Jazz help & coronavirus

Updated: Mar 26, 2020

In these times of "social distancing" - or as the Governor of Ohio has pointed out, physical distancing - because we need to be more social than ever in these trying times; and venue closings, some suggestions have crossed my desk. Actions speak louder than words, right? Here is something that has been offered by Jazz on the Tube [ https://jazzonthetube.com ]


put out some feelers to see what jazz musicians are putting on live video streaming performances during the pandemic. .....banjoist Bela Fleck (does) Low budget, SIMPLE, getting it done. Details: https://www.jazzonthetube.com/a-challenge-and-offer-to-jazz-musician/


(now jazzonthetube) have the bare bones of this "how to" resource up and running. It's good enough to get you started. Details: https://www.jazzonthetube.com/we-can-do-this/

Lester Perkins Jazz on the Tube

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There is also this from Brent Gallaher of Caffè Vivace ( via: kaycasey@cincyjazzhof.org )

Hi Kay, Here is a link that explains ways to help us and the community of musicians. https://mailchi.mp/14a0f5032237/ways-to-help-us-through-the-covid-19-crisis?e=4153d444cc thanks Brent Gallaher Owner Caffè Vivace 975 East McMillan Street Cincinnati, OH 45206 bgallaher@caffevivace.com 513.601.9897


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Sinclair Jazz Band Director Bill Burns did his own version of getting some performances out for enjoyment in the temporary absence of live performances. Thank you Bill.



Below is a playlist with some of my favorite jazz videos. Feel free to add and I hope you dig it. Enjoy the tunes and extra leisure time. Be safe .......... Peace, love and Jazz! 


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiFM_bX5alDQQZ6kxHhjahtsLingqnAqa


Bill Burns

Freelance Saxophone Educator and Performer

Music Educator, Centerville City Schools

Adjunct Professor, Sinclair Community College 

Past-President, The Jazz Education Connection of Ohio http://www.jecohio.org http://www.billburnsjazz.com/



Clearly we all need to prepare for the worst and hope for the best - see you on the other side!

Jim Woodford


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