On Saturday, 30 May 2020, Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) launches 'These Digital Times', a FREE online music festival series featuring an exciting line-up of local and international artists.
'These Digital Times' will be live-streamed via the MIJF website, direct to YouTube with programming from 12pm to 10.30pm, including music for kids, career development panels for artists and industry as well as performances from emerging artists and big names in Australian and international jazz and contemporary music.
Broadcast and recorded in high definition from a Melbourne production studio, the May line-up includes multi-ARIA award-winning vocalist Kate Ceberano performing songs from her forays into jazz as well as the album launch for saxophonist Julien Wilson's STOCK project that features Craig Fermanis (electric guitar), Chris Hale (bass guitar) and Hugh Harvey (drums).
In the early afternoon ABC Kids favourites, the Teeny Tiny Stevies, will jazz up their tunes for the whole family and ARIA award-winning neo-soul vocalist, Kaiit will close the night out with her honeyed vocals and fierce rhymes.
Mesmerising vocalist Gretchen Parlato will join her partner, internationally acclaimed drummer and composer Mark Guiliana, in a unique vocal and drum duo project recorded in isolation from their home studio in America.
While violin-wizard, Luca Ciarla, will transcend boundaries between music genres and stream a solo looping violin set direct from Italy.
MIJF CEO Hadley Agrez explains that 'These Digital Times' provides a free and accessible experience for audiences direct to their homes as well as much needed opportunities for musicians, artists and arts workers during COVID-19 restrictions.
"These Digital Times will bring some of the best jazz and contemporary music from around Melbourne and the world direct to people's homes in a format that ensures our artists, audiences and staff remain safe at all times," highlighted Agrez.