Due to the ongoing pandemic, the annual B’Town Jazz Fest had to be cancelled this year. However, B’Town Jazz has taken up the challenge of producing a series of virtual performances that you won’t want to miss!
A new video will premiere on the first Saturday of each month @ 8pm Eastern
Sept. 2020 – Aug. 2021
Many of the musicians will be performing original compositions, and there will be short interviews, which should be a lot of fun! Artists will be announced a week in advance.
B’Town Jazz makes a statement of support for racial equity and diversity and announces the commissioning of two compositions
At a time when our country is reeling from the impact of a global pandemic, impatience with the racial injustice that continues to permeate our society has also exploded.
The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and ongoing police brutality directed at Black individuals epitomize a gross, persistent prejudice that we as a community and as a nation must address.
B’Town Jazz stands in solidarity with the Black community, acknowledging the existence of systemic racism in the United States and the need to work toward its eradication.
B’Town Jazz is committed to using its resources to support the fight for racial equity and celebrate diversity through the performing arts. Jazz music has deep roots in Black culture and has played a central role in civil rights movements that demand equality and justice.
As a visible sign of support, B’Town Jazz is proud to announce that it has commissioned Wayne Wallace and Greg Ward to each compose a new work for jazz ensemble that reflects on the racial crisis in our nation and underscores the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Information about the premiere performances of these compositions will be announced later this year.