[Dixielandjazz] Jazz In NYC

Steve Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 29 06:26:57 PDT 2007

Ball Haesler wrote, in response to all the NYC jazz musicians who were
appearing at the Elkhart Jazz Festival.

>I would hate to have arrived in New York on that weekend looking for

That's a common misconception among folks who don't realize just how much
jazz there is in NYC at any given time. There would have been PLENTY of good
OKOM at places like Arthur's Tavern, Iridium, or The Donnell branch of the
NY Public Library, or many other venues. Legends like Les Paul, Sol Yaged
and others can be seen every week along with Dixieland Bands.

Even Woody Allen is there weekly when not touring. :-) VBG

As for jazz itself in NYC during that time, the JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL was in
progress. This is a 2 week multi venue event that features the very top jazz
musicians worldwide. HUGE event, HUGE jazz talent all over the city, HUGE
profit for the organizers. Plus ongoing Lincoln Center Jazz events.

Poor NYC. It gets no respect from many on the DJML yet is unquestionably The
Jazz Capitol of the World. What would Elkhart be, without those NYC musos?

Steve Barbone

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