Tonight’s program falls on June 19th – Juneteenth, at 5:30 MDT / 7:30 ET a day that commemorates the abolition of slavery in this country. We are mindful of the role that jazz, created by the children and grandchildren of enslaved people, has always played in that struggle. We hope tonight’s program honors and elevates all those who work for change.
Featuring more than 20 celebrated artists in rare concert footage from the JAZZ HOUSE archives and select performances live from their homes.
Hosted by NBC News Anchor, Lester Holt Curated by 6x GRAMMY-winning bassist, Christian McBride Debut of The JAZZ HOUSE ALUMNI SUPER BAND Produced by Founder + President, Melissa Walker
The uplifting and inspiring virtual concert kicks off the urgent JAZZ HOUSE KiDS RELIEF FUND to support the organization in the wake of the international pandemic and alleviate the risk it poses to our future
MAKE A GIFT100% of the funds raised for the JAZZ HOUSE KiDS Relief Fundwill support the extraordinary efforts of the JAZZ HOUSE through music education and performance programs, keeping students engaged, faculty working, families connected and ensuring that the organization can continue to serve as a source of learning, connection and inspiration for so many.
See SNEAK PEEK from tonight’s concert!
“JUMP MONK” JAZZ HOUSE KiDS Big Band directed by Abraham Burton