[Dixielandjazz] Airline travel with violin-- query--Sandy Gumpert response

Norman Vickers nvickers1 at cox.net
Fri Oct 22 12:04:31 PDT 2010

To DJML & Musicians and Jazzfans list

From: Norman Vickers, Jazz Society of Pensacola


Here's an anecdote from Sandy Gumpert, widow of cornetist Don Gumpert who
played in St. Louis before coming to Pensacola in late 1960s and performing
in the area  until his death  a few years ago.  Thanks, Sandy.


From: Don Gumpert [mailto:dongumpert at cox.net] 
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 12:33 PM
To: Norman Vickers
Subject: Re: Airline travel with violin-- query



Your post reminds me of the time the band had an engagement in Aruba (we
were living in Atlanta at the time).  The tubist, Skip Diringer played a
tuba; the sponsor paid for a ticket for Skip's tuba.  The tuba had a seat by
the window and two passengers in the adjoining seats complained constantly
about the tuba taking up valuable window seat space.  The flight attendant
had to explain several times to the couple that the tuba had a valid paid
ticket.  I still smile whenever I think about that trip!  (Same thing
happened on the return trip).



More information about the Dixielandjazz mailing list