[Dixielandjazz] RE: DJML In the beginning

James Kashishian kash at ran.es
Wed Feb 4 10:29:54 PST 2004

Don Gumpert wrote:
I believe we signed on in late 1995; seems Bob Schultz, Kim Cusack and
were discussing the DJML during the 1996 Mid America Jazz Festival in
Louis.  Where are they now???  

I was around then, in those days.  I must have signed on a good year or
more before Peter Lovric died.  You mention Kim Cusack.  I heard him
playing about 2 yrs ago in Chicago.  On the break, I went up to say
hello to the band, not knowing anyone by sight.  Kim, upon hearing my
name said "oh, it's Jim, the trombonist in Madrid".....which raised me
even higher in the eyes of my sister & brother-in-law, who already think
I'm at a lofty level of fame!  Of course, Kim recognized my name from
DJML.  Good list this one!  :>

Along the same lines, a friend who used to live in Madrid walked into a
bar in California, out in the middle of nowhere, and there was a
Dixieland band playing.   My friend mentioned to someone in the band
that he had a friend that played the same type of music in Madrid, and
the guy said, "oh, you mean Jim Kashishian".  Ah, sweet fame......helped
along by the vast population on DJML........


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