Bringing some positive news your way as we sit through the first week of #lockdown3! The AIM Awards 2020 Label of the Year – Jazz re:freshed will be streaming their iconic weekly show from Thursday 7th January, 9pm.
Once a live residency at west London’s Mau Mau Bar, and nominated 3 years in a row for ‘Best Jazz Venue’ in the UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards, the shows gave music lovers the opportunity to hear some of the best emerging UK Jazz.
Adapting to the current climate, with support by the government’s Culture Recovery funding, Jazz re:freshed will now broadcast in 2021 from YouTube and Facebook on a weekly basis, reaching an ever more diverse pool of people who have missed live music and finding new music/artists to listen to.
“Despite barriers, we are still on a mission to celebrate a genre and musicians whose performance opportunities are severely reduced right now, and to showcase the incredibly diverse, colourful, expressive and creative world of jazz music and alternative culture in the UK.” – Adam Moses, co-founder, Event & Label Director of Jazz re:freshed.
Presented in monthly blocks, the streams will shine light on the pipeline of young and developing artists coming through the scene, as well as more established acts. Viewers will be invited to donate for each bands performance in order to support the artists and the work of Jazz re:freshed.
Yvette Griffith, Executive Director & co-Chief Exec says; “…we feel it’s imperative that during this period, we continue to be a beacon for the global jazz community…Support from our funders and the government’s Culture Recovery funds have ensured we can continue to do our part to keep the sector thriving while in our small way, supporting artists who rely on live performance income to survive.”