[Dixielandjazz] ENERGY, sitting or standing?

Margaret Squires margeaux@inreach.com
Wed, 31 Jul 2002 18:21:39 -0700

I don't have a problem with a band sitting.  I prefer to sit when I

I didn't mean to imply that just because they were sitting they lacked
energy.  Although slumping down in the chair certainly gives the visual
impression that energy is lacking.  To me, anyway.


Richard Stevens wrote:
> Hi All,
> Does standing up create a better impression than seated? What's the
> rule?
> Richard Stevens
> The Jazz Factory
> www.ozemail.com.au/~jazzfact/
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> Squires
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> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] ENERGY
> A year ago I saw a group at a small OKOM festival.  I had seen most of
> those musicians playing in other bands and they were wonderful.  But not
> this day.  I saw/listened to one tune and left.  They had no energy at
> all.  The front line sat in chairs.  Even the front man when he was
> talking to the audience just sat their, slouched in his chair.
> I was apprehensive about them playing at our local jazz club's meeting
> two weeks ago.  However, it was like a different band showed up.  The
> front line stood on stage.  Their music had energy.  And the musicians
> had energy.
> The musicians were the same at both gigs.
> Just sharing my observation.
> Margaret
> (newly "elected") Music Director
> Modesto Dixieland Jazz Society
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