Last year, COVID-19 forced us to move the piano edition of the Red Light Jazz Festival originally scheduled for May 29, 30 and 31, 2020 to June 4, 5 and 6, 2021. Although we had hoped otherwise, the outlook for the first weekend of June 2021 doesn’t look optimistic. Only now are vaccinations well underway, which means that corona measures will also be (partially) in effect in June. We’ve therefore again decided to postpone the piano edition of the Red Light Jazz Festival. The new and definitive festival dates are September 3, 4 and 5, 2021. According to the national government’s vaccination schedule, the majority of the Dutch population should then be sufficiently protected against the corona virus.

Several national and international artists and (primary) locations have already been notified about the new dates. We plan to use the weeks ahead to finalize the content of the festival program, which was already largely determined in 2020.

The fact that Red Light Jazz is able to survive the corona pandemic is partly due to the financial support from SENA and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), and not least to Red Light Jazz’s many friends and acquaintances who made their sponsor contribution by not reclaiming what was spent on the canceled 2020 edition. This gives us the opportunity to present (part of), in September 2021, the versatile program that we had originally planned for Red Light Jazz in 2020. We’re therefore exceedingly grateful to these sponsors and cultural organizations.

We’ll be keeping you posted on any developments. In the meantime, please stay healthy!