Sept. 2020 Message
from the
A.T.J.S. President


The worst of the coronavirus pandemic seems to have occurred in July, when Texas was averaging nearly 9,000 new cases a day.  Things have dropped off since then, but the current daily average is about 4,000 new cases, far above the levels experienced in March through June.  At these levels, there is no hope for re-opening indoor clubs for large gatherings.  The long performing arts shutdown is really starting to hit home.  On September 8, Cap City Comedy Club announced that it was closing after 30 years of operation.  It was an excellent venue for ATJS for 13 ½ years, and replacing it will be a challenge.
 
The new Austin Traditional Jazz Society season has been put on hold.  When things quiet down we will announce a shortened season and get live concerts moving again.  In the meantime, we have some YouTube videos which have not been previously published on our handout Central Texas Jazz on the Internet.  All of these bands have appeared on the ATJS stage, and some of the video was shot there.
 
The Austin Jazz Society ran an August livestream event featuring the David Jellema Quartet.  Additional traditional jazz livestreams are in the works, and we will keep you posted on them.   We will also seek out new Internet videos to share with you. 

In the meantime, it is our pleasure to provide links below to several live performances presented by ATJS members and friends in recent years.  

 
Our goal must be to get through these dark times safely.  There will be plenty of live music events once the danger has passed.
 
Sincerely yours,
Dave Stoddard

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Project Safety Net
PO Box 170141
Austin TX  78717

 

YouTube Jazz Links:

La Grosse Tete
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erBJRzZK5Ms
Egyptian Ella  
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83ICrosxwus       Bourbon Street Parade  
 
Dirty River Dixie Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyIjFFSMjMM      Sweet Mama Blues  
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFyxaA8e36g    
Four Tunes   
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOShkZvT_jA       Cornet Chop Suey, Bugle Call Rag, St. James 
 
Swing Shift of Austin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbajn2wEdgo   
A Smooth One   
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3AR0XYRmMg  
I’ll See You in My Dreams   
 
Ron Fink and the Rowdies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4FXMVgIR9I  
I Found a New Baby  
 
Mission City Hot Rhythm Cats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plQfpSvlRO4  
Sweet Sue  
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BArJ6cqDaG8   
When You’re Smiling  
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T14fxN5_1eo
Sensation Rag  
 
Hal Smith and the On the Levee Jazz Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA8fzvDkW64   
Maple Leaf Rag  
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-zIESQQ7Z4 
Muskrat Ramble 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZBZWWNyGjY 
Beale Street Blues 
 
Jim Cullum Jazz Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfZHAwr85VY&list=
PLwOZCz3_nhaBdNTskTimLdyqul4afH9XH

Shake That Thing 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z2McKzHskc   
Son of the South



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