The famous Japanese festival “TOKYO JAZZ +plus” was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. World famous jazz artists and legends were invited to the festival including Jeffrey Hancock, an American musician, winner of 14 Grammy awards, and Joshua Redman, a modern American jazz tenor saxophonist. Besides, Dimash Kudaibergen was also expected to perform at this festival.
The organisers of the festival announced that the event was to be cancelled on their official website.
“We deeply regret to announce that we are cancelling TOKYO JAZZ +plus, which was scheduled for 22-24 May 2020, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Our sincere apologies go to everyone who have been looking forward to the festival, but we have taken such a decision to ensure the health and safety of the festival audience and artists. And, it has become clear that it is difficult to have the artists in Japan under this global situation with travel restrictions imposed.
We sincerely apologize to everyone who was looking forward to the festival. But these were forced measures to ensure the health and safety of the audience and artists of the festival. Also, due to restrictions on entry into the country, the arrival of artists in Japan also gained a number of difficulties.
All the outdoor events on Keyaki Street in Yoyogi Park, which were planned to be held as part of the festival, will also be canceled.
Planning is under way for the next year’s edition. We look forward to seeing everyone again at the next TOKYO JAZZ +plus,” – wrote festival organizers on their official website.