Ireland celebrates International Jazz Day

We're all missing live concerts in the current situation, but Ireland's jazz and improvising musicians have been incredibly creative with the content they're releasing from home during restrictions. Have a look through some of these streams and recordings and you'll find some excellent virtual concerts you can enjoy instead. Why not join us on Facebook where we'll be sharing links out all day for a VIRTUAL JAZZ CLUB!

Or to pick and choose your own programme for the day, explore some of the fantastic online content that Irish jazz musicians have been putting out recently:

IMC and Triskel Arts Centre are currently presenting an interlocking musical sequence Piece by Piece, commissioned from some of Ireland's leading improvisers, and you can now see the first three links in the musical chain from Shane LatimerNick Roth & Olesya Zdorovetskaand Seán Mac Erlaine.

Music Network's Butterfly Sessions are commissioning new works from Irish artists, and has featured Carole Nelson & Julien Colarossi representing jazz in Ireland.

Kilkenny's Sofa Sessions have moved online, with Sofa Sessions TV featuring video from previous shows every week on Facebook. At the moment you can watch back Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 & Episode 5, for some incredible music with an array of Irish and international jazz artists. 

I Stay At Home Ireland has been releasing livestreaming concerts on Instagram TV, keep an eye on their page to hear more! Some of the artists they've already featured still have snippets you can watch incl. Aleka, Chris Guilfoyle & Barry DonohueJennifer McMahonAoife DoyleSuzanne SavagePaj, and Karen Cowley