COVID-19 UPDATE plus fun things to do
4/6: UPDATES, FUN THINGS TO DO, AND SOME INSPIRATION:
- The greatest jazz club in the world, The Jazz Showcase, is right here in Chicago but is closed due to COVID-19. If you can afford to, please help the Showcase and its founder, Joe Segal. Joe's healthcare needs are costly and with the club closed there are no revenues. But, if you can help please go to the Go Fund Me page for Joe and contribute what you can. Joe has brought us the finest jazz for over 70 years. The link is HERE.
- The Chicago Tribune has a magnificent Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, Mary Schmich. Check out her timely COVID-19-related column from Sunday March 22. HERE.
- Listen to some great jazz: WDCB is a public radio station in the Chicagoland suburbs. They are at www.wdcb.org and the link is HERE. Dial in and listen live online. They provide some of the best jazz programming you will ever find.
- Our You Tube video podcasts are HERE.
- Our audio-only podcasts can be found on Apple, Podbay, Podbean and Spotify. Here is the Podbay link: HERE.
- Our complete You Tube channel is HERE. Here you will find tons of video for anything ranging from products to discussions about special kits, demos, jam sessions, my tuning video, plus all of our recent podcasts, and lots more.
- Need some "downtime"? Try Yoga with Adriene on You Tube. It's free. HERE.
- Inspirational messages delivered to your email each day, free. We have been receiving these for years now. The site is www.gratefulness.org and it is wonderful. In the morning you get their daily inspirational message. No ads, no comittments, no cost. Just a nice message to start each day. Here is the link: HERE.
April 6, 2020: ALL SAME AS BELOW.
NEW YORK: Given the current situation with COVID-19, and in compliance with NY government mandates for the best interests of our customers and public safelty in general, we will temporarily close our NY store for walk-in business effective March 18, 2020 until further notice, and focus 100% online. We will be active with all of our Reverb listings so our customers can come visit us there and at www.maxwelldrums.com
Jess Birch, our NYC manager, will be active online throughout this time so feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or to call him at 773-852-7359 (between 10AM and 5PM EST). Additionally, Steve will be ramping up his podcasts during this time so that you can have some content to enjoy. We will keep you posted as things progress. We truly appreciate your support! Steve.
ILLINOIS: Our Chicago-land business is 95% online with hours open to the public only on Fridays and Saturdays. However, under the circumstances, and in conjunction with Illinois government mandates in interest of public safety, we will temporarily suspend walk-in business effective March 18, 2020 until further notice. We will be active and doing "business as usual" online through our Reverb store. And, Steve's podcasts will be ramped up as well. Contact the store via www.maxwelldrums.com to visit us there, or call the shop at 630-237-4997, or contact Steve at email@example.com
NASHVILLE: In accordance with a "stay at home" order from the Mayor of Nashville, our Fork's Drum Closet store in Nashville is closed for walk-in business and the staff is staying at home. We are operating online, and you can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.