|Dear Friends of the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances,
We hope you are well. When we ended our 2021 virtual Izzy Asper Jazz Performances in early May, we thought we would be ready to share exciting plans for the 2021-2022 season within a few weeks. Alas, those weeks have flown by, and we are still navigating some challenges. We’re checking in now to assure you that our silence doesn’t indicate a lack of action!
With the continuing uncertainties around infectious COVID-19 variants and the restrictions still in place around both international travel and local gatherings, the Asper Jazz team believes that attempting to deliver a series at this time based on our pre-pandemic structure is not prudent. Instead, we have been working on a special plan which would bring all of you, our long-time supporters, a boost of musical energy along with some soulful comfort—something all of us have been longing for over the past many months.
With the particulars still in flux, we’re not yet in a position to share the details, but let’s just say our dream is big, our determination is unshaken, and our desire to bring each of you the excitement of world class jazz is as strong as ever. Though our plans are not guaranteed to be finalized, please know that we are doing everything possible to continue realizing our and your dreams for the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances.
Each of you is in our thoughts and we will soon be in touch with an update for the 2021-22 season.
In the meantime, we wish you health and the comfort of safe contact with others. Thank you, as always, for your continued support and for being part of the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances’ community.
Together in music—
Charlene Diehl, Producer, Izzy Asper Jazz Performances
Laura Majorvsky, Manager of Programming, Rady Jewish Community Centre
Moe Levy, Executive Director, The Asper Foundation
Jeffrey Morry, Senior Program Manager, The Asper Foundation