In the midst of this COVID-19 era, The New Orleans Jazz Museum is celebrating the history of jazz and Black History Month by providing free virtual concerts for all jazz lovers. Throughout the month of February, the virtual jazz concerts will be available to stream on Facebook Live. So, if you desire to jazz up your life, tune into the upcoming virtual jazz concerts. You will not be disappointed.
On Tuesday, February 23, two of New Orleans's own jazz artists, trumpeter and vocalist Mark Braud at 2 p.m. and Alicia Renee (aka Blue Eyes) at 5 p.m, will be setting the stage a blaze with their live virtual performances. With Alicia Renee's Billie Holiday like vocals and Mark Braud's energetic interpretations of melody, the essence of the music is bound to capture your soul. Other performances throughout the week include the Jazz Foundation of America All-Star Jazz Ensemble on February 24 at 2 p.m. and pianist Sam Suslan on February 26 at 3 p.m. Also on February 26, the New Orleans Jazz Museum will host "Quarantunes" at 2 p.m., where talented jazz musicians will perform from the comfort of their own homes.
Positioned at the juncture of the French Quarter and the Frenchmen Street, the New Orleans Jazz Museum is the core of the city's vivacious music scene. Jazz music is displayed and explored in all forms in the museum through interactive exhibits, educational programming, research facilities, and musical performances. Through partnerships with various educational institutions, the New Orleans Jazz Museum promotes a universal understanding of jazz as one of the most vital musical art forms in history.