[Dixielandjazz] Where was the jazz?
tubaman at tubatoast.com
Mon Sep 26 17:02:09 PDT 2005
A lot of New Orleans bands always hit the road in August because it is
the worst kind of hot in that city right now. (Nothing new - before
they figured out that mosquitoes spread Yellow Fever the entire city
would just about clear out for the whole summer.)
Another thing that has happened in the last 25 years is the great
success of the JazzFest, French Quarter Festival and WWOZ - all
creating a "re-birth" of interest in all sorts of new Orleans music,
including the early styles of jazz. 25 years ago it WAS hiding. I first
went to JazzFest in 1980 and it seemed there was not much happening in
the FQ except Preservation Hall, New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot
Orchestra, George Buck's record store, and a young Banu Gibson. I
still kept on coming back each year and every year it got a lot better!
I am not saying everything was perfect in N O before the storm & flood-
not by a long shot. However, there has been a whole lot of interesting
OKOM from all parts of the city going on in those years...
On Sep 26, 2005, at 4:03 PM, Cebuisle2 at aol.com wrote:
> Guys, has there been a renaissance in N.O. these last few decades?
> most of the musicians mentioned recently were playing somewhere else
> when the
> big water came. Did I miss something on that ill fated trip 25 years
> Where was the jazz hiding?
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