BoMuse News, v16 n4

BoMuse News, vol. 16, no. 4

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BoMuse News is a monthly newsletter from BoMuse Music. It presents items of interest related to jazz, and advocacy for music education, as well as news of releases from BoMuse Music and the performing activities of Paul Combs. Questions and comments should be sent by visiting “Contact” at Paul Combs’ Web-site.
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1. Dameron Music At Dizzy’s
2. A Plea For Help For Helen Borgers
3. Dameronia At Athenaeum Library / Jazz Backstory
4. Events

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1. Thank you everyone who came to our concert of generally unknown music by the great Tadd Dameron on September 8 at Dizzy’s here in San Diego. We will give another of these concerts after the New Year, with more of Tadd’s wonderful music. Our next stop is the recording studio, where we will continue working on a CD, tentatively titled The Unknown Dameron. We already have two and possibly three tracks from the February Jazz Live concert. My hope is to have the project finished by next summer.

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2. Long time jazz broadcaster Helen Borgers needs our help. She has been a fixture on the Southern California scene for most of her adult life, and is even mentioned in my book on Tadd. Here situation is explained quite clearly in this article in the Orange County Register. The benefit concert mentioned in the article was successful, but only goes about a quarter of the way to covering her heavy medical expenses. A crowd-funding campaign has been set up on her behalf. It goes without saying that her’s is another case for a more intelligent health care system.

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3. Dameronia – the Life and Music of Tadd Dameron is now available for loan from the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla. As it turns out it may also have been the last hard cover edition of the book available. I have just recently gotten to know and join this wonderful institution, and if you live in or near San Diego, I recommend it highly.

My friend Geri Kepler hipped me to this interesting jazz archive site, the Fillius Jazz Archive at Hamilton College. “Established in 1995, and dedicated in 2013 in honor of Milton F. Fillius, Jr. ’44 and Nelma “Nikki” Nenneau Fillius, the Fillius Jazz Archive holds a collection of videotaped interviews with jazz musicians, arrangers, writers and critics.” The Archive issues a regular blog posting of articles of interest to the Jazz Community, to which one can subscribe.

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4. Events

I’m playing as a sideman with a variety of folks this month. You can see all the dates and venues here.

I am pleased to say that the weekly jazz performances I initiated at the Chit Chat Lounge in Haverhill, MA continue to this day. You can find out who is playing by following their Facebook page.

If you are in Boston check the listings at Jazz Boston. In San Diego visit the Calendar section at Jazz88.3.

As always, thank you for supporting LIVE MUSIC!

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