Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello to Perform on Jazz Foundation Livestream

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Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Jon Batiste, Robert Cray, Angelique Kidjo, Stanley Jordan, Milton Nascimento, Davell Crawford, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ivan Neville, Kim Wilson and others will be featured performers on the livestream, which will be hosted by Keegan-Michael Key.

The Jazz Foundation of America will be presenting an online video concert, #TheNewGig, on May 14th to support artists through its COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund.Event hosted by Keegan-Michael Key will support the JFA’s COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund

Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Don Henley and Keith Richards are among the guests who’ll appear on Sheryl Crow’s final album, she revealed. Confirming the work was set to be released in 2019, Crow also explained why she felt her 11th LP should be her last.

Proceeds from #TheNewGig will support the JFA’s COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund, established in March to help musicians and families affected by the pandemic by covering basic living expenses.

“An entire community of artists who live gig to gig has gone from standstill to freefall, financially speaking, but their music has continued to give us solace and comfort in quarantine,” JFA executive director Joe Petrucelli said in a statement. “Support for #TheNewGig and the COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund offers them direct assistance and creates a sense of solidarity and hope in a time of despair and uncertainty.”

“Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You,” her new single coming courtesy of digital distribution service Stem.

“I’ve got this record in the can and it’s going to come out next year,” Crow told Kyle Meredith in a new interview. “It’s a very collaborative record. People who have asked to collaborate with me, people I’ve loved and I’ve worked with, some heroes of mine for ever.” Namechecking Nicks, Richards, Walsh and Henley, she continued: “I really love the record so much, and at the same time I think, ‘How would I follow that up with an album?’”

“I’m a little bit of an anomaly, in that I’m a much older artist than what gets played at radio, obviously. And I’m a much older artist than what typically winds up on playlists, and I’m also a much older artist than what most labels are interested in putting money into, because they don’t make the money back,” Crow says. “But that doesn’t mean I’m not making good records, it doesn’t mean that I’m not staying vital and creative. So for artists out there who don’t belong, or seemingly don’t fit into this cookie cutter world of very young pop, it’s a great way to get your music out there.”

 

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