[Dixielandjazz] Norfolk VA DJ band at the ballpark
David W. Littlefield
dwlit at cpcug.org
Tue Apr 1 19:17:08 PST 2003
At 04:12 PM 4/1/2003 -0700, you wrote:
> The new ABQ baseball team wants a "strolling" DJ band. Apparently, the club
> pres., is affiliated with the Norfolk team and they have one there at every
> Can anyone involved in that help me with the logistics of this? Anyone else
> have any experience along these lines? We're tpt, tbone, clarinet, banjo,
> piano, upright bass, and drums. Obviously, the piano and bass are out. Does
> the drummer wear a marching snare?
> Bill Biffle
Can you get a tuba player who can fake, or at least use a chordbook, and can
your banjoist keep time? If yes, you can do without drums. If you really want
your drummer to play the gigs, then a marching snare with a splash cymbal
attached is a good option; or, see if he wants to do a washboard.
And make sure you don't have to play while walking, as opposed to stopping when
you play. Most of the time you don't sound like anything when playing while
walking; that may not be important to the client; however, it's is also
dangerous to the chops.
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