[Dixielandjazz] July 4th Gigs

budtuba at aol.com budtuba at aol.com
Mon Jul 7 09:53:01 PDT 2008

 Careful Steve,

Standing is almost as bad as marching....

We have a long standing annual private gig for the date. 



Roy (Bud) Taylor
Smugtown Stompers Jazz Band
Trad Jazz since 1958...we ain't just whistling dixie!



On Jul 6, 2008, at 3:49 AM,Gordon of Northridge wrote:?

> GWW174 at aol.com?


> Nothing more patriotic than America's musical herietage..... aka > dixieland,?

> jazz,swing, ragtime,  etc....?


> Did anyone out there in DLML land try and capitalize on this and > play any?

> gigs at parades... carnivals... fire works events... Would seem that > there were?

> lot's of opportunities out there on this very civic patiotic day.?

Hi Gordon:?

Here in the Philadelphia area, just about every Dixieland band I know of played at least one gig on July 4. Many did parades, some, like mine did private party celebrations, some did pre-fireworks concerts. Very jazzy day here, perhaps because Philly is often thought of as the cradle of liberty and there are lots of opportunities for bands that play "America's Music".?

We don't do parades anymore as it is usually too damn hot and humid in this area and as we age, we try not to overdo it.?

We have a long standing annual private gig for the date. We used to do a couple more, but because of our ages, and following day schedule this year, we cut back.?

The next day,  July 5th, we did 2 OKOM weddings for a total of 10 hours playing time. Damn near killed us.?


Steve Barbone?





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