[Dixielandjazz] Audience etiquette

Arnold Day arnieday at optonline.net
Mon Dec 20 08:04:47 PST 2004

That's the problem, Tom. They feature excellent jazz four nights a week but also excellent food. So would say that less than one-third of the diners are there for the jazz, so the owner has a real dilemma.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: TCASHWIGG at aol.com 
  To: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com 
  Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 6:20 PM
  Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Audience etiquette

  In a message dated 12/19/04 2:59:18 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
  arnieday at optonline.net writes:

  > That all makes perfect sense to me, Charles. I would add that those who go 
  > to restaurants to talk loudly, laugh, sing "Happy Birthday" etc, should choose 
  > a restaurant that doesn't feature jazz that evening. I have been to Shanghai 
  > Jazz in NJ many times when the likes of Kenny Davern, Mark Shane, John Bunch 
  > and even Marian McPartland (earlier this year) were drowned out by noisy 
  > diners.
  > Arnie

  That is indeed a RUDE situation that should be discouraged by the Proprietor, 
  even at the expenses of losing a few disconcerted customers, if he allows 
  that kind of behavior to get out of hand very often he will lose all the other 
  customers who actually come there and spend money to see and hear the high 
  caliber Jazz music that he presents.

  He needs to educate his public as to the proper conduct expected when he has 
  that kind of entertainment booked.  Printing such a discreet notice on his 
  menu would be in good taste
  and do a great service to his patrons and musicians alike to make the 
  establishment a much classier place to go, eat and have a good time.   


  Tom Wiggins
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