[Dixielandjazz] Al Webber, RIP

John Blegen jcblegen at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 21 17:47:56 PDT 2011

Very sorry to hear this news.  Al was unforgettable.  I first met him in the 
60's when I played now and then with his Good Time Six at the Pilgrim Gardens in 
suburban Philadelphia.   After I arrived in Baltimore, he would hire me 
occasionally to play with the Federal Jazz Commission.  I remember visiting his 
home in Pennsylvania, and I always enjoyed his company. 

John Blegen, clarinet
Evanston, IL

From: Deborah Doyle <zorrah at well.com>
To: John Blegen <jcblegen at sbcglobal.net>
Cc: Dixieland Jazz Mailing List <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Mon, June 20, 2011 6:39:47 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Al Webber, RIP

I was shocked to learn this weekend that Al Webber had died in April. 

Years ago, Al founded the Potomac River Jazz Club in the Washington, D.C. area 
with Anna and Fred Wahler.  He was witty, charming and, of course, passionate 
about traditional jazz. He also played a mean trombone right until the end. 

I don't remember reading anything about it here on DJML (though it may very well 
have bee mentioned), so here are two obits, including the one in The Washington 



Deborah Doyle
San Francisco 
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