Vermont Jazz Center's 4th Annual Solo Jazz Piano Festival- Livestream April 24-25, 2020
Designed to appeal to lovers of jazz piano of all ages as well as professional and amateur musicians of all instruments.
A Streamed Weekend of Concerts and Educational Opportunities that Celebrate the Breadth and Depth of Solo Jazz Piano
The Vermont Jazz Center is proud to present its 4th Annual Solo Jazz Piano Festival the weekend of April 24-25th in live streaming format.
Each of the artists will be performing from the comfort of their own home or a close-by piano studio using digital streaming technology to present their sets live, directly on the Vermont Jazz Center’s webpage.
The Festival will be run using the same format as past years: Friday and Saturday evening feature concerts, Saturday daytime classes and emerging artist concerts, and a late afternoon panel discussion amongst all the artists.
The performers will be NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi, Manuel Valera, Orrin Evans, and Shamie Royston as headliners, as well as emerging artists Franz Robert, Maya Keren and Matt Twaddle. Helen Sung will moderate Saturday afternoon’s panel discussion.
The event will be free and open to the public, donations are encouraged and can be made on line via the VJC’s website
This year is particularly special. With the precautions taken due to COVID-19, arts organizations are limited to communicating their messages via online services.
This Virtual Solo Piano Festival promotes the VJC’s mission, continuing the thread of learning and community engagement by spreading the thrill of jazz piano world-wide using resources new to the VJC’s production experience.
The Jazz Center is working directly with web designer John DiGeorge of Good Bear Productions and videographer Michael Hanish of Free Lunch Media to incorporate various platforms that, when combined, create a well-rounded visual/audio experience to virtual audiences.
The festival will be live streamed on Vimeo while incorporating the mass appeal of Facebook and the power of Zoom meetings to create a facsimile of a live experience.
The VJC is particularly thankful to sponsors Katy Oz, Norman Cohen and Diana Bingham as well as a generous anonymous sponsor who is connected with the VJC’s Summer Jazz Workshop for supporting this endeavor.
The VJC is also thankful for the ongoing support from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. VJC publicity is underwritten by The Commons, the Brattleboro Reformer, WVPR, WVEW and WFCR.
Tickets for the VJC’s Solo Jazz Piano Fest are free, donations made at www.vtjazz.org will go towards musicians’ fees and tech fees required to produce the event.