Orleans Jazz Museum is curating a series of concerts which they are putting out on Facebook.

Jazz New Releases

Ali Affleck

Fine Men With Filthy Tongues


AKU!'s new single 'BURNETT DOWN' out tomorrow on Bandcamp, check out the sneak peak here

Paix - How Long

Check out the video trailer in the link below!

It will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and all other music platforms from tomorrow! 

Jazz FM’s Album of the week 

Curtis Stigers – Gentleman

Beverley Knight and Joss Stone charity single

NHS Relief ft. Beverley Knight, Joss Stone, Omar & The Collective - Lean On Me-

Antoine Pierre & Jean-Paul Estiévenart

Flagey chez soi: Antoine Pierre & Jean-Paul Estiévenart -

Brian Molley 

Brian Molley Quintet play JAZZ SAMBA

Some cool radio stations to listen to:

Bandcamp Waive Fees TOMORROW!

Friday 1st May is great day to buy albums on Bandcamp, because Bandcamp are waiving all their fees for one day, so that your money goes directly to the artist. If you find an album you love on Bandcamp, why not bookmark it to buy on Friday 1st May?

Jazz in the Movies

Here's an article put together by our friends over at the International Film Festival with their top Jazz and Blues film picks!




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