[Dixielandjazz] Mike Vax's remarks

Marek Boym marekboym at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 08:31:32 PST 2013

Hi Patrick,
I can't quite see how peple of 25, and even 36, could be playing for
many decades!
Besides, 2 years IS a new band, as compared with, say, the
NIghtbloomig Jazzmen or the GRand Dominion.
On the other hand, the STJS's Jazz  Camp should be congratulated on
having succeeded in infusing new blood into our (music) old blood

And a personal note: give up the metal tasting stuff and get bottled beer!

> But I'm afraid I have to burst your "youth" bubble. The Crescent Katz are *
> actually* between the ages of 25-36. Nor are they a "new" band. The band is
> over 2 years old, and the players have been playing for many decades. This
> band has played at many STJS meetings. They are ALL products of STJS's Jazz
> Camp and most of them are current counselors there. I agree with you that
> they have an incredible sound and energy, and they are THE face of trad
> jazz in Northern California. Yet *STILL* they only get 2 sets at the
> Jubilee...er, "Music Festival" this year. They are the torch bearers the
> older generation *allegedly* wants. Go figure.
> -Patrick Skiffington
> Washboard player and Canned beer drinker.

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