2020 Summer Concerts Update

Dear Friends of Jazz Forum Arts,

We are terribly sad to announce that, due to the potential risk of spreading COVID-19 at outdoor gatherings, we will not present our free outdoor concerts this summer. This would have been our 35th consecutive year of free outdoor performances and we are so sorry that the pandemic is preventing us from offering these beloved concerts to all of you. We will return next year!

To add to the bad news, New York State officials have told us that we cannot reopen the Jazz Forum at this time and we are awaiting their guidance. The reasons for all these decisions are totally fair and understandable, given the risk of a resurgence of the pandemic. Jazz Forum Arts is 100% committed to the safety and health of our patrons, staff and the performing musicians. We are looking forward to reopening the club as soon as possible and will do so once we are granted permission from the State.

We know from your emails, calls and comments that both the summer concerts and the club have become so important for your health and well-being. We will keep you posted on the club reopening. As you have probably noticed, we have developed exciting online programs. We hope you are enjoying our weekly Jazz Forum @ Home E-Newsletters, weekly Facebook Livestream shows and monthly Jitterbugs jazz class for little kids and caregivers/parents.

If you can spare an initial or repeat donation to our Jazz Together campaign, we would be so grateful. This support will allow us to stay afloat now and prepare Jazz Forum Arts for the future.

Please wear masks and keep socially distanced!

With love and best wishes for your health and safety,
Mark and Ellen

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