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April 2021
April 2-30 Rufus Reid with Newvelle Live

Every week in April 2021, Newvelle invites you to experience live concerts at our favorite studio – East Side Sound – where we’ve recorded each of our first five seasons. But for the first time, you’ll have a chance to see Newvelle artists perform, streaming to wherever you are in the world.

Jon Cowherd, Steve Cardenas and Simon Willson: April 2

John Patitucci, Yotam Silberstein and Roggerio Bocato: April 9

Tim Berne and Gregg Belisle-Chi: April 16

Rufus Reid and Sullivan Fortner: April 23

Carmen Staff and Allison Miller: April 30

What is Newvelle Live?

With live performances all but eliminated due to the pandemic, Newvelle Live gives you a novel way to support artists and institutions who are preserving the legacy of jazz for a new generation. Anyone can join. All we ask is that you consider making a contribution to support the musicians performing every Friday in April. Contributions will be divided equally among the 12 artists performing throughout the series.

Newvelle, thanks to the generous support of musician and entrepreneur Alex Rigopolous, covers the entire overhead for producing and recording this series. So all of the money that is donated for this streaming series goes straight to the musicians.

This series is designed as a radical experiment: one that explores the relationship between musician and fan, and an attempt to strengthen our communities and support musicians at a critical time.
As society slowly starts to spin forward again, we are given a chance to reassess how we value music.

Newvelle Live

8:00pm EDT - 8:00pm EDT
April 30 Rufus Reid with International Jazz Day at Fundación Jazz Fest

Come celebrate International Jazz Day with us in Xalapa, Mexico

javier Flores Mavil, Director of the Fundación Jazzfest A.C. has invited me to join their celebrations with a Master Class and a concert.

Master Class: “Being a jazz bassist and more!”
Friday, April 30, at 7:00pm EDT, which is 6:00pm in Xalapa, Mexico, CDT
You must be registered to attend.

I will be conducting the Panamerican Jazzfest Big Band performing my charts.
Concert: Friday April 30, at 9:30 EDT, which is 20:30 Xalapa time, CDT
The concert is open to the public at no cost.

All the events are listed on the International Jazz Day site. These events begin at Noon

All day the events will be online and streaming through the Fundación Jazz Fest channel,

Fundación Jazzfest
International Jazz Day

Master Class: 7:00PM EDT - Concert: 9:30PM EDT