Innovatively working to keep UK Jazz thriving while venues are closed, on Sunday 23rd August, our annual one day festival JAZZ RE:FEST will return as a virtual festival. Supporting musicians whose performance opportunities have dwindled as a result of the global pandemic we have teamed up with MQA and Bluesound to present JAZZ RE:FEST 2020 – ONLINE.
The amazing four-hour show will feature performances from BINKER GOLDING, SAHRA GURE, STEAM DOWN, MS MAURICE, GOLDEN MEAN, JAS KAYSER and ANTHONY JOSEPH, bringing the festival’s signature atmosphere and excitement directly into your homes, and it is all FREE!
The virtual showcase, will be streamed via our YouTube channel and the performances will also be broadcast at the same time in MQA studio-quality audio via Bluesound’s BluOS Controller app directly into the homes of Bluesound’s hi-res speaker owners – owners of other BluOS Enabled devices from NAD Electronics, DALI Loudspeakers, and Monitor Audio, will also be able to enjoy the exclusive MQA audio stream through the BluOS Controller app.
As it’s free, all you have to do is subscribe to our YouTube channel or download the BluOS app, but as a not-for-profit organisation, we will be encouraging donations on the day and sales of our 2020 festival t-shirt will go to supporting our work!
Despite the barriers everyone is facing right now, we are still on a mission to celebrate a genre and musicians whose performance opportunities are severely reduced right now and to showcase the incredibly diverse, colourful, expressive and creative world of jazz music and alternative culture.
Mike Jbara, MQA CEO adds: “MQA is on a mission to help artists connect with fans by allowing them to hear the full musical performance, as if they were there. The performers showcased at Jazz re:freshed events are brimming with originality and energy, and their artistry is fully revealed in this way. We are proud to be a small part of the events imagined by Jazz re:freshed.”
Gord Simmonds, CEO and President of Lenbrook International, parent company of Bluesound and BluOS: “We are very pleased to be able to support this unique event as it demonstrates the power of BluOS platform as more than just a hi-res multiroom audio distribution system that happens to be inside a growing number of high-end audio brands. The ability to stream a music festival, in studio and life-like quality, directly into many thousands of users’ living rooms around the world is an extraordinary way for artists to connect with their fans, and for the fans to be able to enjoy live performances again.”
The full festival will be streamed live from 5-9pm on Sunday 23rd August via YouTube.com/jazzrefreshedtv and in MQA audio to Bluesound speaker owners and BluOS Enabled devices.
To check out the artists, select an image below.
THE OFFICIAL JAZZ RE:FEST T-SHIRT IS ON SALE NOW! Buying this T-shirt helps to support the work that Jazz re:freshed does. Get your official Jazz re:fest t-shirt HERE