[Dixielandjazz] FW: Swing Dancers & Young Audiences

Jim Kashishian jim at kashprod.com
Mon Oct 23 13:52:09 PDT 2006

>Just give it all you've got, don't sell out to gimmicks and play your heart
out. Purity will always survive. 
Cees van den Heuvel

Agreed, Cees, but would add that gimmicks are fine, as long as you add in
the second part of your sentence "play your heart out".  Gimmicks catch the
people, draw their attention to the music.  No harm in that, as long as
you're someone that can pull the gimmicks off well.  Gimmicks in place of
the musicianship is a no-no.


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