- Category: Announcements
- Written by Jim Ivy
Who: The Second Line Jazz Band + You and as many friends as you can claim!
What: Genuine 1920’s style Non-amplified Dixieland Jazz
Where: Adi’s Italian Restaurant
19 W. 7th Street
When: Friday, Nov. 4th. 7 pm – 9 pm
Why: Just for the fun of hearing Dixieland Jazz played the way it was back in the days…
OK, let’s face it, Georgetown probably wasn’t a jazz hot spot in the 20’s, but it’s never too late! If Al Capone and Frank Mitty had shown up to organize the Mafia in Texas, they would have felt right at home snarfing down the spaghetti and meatballs in Adi’s and listening to the Second Line’s Dixieland Jazz.
The historic Lockett Building (1889) at the corner of 7th and Austin, is pretty much the same as it was in the roarin’ 20’s and the band won’t be using any electronic instruments or amplifiers, that means you will get to hear the music the way it is supposed to sound.
Dancing? Well, why not! The original hardwood floors are still there. So if you feel the urge to do the Charleston, have at it. We had planned on inviting Scott’s Sister Kate to teach shimmy lessons, but feared that the local Georgetown authorities might not be ready for that much excitement. There will definitely be opportunities to participate in a Second Line or two!
Reservations? What a good idea! Call Adi’s at (512) 868-9587 to make reservations. Let them know how many will be in your party and let them know that you want to be seated near the band. Since the band will not be burdened with amplifiers, we will probably move around a bit during the evening so that even the balcony tables will be ok, but you probably will want to be on the main floor if possible. Make your reservations now! Feedback indicates that this is going to be a huge party. Wait too long and you may end up listening through the front window!
Cover? Well no, not this time. But please take advantage of the full bar and excellent Italian menu. We hope to add Dixieland Jazz to Georgetown’s list of traditions, and that won’t happen unless our host brings in more cash than he spends!
Dress? Your presence is more important than anything, but if you wish to dress in roaring 20’s style, please feel welcome to do so.
The Band? Trombone: Scott Bailey
Cornet: Larmon Maddox
Clarinet/Soprano Sax: Jim Ivy
Tuba: Dan Augustine
Banjo: Sean Newton
Washboard: Budge Mabry
P.S. To get ready for the Roarin’ 20’s Party, we will be playing a warm-up gig. It will be for the Austin Traditional Jazz Society on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 pm until 5 pm. If you are a member of ATJS then you know the drill. If not just go to the “Comedy Club” on 183. They do charge non-members a cover and, I believe, there is a 2 drink minimum. Since the room is basically a huge warehouse, we will be using electronic paraphernalia. Bobby Black, from San Antonio, will be the featured guest artist on banjo and guitar.
* There is no acoustic piano available. In keeping with our desire to eschew electronic paraphernalia and to keep the sound as true to the original music as possible, sadly, our regular professor of the keys, Walter Tibetts, will not be on the bandstand.