Family of Jazz


It is with such a heavy heart that we are announcing the cancellation of the last week of performances of Family of Jazz due to COVID-19.  Despite all of our efforts to keep our bubbles tiny and constantly test, we have 3 dancers down and the show can’t go on.

This news is all so fresh, yet we are already working on how we can (hopefully) postpone the last few performances until late September. Please give us a few days to create a plan and offer a proper proposal to those of you with tickets (our box office manager is also currently isolating with symptoms). Of course we will be happy to refund tickets if that is your preference.

With love from, and on behalf of the Family of Jazz,

Kimberley Cooper
Artistic Director


January 14-16 & 21-23, 2022

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Artistic Director’s Message

Kimberley Cooper

I saw my first jazz music concert since March 2020 last weekend.  It was a small, distanced crowd, we all wore masks including the band.  I was surprised by how moving it was, how I was either smiling until my face hurt or choking up throughout the performance.  What it felt like in the space, I was sitting near the drummer and could really feel the percussion.  Watching the musicians communicate with each other with their eyes, they had fully admitted they hadn’t played together in a year and explained there might be more improvising than usual. At any rate it was a wonderful concert.  It reminded me why I do what I do, and love what I love…

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