Friday, July 19, 2024

Yoko Miwa. (Photo: Greg Cook/Cambridge Arts)

The 2021 Stream Festival – the city’s annual River Festival reimagined for the second pandemic year – is Saturday, with a focus on jazz.

The online event from Cambridge Arts begins with highlights of the River Festival back to 1988 assembled from Cambridge Community Television archives, with a special feature on the 1997 festival; a jazz showcase follows, with solo piano concerts by Rebecca Cline, Kevin Harris, Yoko Miwa, Tim Ray and Bob Toabe recorded recently at the Jazz Club in the Multicultural Arts Center’s Studio/Theater. Each concert is followed by a short interview.

In addition, there will be brief biographical videos about artists Terri Lyne Carrington, Billie Holiday, Shirley Horn, Nina Simone, Art Tatum and Chick Webb from the Cambridge Jazz Foundation.

The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday on the Cambridge Arts website and on CCTV’s Channel 9. The jazz program repeats at 10 a.m. Sunday on CCTV.

This post was written from a press release.