[Dixielandjazz] Dixieland in Bismarck

Charlie Hooks charliehooks@earthlink.net
Thu, 08 Aug 2002 17:01:39 -0500

on 8/8/02 3:51 PM, Don Ingle at dingle@baldwin-net.com wrote:


    Does the name, Kilzer, ring any bells?

    Back in late 80 or early 81 I toured through Bismarck with Gene Mayl and
met a guy like that in the local whatever-it-was club; mentioned I was
engaged to a NoDak girl, and when I told him Netta's name, he named all her
relatives--parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles--all of whom live
over 80 miles away.  You might say he was a knowledgeable fellow.  Netta's
relatives considered this quite normal.  They knew him, too.

    You're right about Ft. Abraham Lincoln.  Have visited several times. My
favorite is the basement room with the wildcat (?) in it.

thanks for the memory,

> Though his name escapes me at the moment, there is a gentleman on the U
> of ND public radio station who does a very good show -- and is also a
> drummer. A rather Germanic name one shouldn't forget but then I can't find
> my pipe right now, either.
> Anyway, his show features good jazz and he has shown up at many Midwest jazz
> fests. He has brought a couple bands into the area to play some local venues
> time to time.
> Damn...name is fog city right now, but he at least is a knowing jazz person
> of the Bismarck-Mandan area.
> While there, drive to Fort Abraham Lincoln. This was the home of the 7th
> Cavalry and it was from here that
> Col. Custer took his people to Little Big Horn. His C.O. quarters have been
> restored as it was the day he road off to pull the stupidist move in
> military history.
> Don Ingle