There’ve been many times during the last months where it would have been easy to let the pandemic-driven despair to cause the CJO staff to crumple and lose hope. In fact, there’ve been a number of nonprofits that haven’t survived this challenging time, or have become a shell of what they were. But we did survive, and we did it through the efforts and care of so many. New benefactors and grantors stepped in to help us: people like Robin Hughes gave significant support to ensure that our “gig economy” musicians were able to make ends meet, during the most dire of days, when no one could perform or teach; people like Rebecca Hoyt and Robert Luce, who increased their support by doing monthly donations; and all the people who donated to the CJO during live streamed concerts. We are so very grateful.
We have finally gotten to a place where we can be together again, and we thank you for sticking with us for 37 years, for seeing us through this challenging time, and for trusting us to continue our mission of increasing awareness and appreciation of jazz, sharing original music, exceptional performances, and inspirational educational programming.
We hope to see you at a CJO show soon!
Best, and stay safe and well,