[Dixielandjazz] Shanghai Jazz Club - New Jersey

Arnold Day arnieday at optonline.net
Mon Dec 20 16:12:53 PST 2004

I hadn't seen you on the schedule for SJ for last night. If I had known I would have been there. It's only a 40 minute drive for us, and David books some fantastic players. How he does it (financially) I don't know. I certainly would never "tar" that establishment......I was speaking in general.
Holiday Greetings,

--- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steve barbone 
  To: DJML 
  Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 1:19 PM
  Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Shanghai Jazz Club - New Jersey

  List Mates:

  Got this from a pal, and wonderful jazz musician.

  Steve Barbone

  "I played at the Shanghai Jazz last night (Sunday), and my audience was
  delightful. They spoke quietly and applauded politely from time to time. I
  did very little talking, but I did encourage them to talk louder when I was
  on break. So we shouldn't tar the Shanghai Jazz establishment with a poorly
  selected brush. 

  However, I also played there on Friday night early (4 to 7) for a Christmas
  Party. By 6 the party was pretty noisy (open bar). The band that came in at
  7 was the Dave Stryker Trio and they were very amplified - guitar, organ
  keyboard and drums. Wow! They put the audience right in it's place. The band
  drowned out the audience.

  Anyone who hasn't been there (to Shanghai Jazz) should check out the artists
  and head out there ASAP. In December, Shanghai has had Derek Smith, Randy
  Reinhart Trio, Harry Allen Quartet, Keith Ingham, and several other names
  most everyone on DJML knows. This Wednesday, Ken Peplowski will be there
  with a trio. In this day and age, with Jazz Clubs disappearing, or offering
  duos and solo acts at most, Shanghai seems to be prospering. David Niu, the
  owner, and his wife Martha, are delightful people and a pleasure to work for
  - and the food is spectacular.
  Regards and holiday cheers,"

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