[Dixielandjazz] Trip to New York

Jazzjerry at aol.com Jazzjerry at aol.com
Thu Mar 31 12:13:57 PST 2005

Hi All,

Been back from the Big Apple nearly two weeks but only just signed back on to 
DJML - catching up with everything else!

It would seem to me that New York city and in particular Manhattan has more 
jazz of a traditional nature than any other city I have ever come across. 
During my nine nights in the place, given that four were spent in theatres 
(Spamalot features a wonderful piss-take on the over dramatic jazz diva in one 
number!), one was spent dining with friends, one meeting up with the missus who had 
just travelled to NYC the long way round taking eight weeks, and one just 
relaxing I still managed six jazz gigs. Two visits to Charley O's to hear Vince 
Giordano's Nighthawks, and one each to Birdland to hear David Ostwald's Gully Low 
JB, 92nd Street Y to hear Kenny Davern, Ken Peplowski, Jon-Erik Kellso, Dick 
Hyman, Bill Charlap, and others, La Belle Epoch on Broadway near Washington 
Square for jazz brunch with Terry Waldo's Gotham City JB and one non traditional 
jazz gig on 8th Avenue when I learnt that a little of a singer called 
Roseanna Vitro went a long way! Good support trio though with Joanne Brackeen on 

If one's jazz tastes are fairly wide then there must be a choice of between 
15 and 20 gigs every night of the week, even restricting it to traditional and 
what us Brits call mainstream gives a choice of four or five.

Now back to the wilds of Norfolk with only one or two gigs per month if 
lucky! However I do have the Blackpool Jazz Party and Keswick Jazz Festival to look 
forward to providing I get a chance to listen to the music when not selling 
my wares.

Also the April edition of the Jazz 'n' Blues Newsletter is just about ready 
and if anyone would like a copy when it is please let me know.



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