COVID-19

 

A NOTE TO OUR CJH FAMILY AND FANS REIMAGINING
CLEARWATER JAZZ HOLIDAY 2020

Traditional Festival Format

Thank you for your patience during these challenging times and our consideration of various strategies for the 2020 Clearwater Jazz Holiday music festival. After careful and extensive coordination with our partners and public officials, we are sad to announce the cancellation of the festival weekend October 15-18 in Coachman Park.

Although we were hoping to deliver another one-of-a-kind event for our 41st year, producing the festival in its traditional large-scale format In October is not practical or feasible this year under the present circumstances. The health and well-being of all our constituents remain top priority. This includes our volunteers and staff, High Note Society members, corporate and outreach partners, beneficiaries of our education and outreach initiatives, participating musicians, and all the friends of CJH who make our family so special.

Reimagining the CJH Experience in 2020

We ask for your continued patience as we continue to explore the possibility for a variety of unique, smaller scale, live-music experiences, mostly open air, for likely late Fall, that would be produced with CJH’s special touch and in line with health and safety mandates, guidelines and protocols. We plan to post additional updates about these events in September as well as email our High Note Society members at that time with options regarding their 2020 contributions.

Continuing the Mission and How You Can Help!

The Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation celebrates and promotes the art form of jazz through year-round innovative music appreciation and instructional programs, special funding, performance opportunities, exciting events, and creative learning experiences, supported by the longstanding, annual festival tradition.

Much of our Education & Outreach programming also supports local musicians who help deliver these meaningful experiences to schools, neighborhood family centers, schools and organizations serving those with special needs, and older adult independent and assisted communities and memory care centers. 

We are proud of our response to COVID-19 and the unique and creative program adaptations continuing to make a BIG impact.  Please visit with us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube as well as our Education & Outreach page to see these activities in action.

To name a few, these initiatives include our new Young Lions Jazz Master “Virtual” Sessions, new STUDIO video archive of past sessions, new Young Lions Jazz Master “Virtual” Sessions Podcast, new “Virtual” Basic Guitar Series, and new STOP-TIME SERIES with Frank Williams (which complements our History of Jazz Outreach Program by creating a comprehensive visual and audio History of Jazz archive delivered in Frank’s one-of-a-kind style).

These online resources are now positioned to benefit thousands of band directors and their students in Florida and beyond as they adjust to a new normal curriculum in this challenging environment.

DONATE TO THE FOUNDATION

We THANK the many supporters and businesses who have donated to the Foundation this year!

As a cultural and educational 501(c) (3) organization that relies on social events, live performances, and on-site audience participation for its survival, we continue to explore creative ways to engage our community and provide meaningful outreach activities and experiences as we together weather this unprecedented challenge.

If you have not already contributed, we appreciate your consideration. Your charitable donation not only helps to sustain the long-standing festival tradition, which unites a community and brings an enormous economic impact, but also meaningful year-round Education & Outreach programs changing lives and making a difference.

 

DONATE NOW

 

We look forward to more musical days ahead with you and as always THANK YOU for your support of Clearwater Jazz Holiday.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation Team

 If you would like to join our effort to support music & arts education in Tampa Bay or otherwise become part of the wonderful Clearwater Jazz Holiday family education and outreach team, please contact our office at 727-461-5200 or email [email protected].

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