[Dixielandjazz] Rumors of the demise of The Wooden Nickel Jass Band

Dan Augustine ds.augustine@mail.utexas.edu
Thu, 26 Sep 2002 15:06:49 -0500

Bob and others (who may be divided into those who have heard WNJB and those who haven't)--
    Sorry to hear this, from the fan's point of view.  From your point of view, it is all too understandable, but still lamentable.
    I didn't attend a dixieland festival until two years ago (in Sacramento), but WNJB was one of those i heard, and of course i had to hear you guys again this year too.  WNJB is one of the great performing bands, by which i mean not only from the purely musical point of view, but as highly enjoyable entertainment also.  I still don't see how you could play your trombone with Brady draped all over you, singing; i would have had any number of unfortunate non-musical reactions to that if she were draped over me (much harder, though, if i were playing tuba).  Hope you get together every once in a while in future years and perform.
    Of course, i had to go out to Jazz by Mail and order all of your CD's before the run on them starts.

>From: "Williams, Bob" <robert.c.williams@eds.com>
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] FW: Rumors of the demise of The Wooden Nickel Jass Band
>Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 14:15:40 -0400
>I just fashioned this tome and sent it to my band's email list.  I know
>there are many friends on this list who might be interested in this
>information, so have forwarded it intact to the DJML.
> >  -----Original Message-----
>> From:	Williams, Bob 
>> Sent:	Thursday, September 26, 2002 10:55 AM
>> To:	'wnjblist@wnjb.com'
>> Subject:	Rumors of the demise of The Wooden Nickel Jass Band
>> Y'all:
>> I know there are some rumors out there about The Wooden Nickel Jass Band
>> folding at the end of this year.  Maybe you've heard them.
>> The fact is, the band *is,* in fact, closing its doors at the end of this
>> year.  We are committed to fulfilling our existing obligations, then we
> > will ride off into the sunset.

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