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Due to The Pandemic there are no live performances to report but there are some great musicians are keeping the music going with some great and heartfelt virtual performances. Here are today’s recommendations.

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Some Virtual Concert Recommendations For Today!

10:00 AM Superb jazz pianist and educator Fred Hersch performance can be seen at Fred Hersch Facebook

11:00 AM New Orleans jazz pianist Andre Bohren will be in performance Andre Bohren Facebook

5:00 PM New Orleans based blues funk jazz ensemble Jon Roniger & The Good For Nothin’ Band performance can be seen at The Good For Nothing Band Facebook Page

5:30 PM New Orleans based new era swamp band Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition performance can be seen at The Rock ‘n’ Bowl Facebook

5:30 PM Austin, Texas based Americana roots folk/rock country blues jam band Band Of Heathens performance can be seen at Band Of Heathens Live Stream

6:00 PM The 20-year-young Bay Area music collective Jazz Mafia has brought its weekly Jazz Mafia Tuesdays Livestream Concert. You can catch this free livestream performance at Jazz Mafia Youtube.

6:00 PM The talented New Orleans based guitarist singer/songwriter Alex McMurray & The No Hit Wonders performance can be seen at Alex McMurray Facebook

6:00 PM New Orleans jazz funk blues pianist singer songwriter icon Jon Cleary will again presenting his very entertaining Quarantini Happy Hour. You can catch it at Jon Cleary Facebook

7:00 PM The Grammy award winning Rebirth Brass Band is a globally renowned paragon of New Orleans brass bands melding their tradition with second-line, funk, jazz, soul, and hip-hop. Catch their set at Rebirth Tuesdays

Radio Recommendations

If you are at work, out and about today or at home and are able to stream I suggest checking out WWOZ starting at 7:00 AM with 2 hours of great music with Traditional Jazz With Leslie Cooper

Following Leslie at 9:00 AM is a great program of rock, funk, Jamaican soul, and jazz with The New Orleans Music Show With Cole Williams

At Noon Marc Stone takes over the airwaves with Soul Serenade one of the best blues programs this side of the Milky Way.

Following Mark at 2:00 PM is one of my very favorite jazz programs on the air Jazz From The French Market With T.R. Johnson

Following Jazz From The French Market is another three hours of great music programming with 50s R&B With Neil Pellegrin

At 8:00 PM switch over to 94.1 KPFA to catch Bebop, Cubop And The Musical Truth for two hours of jazz, world music, afro cuban and latin sounds hosted by Avotcja. Highly Recommended!!

Video Pick Of The Week

More than any jazz musician Dave Brubeck helped to popularize jazz again in the 1950s and ’60s with recordings like “Time Out,” the first jazz album to sell a million copies, and “Take Five,” the still instantly recognizable hit single that was that album’s centerpiece. Dave brought a distinctive mixture of experimentation and accessibility that won over listeners who had been trained to the sonic dimensions of the three-minute pop single. Brubeck experimented with time signatures and polytonality and explored musical theater and the oratorio, baroque compositional devices and foreign modes. In celebration of his Brubeck’s 100th birthday on Saturday, I would like to recommend a doucmentary from 2001 Rediscovering Dave Brubeck which is an intimate portrait of this legendary and prolific jazz pianist as he recalls his extraordinary career, talks about his current projects, and explores the unique style of music-a distinctive fusion of jazz and classical-that made him so widely popular.