[Dixielandjazz] FW: Oldest Jazz Bands still playing
macjazz at comcast.net
Mon Mar 23 06:54:59 PDT 2009
I agree. It's a fun question. Here is a fun point to add to the mix.
I don't want to pour cold coffee in anyone's graham crackers, but I'll
guarantee there are, will be, and have been groups working in New Orleans on
a regular basis, that are every bit as old as most of those cited. It is
(still) a way of life there. Some are in third and fourth generation(s).
I know. You are talking "commercial" groups, but that isn't what the topic
Martin D. McKay, Designated Listener
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From: "Jim Kashishian" <jim at kashprod.com>
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Subject: [Dixielandjazz] FW: Oldest Jazz Bands still playing
> Oh, my! How quickly the original question develops into a heated
> discussion!! Bud originally (& innocently) asked:
>>My Epsilon Jass Band is 46 years old this spring, Can anyone give me
> details of longer running bands? Bud
> I put in my two bits just after reading his question, although our band is
> just a little behind his. I even mentioned the South Frisco Jazz Band
> has since been named. However, then the whole thing began to degenerate
> into "what is a continuously working band", etc, and "how many gigs my
> could play if we wanted to" as someone stated.
> It was a nice question, Bud, but I don't think you meant it to be a
> or a way of going on about how many gigs a certain band might have.
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