How It Works
The performances will be delivered via a safe, secure, and private YouTube stream. Simply purchase a streaming pass (click here) and you will receive an e-mail to a locked and secure pre-event screen. A countdown clock will show when your event codes will be revealed. After the code is revealed, another clock will show the live stream start time.
- If you are having trouble locating and using your link, please email email@example.com. Please do not call Smoke for technical support-InstantSeats issues the streaming passes.
- We highly recommend that you listen on speakers or wired headphones as wireless headphones or Bluetooth devices could cause a delay between audio and video.
- For best streaming quality we recommend Safari, Chrome or Firefox browsers, not Internet Explorer.
- Internet speed can also effect the quality of the stream. Avoid having multiple windows open during the live stream. Sometimes clearing your cache and restarting your device can help.
- If you didn’t receive your purchased streaming pass, please check your spam folder.
- If you can't locate your streaming pass, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Note that each stream (Friday & Saturday) will be available for 48 hours in all time zones.
All bands and personnel are subject to change without notice.
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Eric Reed - "For Such A Time As This"
For more than three decades as one of the most influential and beloved jazz musicians, Eric Reed has recorded close to 30 accomplished leader albums showcasing his virtuosic chops, intellectual clarity, unwavering will to swing, and ability to refract and coalesce a wide range of musical, spiritual, and personal influences into a single stream of consciousness. Perhaps the most personal of them all is For Such a Time as This, a powerful and uplifting program framed by the realities of global pandemic anxiety, persistent racism and racial injustice, and an acrimonious, fraught Presidential election season.
It was in Los Angeles in early 2020, when the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a city-wide shutdown, that Reed began to conceive For Such A Time As This to be recorded in L.A. with local musicians. By the end of June, he was ready and had assembled a gifted, young quartet to record a set of recently penned originals, carefully chosen standards, old chestnuts, and, as he has done regularly over the past 15 years, some restorative Gospel selections.
Assembled for this session, the group—drum virtuoso Kevin Kanner, Australia-born bassist Alex Boneham, tenor and soprano saxophonist Chris Lewis—nonetheless displays the chemistry of a long-established band. Reed’s original composition “Make Me Better,” is sung by the soulful Henry Jackson, who “puts a fine point on everything I’m hoping and wishing for—that I will be made better by this experience, and that I will encourage other people to be better as well.”
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