"I dwell in possibility" Emily Dickinson
Good question. Over the last decade I've been to jazz camps, jazz workshops, and jazz conventions in Canada, USA, Italy, and Poland, All of them were unforgettable experiences.
The thought of being in a small enclosed space with a bunch of senior citizens and college age kids is a non-starter for me. Hanging out on Bourbon street on a Saturday night taking in the all sights seems like a distant hope. Jamming in the French Quarter or a New York basement just sounds dangerous.
Even when a vaccine arrives this thing is not going to be over if lots of folks refuse to take it. Herd immunity will take longer if a significant portion of the population refuse it.
If we want to return to our former life as musicians we must support and follow all the health directives. And, encourage others as well.
In the meantime stay safe, be smart, work out, network daily, encourage your discouraged friends, hug your spouse, and practice like mad.
David Story: Professional pianist, drummer, composer, and educator. Well into his 5th enthusiastic musical decade, David works with adults pursuing musical dreams in the autumn of life, while he maintains an active presence in the Toronto arts scene.