New Year 2021
Message from the
A.T.J.S. President

Ragtime Oriole

This has been a quiet year for performing arts of all kinds.  While we wait for the coast to clear and find a new performing venue for ATJS, there are always livestream and recorded events.  There is enough jazz on YouTube to keep you listening for days.  Johnny Serrano has posted a whole set of jazz recorded in January 2020 by Swing Shift, formerly known as La Grosse Tete.  You can find it at

If you missed the three livestream performances fielded by our sister organization Austin Jazz Society, these can also be found on YouTube.  Go to YouTube and search Monks Jazz David Jellema Quartet, Monks Jazz Texas Moaners, and Monks Jazz Nod to Pops.  All three concerts run about 90 minutes and are definitely worth a listen.

Jazz pianist Richard Golladay has opened Ragtime Oriole at 202 Main Street in Marble Falls.  It is a coffee and wine shop as well as a traditional jazz club.  Richard will be hosting an open jam session on Saturday, January 23 from 1 to 4 pm.  For those not familiar with Marble Falls, it is a scenic Hill Country town at the intersections of US 281 and FM 1431, about 30 miles west of Round Rock.  For a closer look at Ragtime oriole, check out its website at

- Dave Stoddard


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Austin Jazz Society
Project Safety Net
PO Box 170141
Austin TX  78717

Your contributions will help keep our Austin corps of traditional jazz musicians in Austin, able to perform for us when this long pandemic nightmare finally ends.  Please stay safe and healthy—we need jazz fans, too!