Multiple Grammy Award winners chat about finding new ways to create together, teach online and even explore different aspects of their creative selves.
Join us for the second of this three-part series. View part one here: Jazz Masters Talk About Life During COVID- Part 1 [Video] As internationally acclaimed musicians Yazz Ahmed, Arturo O’Farrill, Oscar Hernandez, Michele Rosewoman, and Maria Schneider, speak to how they’re adapted and even thrived during such remarkably disruptive times.
For working musicians, travel, performance and working with a band, are the basic building blocks of a creative way of life. Suddenly, COVID-19 made all of that impossible, closing venues, educational institutions and even places where musicians practice and record their craft.
With the second wave of the pandemic setting in and the country again locking down, making any kind live performance impossible, veteran big band leaders are anxious about whether they will even have a chance to play at all in 2021. But not all hope is lost. As we start 2021, musicians are finding new ways to create together, teach online and even explore different aspects of their creative selves.