[Dixielandjazz] Bonerama

Gary Kiser gary at kiser.org
Fri Nov 17 18:31:38 PST 2006

I have been trying to get Bonerama over here for years.  I have pitched 
them to the festivals in which I am somewhat involved.  Alas, no takers.

This last summer, they played the festival in Marciac and they killed 
'em.  They were the talk of France overnight.  Watch out, their price 
tag is sure to rise as their popularity does.  I still have not seen 
them live, but their recordings are just fantastic.

All the best, Gary

tcashwigg at aol.com wrote:
> You Jazz Society folks better Book Bonerama now before this show or 
> they too will be headline status and out of your price range :))
> I have been touting and telling ya'll about this great band for two 
> years now and how many of you have booked them ???
> Even though they do not sound like King Oliver, or Jelly Roll,  folks, 
> they are THE WAVE OF THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE FOR OKOM and attracting a 
> sustainable younger audience to keep your organizations in business.
> Tom Wiggins
> Subject: OKOM going to Vegas
>       Farrington Productions has been retained to create a spectacular 
> opening production number for the three hour live telecast of "Comic 
> Relief 2006" in the Coliseum at Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas, on 
> Saturday, November 18, 2006. Blair Farrington will direct and 
> choreograph the opening and closing numbers as well as a special 
> production featuring Billy Crystal and the members of the Jazz 
> Preservation Band.
>   "It is such an honor to be working with such a distinguished group of 
> artists, and for such a worthy cause," says Blair Farrington, CEO of 
> Farrington Productions. "I spent time in New Orleans and learned first 
> hand the depth of soul and spirit this unique city possesses. It's so 
> important for all of us as Americans to support the rebuilding effort. 
> The culture, music and individuality of the people of New Orleans are 
> something to appreciate and protect. It is one of the few cities in 
> America that is truly original and rich in history, music, and cuisine, 
> and needs to be around for future generations to experience!"
>   Farrington Productions' sister company, Imagination Las Vegas is 
> costuming the production and designing floats to further identify the 
> New Orleans style of Mardi Gras, while Farrington Productions will head 
> production of the opening and closing numbers. "We will be utilizing 
> unique and eclectic talents from across the country, and are bringing 
> in the New Orleans band, Bonerama, for this special occasion," says 
> Farrington. "Our goal is to remain true to the tradition of Mardi Gras 
> in the production, while raising awareness through comedy of the 
> current conditions resulting from Hurricane Katrina."
>   Reviving one of comedy's most revered shows, Billy Crystal, Whoopi 
> Goldberg and Robin Williams will come together to host Comic Relief 
> 2006, a live three-hour all-star comedy event to benefit the city of 
> New Orleans. Comic Relief 2006 will be presented live from the 
> Coliseum, simulcast on HBO and TBS.

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