[Dixielandjazz] Black Derby Jazz Band

Dan Augustine ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu
Mon Mar 22 12:41:33 PST 2004

     John Bradshaw in San Antonio has done a lot of work inviting us 
to play and organizing a new band, so i thought i would let anyone in 
DJML in the San Antonio or Texas area know about it.  I haven't been 
to any jazz camps, but he and Meg Graf were nice enough to invite me 
to play with them.  Should be fun. Hope this kind of thing spreads 
the word around here about OKOM and LIVE jazz.

A program of early jazz, 1900-1930, ragtime to swing by
            The Black Derby Jazz Band*
at:  Community Unitarian Universalist Church
      4818 Beverly Mae E.
      San Antonio, Texas
          (Off Babcock Rd near Med Center)
      One o'clock Sunday, April 25th, 2004
To be followed by a jam session with kindred spirits of all ages 
welcome, and the collection of interest in joining The Black Derby 
Jazz Club.
*A nine piece band with tuba, banjo, two trumpets, two reeds, 
trombone, piano & drums.
Donations accepted for facility maintenance.
To Whom it May Concern:                 March/April 2004

You are cordially invited to an organizational meeting of the Black 
Derby Jazz Club, to be held in conjunction with a concert by the 
Black Derby Jazz Band, at One o'clock Sunday 25, April, 2004 at 
Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 4818 Beveriy Mae E., San 
Antonio, Texas.

It is proposed that the Black Derby Jazz Band and Club of South Texas 
would be dedicated to the performance and preservation of Jazz Music 
from 1900 to 1930 i.e. Ragtime to Swing. It would be primarily 
intended for musicians of all ages and ability who wish to have the 
pleasure of recreating jazz styles of that period, by reading 
arrangements or lead sheets or faking and playing by ear. 
Non-musicians with an interest in this music are also welcome.
Initial proposal is for meetings once a month, locations to be 
determined. Sometimes special performances but always jam sessions 
with opportunities for members to perform.

The Black Derby Jazz Band, performing on 25 April, is an ad hoc group 
of nine semi-professional musicians, assembled from amongst friends 
and kindred spirits I have met at Adult Jazz Camps on both Coasts of 
the country. They have come to San Antonio simply for the pleasure of 
playing this sort of music together, and have graciously agreed to 
assist me in the attempt to establish a club to preserve and promote 
one of the most enjoyable forms of music performance ever developed.

Please advise any acquaintances, students, or relatives, who may have 
an interest in creating/recreating this type of music to attend and 
consider joining.

Sincerely yours:
John B. Bradshaw
Phone 341-8506
**  Dan Augustine    Austin, Texas   ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu     **
**       "Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through          **
**        the leather straps." -- Emo Phillips 

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