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More than 75,000 music lovers streamed the 41st annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank,  Friday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 23. Performances created specifically for the festival were livestreamed beginning at 7 p.m. each night and ran approximately 90 minutes.

If you missed a night, you can still catch the groove by watching the performances below or on YouTube.

The evening presentations included a mix of pre-recorded and live performances by Cleveland’s best jazz musicians, and highlights of memorable moments from past festivals. Live remote guest talks were also featured with world-renowned jazz artists. 

“The virtual festival exceeded all expectations,” said Terri Pontremoli, director of Tri-C JazzFest. “It was, in a word, unforgettable. We saw that music brings people together, no matter the obstacles. That’s the lesson from the 2020 Tri-C JazzFest.”

Viewer donations during the weekend sessions also raised nearly $10,000 for Tri-C’s Student Emergency Fund. The money will benefit creative arts students experiencing unforeseen financial challenges with the potential to derail their studies.

Donations can still be made to the fund by clicking here.

This year’s Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland was presented by KeyBank and made possible by Cuyahoga Community College, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, Strassman Insurance Services Inc., The George Gund Foundation and a long list of donors and vendors.

Watch Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland Night 3:

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