[Dixielandjazz] Jazz Festival - Modesto, CA - a chance for redemption

david richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Wed Apr 7 16:48:06 PDT 2004

Here is a chance for those Modesto area OKOM fans to renew their "Jazz 
License" - on Sunday, April 25th there will be the 26th annual Jackson 
CA Mother Lode Hot Jazz Party (also with several warm-up events on 
Saturday afternoon and evening.)  Just  a few miles northeast of 
Modesto in the beautiful Gold Rush towns of Jackson,  Martell,  and 
Jackson Gate, all venues are on or very near the intersection of 
Highways 49 and 88.

10th Avenue will have a Saturday morning show 11AM to 3PM, Natural Gas 
will have a Saturday afternoon show 2-530PM, and the Jazztown 
Revelators will have a Saturday night show 730 to 11 PM

Sunday shows start at 11 AM and run through 6PM with the above 
mentioned bands and Midnight Rose, Port City, Zenith, "And That's 
Jazz," King Cotton, Howlin' Coyotes, and the San Francisco Feetwarmers. 
Midnight Rose will do a special Gospel show at 1030AM.

There seems to be no website for this event but you can call 
209-223-3264 or 209-223-4717 for more info. Or e-mail me and I will see 
what else i can tell you about this event. "And That's Jazz" has played 
most of the years the festival has happened and there have been many 
changes over the years, but I think it is a really fun one with a mix 
of indoor and outdoor venues - not too big or too small!

Dave Richoux

On Apr 7, 2004, at 1:07 PM, TCASHWIGG at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 4/7/04 12:47:46 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> barbonestreet at earthlink.net writes:
>> Just heard that last weekend's one day OKOM festival in Modesto had
>> about 70 paying attendees. And there were 7, count em, 7 bands. One 
>> was
>> 10th Avenue Jazz Band, the sponsoring group. Ed Zimbrick must have 
>> lost
>> a pot full of money on it. Bob Roman's Cell Block Seven was also 
>> there,
>> I believe so the music was not too shabby.
> What Modesto Jazz Festival?
> I live 80 miles from there and know several of the musicians who 
> played it,
> as well as Margaret of the Modesto Jazz Society, I have two sides of 
> my family
> living in the Modesto/Oakdale community that would have loved to go to 
> it had
> they known about it.

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