The Second Inaugural Newport Jazz Festival
53 weeks to go! 60+ Bands looks likely.
A slack lot…
We have contacted the registered band leaders (some still to go as of 23rd April), to make sure they are still available for the 2021 Festival, always assuming that the current embargo on almost everything has ended, we haven’t lost our chops… and are still keen.
A bit to our surprise, almost everyone admitted to rather enjoying the lock down as an opportunity to do very little. About half thought that this might last longer than May 2021, and the other half thought it would be all over in no time (or about August 2020).
Several asked if they could up the ante by submitting another band for registration. Of course – the website now has the correct (2021) dates on it, so go for your life.
The Festival Committee plans to reconvene in December 2020