The move of the IBA to online will prevent us from having Jazz All State in May. At the very least, we will name the three All-State bands and offer the commemorative T-shirt, as we did last year.
But we see a narrow path to an in-person event or events. If the vaccine and safety precautions begin to allow live events to return this summer, we think that a one-day, outdoor rehearsal and concert for each band for a small live audience could be done safely, probably on a Saturday or Saturdays in June.
We will accept and screen All-State materials on the original schedule. Online audition submission will be open from Feb. 1 to March 1. Information and instructions below.
If you have ideas on an attractive and safe outdoor facility where we could stage one or more one-day events in early summer, please contact JEI President Dennis Green, firstname.lastname@example.org.