[Dixielandjazz] Hi all

Charlie Hooks charliehooks at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 24 15:42:08 PDT 2003

Hey, Jon!  Welcome aboard!

And, man, what a cheerful bit of news you bring!  At 74 (today) I'm getting
more deaf each year, and hearing aids badly distort the sound--mine and
everyone else's, too.  Great to know a man can play professionally without
hearing, although I suppose Beethoven should have made me suspect that.

If you ever come through Chicago, give me a shout at 708-366-8455.  Lots of
fairly wholesome pickers in this town, and I know a lot of them.


on 4/24/03 2:29 PM, Jon Seiger at jseiger at rochester.rr.com wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm a "new member."   Actually have been reading posts a few months, but
> haven't added much yet :)
> By way of introduction..... my name is Jon Seiger, and I'm a trumpeter,
> pianist, and singer. I currently reside in Rochester, NY, but grew up in NYC,
> and travel quite a bit for work (gigs:).  Studied at the New England
> Conservatory of Music, and growing up I studied with Roy Eldridge. I am a
> professional musician, and make my "full time" living that way. I am also a
> deaf person, and am one of obviously very few deaf musicians. I read lips
> well, and speak (I was not born deaf, lost my hearing later), and I do have a
> cochlear implant which helps in some situations (but not a whole lot for
> music).
> I just returned from playing at the Festival de Jazz en Abril, in Mar del
> Plata, Argentina, and had a blast. The people treated me great, and the
> musicians were great. Lots of great dixielans, swing, (OKOM:), etc.    Getting
> ready to play up in Canada soon, and then going back with my band to the Ocho
> Rios Jamaica Jazz Festival in Jamaica, in June.  Plus, of course, lots of
> local gigs, weddings, parties, festivals, etc.  Last year we were fortunate
> enough to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (we had a
> blast!), and next year we have a lot of stuff planned, including the Suncoast
> Dixieland Classic.
> I am always looking for musician friends to correspond with, learn from, share
> ideas, and have a few laughs :) And hopefully get to meet some of you at
> various festivals, etc. So feel free to email me, or check out our website at
> www.jonseigerallstars.net .
> Talk to you all soon :)
> Keep Swingin...
> Jon
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