New York, NY
(August 22, 2011) -- Beginning tonight with Albert Lee & John Jorgenson's one-night-only performance with The Les Paul Trio, The Iridium is bringing music fans from around the world into its shows. The legendary Manhattan music venue will broadcast live, high-definition webcasts of its nightly shows via http://www.facebook.com/iridiumjazzclub
, prompting The Wall Street Journal
to dub it "the small club that welcomes millions."
The Iridium's state-of-the-art 24-track recording studio will enable viewers from anywhere to experience its eclectic lineups and unique collaborations in high definition video and audio, including the club's trademark Les Paul Mondays series, which features world-class guitarists sitting in with the late music icon's band. These Monday broadcasts, including next week's 8/29 performance by Walter Trout, will be sponsored by The Les Paul Foundation, which seeks to honor Paul's legacy by supporting music education, engineering and innovation. Webcasts begin with soundcheck at 5pm, offering a sneak peek as the creative process unfolds before the show. In addition, the webcasting platform allows fans to interact and livechat during the concerts.
Every show for the remainder of August will be broadcast (see a full calendar here: http://www.theiridium.com/calendar
), plus many shows from the club's star-studded fall lineup, which includes performances by Adrian Belew (King Crimson), The Max Weinberg 7, Marshall Crenshaw, and more. Like The Iridium on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest schedules and special unannounced webcasts.
For more information:
The Iridium on Facebook