[Dixielandjazz] O F Band

Bob Newman bobngaye1224 at comcast.net
Wed Jul 17 14:31:05 PDT 2013

Mike -- If I'd been in the band the name O F would have been appropriately 
OLD FARTS BAND.   Come to think of it, it's already 95 percent appropriate.

Bob Oldman

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Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Mammoth Jazz Jubilee

I'm really sort of surprised that no one on this list has mentioned the 
Mammoth Festival last weekend.  After all, it is one of the few large 
festivals that is still successful.  Like so many other festivals, it has 
gone to a wider breadth of music to stay alive, but there is still plenty of 
traditional jazz presented.  Didn't anyone from this list attend?
I played in a band called the "O.F. Band."  (You can make up your own mind 
as to what that stands for.  We had at least two dozen "creative" names 
suggested during the festival....)
This was the 25th anniversary of the festival - so they put this band 
together of leaders and musicians from bands who had been there over the 
years.  It was a rather interesting mix of people and styles, but it did 
work for sure.
Reeds - Bob Draga and Peter Meijers
Cornets - Chet Jaeger and Mike Vax
Trombone - Bob Williams
Piano - Bonnie Otto
Bass - Igor Glenn
Drums - John  Hall
Vocals - Cami Thompson
Ken and Flossie are retiring this year as the festival directors, but it 
will still keep going into the future.

Mike Vax
Friends of Big Band Jazz, Prescott Jazz Summit,
Stan Kenton Alumni Band

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