[Dixielandjazz] August 7 & Pat Cooke

Don Ingle dingle@baldwin-net.com
Wed, 7 Aug 2002 07:42:08 -0400

Gumperts or others:
IF you run into a fellow name of John Furbush, a tenor sax player that leads
a big band in the Penacola/Panhandle area, say hi for Don Ingle. We were
classmates at Michigan State, he worked in my jazz band in school, and I met
my wife Jean in his home town of Alpena, MI one summer after college playing
in a small joint there. Jean and I celebrated our 46th last November.
His band takes part in the big jazz fest they hold there each year.
Don Ingle
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Gumpert" <dongumpert@cox.net>
To: <dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2002 1:39 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] August 7 & Pat Cooke

> For the past 3-4 years, on the first Sunday of each month, Pat Cooke
> from New Orleans (three hour drive) to play the brunch with Don's band in
> Pensacola at Rosie O'Grady's.
> Last Sunday after the brunch, we had a surprise party for Pat to celebrate
> his 75th birthday which is acutally on August 7.  More than being an
> outstanding bass player, he's a dear friend and we wish him many happy
> returns.
> Sandy & Don Gumpert
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