[Dixielandjazz] Gospel Concert Sells Out - New audience introduced to Traditional Jazz - Over £2300 raised for Charity
jdpetters at btinternet.com
Mon Mar 2 15:42:57 PST 2009
Despite the recession, there is some good news about.
On Friday, the John Petters New Orleans Allstars played Walkin' With The
King @ St Luke's Church, Cranham, Essex, to the east of London.
This was our third visit to the church, the first sold 250 tickets, the
second sold out at 400, and this latest one did the same, despite the
I normally do the church concerts on a box office split, but so
confident were the organisrers, that they gave me a good fee. The last
ticket was sold on Monday and there were numerous calls for cancellations.
The Box officed grossed in excess of £4000. The charity supported was
We played: Walkin' With The King, Lily of the Valley, Just A Little
While to Stay Here, Lead Me saviour, The Old Ruggesd Cross, Down By The
Riverside, By & By, Lord Lord lord, Just A Closer Walk, Nobody's Fault
But Mine, Over in Glory Land, Precious Lord, Old Time Religion and the
The band took no prisoners and CD & DVD sales were good.
I recorded the concert and filmed the event in High Definition with two
The audio recording was done on two microphones, so the the balance is
not quite perfect, but more than adequate.
I've edited By & By, dubbed the soundtrack and put it on YouTube.
The band featured Chez Chesterman, cornet, Mike Pointon, trombone, James
Evans clarinet & alto sax, Tim Phillips, banjo & Keith Donald, bass.
At the request of the organisers, I did not film the audience for
reasons of privacy, but as you will hear from the applause the 400
people had a great time.
The video link is
BTW there are solos from every body, including the drummer.
In under 24 hours it has been viewed 111 times and has received two very
Given the success of the concert - it was an everyone's happy event,
there is hope for traditional jazz yet.
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