[Dixielandjazz] Keeping Jazz Alive in Palm Springs

Steve Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 22 12:13:50 PST 2007

eighthst7 at aol.com  Richard Redmond wrote:
> Last year I hired a hall and booked my musicians for a Fat Tuesday party  and
> It worked well and proved to me that people in our town of Palm Springs  CA
> WILL pay a $10.00 cover and come out to hear good jazz.  So this  year guess
> WHAT ???  I am putting on  a series of four ( what I  am calling New Orleans
> Jazz Parties) on every Saturday afternoon starting on  March 31 at the Local
> American Legion hall.  It is a bit of a gamble for me  and I could lose a
> couple 
> of bucks as I have committed to pay my guys $100.00  each. the hall is
> free--they will sell drinks and food- and I will spend a bit  for advertising.
> What 
> some people won't do for a gig, HUH!!  I hope  locals will support us, as I
> know they will, and I believe we will fill the  room-at least the first
> Saturday.  The others??????????  Spread the  news, please and show up if you
> can.    

Hello Richard:

Wish you the best of success with your endeavor. Nice to see a proactive
band leader taking a chance. Would be there if I lived a little closer.

Steve Barbone

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