[Dixielandjazz] Canal Street Jazz Band
marekboym at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 15:30:53 EDT 2016
You seem surprised at the reactions of the swing dancers; am not - I've
seen this happen! And - surprise surprise - the kids dance some very fast
dances as well.
And yes - despite being busy dancing, they are attentive and applaud good
solos, especially those who seat out a number to rest. And they follow
their "music providers" to non-dancing gigs as well.
Ad that's the right thing to do - go where there are audiences. Being the
music to the young, and expand the ranks of fans!
Well done, Jim!
On 21 June 2016 at 19:01, Jim Kashishian <jim at kashprod.com> wrote:
> Thanks to all the members that contacted me privately about the loss of
> our trumpet player, Pepe. It was a difficult time. However, we had a
> gig two days after his burial, and we played some very happy music! A good
> way to send a friend off!
> We had our first encounter last Sunday nite with the Swing dancers crowd.
> There are a number of dancing groups in Madrid, and they dance to live
> bands from time to time. Must have been a success as we have been just
> contracted by another group for the 1st of July!
> Interesting, playing for dancers. They were very attentive to the band
> (surprising!) and applauded crazily. Very young crowd. All well under the
> age of 30. Doing all the swing steps! We, of course, held our tempos
> down, and shortened our solos, etc. Fun!
> Our sub trumpet for the last 8 years is now with us. A Russian kid who
> plays up a storm. More important...a real nice guy!
> The music rolls on..........
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