While gigs and festivals remain suspended – with the future of live venues especially hanging in the balance – leading UK promoters Serious are continuing to unite artists and audiences through regular Livestreams from many exciting new artists.
These include fast rising saxophonist and bandleader Camilla George, who plays tonight (15 May) at 7pm via the Serious YouTube and Facebook pages, performing favourite jazz standards and some of her original compositions.
This session is followed on 29 May (7pm) by dazzling cellist and vocalist Abel Selaocoe, who instead of recording his new solo album, will preview the material, which features his spellbinding mix of South African melodies and his compelling use of live looping of voice and cello.
A further session on 12 June (7pm) comes from the acclaimed duo of saxophonist Duncan Eagles and bassist Max Luthert, who perform as Million Square, their emerging jazztronica project that mixes burbling modular synths, beats and labyrinthine sax improvisations.
And as the live music sector continues to wait for clarity on how and when venues will be able to reopen – several leading music industry figures discuss possible ways ahead next week on 19 May in an online livestream debate. This will include one of Serious’ directos, David Jones, who will be speaking with musician Angélique Kidjo, conductor/arranger Jules Buckley, broadcaster Jez Nelson and Harvey Mason of The Recording Academy. The session is free to view but those who are interested in participating must register here.