[Dixielandjazz] OKOM in California--why?

Russ Guarino russg at redshift.com
Tue Mar 1 16:14:36 PST 2005

>From my reading of SBarbone's posts, it appears there is a lot more going
on in the East Coast than California.  At least on a private gig basis.  We
do have quite a few clubs, but they are kind of stretching to keep going,
at least based on what I read.

Russ Guarino

Charles Suhor wrote:

> Just curious, listmates-- there seems to be much more Dixieland jazz
> activity--bands, jazz assoications, etc.-- in California than elsewhere
> in the U.S.  I'm judging (guessing) this from what I see on the
> postings, so my impression that there's more in California might be
> wrong. If I'm right, what's the reason?--the longterm legacy of Lu,
> Turk, et al? Something in the culture or lifestyle that disposes West
> Coasters towards OKOM? Sheer population and landspread rather than
> anything else? (e.g., per squyare mile, there might be more in Vermont)
> Any ideas?--Charlie Suhor
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