[Dixielandjazz] Hey There
tubaman at batnet.com
Tue Apr 13 09:51:37 PDT 2004
I have a couple of tips about getting a band going with "younger"
musicians - I was in a group called Churchill Street Jazz Band that was
formed with mostly high school age (15-18 year old) student musicians
plus a few more experienced, older musicians. It does help to have a
"coach" who knows the songs and history of early jazz, but you can do
it on your own - it might just take a bit longer.
Another place to look for inspiration is the current scene in New
Orleans Brass Bands - there are hundreds of young musicians taking
elements of old and new music styles and creating their own tradition
(and not just in New Orleans - there are bands all over the USA doing
this.) Exploring this path will take you a bit further away from what
this list calls OKOM, but it may be a way to attract other musicians in
your area who may favor Rock, R & B, or Soul over an "unknown" jazz
On Apr 11, 2004, at 8:40 PM, Steve McCann wrote:
> Im from melbourne, Australia. And noticing the predominantly older
> age of Jazz muscians around my area, Im eager to start getting a
> younger group into the style. I've still got so much to learn, so go
> easy on the technicalities :P. I've been playing bone since I was 12,
> and have been involved in big bands, concert bands, and some brass
> Recently I went to see the dixieland Jazz band my teacher plays with,
> and they've inspried me to run out, get the chord charts memorised,
> and muck round with scat vocals lol.
> The atmosphere is great around here, and i';m looking foward to
> getting to know you all.
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