I know it’s wise to live in the moment. The time we rush away we don’t get back. But there is a lot to be said for having something to look forward to. I don’t have a 2013 wall calendar yet, but the first thing I will put on it will be
MARCH 1-3, 2013
DIXIELAND MONTEREY JAZZ BASH BY THE BAY.
“I’m ready, I’m ready. So help me, I’m ready.”
Visit their website here.
And the punctual folks at the Bash have even posted a list of the bands and musicians who will be playing that weekend. Here goes:
The Reynolds Brothers, The Pieter Meijers Quartet featuring Banu Gibson, The Au Brothers Jazz Band, Danny Coots, Jeff Barnhart, High Sierra, Big Mama Sue Quartet, Eddie Erickson, Blue Street Jazz Band, Carl Sonny Leyland Trio, John Cocuzzi/ Allan Vaché Swing All-Stars, Crown Syncopators, Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, Ivory & Gold, Old Friends, The Original Wildcat Jass Band, Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Titan Hot Seven, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Yve Evans & Company. And an assortment of youth bands and (I am sure) more than a few surprises.
The 2013 Musician of the Year will be the deserving and much-loved Howard Miyata.
Rumors that Walter Page, Hot Lips Page, Bob Helm, Herschel Evans, Mildred Bailey, Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell, and Myrna Loy will be sitting in are so far unsubstantiated. I will let you know the details as they appear.
Anyone ready for a Bash? I have a sentimental attachment to the Jazz Bash by the Bay — at my first and second Monterey Bashes, I had the time of my life. . . You can too!
May your happiness increase.