[Dixielandjazz] Happy New Year 2004

Len Nielsen lennielsen at telus.net
Wed Dec 31 14:57:13 PST 2003

List mates

I want to wish everyone on the list the best of everything for the new 
year 2004. Health, happiness or contentment, and success, in whatever it 
may be that you are involved in, during the year.

Because of the failure of the Victoria Jazz Party I have a particular 
concern for Dixieland Jazz Festivals everywhere. I would like to take 
this opportunity to personally thank all who participated in these 
festivals in the past. Your efforts have provided great music and 
entertainment and enjoyment over a period of many years (prime example; 
Sacramento, approx 30 years?) and I am just one voice to say, thank you 
very much! Without your efforts live Dixieland music would not have been 
available to so many communities and so many people the world over. It 
would have been a sadder world for many of us if the music had been 
allowed do dwindle away as it was before you rescued it. The thought of 
only hearing this music as recorded by the so called greats of the past 
is daunting, to me at least.

So my wish, for 2004, is that you can find new energy and dedication to 
keep up the good work as in the past and that hopefully you can find 
some new and intriguing ideas to keep your fans interest and to attract 
new interest as well.

I have a varied interest in music but Dixieland has always held the No 1 
spot for me.

Good Fortune

Len Nielsen
Victoria Canada

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