[Dixielandjazz] Re: Declining Audiences for OKOM

Norrie Thomson jnt at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Dec 15 23:10:11 PST 2003

If Mike takes Steve's suggestion youngsters might be attracted but the 'cash
customers' might stay away.


Norrie Thomson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen Barbone" <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
To: "Mike Durham" <mikedurham_jazz at hotmail.com>
Cc: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Declining Audiences for OKOM

> Great idea Mike. Don't forget to book at least one jazz group that will
> attract the kids. If there is someone they know there, you will be even
> successful.
> The "Modern Jazz " festivals at which we play (along with some of the
> Internationally famous Jazz players) are always sure to book at least one
> "smooth" jazz group, or one "funk" jazz group that appeals to the young
> off the bat. It might offend those who feel it dilutes Dixieland, but
then, it
> is better than no festival at all.
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
> Mike Durham wrote:
> > Here's a thought: at our 14th annual Whitley Bay festival in July, we
> > offering free admission all weekend to anyone aged 16 and under, plus
> > admission on Sunday afternnon to older students in fulltime education.
> > are publicising these offers in local schools and colleges as well as
> > the local press. Hope this will pull some younger folks in, and we will
> > report back on our success (or lack of it). Meantime, maybe othr OKOM
> > festivals might like to try the same thing (maybe they have already? If
> > did it work?).
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