After months of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK has gotten to a point where certain restrictions can be removed without supposing a great risk for public health. Among those, we got the return of indoor performances starting August 15th, and on the same day, the government updated the guidance for the performing arts in England to reflect new Public Health England research into transmission risks from singing, wind and brass performance.
There is much more than stepping on stage and play to make a show like Not Just Jazz 5. Truth be told, the live music experience goes well beyond having music played live somewhere; if that was not the case, concerts as we know them -spectacles of multi-faceted artistic performance- would not exist. Team effort, of course, is essential, and here I would like to get the unsung heroes who work behind the scene into the spotlight.