[Dixielandjazz] What Are You Doing New Years?

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 26 18:01:35 PST 2005

Here's what's happening in Washington DC., at the Kennedy Center

Lionel Hampton Orchestra + Jazz Vocalist Jon Hendricks

An NEA Jazz Masters on Tour Event
Lionel Hampton Orchestra featuring Jon Hendricks
Join Grammy(r) winner and NEA Jazz Master Jon Hendricks as he rings in 2006
with the world-famous Lionel Hampton Orchestra! A highly influential jazz
vocalist, Hendricks is widely acclaimed as the "Father of Vocalese," the art
of setting lyrics to jazz orchestral works. Currently under the direction of
Cleve Guyten on saxophone and flute, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra has wowed
audiences with its exuberant sound for more than 60 years. 
Ticketholders for all New Year's Eve performances at the Kennedy Center --
or diners from the Roof Terrace Restaurant that evening -- are invited to
the Grand Foyer Party featuring a balloon-and-confetti countdown to 2006,
where you can waltz and swing dance to two fabulous New Year's Eve dance
bands until 1 a.m.!

And in Brisbane (land of OZ) The local Jazz Club features a Lachie Thompson
tribute to Fats Waller. At Kangaroo Point

And on Little Stanley Street's Magnum stage there is a big swing band.

And in London UK, there is an "All That Jazz" Party at Jazz After Dark, 9
Greek Street in SOHO, London W1D 4DQ, nearest tube, Tottenham Court Road

And in Boston, there's a Back Bay Gala Saturday, 12/31 at Colonnade Hotel
More than 500 Baby Boomers are expected to ring in 2006 to the sounds of a
live swing band.

If you google surf <Jazz New Year's Eve 2005> you get 2,110,000 hits. Must
include lots of OKOM worldwide this New Year's Eve playing to a new young
audience which many of us still deny exists.

What are YOU doing New Year's? Go out and hear some live OKOM. Enjoy a visit
to the real world of jazz and OKOM, outside the box.


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