PAY ATTENTION: KAREN BEATTON TELLS ALL!

I’ve never met Karen Beatton — but in a few short weeks I’ve come to rely on her and to look forward to her regular appearances.

She isn’t the cashier at the local supermarket; she isn’t my favorite NPR broadcaster; I’ve never met her in person.  But she’s proven to be very enlightening!

Karen publishes a weekly e-newsletter about jazz happenings in Southern California — not limited to that locality (this week’s issue has details about Our Man in Jazz, Eddie Erickson, appearing in Denver) . . . witty and colorful.

It’s called KAREN’S DIXIEJAZZ E-NOTES, and you can get on her mailing list by letting her know you would like to — send her an email at kbeatton@roadrunner.com.  No money down, no spam, and I trust her not to sell your name to charities or to steal your identity.

What might you find out?  Well, the next appearance of VAUD AND THE VILLIANS (featuring our own Katie Cavera); JOHN REYNOLDS AND THE HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS (both in Los Angeles), or the SOUTH BAY SWING BAND — featuring Chris Dawson or Gene Oster on piano, Bryan Shaw on trumpet, and others — at DeLuca Trattoria in El Segundo.

Even though Los Angeles and El Segundo are only names on the map at the moment, I am delighted to know that my friends and heroes are gigging.  Thank you, Karen, for keeping up the good works!

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2 responses to “PAY ATTENTION: KAREN BEATTON TELLS ALL!

  1. What a nice thing to do- Karen is in heaven I’ll bet…..
    BTW I did introduce you two at San Diego, it is no wonder you can’t recall it with all the people you met there. I keep wanting to tell everyone she is the spunky red head- but alas, she is no longer red headed-altho she is still spunky! She is a dyed in the wool Dixieland buff and she and I have collaborated a few times on a Saturday of music featuring the Titanic JB among others. Thanks for calling attention to her great little info site.

  2. There were so many spunky women there — including one Ms. Whitlock — that I am grateful that you forgive me my social lapses. Happy trails, dear Laurie!

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