[Dixielandjazz] FW: Oldest Jazz Bands still playing

macjazz 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

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Kashishian" <jim at kashprod.com>
To: "Martin D. McKay" <macjazz at comcast.net>
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Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 4:30 AM
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 
> which
> 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 
> band
> 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 
> contest,
> or a way of going on about how many gigs a certain band might have.
> Jim
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