[Dixielandjazz] Tri State Jazz Society & The TV show
Stephen G Barbone
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 12 13:07:40 PST 2009
Ed Wise, Paul Grant, Sonny Troy and I spend a delightful half hour
with Nora Muchanic on Channel 6 TV (Philadelphia) yesterday. The jazz
and discussion session was arranged by Fred Weber of the Tri State
Jazz Society (NJ, DE, PA)
We played snips of 6 tunes (guitar/Bass/Trumpet/Clarinet) and
discussed trad jazz with host Muchanic. The theme was trying to get
jazz to young people and how the Jazz Society is seeking to get new,
It will appear as a half hour show on Channel 6 TV (ABC affiliate)
this Saturday at 5:30 AM. If any locals are up then and can video tape
it, I would like a copy and would be happy to pay for it. My video
taper is broken. I can TIVO it and save it to my TV set, but cannot
copy it. (The program will also be shown at random times during the
next 6 month or so)
It was a fun session done entirely on the fly. All improvised
including Ms. Muchanic's questions, and done in one take. etc.
One thing I kept asking myself when they zoomed in on head shots which
we could see on the monitors. "Who that hell is that old man?"
I'm curious as to how the clarinet will sound as it was not miked
other than the general mike in the studio. We wore lapel mikes for our
voices. Bass, guitar and trumpet had individual mikes also, but
nothing for the clarinet. Hmmmm.
Fred did a great job getting this TV slot for us. He said he did it
all by email, but he did have to remind Ms Muchanic 5 or 6 times
before it was finally nailed down. Moral? Don't give up if your first
pitch is ignored or forgotten.
That's what they taught us way back in Marketing 101, 50 years ago. It
takes 7 impressions (or ads) on average before you get noticed. That
is why we see so many repetitive ads in the media these days.
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