[Dixielandjazz] Elkhart Jazz Festival
verbose at daktel.com
Tue Jun 20 09:47:26 PDT 2006
Dis the season for Jazz Festivals, but I still see very little talk or
alerts on the DJML about the upcoming festivals, other then in passing
by members who say they plan to attend a particular one. No serious
information seems to be forthcoming. Dates. Personnel, etc.
To do my part in promoting live performances of OKOM, I would like to
remind everyone on the list that the Elkhart, Ind. Jazz Festival is
coming up for 3 days this weekend. June 23-25, with predominantly
musicians that play OKOM. Granted not a lot of Trad Bands, but many
musicians that most of you are familiar with. Day badges are available.
They say on the web site at http://www.elkhartjazzfestival.com that the
following are "invited musicians" and "subject to change". I have found,
however, that very few musicians that are invited ever cancel. Unless
for either severe transportation problems to this relatively small town
near South Bend (the airport utilized by Elkhart) or family crisis. The
musicians are treated exceptionally well at this festival and are NOT
overworked. Sometimes to the extreme! Much more free time then playing
time, but you WILL see them perform. Read the schedule carefully.
I do not expect a response from the festival at this late date on the
scheduling, but you will currently find several of the prime "All Star"
type sets sans trombone in the program listing (available on line in
.pdf format)! Why this apparent oversight in otherwise standard
configurations I have no idea at this time. Perhaps someone on the list
has an answer if the festival itself does not? A cancellation of a
trombone player not reflected in the list of musicians yet?
A quick look at the "invited" musicians will show that some of the best
trombone players in the world for OKOM have been invited. I expect to
see them there based on over 13 years experience with this now 19 year
festival. If Randy Reinhart brings his trombone as well as his cornet,
the list of premiere trombone players is even longer! I am obviously
overlooking something here! Perhaps Randy has an answer for this? Or
even Steve who checks out EVERYTHING. :-)
Invited personnel are as follows.
Ed Metz Sr. Primarily with his Bob Cats
Joel Forbes Primarily with BED
Eddie Erikson Primarily with BED
Rebecca Kilgore Limited probably See BED
Kenny Davern Sans Microphone if possible
Bill Allred Trombone Primarily with his band.
John Allred Trombone Primarily with Bill if here.
Dan Barrett Trombone Primarily with BED
Bob Havens Trombone
Jiggs Whigham Trombone
Jeff Hamilton Primarily with his Trio
Ed Metz Jr. Primarily with the Bob Cats.
Shelly Berg Trio
Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band
BED w/ Dan Barrett, Rebecca Kilgore and Eddie Erickson Plus Joel Forbes
The Bob Crosby Bob Cats with Ed Metz Sr. & Jr.
The Frank and Joe Show
Jeff Hamilton Trio
Cathy Morris & Collage
New Reformation Band from Michigan
Wally's Warehouse Waifs
I hope to see a few more of you there besides list mate Hal. You can
spot Mad Dawg being chased by a pack of Festival Staffers who have had
to deal with my verbose email on the above subjects. I will probably be
foaming at the mouth and out of breath, and wearing my badge that says I
can't remember your name either.
Lowell aka Mad Dawg
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