June Message
from the
A.T.J.S. President

Dear Jazz Fans:

This probably comes as no surprise, but the June 14 ATJS concert will not be held.   The outlook for next season is interesting, to say the least.  Recent confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas have been setting daily records, and it’s hard to say if this is more due to increased testing or an actual increase in cases.  Either way, the Society is determined not to resume operations until it is safe for our patrons.  We will keep you informed of developments.

The partial re-opening of the Texas economy has led to a few live jazz events being held in the Austin area.  These are sporadic and hard to pinpoint.  I suggest that you check the websites of favorite bands or venues to see if anything is listed.  At this time we don’t have a schedule we can post for you.

For most musicians, this continues to be down time.  I am happy to say that the Austin Jazz Society’s Project Safety Net has acquired enough funds to pay full-time musicians a second round of payments.  This is a good way to keep our live jazz scene alive until the pandemic finally goes away and something resembling normal returns.  Please see http://www.austinjazzsociety.org  if you would like to contribute to this most worthy cause.  The AJS list of grantees includes traditional jazz musicians who have appeared at Cap City Comedy Club.

Thanks for your continuing interest in traditional jazz.  After the 1918-19 Spanish Flu, jazz flourished and the 1920s became known as the Jazz Age.  Traditional jazz will soldier on this time, too.

Sincerely yours,

Dave Stoddard


Or send a check to:

Austin Jazz Society
Project Safety Net
PO Box 170141
Austin TX  78717

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