[Dixielandjazz] Jim Borkenhagen

david richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Mon Apr 14 13:22:32 PDT 2003

I found this in today's San Jose Mercury News (Leigh Weimers is a sort 
of local Herb Caen style columnist)

Dave Richoux
Friends of jazzman play musical wake

By Leigh Weimers
Mercury News

Passersby in the vicinity of Eulipia last week might have been 
surprised to hear the sounds of live, down-home jazz coming from the 
stylish dinner house in the middle of the afternoon. It wasn't a 
scheduled performance, unfortunately, but tradition -- with a touch of 
coincidence. Jim Borkenhagen, one of Northern California's top New 
Orleans-style trumpet players, had passed away earlier in the week at 
78 and had just been laid to rest. In the best jazz tradition, fellow 
musicians from all over then brought their memories and instruments to 
the restaurant to give their pal a proper musical wake. The 
coincidence? When Jim's son Steve Borkenhagen and partners founded 
Eulipia in 1977, they'd intended it to be a jazz hangout (the name 
comes from Rahsaan Roland Kirk's ``Theme for Eulipions''), but economic 
realities dictated that food come first. Thursday afternoon, jazz was 
back at the downtown restaurant -- and it never seemed more appropriate.

On Thursday, Apr 10, 2003, at 17:52 US/Pacific, R & V Thompson wrote:

> On Monday, April 7th, Jim Borkenhagen passed away at home, quite
> unexpectedly.  Bork, as he was known to practically everyone in the San
> Francisco Bay Area, was well known in these parts but perhaps less well
> known elsewhere.

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