My plans for the holiday weekend include very little turkey but plenty of hot jazz and good feeling — at the 33rd San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Festival. The music begins Wednesday night (November 21) and goes breathlessly through until Sunday afternoon (November 25). Here’s the tentative schedule, vibrating with good sounds.
Off the top of my head, I think of Ralf Reynolds, John Reynolds, Katie Cavera, John Gill, Duke Heitger, Tom Bartlett, Leon Oakley, Orange Kellin, Clint Baker, Conal Fowkes, Kevin Dorn, Hal Smith, Chris Dawson, Connie Jones, Mike Pittsley, Chloe Feoranzo, Stephanie Trick, Marty Eggers, Carl Sonny Leyland, Tim Laughlin, Lorraine Feather, Sue Fischer, Dave Bennett, Justin and Brandon Au, and about four dozen more bands and soloists. Apologies to any of your favorites I’ve neglected to mention here . . . but the whole schedule is available for real or fantasy planning.
I feel immensely fortunate to be getting on a plane Thursday morning with San Diego as my eventual goal. Look for me in the front row: notebook and pen, intently gazing into the viewfinder, aloha shirt . . . the JAZZ LIVES official regalia. And for those of you who can’t make it, I will do my best to take you along through the magic of video.
So much to be thankful for! More details here.
May your happiness increase.