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The Omicron Effect: Postponements and Cancellations in the Jazz Community


On account of the speedy unfold of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a number of jazz organizations and presenters have needed to pivot and reschedule their upcoming in-person occasions from January and February, in a tragic reprise of 2020-2021. Under are just a few such occasions which have come to our consideration lately. This example is kind of fluid, however we are going to do our greatest to replace this report frequently.

The Village Vanguard
Briefly closed (will reopen Jan. 25)
New York Metropolis
villagevanguard.com
Due to the surge in COVID circumstances in New York Metropolis, the venerable jazz membership shut its doorways quickly after one week of the Kenny Barron Trio in late December.  The Vanguard is about to reopen on Jan. 25 with a run by the Vijay Iyer Trio, that includes Linda Could Han Oh and Tyshawn Sorey.

Jack Rudin Jazz Championships
Jan. 10-11, 2022 (Apr. 19-20, 2022)
Jazz at Lincoln Middle, New York Metropolis
2021.jazz.org/jrjc
This competitors options ensembles from 10 college jazz applications all through the U.S. and features a combo showcase in JALC’s Appel Room and a ultimate live performance that includes the Jazz at Lincoln Middle Orchestra within the Rose Theater.

Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Pageant
Jan. 12-15, 2022 (Mar. 17-19, 2022)
New Orleans Jazz Museum, New Orleans, La.
dannybarkerfestival.com
The competition has been postponed till March, however the Cosy Harbor membership will nonetheless host the annual Danny Barker Birthday Tribute Live performance on Jan. 13 with two units by the Danny Barker Tribute Band, that includes Detroit Brooks, Don Vappie, Dr. Michael White, Greg Stafford, Freddie Lonzo, Steve Pistorius, Mitchell Participant, Herman LeBeaux, and particular visitor Topsy Chapman.

Celebrating Chick Corea
Jan. 13-14, 2022 (Apr. 15-16, 2022)
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Middle, New York Metropolis
2021.jazz.org/celebrating-chick-corea#postponed
This particular tribute to the pianist, curated by John Patitucci, options an all-star lineup together with Christian McBride, Hubert Legal guidelines, Béla Fleck, Wynton Marsalis, Renee Rosnes, Billy Childs, and plenty of extra. 

The Jazz Cruise
Jan. 17-24, 2022 (Jan. 6-13, 2023)
Crusing from Miami to the Caribbean on the Celeb Millennium
thejazzcruise.com
Since 2001 the Jazz Cruises group (previously Leisure Cruise Productions) has yearly produced The Jazz Cruise, that includes greater than 100 musicians and over 250 hours of reside jazz. As well as, they produce Blue Word at Sea and a number of sailings of The Easy Jazz Cruise. After the CDC’s latest warning, they determined to cancel the 4 upcoming sailings of jazz-themed cruises in 2022, however will return in 2023 with successive sailings of The Jazz Cruise, Blue Word at Sea, and two editions of The Easy Jazz Cruise.

SFJAZZ Gala Honoring Wynton Marsalis
Jan. 26, 2022 (June 3, 2022)
SFJAZZ Middle, San Francisco, Calif.
sfjazz.org
The SFJAZZ group’s annual profit gala was set to honor Wynton Marsalis with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Due to security issues, the occasion has been moved to June 3, and can characteristic unique performances from the Jazz at Lincoln Middle Orchestra with Marsalis, SFJAZZ Collective, SFJAZZ Excessive College All-Stars, and extra. The concert events by the Jazz at Lincoln Middle Orchestra scheduled for Jan. 27-30 on the SFJAZZ Middle will go on as deliberate. So will all common programming at SFJAZZ’s numerous venues, though as of Feb. 1, attendees should present proof of vaccination together with a booster.

 

 



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