[Dixielandjazz] methods of attracting young people / was Air Travel

david richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Mon Dec 15 15:19:05 PST 2003

Thanks for the kind words, Tom. maybe somebody on the Sac Jubilee board 
is on this list...

Consider the fact that we just got back from a tour of Brazil, playing 
for an age-mixed audience of well over 25,000 very enthusiastic folks 
at one venue (and many other well attended shows with little advance 
publicity.)  I think groups like the California Repercussions can draw 
in those Gen X, Y and Z people to  Sacramento, let them hear not only 
us but all the other kinds of bands that are there.

As a DJ at a station that tries to present interesting music to all 
sorts of specialized audiences, I am not too surprised to find some 
audience members that like "Old School" jazz along with the very modern 
styles, Bluegrass and Surf intertwined with Punk Rock, Soundtracks and 
Industrial Disco - they can be very open to a lot of things if 
presented well...

Dave Richoux
On Dec 15, 2003, at 2:13 PM, TCASHWIGG at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 12/15/03 12:00:40 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> tubaman at batnet.com writes:
>> It is true that we are not quite what most on this list would call an
>> OKOM band - we play a lot more Rock  than Jazz, but if they are really
>> wanting to bring in "new blood" to the festival they will have to keep
>> on bringing in more variety, not less!
>> Dave Richoux
> You are absolutely correct Dave, and I saw you guys at least two times 
> and I
> enjoyed your performances and material as did  the hundreds of folks 
> standing
> around listening.

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