These are extraordinary times yet one thing is certain…music connects communities and brings much need relaxation and joy to us all. Live music events give us an important feeling of community bonding and well-being when we attend Jazz concerts, club gigs and music festivals.
I am sure we’ve watched the Italian balcony videos of a musical artist performing, and noticed more and more musicians hosting watch parties all doing their best to bring us some form of happiness if only for a few moments. These musicians do this even though they’re scared of the possible financial impact on them and their families.
Understandably, all gatherings have been cancelled until further notice? Yet, the very income Jazz musicians receive for performing for us, which they use to feed their families, pay their mortgages, rents and loans. In disbelief, they’ve witnessed this planned income vanish in the blink of an eye! And as we understand many governments have not offered any or much in the form of promised financial support to this self-employed arts sector of our society?
How can you responsibly demonstrate your appreciation for this vital arts sector that supports our need for good health, spiritual wellness and love of jazz music?
I ask you to consider that instead of the Jazz concert, club gig or festival ticket you planned. That it can be re-channelled in the much need form of financial support by directly buying independent jazz musicians music.
JazzInEurope.com and All About Jazz are acting as a conduit, bridging the invisible gap to connect you with the jazz musicians you choose to support.
You can’t quarantine music...as music like love and peace can unite and continue to connect us all. Ultimately, we’re all in this together, being asked to be responsible to do our part, equalise, appreciate and respect all of the various roles we play in supporting a healthy society.