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New York's jazz scene is in shambles. COVID has disrupted virtually all in-person musical performances. Musicians are left with no definite time frame as to when they will be allowed to enter a club again, and club owners are doing all they can to keep the music alive.
McPherson, Alissa L., "New York’s Jazz Scene Decimated by Ongoing Shutdown" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.
Artistic Director of The Jazz Gallery, Rio Sakairi. Photographed by Simone Eccleston.
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Latvian jazz vocalist, Arta Jēkabsone. Photographed by Lauris Viksne.
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Co-owner of Bill’s Place, Theda Palmer Saxton. Photo Courtesy of Theda Palmer Saxton.
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Bill Saxton, accomplished bebop saxophonist at the Harlem jazz club. Photo Courtesy of Theda Palmer Saxton.
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Venezuelan producer and trumpeter, Linda Briceño. Photo Courtesy of Yelitza González.
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Jēkabsone performing for Lockdown Sessions at the Jazz Gallery, July 26 2020.
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The Jazz Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan. Photo Courtesy of Rio Sakairi.