[Dixielandjazz] Paul Ferrara????

Don Ingle dingle@baldwin-net.com
Sun, 18 Aug 2002 14:39:16 -0400

Jerry Fuller was from Santa Maria, CA, and studied with MA\atty Matlock as a
young player. (He used to come down from SM to take his clarinet lesson at
Matty's, and I would wait for his lesson to be over so I could go in and get
my arranging lesson. We used to sit and talk with Matty and Lura in between.
He worked with Jackie Coon, Jack Perciful, Ira Wesley, Gene Estes at the
Hangover Club in Hollywood in early 50's where I would catch him, and we
both used to sit in at the old Club 47 at times to learn from the good
players that sat in there most any night of the week.
Jerry worked with some good bands (Dukes and others,) but for some reason he
didn't think he could make it in the biz and took up barbering. Moved to
Boston area and cut hair and gigged on the side. We were all the poorer for
that, but to this day he's still one of the better clarinetists around, with
a warm, woody sound and some fine lines in his  solos.
Last saw him at Sacro Fest when we sat on a street curb and drank "coupon"
beer and talked about the times when we were, as Lura Mattlock called us,
"Matty's boys!"
Don Ingle

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Kercher" <ekercher@tampabay.rr.com>
To: <JimDBB@aol.com>; <dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2002 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Paul Ferrara????

Hey Jim, or Mike,
Can either one of you give me some history on Jerry Fuller?
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: JimDBB@aol.com
  To: dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com
  Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2002 9:40 PM
  Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Paul Ferrara????

  In a message dated 8/17/02 7:34:13 PM Central Daylight Time,
MikeMarois@HireLiveMusicians.com writes:

    Hey List;

    Does anyone know what ever happened to the OKOM drummer Paul Ferrara?


    Mike Marois

     Paul Ferrara joined the Dukes of Dixieland when I was with them in the
60s.   I Left awhile later and never saw Paul again.  But I never forgot
what a fine drummer he was.  My regards to him if somebody knows him.

  Jim Beebe