Monday, May 25, 2009

Alexandria Bay Ragtime Jass Festival - was a blast

Once again Alexandria Bay Ragtime Jass festival was well attended and well organized. The musical styles complemented each other, the sense of fun and passion for jazz was evident and really inspiring. Bonnie Castle, beside the St Lawrence River, was the event venue. Live bands in the bar and the dining room gave us a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery as we wandered between the stages. The great atmosphere and enthusiastic audience made the drive from Toronto all worth while. The weekend also gave us a chance to catch up with old friends and make new friends which makes this festival one of our favorites.

We even got our photo (Dinny and the All Stars, Toronto play for a crowd .....) in the local newspaper - Watertown Daily Times - article - Alex Bay host ragtime, jazz fest  -  photo. 

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Alexandria Bay Ragtime Jass Festival - here we come

Another big gig for Dinny.  He has been asked to put together a band for The Alexandria Bay Ragtime Jazz Festival (New York).  The festival runs from the 22nd to the 24th May 2009 so Dinny had a lot of ringing around to gather together the band members at such short notice.

Dinny has played the festival in  previous years, so he had a good idea of what would be required from the band and how much fun the festival is.  It is a great coming together of very talented musicians in a very beautiful location and we're really pleased to have been asked to participate.  

After working hard at making it happen I'm glad to be able to say Alexandria Bay here we come.

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