Watch the Winter Jazzfest Virtual Marathon Nights
When the Winter Jazzfest announced the postponement of its in-person programming last month, there was no public plan for a virtual presentation. But the gears were turning quickly behind the scenes. This weekend sees the culmination: a series of exclusive performances broadcast at winterjazzfest.com, and on the festival's YouTube and Facebook. Select sets will also be available on Qwest.TV and here at WBGO.
All told, the virtual programming will feature more than 150 musicians, captured in performance not only in New York but also Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, and even Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro. WBGO announcers will emcee the virtual affair; see below for a schedule.
Friday, Jan. 14 (hosted by Keanna Faircloth)
Weedie Braimah and The Hands of Time
David Binney w/ Logan Kane and Louis Cole
Helen Sung presents Quartet+
Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Trio
Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days
Sunday, Jan. 16 (hosted by Simon Rentner)
The Bad Plus
James Francies Trio
NIKARA presents Black Wall Street
Miki Yamanaka Trio
Monday, Jan. 17 (hosted by Simon Rentner)
Angel Bat Dawid's Afro Town Topics
Wednesday, Jan. 19 (hosted by Sheila Anderson)
Lakecia Benjamin's 'Pursuance'
Brandee Younger Quintet
Sana Nagano 'Smashing Humans'
Oran Etkin Open Arms Project
Thursday, Jan. 20 (hosted by Sheila Anderson)
Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra
Nite Bjuti with Candice Hoyes, Val Jeanty, Mimi Jones
Mars Duo w/ Tim Berne and Gregg Belisle-Chi
Saturday, Jan. 22 (hosted by Keanna Faircloth)
Makaya McCraven, Samara Joy, Mahogany L. Browne (co-presented with SummerStage)
Winter Jazzfest has also programmed online events in coordination with the jazz and gender initiative This Is A Movement, from January 15 - 17.