[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
> game.
> 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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