As I’ve written here, I am making my maiden voyage to the Pismo, California, JAZZ JUBILEE BY THE SEA next month — about five weeks from now. While my suburban neighbors will be having illicit affairs with their leaf blowers and looking skeptically at their down parkas, I’ll be in Southern California, enjoying the sounds of (among others) Larry Scala, Bob Schulz, Carl Sonny Leyland, Chloe Feoranzo, Clint Baker, Creole Syncopators, Danny Coots, Danny Tobias, Dawn Lambeth, High Sierra, IVORY&GOLD, Jeff Barnhart, Marc Caparone, Midiri Brothers, Mike Baird, Adrian Cunningham, the Au Brothers, The Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band . . . The list is subjective, and I am sure that someone’s favorite band in the cosmos has been omitted, but a complete listing follows below.
But for people like me, and I would think many of my readers, going to a jazz festival is not just a matter of, “Oh, I’ll drop by this place. Music is coming out of the windows and front door,” but a matter of strategy: “If we go to see the Land Rovers at 3, we’ll be in a perfect place to see the Hot Tortoises at 4:15, and then the Adrian Rollini Memorial Orchestra at 7, but we’ll have to miss the Broken Sandals on Friday. No worry, though, they are playing an 8 AM Saturday set,” and so on.
Such cogitation — worthy of a great eighteenth-century European general planning his campaign — is only possible when one has a Band Schedule, which I can offer you now, courtesy of the very kind people who run things. Hence:
There’s a version of this schedule on the Jubilee website here, which may be easier to read and annotate. I am sure that the schedule will also be given out to attendees when they buy tickets / pick up badges onsite.
Veterans of the Jubilee have pointed out to me that the performance venues are somewhat spread-out. I am moderately ambulatory (that might be a euphemism) but my days of sprinting from one place to another are over. So I report with pleasure the news from Jubilee HQ:
If you get stranded at a venue, we do have buses. We are trying something new. Every venue will have a bus. That bus will be available at the end of the set. They will take you where you want to go, venues first. If that bus is full, another bus will be along and dropping people off.
And in the spirit of “breaking news,” here’s a bouncy love song from 1934 by Chick Bullock and his Levee Loungers. Alas, Sterling Bose (or Stirling?), Perry Botkin, Joe Venuti, and Jack Teagarden won’t be at the Jubilee — they have other commitments — but I know you and I will be in for a weekend of singular sights and music:
May your happiness increase!