The Jazz Club of Sarasota is dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz, America’s original musical art form. Founded in 1980 by the late Hal Davis, the former publicist for Benny Goodman, the Jazz Club has approximately 1,000 members and is growing. This year the Club planned 80 performances in 54 ticketed and free events. The highlight of this year's season was expected to be the renewal of the Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival. We remain confident that we will soon present music you love and enjoy.
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With great regret, the Jazz Club Board of Directors announces the postponement of the Sarasota Jazz Festival scheduled for May 9 - 13, 2021. The Club values very highly the health and safety of our members and the musicians and had set criteria which were to be met before proceeding forward.
For a while, things were headed in the right direction and we were confident that we could present the festival. However, recently, the daily new Covid cases and the infection rate for the Greater Sarasota Region, including both Sarasota and Manatee counties, not only failed to meet the safety standards the Board approved in February, but the numbers began trending in the wrong direction. Continuing to go forward, hoping the situation improved and having to make the same decision at a later date, would have exposed the Jazz Club to another significant financial loss.
Please know we made every effort to find a way to avoid the postponement. The Festival Committee and Staff worked very hard to schedule and produce a festival to be proud of. We do not regret all of the effort and planning of the past few months. The Jazz Club remains hopeful that in the near future, we will again be able to provide the best jazz on Florida's Westcoast. That’s What We Do.
Please continue to check our website and face book page for updates on future events. THANK YOU for your continued support and understanding.
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