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The WTJS Board
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decide to CANCEL the 54th Jazz Party. We hope to return safely next year.
Jazz Party 2020 – UPDATE
My name is Eric Baker and I serve as President of the West Texas Jazz Society. For the past 53 years the West Texas Jazz Party has brought world-class musicians out to Midland-Odessa for live performances that have become the stuff of legend. This year due to a recent surge in local Covid-19 cases, the board of directors has decided to cancel the party. While we know the virus has a high rate of survivability, it also has a high rate of infection.
We cannot in good conscience invite musicians from across the country, and expose them and our patrons to potential infection.
Believe me, this was not an easy decision. Initially we hoped that a three-month postponement would be sufficient. However, that has not proven to be enough time to control the outbreak in West Texas.
We are sad, but the safety of our members, patrons, community, and musicians must come first.
We are eager to see you all and hear more live music as soon as possible.