[Dixielandjazz] "Straws & Stripes!" [Saturday...]
Steve_Call at byu.edu
Wed Jan 30 10:15:19 PST 2013
My student band has worn very nice expensive ($100 each made in Italy) straw
hats at their performances for many years. We've been criticized at certain
jazz festivals for it, but the students love to wear them.
When ever it comes to a vote they always vote to keep wearing them, I think
out of a sense of irony more than anything. I expressed this to one of the
critics once and the he said "Irony? I don't get it." My response, "maybe
that's what is ironic about it."
Steve Call, director
BYU Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band
On 1/30/13 10:45 AM, "dwlit at cpcug.org" <dwlit at cpcug.org> wrote:
> My band has always worn red and white striped vests, largely because we
> mostly play commercial gigs, partly because they make us look like a band,
> partly because they make us look like fun. Musicians hate 'em, but I pay
> decently, used to have a lot of gigs. Sometimes clients asked for 'em.
> A couple of weeks ago the client specifically asked for 'em, so the
> stereotype still exists out there....
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Steve Call, PhD
Professor of Music (Tuba, Euphonium, and Jazz Studies)
Director, BYU Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
stevecall at byu.edu
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