[Dixielandjazz] Re: Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 12, Issue 26
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 13 00:49:01 PST 2003
Hi Tom & List mates:
Wholeheartedly agree with just about everything you say except the 0 points for "A"
answer to question 1. Why penalize a band that does not have to play free venues? In
our case, maybe not the rest of the OKOM band world, we attract a varied audience from
8 to 80. Yet we play about 160 gigs paying a year, to the "B" answer groups.
Therefore we believe that we should get MAX points for what we do, even though we
don't do it free except on rare charity occasions where I personally pay the sideman
and donate the band.
> "Tom Wood" <zenith at ans.com.au> wrote (polite snip)
> QUIZ ANSWERS & EXPLANATIONS
> Q1 When playing at an audience free (lunchtime pub/concert) event or
> at a passing public type venue (such as Shopping Malls) what
> kind of audience does your band usually manage to attract,
> entertain and hold if any?
> A We do not play much at audience free venues
> B The general public/tourists/mixed age groups.
> C Mature jazz enthusiasts.
> Points & Explanation
> A1 A = 0 B = 2
> C = 1
> Most OKOM fans are mature group jazz enthusiasts aged 50 to 70 +
> normally paying an entry fee. To keep the music alive we must
> freely attract a more general and mixed audience type. If the
> public can be attracted or held without making them pay to hear
> you play, then you are indeed working hard at milking the crowd
> and promoting OKOM.
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