[Dixielandjazz] Support of jazz by the Jewish jazz fans.

Jerry Gordon jerrygordon at juno.com
Thu Oct 6 13:16:36 PDT 2005

You won't see very many observant (i.e., Orthodox and some Conservative)
Jews at a concert on the Sabbath, which runs from sundown Friday to
sundown Saturday. But I would say they're a minority among today's
American Jewry.

Jerry Gordon, Troy, NY - Web master for

On Thu, 06 Oct 2005 15:00:47 -0500 Lowell Busching <verbose at daktel.com>
> There has been considerable talk on the DJML the last few days on 
> Jews 
> IN Jazz, but I think not enough of the Jewish jazz supporters. I 
> once 
> attended a two day performance by the legend, Benny Carter, at the 
> Jazz 
> Bakery in Los Angeles.  The Friday performance was apparently on a 
> Jewish Holiday. The audience was quite small. The following evening, 
> after the holiday, was  a full house.  It was a clear demonstration 
> to 
> me at least of how important the support of the "Jewish community" 
> was 
> to the jazz scene in LA at that time, such as it was.  The weather 
> was 
> good both days. I can think of no other factors.
> Lowell Busching

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