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Jazz Foundation Of America’s "#TheNewGig Live" To Feature Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Jon Batiste & More
As a benefit to the Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID-19 Musicians’ Fund, the organization will host its livestreamed benefit concert, #TheNewGig Live, tonight (May 14) beginning at 8 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. The one-night special event is slated to see performances from GRAMMY-winning and nominated artists Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Jon Batiste and others.
In addition to being hosted by comedian Keegan-Michael Key, the two-hour stream will also include appearances from other celebrity guests like Bruce Willis, Danny Glover and Rosie Perez. The program will feature archival footage of live shows and performances by other GRAMMY-winners and nominees like Brittany Howard, Herbie Hancock, Patti Smith, and August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins). Additional artists set to perform include Robert Cray and Angelique Kidjo.
For fans unable to catch the event in real-time, the livestream will be re-broadcasted at 10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time and will be made available online for viewing for 24 hours. You can stream the event here.
More information on donating to the foundation and their COVID-19 relief efforts can be found here.