Pianist Yoko Miwa has had steady Friday and Saturday night gigs in Boston clubs for as long as she can remember. Now, during this difficult time, she’s decided to continue that tradition and try to give something to the audiences and fans who’ve given her so much.
She’ll be doing live performances every Friday and Saturday night at 9 p.m. EDT until she can play in the venues again.
You can view the livestream even if you don’t have a Facebook account – just scroll down to the live post (and ignore the prompts to create an account).
As Miwa says:
I can't even remember the last time I wasn't performing somewhere on a Friday night. During these stressful times, I thought I would try to create a sense of normalcy for my fans - and for me - by continuing to perform. Last Friday I decided to play on Facebook Live and got such an overwhelming response that I decided to do so again on Saturday night. Unlike regular videos, where you can do several takes, live video has the energy of being in the moment which is vital to jazz.
I will continue to do live streamed solo piano performances from my home studio in Boston on Friday and Saturday nights until my audiences and I can meet again in person. I hope this will bring joy to listeners during these difficult times and that everyone stays safe and healthy.