[Dixielandjazz] Fw: Sacramento Music Festival

Robert Ringwald rsr at ringwald.com
Thu May 24 13:21:40 PDT 2012

I was told yesterday that the Placer County Jazz Festival has been canceled or put off until later in the year.  

I would think it would be ridiculous to put on a Jazz festival 16 miles from the Sacramento Festival on the same weekend. What were they thinking???

--Bob Ringwald

From: Stephen G Barbone 
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 7:58 AM
To: Bob Ringwald 
Cc: Dixieland Jazz Mailing List 
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Sacramento Music Festival

The Sacto Jazz Festival has been losing audience for 10 years. For  
much of that time, there were, if anything, TOO MANY DIXIELAND BANDS.  
Some of them bad to mediocre.

So the excuse that the audience didn't come because OKOM bands weren't  
there is a lot of hooey. The audience no long came because they are  
either DEAD or too infirm to travel to Sacto. I agree with Bob  
Ringwald that there simply are not enough dyed in the wool trad jazz  
fans to make a festival of any real size successful. (which for the  
producers means PROFITABLE)

Look around you folks. OKOM Festivals are dying rapidly, or changing  
to add additional genres of music in  order to attract fans and money  
that will keep them viable.

Finally, for those who say I'm not going to Sacto. That's fine. Who  
needs your attendance? I suggest you go to a competing jazz festival  
that weekend in nearby Roseville CA.

Once there, you can see/hear Cell Block 7 playing West Coast Trad Jazz  
from 12:45 PM to 2 PM on Sunday.  If you go the whole weekend you'll  
also hear the following sets:

Glenn Miller & Four Freshmen tributes.
Cynthia Douglas (former Motown singer)
Jim Martinez & Yve Evans Gospel
Yve Evans on piano and vocals
Cami Thompson (vocalist from Reno)
Joe Gilman (solo piano)
Piano solos & Duets (Eve, Joe and Jim)
Doris Day Jazz tribvute
Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra Tribute.

Check out this exciting website about the above Placer County Jazz  
Festival:  http://www.pcjazzfest.com/
Hosted by Sherman Clay Pianos.

Come on complainers, get real. The audience for your brand of trad  
jazz is fast disappearing. And those of you that remain are part of  
the problem, not the solution.

Steve Barbone

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