[Dixielandjazz] Steamboatin' News

Edmetzsr at aol.com Edmetzsr at aol.com
Thu Nov 18 08:36:50 PST 2004

Dear DJML Friends,
    A few weeks ago you received notice that the  wonderful Jim Cullum Jazz 
band is organizing a cruise on the American Queen next  fall. That reminded me 
to notify all of you that shortly after the holiday  season, the Bob Crosby 
Orchestra and the Bob Cats will be riverboatin' on the  AQ's sister, the 
Mississippi Queen from January 18 to the 22, that's a Tuesday  through Saturday, 
arriving in New Orleans on Sunday, the 23rd. Although the  cruise starts farther 
down river, we start our portion of the trip in St.  Francisville, head up 
river for a while and then return to New Orleans. The good  folks at the Delta 
Queen Steamship Company can fill you in on all of the  details. 
    Our cruise is billed as a Big Band cruise, the  last of a series, and 
indeed, we'll have the Crosby Library ready for  both listening and dancing fans 
of the unmistakeable sounds of the great  Crosby Orchestra. As always, we'll 
also have the Bob Cats ready to do their  thing and take the spotlight several 
times each of the five nights. And  don't forget, our musicians include some 
of the most popular on the festival  circuit, so it's a great chance to meet 
them and get to know them even  better. 
    Don't you think that this is great way to start the  New Year? You can 
put away the holiday decorations and pack away your blues all  in one fell 
swoop!! As always, we expect that the marquee value of the Crosby  name will result 
in lots of folks joining us aboard, so don't take too long to  decide. We'd 
love to see you. Then you can join Don Mopsick and the Jim Cullum  Jazz band 
later in the year. What a great year it will be!!  
    Thanks, Ed metz

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