Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Hi
- Well, it was really the tail end of that era. I was an art college student
and very poor. I played guitar with a number of informal get-together jam
bands until one trumpet player borrowed a guitar-banjo for me and I played
in clubs downtown with two bands. Unfortunately I don't remember any names!
They were not well-known names such as you mention or I would have
recognized them at the time, as I was listening to Turk Murphy, Lu Watters
and others at home on the east coast as a teenager before I slightly later
went out there to college.
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 4:04 PM, stevenabrams78jazz <
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> I don't know anything about distances in New York but New York City is
> where all the traditional bands play...Monday night at Sofia's in the Hotel
> Edison is Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks night to play.
> Vince also does some of the background music on Boardwalk Empire on HBO.
> I live in San Francisco b ut I never ran across your name.
> I played drums with many of the local trad bands and was good friends with
> Lu Watters and Turk Murphy. It is sad that the jazz died here in SF. Who
> did you play with in the 60's ???
> Steven Abrams...Churchill Street Jazz Band
> --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "chaszzzzz" <chaszigmund@...> wrote:
> > I'm a new member, been listening to traditional jazz since I discovered
> the Hot Fives in 1955 at age 14. I was a little out of place as a teenager
> raving to his friends about 1920s-era Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton
> in the age of be-bop, doo-wop and later rock and roll, but we're all out of
> place in some way or other. No?
> > As well as talking about early jazz and current happenings in this
> group, I'd like to know if there are any bands or musicians into this style
> in the northern suburbs of NY City. I live in Putnam County, NY, near the
> northern border of Westchester County. I am a pretty good traditional jazz
> acoustic guitarist, both rhythm and solo, as well as a singer of a lot of
> tunes from St. Louis Blues to Big Butter and Egg Man and a lot in between.
> I played professionally in the tail-end of the Traditional Revival in San
> Francisco in the 1960s...
> > Would like to jam now for the love of it and/or money. I am willing to
> invest in a guitar-banjo for playing if there are other musicians around.
> There are a number of bands working in western Connecticut, but they are
> about two hours by car east of me and that's too far to travel for gigs or
> jamming. An hour and a quarter would be about my limit, from Carmel, NY.
> ...Thanks for any leads.