Bounce Trumpet Awards 30th Anniversary Show Postponed Amid COVID-19 Surge

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The 2022 Bounce Trumpet Awards have been postponed because of the ongoing COVID-19 surge across the U.S.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards, which were originally scheduled to take place on Jan. 15 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and later air on Bounce on Jan. 17.

“We are taking appropriate cautionary steps to protect honorees, attendees, and all associated with the production from COVID,” Cheryle Harrison, head of Bounce, said in a statement Thursday.  

A replacement date for the show will be announced later.

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This year’s honorees include Courtney B. Vance, Stan Lathan, Tyrese Gibson, 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner Zaila Avant-Garde, Georgia senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, and internationally known  artist and educator Princess Sarah Culberson.

The Trumpet Awards were founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton and acquired by Bounce in 2016.

The postponement of the awards follows other entertainment events that have been shifted due to rising COVID-19 cases fueled by the Omicron variant, including this year’s Grammy Awards. The Sundance Film Festival will be going virtual later this month because of the surge.

According to the CDC COVID data tracker, the United States surpassed 50 million confirmed cases and 800,000 deaths in December.