[Dixielandjazz] New Definition for Dixieland?

Stephen G Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 12 13:35:34 PDT 2011

> Dear Steve,
> I was a bit confused by your comment on the West Chester Department  
> of Parks and Recreation explanation of the term "Dixieland" in  
> connection with the Barbone Street Jazz Band's open-air gig.
> When I hear your records on MySpace, I would say they are both  
> "progressive" Dixieland, and that they are a  New Orleans influenced  
> style of jazz. In my opinion the W.C.D. of P & R have made a viable  
> explanation of your music to a public that most probably aren't all  
> jazz cognoscenti.
> Good luck with the concert, and make a huge number of converts!

I don 't disagree as to our music, Bob. However I think that some of  
the cognoscenti might disagree with a broad encompassing definition;  
"Dixieland is just a fancy way to say New Orleans influenced."

We will make some converts. <grin>

Steve Barbone

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