Concourse jazz jam dead

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Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby rek » Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:41 am

The weekly wednesday jazz jam at the Concourse has died after 8 years.
Patrick Briener, the sax player, posts his thoughts here:

http://www.madisonjazz.wordpress.com

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby diaper daniels » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:18 pm

Who kilt it?

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby Stomach » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:33 pm

diaper daniels wrote:Who kilt it?


Scat singers

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby Velvet Coffin » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:37 pm

diaper daniels wrote:Who kilt it?

Colonel Mustard. In the conservatory. With a revolver.

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby charliedon'tsurf » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:53 pm

diaper daniels wrote:Who kilt it?
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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby eriedasch » Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:08 pm

I thought this was (a complaint?) about the Concourse jazz "jamming" Grateful Dead.

I'm sure no one else thought the same, but still pretty funny to me.

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby Bunny Chow » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:29 pm

smoking ban sucks

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby Ducatista » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:32 pm

What smoking ban?

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby Bunny Chow » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:37 pm

Ducatista wrote:What smoking ban?



The one that kills jazz jams.

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby Bigote » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:42 pm

No ban can kill a smoking jam.

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby david cohen » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:32 pm

Everyone knows Jazz is Dead;)

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby rek » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:09 pm

Jazz is very much alive. As Patrick points out in his comments, the place was packed every Wednesday but dead anytime there was no music.

Jazz is alive, but jazz venues are dying. We need some jazz lovers to open up venues.

It will all work out for the New Breed though, their crowd will follow them and someone will pick up the jam.

http://www.madisonjazz.wordpress.com

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby Michael Patrick » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:00 pm

Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny.

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby dstol62 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:44 am

The Concourse Hotel recently sent a form letter to local musicians who played there, stating that they were making the change because live jazz scored low on a customer survey asking people to rate what they would prefer in a hotel bar experience. To my understanding, the hotel bar will be remodeled without a stage, and will include more televisions.

It goes without saying that if the hotel's former GM, Cal Worrell were still alive, the bar would still be a venue for local jazz, as the space was his personal brainchild. Without him, the venue has fallen victim to the hotel's corporate agenda.

Make no mistake, there are still a multitude of venues to regularly hear local jazz, including Restaurant Magnus, Samba Brazilian Grill, The downtown Hilton, and others that also present a variety of other styles.

To those who value local music, whatever the style, please continue to patronize your favorite live music venue, or it may also fall victim.

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Re: Concourse jazz jam dead

Postby HeyZeus » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:44 pm

dstol62 wrote:The Concourse Hotel recently sent a form letter to local musicians who played there, stating that they were making the change because live jazz scored low on a customer survey asking people to rate what they would prefer in a hotel bar experience. To my understanding, the hotel bar will be remodeled without a stage, and will include more televisions.

It goes without saying that if the hotel's former GM, Cal Worrell were still alive, the bar would still be a venue for local jazz, as the space was his personal brainchild. Without him, the venue has fallen victim to the hotel's corporate agenda.

Make no mistake, there are still a multitude of venues to regularly hear local jazz, including Restaurant Magnus, Samba Brazilian Grill, The downtown Hilton, and others that also present a variety of other styles.

To those who value local music, whatever the style, please continue to patronize your favorite live music venue, or it may also fall victim.


So, bunny chow is wrong . . . it wasn't the smoking ban.


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