[Dixielandjazz] Question about the schedule for Wine Country Jazz Fest (Rohnert Park, CA)

Don jdrobertson at att.net
Mon Sep 5 12:08:41 PDT 2005

Since I picked up this message Monday, it is academic that the info was 
on the festival web site.  Since I have never met Art, I wouldn't have 
known if I saw him at the Wine Country Jazz Festival.  A few of our 
listmates were there including Rae Ann Hopkins-Berry, Karen Brooks and 
Ben Fowlkes.  Possibly others  who I don't know or didn't see.

I thought the festival was fantastic.  IMO and most of the others I 
talked to, the biggest problem was deciding which of the great bands to 
see at a given time.  John Gill's Yerba Buena Stompers were my favorite, 
and my first opportunity to hear Jon-Erik Kelso.

For the Ballroom Dancers, we had a 3 set Saturday night dance with the 
San Francisco Starlight Orchestra, a Paul Whiteman/Gene Goldkette 

There was a reunion of the Paramount Jazz Band from Boston with a couple 
of people missing, Ray Smith was apparently not up to the trip, and Gary 
Rodberg, who I understand is a doctor in Biloxi and was OK, but suddenly 
very busy.  Various others filled in on reeds and drums, including 
former listmate Chris Tyle on drums. 

Other bands included Buck Creek from Virginia, and west coast bands, 
Golden Eagle, Black Swan, High Sierra, Devil Mountain and Bob Shulz' 
Frisco Band.  We  also had a surprise  band from Japan, Miyoko and her  
Traditional Jazz Band.  A group of  young very talented musicians led by 
a young lady on banjo, who played some very traditional stuff.

 Listmate Bob Roman's youth band the Barkin' Dogs played two sets to 
rave reviews. And we had Le Jazz Hot a Grapelli/Django type quartet.

All in all a great line up.

Don Robertson
Napa, CA

Artwoo at aol.com wrote:

>Hi: If possible, does anyone have the band schedule for tomorrow and Sun  for 
>this festival? You can email me off list.
>Art Wood
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>Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com

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