[Dixielandjazz] Jess Stacy

Robert Ringwald rsr at ringwald.com
Sun Aug 4 10:31:04 PDT 2013

I interviewed Jess Stacy on my radio show back sometime in the 1980s. It seems that Jess was the first musician to walk out on the stage at the 1938 Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall concert. I asked him, “Were you a bit scared?”

He answered, “Damn right I was. I played my tunes and then snuck out the back door and down the street to a bar and had a few belts before coming back.”

-Bob Ringwald
Amateur (ham) Radio Operator K6YBV
916/ 806-9551

"If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base." --Dave Barry

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