JBruno868 at aol.com JBruno868 at aol.com
Sat Mar 15 13:47:33 PST 2003

We are having a party to celebrate the lives of several of our fallen 
comrades and to pay tribute to the joy that they brought to us while we were 

Musicians, Jim Snyder of the bratty brassy trombone, Leon Crabb, who served 
as the Golden Eagle's banjo ambassador, Abe Most, a talent that was equal 
only to his friendship, Al Reiman, a local trombonist who was also a good 
friend to jazz and a punster without equal. Ray Avery, whose jazz photographs 
are world renown and whose LP archives have enriched many lives. Sandra 
McLean, whose enthusiasm and support of the music was not only important as a 
fan, but who also served as a super volunteer in many Southern California 
jazz events. Ray Fehring, who with his wife Rose, was a constant quiet force 
in support of the music and who was beloved in California.

We lost so many, it is time for us to take a moment and to celebrate just how 
much each of our lives are touched by their presence, their talent and their 

The Celebration to be held Saturday, April 5, 2003 from 1-4 pm in the 
Yesteryears Dinner Club located at 235 West Second Street, Pomona, California 
and will feature the Royal Garden Dixieland Band and the Fabulous Titanic 
Jazz Band with surprise invited guests throughout the afternoon.

Yesteryears is a great venue with plenty of parking, a dance floor and 
professional sound and staging. We look forward to a great afternoon and 
perhaps many more. The event is hosted by Red Entertainment (of Pomona) Dan 
Commins, Nancy Sinclair and Laurie Whitlock with special assist from Karen 

Hope to see you there.



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