[Dixielandjazz] Re: Steve barbone & Fairness

david richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Fri Dec 19 16:43:37 PST 2003

If you don't believe Steve, go to http://www.jazzascona.com and look at 
the list of bands and musicians - a great mix of well established OKOM 
bands that have been playing the US Festival circuits for years along 
with a whole bunch of bands you probably never heard of but have to be 
doing something right to play in this kind of a festival.

As their program says: The concerts range from traditional New Orleans 
to Chicago-style jazz, from swing to mainstream, including ragtime, 
gospel, blues, and R&B.

as for location, I sure wouldn't mind a gig in on the Swiss/Italian 
border region... beats Sacramento by a long shot!

Dave Richoux
On Dec 19, 2003, at 3:10 PM, Stephen Barbone wrote:
> Don't like Candye Kane? Hey that OK with me but then I think she out 
> sings most of the
> so-called "Hot Mamas" out there with OKOM bands these days. And she 
> performed at ASCONA
> Jazz Festival 2003. In case you folks don't know it, ASCONA is THE 
> New Orleans Jazz. Check it our some day instead  wallowing in self 
> pity. Every OKOM band
> leader I know would sell his soul to play at Ascona. No, it ain't your 
> father's Pismo, or
> Victoria, or Portland, or Combined Festivals. Not anything like them, 
> for it is wildly
> successful drawing, gasp/choke, young people, who pay top dollar to 
> see some of the finest
> OKOM musicians in the world.

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