Act4Music – Curated Online Music Festival.

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During this time of COVID 19 and the effect, it has had on performing musicians we have seen a number of creative initiatives take place allowing musicians to tap into alternative sources of income. ACT4Music, or Advancing Creative Transformation 4 (for) Music is a new organization dedicated to the furthering of creative music and provides a platform for the many musicians who contribute to this community.

ACT4Music builds on the self-help traditions that have underpinned the creative music industry and in particular the jazz community for over 100 years. During The Great Depression, many jazz musicians were forced to find new ways to survive and keep the music going. The Rent-Party, parties where some of the worlds greatest musicians would literally host concerts in their homes in order to make rent that month, was born in such a period.

ACT4Music has developed what can be seen to a degree as a digital version of this. All shows have been specifically pre-recorded for ACT4Music Fest providing a truly high-level festival from a distance, with the world as its audience. The platform’s goal is to bring the creative music community together by featuring a wide range of shows, selected by many curators, highlighting a diverse selection of artists.

 

The minimum ticket price is $3.00 however listeners can choose what they wish to pay. The suggested price is $15.00 is listed for each individual event.

Some of the events currently scheduled for this week include

Monday 25th May at 2:00 pm (8:00 pm Central European Time)

In Our Hands
An event curated by pianist Sumi Tonooka featuring Sumi Tonooka, Kenny Barron, Michele Rosewoman and Billy McCoy.

Suggested price: $15.00

More Information on the program here.

 

 

Wednesday 27th May at 2:00 pm (8:00 pm Central European Time)

Thinking about the Past and the Present Moment.
This program presents is a series of Interviews of Creative Music Masters conducted by Steve Rowland. Featuring Kenny Barron, Sumi Tonooka, Steve Coleman and Oliver Lake.

Suggested price: $15.00

More Information on the program here.

 

 

Thursday 28th May at 2:00 pm (8:00 pm Central European Time)

Jammin’colors, Stay Strong
In this event curated by Jammincolos’ Stefany Calembert features specially recorded concerts from the musicians individual home studios and features programs by Reggie Washington, the Paul Jost Quartet, Manuel Valera and E.J. Strickland.

Suggested price: $15.00

More Information on the program here.

 

 

More events are being scheduled so keep an eye out on the ACT4Music website for details. Already scheduled for June are events curated by Ari Hoenig, Michele Rosewoman and Oscar Peñas.

Last modified: May 25, 2020