[Dixielandjazz] In Memoriam - Mac McClaeb
Thu, 19 Sep 2002 08:16:51 -0400
I'm driving to Annapolis for Mac McClaeb's funeral today.
He was Barbone Street's first call trumpet/cornet player.
He wasn't famous, yet he was one of the hottest jazz trumpeters on the
He was the youngest member of the band at 60.
He was a retired 30 year Navy Musician, Master Chief Petty Officer.
He was well loved by many jazz musicians, from Washington DC to
He never said a bad word about anybody.
He drove 200 miles round trip to make Barbone Street Gigs, even the club
He always came to play.
He was a real stand-up guy who played his last gig with us in June.
He said then, "I would have paid you to play all these gigs."
We loved him and will miss him.