[Dixielandjazz] The October 23 San Francisco salute to YBJB

Bob Romans cellblk7 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 15 06:43:42 PDT 2004

Hi Steve.
I' looking at my tickets in front of me!!!
Dottie Lawless will be there too...she and he late husband, Ed (Doc), were 
Lu's closest friends for years, and Lu gave them all of his original 
notebooks/charts. "Doc" Ed  Lawless was also a wonderful photographer who 
took literally thousands of pics of musicians throughout the years, and to 
this day Dottie is a
" mover and shaker" in this land of West Coast Jazz.. It should be a 
terrific party!
Warm regards,
Bob Romans
Cell Block 7 Jazz Band
1617 Lakeshore Dr.,
Lodi, Ca. 95242
Cell 747-1148
Because I play trumpet, I envy no man!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve barbone" <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 6:04 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] The October 23 San Francisco salute to YBJB

> The below Post is copied from the Yahoo "Traditional Jazz" Chat List,
> originally posted there by "Duaniac". For those in the Bay area, I urge 
> you
> to attend this session. This group should should play as close to the
> original fire and energetic sounds of YBJB and/or Turk Murphy as one can
> get. Much more so than most of today's so-called "San Francisco Style" 
> trad
> bands that have de-balled the music and are merely a pale imitation. If 
> you
> heard/saw either YBJB or Murphy "live", you know what I mean. They were
> fantastic.
> Hey Wiggins, Giffin, Romans, Ringwald, et al., put on your dancing shoes 
> and
> check it out.
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
> "A group of traditional jazz greats will present music from San
> Francisco's glorious jazz era of the 40s and 50s in a
> special "Concert/Tea Dance" performance honoring Lu Watters, the Bay
> Area jazz legend. The event will take place on Saturday, October 23,
> from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Townsend Center in San Francisco, 650
> Townsend Street in the SOMA district. The San Francisco Traditional
> Jazz Foundation is sponsor for this event.
> Watters, a brilliant trumpet player, had a profound effect on the
> jazz scene locally, nationally and internationally, when his group,
> the Yerba Buena Jazz Band, opened up at the Dawn Club in San
> Francisco in the fall of 1939, performing "righteous jazz" based on
> the New Orleans style. Later, the group moved to Hambone Kelly's in
> El Cerrito. Watters's band featured musicians like Turk Murphy, Bob
> Scobey, Bob Helm and Clancy Hayes. Murphy played at Earthquake
> McGoon's well into the 1980s in the basement of the last house of ill
> repute in downtown San Francisco, the William Tell Hotel at 630 Clay
> Street.
> The band for this tribute concert will showcase a number of top
> musicians who played with Turk -- Leon Oakley, on cornet, Bill Carter
> on clarinet, and John Gill on banjo. The rest of the band includes
> Turk's favorite trombone player, Tom Bartlett and the young
> traditionalists Clint Baker, drums; Marty Eggers, piano; and Ray
> Cadd, tuba. Leading the group will be Jim Cullum, cornet, whose band
> performs every week on Public Radio International's radio series,
> Riverwalk Jazz. The program, now in its 15th season, originates from
> KSXT in San Antonio and can be heard on over 150 public radio
> stations.
> The "Dance" format also pays tribute to Watters's fundamental belief
> that "Classic Jazz was originally performed for the Dancers."
> Tickets for the concert are $20 and may be obtained from City Box
> Office, by phone, 415-392-4400 or on the website at
> www.Cityboxoffice.com
> For background on Lu Watters and Jim Cullum, or for photos, visit our
> website: sftradjazz.org/watters81304.html / "
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