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Date:
October 19, 2006

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Re: Randy Demmon and Dave Eaton 107 Fourth Ave 9 - Midnight Stopped by last night and they told me that live music on Wed. evenings had ceased for 'some time now'.


Date:
September 04, 2006

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Hello, my name is Jackie Grainge. I wonder if I am related to Arthur Grainge. I too am from a musical family, origianally from England. Please email back if you have the time. Thank you Jackie Grainge


Date:
September 01, 2006

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I'll be in Ottawa Sept 4-15, will have my cornet with me, & would like to sit in with any dixie group that'll chance it. I"ve led my own band for 20 years with a weekly gig at a local bar. Please respond Jere Corlett jcorlett@nets.com 505-983-6858 (Cell) Santa Fe, NM


Date:
July 02, 2006

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I'm a big jazz fan and I find your site very informative and inspiring! I have some business to attend to in Ottawa soon (I am a frequently travelling businessman based in London, UK) and my love of jazz brought me to your site. Keep up the good work! Best regards, Neil Albertus Pye neil_a_pye@yahoo.co.uk London, UK


Date:
June 24, 2006

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Names that come to mind that I would be honoured to respond would be: Bohne Forsberg John Geggie Helen Glover Charles Gordon Alrick Huebener (I guess I'm partial to bass players)


Date:
June 24, 2006

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I am a jazz enthusiast living in Kemptville and am looking for a jazz trio to play at our wedding on Sat. August 19. I'd like a number of names of trios that would like to drive down the 416, enjoy a welcoming crowd, a great meal by a Paris chef, and a very appreciative bride and groom. I have attended the Jazz Ottawa camps for 4 years as a vocalist. I have amodest budget. Linda Girard


Date:
April 20, 2006

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Great site! Anyone going to the Chick Corea show at Casino Lac Leamy Apr 26? Talk about great Jazz musicians!!!


Date:
March 28, 2006

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Hi folks! Steve Vai recently did master classes in Russia. That was great to be a part of one of those evenings with Vai playing and talking with the audience. Here is a bunch of photos: <a href="http://www.e-ibanez-guitar.com/">http://www.e-ibanez-guitar.com/vai-masterclasses.html</a> <a href="http://www.e-ibanez-guitar.com/">ibanez guitars</a>


Date:
March 27, 2006

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I was told yesterday by one of his friends that Bill Hartnett, an Ottawa native, died of cancer two weeks ago. Bill was a life-long jazz fan and owned a substantial record collection; I remember seeing him at the Jazz Festival. I'm working on a story on Bill for the Centretown BUZZ community newspaper and would appreciate any recollections by members of the Ottawa jazz community. Thank you David Gladstone DSadrock@aol.com


Date:
March 24, 2006

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Dear Sir I am in the process of having a website created in order to promote my trio in the hopes of getting more work and understand from some of my fellow musicians that you list links to our websites for free. I have been told by the people who are creating my website that I should try to get links from various other websites to mine in order to increase the chances of someone connecting to mine and in order to do this I would probably have to reciprocate. I would like to be able to have my website link listed on your jazz site and I understand in able to do so I would need your URL (whatever that is). Would this be possible? Sincerely, David Ward (alto sax player, with 30 years experience as a full time musician) My e-mail address is fg957@ncf.ca Thanks again


Date:
March 21, 2006

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Great site, but you should really include the Peter Van Huffel Quintet on your events calendar. They're playing at the bayou on the 30th of March. They're a great quintet from N.Y.C., all graduates of the Manhattan School of Music. They were here last year and it's definately a show not to be missed. If you want to know more check out www.petervanhuffel.com. Keep up the good work. Dylan Roberts


Date:
March 08, 2006

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Hey Peter! Haven't seen you in ages. Still enjoy "The Bandwagon" every issue. Will be in Ottawa next week - was hoping to take in one of your gigs, but you aren't playing any of the regular venues that week. Too bad! Maybe this summer. All the best, Katherine Vlossak (formerly of Barry's Bay, now of Tavistock)


Date:
February 17, 2006

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Antipodean greetings from a former Liverpool University (UK) studentjazz band drummer (1957- 1962) who has just discovered that an old mate of his, Ron Lloyd, is still active on the Ottawa music scene. Brian Hudson, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. b.hudson@qut.edu.au


Date:
February 14, 2006

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Wayne Nichol, Carleton Place (613) 253-6196 sales@norcanhydro.com Two Sizzlin' Nights of Jazz & Blues – A Tribute to Bruce Blair OTTAWA, Feb. 10, 2006: A two-night, high-energy, talent-packed tribute will take place in early March at Tuscon’s in honour of Bruce Blair, an extraordinary patron of the Ottawa Jazz Blues scene. Mainstays of the Ottawa jazz and blues scenes such as John Geggie, Rob Frayne, Maria Hawkins, Peter Hum, Mike Rud, Murray Kinsley, Vince Halfhide and Barry Buse will be performing in recognition of Blair, who has devoted years to fostering the scene’s live music. As the day-to-day manager, soundman and general repair guy of the Bayou club until late last year, Blair donated countless labour-intensive hours behind the scenes, helping many area musicians grow from their first, knee-knocking stage performance to becoming prominent players in the city. For the last five years, many music fans and musicians in Ottawa saw and appreciated Blair hard at work on his sound board and stage at the Bayou, tweaking the sound to as close to perfection as he could make it. This was for the benefit of musicians and fans of jazz, blues, rock, country, cajun, flamenco, funk and everything between and beyond. From the single act to 20 piece bands, all received the best individual attention and help Blair generously provided each night for the five years he managed the stage. It says a lot that musicians such as Martine Courage, Steve Boudreau, Brian Downey and Bill St. Amand of Quicksand are keen to thank Blair by performing in his name -- they saw him as a musical collaborator and enabler, vital to their artistic efforts. The tribute will consist of a night of jazz (Wednesday, March 8) and a night of blues (Thursday, March 9). Each will open with a headliner act or two to be followed by other great Ottawa Jazz and Blues groups and guest artists. The musicians are all donating their efforts, and money from ticket sales will go to Blair as their reciprocal gift to him for all the effort he virtually donated in the past. The Jazz Bash will feature Alternate Takes, Peter Hum's Big Buffet, Rob Frayne & Martine Courage, Mike Rud, Steve Boudreau Trio and other fine artists and special guests. Jazz vocalist Kim Kaskiw is thankful for “the utmost respect and kindness and would be honoured to perform at any future venue (of Blair’s)”. If this isn’t enough, the Jazz Bash is followed by a great Blues Bash tribute night, Thursday featuring Ball & Chain, The Crowd, Wicked Grin, Shakedown Groove with Vince Halfhide, Barry Buse, the Brian Downey Bluestet, Quicksand and special guests who appreciated Bruce's 'sound' commitment. As Mark, Marilee, Eric, Stephen and Jason of Shakedown Groove say “we owe so much to Bruce ...” This event has been organized by thoughtful volunteers from the Ottawa Jazz & Blues scene as a result of Bruce being between live music projects. It will be two nights to remember in the Ottawa jazz and blues scene -- a chance to experience a rare display of top Ottawa musical talent under one roof. When: March 8, 2006-Jazz Bash, 8:00 pm March 9, 2006-Blues Bash 8:00 pm Where: Tuscon’s, 2440 Bank Street (at Hunt Club) Tickets: $10 for each night Available from: Tucson’s, (2440 Bank St.), Compact Music (785 A & 190 Bank St.), Songbird Music (388 Gladstone) Event Sponsors: Tucson’s, Pro Printing ..... For more info visit www.jazzbluesbash.com or contact: Wayne Nichol, (613) 253-6196 sales@norcanhydro.com


Date:
February 10, 2006

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Hello to the Feb. 07 poster. If you check out our "Events Calendar", it's a great listing of area events, and the webmaster puts alot of effort into keeping it accurate and up to date. Any gigs involving participants in this site are highlighted in red, and you'd be a welcome visitor at any of them. Thanks, John


Date:
February 07, 2006

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Where do you guys play in the Ottawa Area?


Date:
January 08, 2006

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Hi!. I'm a songwriter who is currently in the studio recording some tunes. I am looking for a male vocalist with a fairly dynamic range to sing an uptempo jazz/rock tune. If you are interested (or if you know somebody who might be interested) please drop me a line. Thanks. Doug dewbrock@sympatico.ca

Date:
December 20, 2005

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Hi I'm a drummer looking for musicians who love the following styles: rockabilly, western swing, hillbilly jazz, gypsy jazz, hot jazz. Dop me a line germanebert@yahoo.es


Date:
June 14, 2005

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How is it possible I never signed this guest book? Oh well, better late than never. Great site, btw. Too bad there are no gigs I can catch in June while I'm here in Eastern Ontario. Well, perhaps next time. Lots of love from your friend of 20 years (man, how time flies), Colleen Conway-Clement Unionville, ON


Date:
June 12, 2005

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Hey.... Not sure which member of the band you are, but thanks for surfin' in. By the way, Anders Drerup knocks me out, every time he opens his mouth to sing. That's the stuff, man. :o) -John Steele


Date:
June 05, 2005

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Hi John! Just surfing the 'ol net and came upon your name with Anders Drerup. He's currently playing in my band called 'Quarter Life'. Maybe you'd want to check it out at quarterlife.ca. I look forward to seeing you perform one of these days!


Date:
May 12, 2005

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Hey T.G.: if you're out there man, give me a call. www.markthibodeau.net


Date:
May 06, 2005

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Does anyone know of a jazz or brass band for hire for a July 2006 wedding? Thanks! papatel@tambcd.edu


Date:
April 27, 2005

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Paul Sheehy will be performing Jazz on piano, Friday, April 29, 2005 from 7:00 - 11:00 at Ella Restaurant in the Kanata Centrum 599-7600. No cover. http://paulsheehytrio.blogspot.com/


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March 03, 2005

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Great site for connecting with old friends! I used to live and play in Winnipeg with Papa Mambo and the Gringos. Ray Egan, Ken Gold, and Greg Sly were one horn section of a few, along with Marilyn Lerner, Chris Purdy, Greg Black, Carlos Diaz and our leader Rodrigo Munoz and Carol Hutchinson. I'm on the west coast now, in the Reg Force Military band in Victoria. drop me a line if this rings a bell Greg Sly gresly@urbanweb.net


Date:
February 18, 2005

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In the market area, I'd try Record Runner on Rideau St. I find CD warehouse pretty good too. Hope this helps. -John Steele


Date:
February 14, 2005

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Time for an amature minute. I know diddly about Jazz, save for one thing, my wife likes it. Where is there a decent jazz section in an Ottawa CD retailer? I've been wearing out my shoes in the Market area looking for Sheila Jordan with Zero success. Help!


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October 20, 2004

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Great site, glad I stumbled across it! The Bob Cleall Big Band will be playing the Bayou Blues on Saturday, October 23. The evening will be swinging, with some of Ottawa's finest playing - see you there! Bob Thompson


Date:
October 17, 2004

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AGNOD is operating as New Orleans Days led by Neil Sealy and playing Arthur Grainge's favorite style of NO jazz in his memory. The band plays at the Goose and Gridiron, Merrickville every 6 weeks or so-next gig October 22. Reservations usually required. More Info? contact davidayton@sympatico.ca Great site, David Ayton


Date:
October 17, 2004

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Arthur Grainge New Orleans Days Band is alive and well playing music in the Arthur style.Performances are at the Goose and Gridiron,Merrickville every 6 weeks or so. The band is led now by Neil Sealey and has Derek Robertson on Trp,Dave Reilly-Trmb,Steve Barrett-drms,Houghton-bjo and D.Ayton-clnt. Next gig is October 22,04 at 8.30. Reservations needed! David Ayton.


Date:
October 13, 2004

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I just wanted to say hello. I wish you much success with this website. http://www.music-scales-4-sale.com


Date:
October 11, 2004

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very nice


Date:
October 06, 2004

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THIS IS A GOOD AND INFORMATIVE SITE, JAZZ BLUES, FANTASTIC.EMAIL; MGBADA@IBUSA.COM


Date:
September 26, 2004

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Cool site! Check us out also, at http://www.Artistopia.com the ultimate music artist development network and community on the Web. Formalize your approach to the music industry and drastically increase your chances of getting the right record deal!


Date:
September 13, 2004

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Hello all! Those of you that attended Chase Sanborn's "Brass Tactics" clinic will remember it as thoroughly enjoyable and extremely informative. Chase will once again be in Ottawa on October 9, 2004 to present a "Jazz Tactics" clinic. Ottawa is first on the list of cities Chase will visit during an eastern Canada tour. He has presented this clinic throughout Canada and the US, most notably at the 2003 International Trumpet Guild Conference. If you remember his wonderful solo improvisations at the "Brass Tactics" clinic, you'll now get a chance to hear him perform with a live rhythm section! The clinic is geared toward every level of jazz player from the absolute beginner to the seasoned pro. The modest price of $15 for adults and $10 for students makes this one of the best investments you can make in your musical future. Owing to the great turnout at the "Brass Tactics" clinic the venue has moved to the Orleans Centrum Theatre. Underground parking is free and OC transport stops right outside the door. This is a great opportunity for any musician, no matter what instrument they play, to expand their knowledge of jazz and jazz improvisation, so please forward this to all your musical friends and colleagues. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me either by email at rick.rangno@sympatico.ca or by phone at (613)749-6602. I look forward to seeing you all there on the 9th! Rick


Date:
September 10, 2004

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Hi Don, Thanks for reading. I will be backing up Karen Oxorn at the Monterey with the trio on the 24th, as our events calendar lists. We'll also be there on the 12th of November. I'll assume the 'other' listing you refer to must be Jim Roy's excellent blues and jazz page. At the moment Dick Maloney is listed on that page, but I've contacted Jim to ask him to amend it. We are just filling in for Dick that night. Thanks for pointing that out, and thanks for your continued support of live jazz in Ottawa ! -John Steele


Date:
September 10, 2004

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Date:
September 10, 2004

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It is sometimes confusing to have two separate coming events listings, particularly when they do not agree. Example: Fri. Sept.24, Monterey Inn, where both artists and times are different. A regular and generally satisfied user... Don Clipsham, Ottawa


Date:
August 31, 2004

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Hey any of you know of a Jazz band for hire, specifically for a wedding? let me know. graciious&gmail.com (&=@) thanks. - Jamie


Date:
August 02, 2004

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this is definately a great site - excellent job !! r.e.s.p.e.c.t. greetz from vienna/austria and stay creative !! www.race.at


Date:
July 30, 2004

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Janice, Mr. Tonation will be back soon with another edition. Floyd, welcome to the Ottawa scene. Jes, if you have the opportunity to catch Bill Gobby and Gary Elliot playing together at Vineyard's, I recommend it highly. It's a lesson in itself ! Pedro, there is a contact through the Jivewires website: http://www.jivewires.com/ -John


Date:
July 30, 2004

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I am trying to get a hold of THE JIVE WIRES. If anybody knows a contact number or name, I would greatly appreciate it. Cheers Pedro earlofsussex@earlofsussex.ca 613-229-7552


Date:
July 23, 2004

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Hi! Started playing guitar 2.5 yrs ago... never liked jazz until then...very hard stuff...definitely music for musicians. if anyone has any practicing tips, i'd love to try them. thanks jes jessestmichael@hotmail.com


Date:
June 30, 2004

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My name is Floyd Hutchinson . I am new to the Ottawa jazz scene . Trying hard to perfect my craft as a vocalist . Really found the sight quite imfomative . Keep up the good work for all of us who love jazz.


Date:
June 16, 2004

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What happened to Justin Tonation. I was enjoying his articles. We have not heard from him since last fall? Janice T Toronto


Date:
May 22, 2004

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Thanks John for the info on "I Let A Song Out Of My Heart". I think it is a very nice melody. Buddy Emmons has a great recording of it. Jerry Roller


Date:
May 08, 2004

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Message for the jammer: There are several venues which feature open jam sessions in Ottawa. The Bayou seems to be the main jazz jamming spot, with the Carleton University jam occuring on Tuesday nights, and also an open jam one Thursday per month. For the blues, the legendary Rainbow club still holds open sessions on Sundays and occasionally other times through the week as well. Some schedules may change with the season. Jim Roy's Jazz & Blues website contains a listing on ongoing jam sessions. Thanks for signing, - John


Date:
May 07, 2004

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My neice is coming to visit this summer from Utah, her husband is a musician and would like to find some place or group etc to "jam" with while he is here for the month of July. Any help would be appreciated.


Date:
April 04, 2004

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Tanya O'day's website isn't working. I'm trying to get some promotional material for future bookings but the website isn't cooperating.

Don Johnson Mount Pleasant Concert Corporation don.j@sympatico.ca


Date:
April 01, 2004

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Jeanette, thanks for signing. It's possible, but I think more likely a different person. The Rusty Walker who wrote in our guestbook is a fabulous pedal steel guitar player who lives and works in southern Ontario. He is known for his stints with the Family Brown and Tommy Hunter show, and recently displayed his jazz chops in a great cut of Buddy Emmons' "Raisin' the Dickens" on the "Northern Steel" CD, which features a dozen great canadian players of this very unique instrument. -John


Date:
March 08, 2004

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I saw a post by Rusty Walker. Is that the same Rusty Walker that played clarinet for Western Hills High School band? I am looking for you.

Jeanette netnurse83@ev1.net


Date:
February 28, 2004

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Greetings. Came across this site searching for a jazz guitar teacher. If anybody has suggestions please drop me a line. I've been playing a long time, in the rock world but it's time to move on.

Any help most appreciated.

krafty@magma.ca


Date:
January 15, 2004

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I had no idea Arthur had passed away. What a loss. he is a wonderful person.


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January 11, 2004

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Hi there all..It's been ages... My site is up now www.jeremyprice.net All the best Jeremy


Date:
January 08, 2004

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Hi Paul, Tanya's site seems to be up and running again: http://www.tanyaoday.com/ -John


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December 18, 2003

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Is there any way to get a Tanya O'Day CD? I'm having trouble accessing her site right now...

Cheers, Paul!


Date:
November 16, 2003

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Thanks so much for providing such a classy service for jazz fans.

- Phil Mader


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October 23, 2003

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GREAT SITE FOR THE PROMOTION OF GREAT MUSIC ! ARE THERE VENUES IN OTTAWA SUPPORTING NEW MUSIC, FRE JAZZ OR EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC? I AM INTERESTED IN PERFORMING THERE.

LEE COLDRIX@HOTMAIL.COM


Date:
October 18, 2003

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I think I worked with that vocalist once. :P -John


Date:
October 14, 2003

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I DEY HERE MUGU! MUGU MUGU!


Date:
September 29, 2003

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Thanks Tanya! We've updated the calendars. If you would like to send us your gig listings directly, contact: kgrace@ottawajazz.com. We update every Monday! Cheers! Katharine


Date:
September 27, 2003

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Hi there- just noticed that you have Jeff ROgers & Kelly Craig listed as playing Tuesday nights at Fresco Cielo's. They play Thurdday nights 9-12. It's still Tanya O'Day, Brian Browne and Kelly Craig on Tuesdays 8-11. Thanks! Tanya O'Day


Date:
September 25, 2003

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Hi Ray, Thanks for dropping in. Ken's excellent band "The Sugar Sticks" can be heard every Wednesday night at Pub Italia, and Ken himself can be seen frequently around the city lending his bass talents to various groups. I'll tell him you said HI. Steve Berndt is also very active around the city, playing with The Jive Wires, a really fun band, and also seen occasionally with the Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo. I think he plays at the Social quite regularly too. A glance at our site's Events Calendar may give you some idea of their activities. I don't know Steve too well myself, but I've certainly enjoyed his playing many times. If I can remember, I'll pass along your regards. I'm also a Humber College grad, but it wasn't the music program. ;o) Thanks for dropping in, -John


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September 24, 2003

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This is Ray Egan from Miami beach, Florida. I was simply surfing around (literally AND figuratively)when thoughts of some old friends popped in my head. If anyone knows the whereabouts of STEVE BURNDT--trombonist and singer-- ,KEN KANWISHER-bassist, and IAN MERKELY-trombonist...I would appreciate it. We went to Humber College of Music in Toronto together from 1978-1981 and it would be cool to "hook up" with them again and catch up on old times... My e-mail is rayegan567@aol.com thanks


Date:
September 24, 2003

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my web address is rayegan567@aol.com..I forgot to add this to my previous comment, where I requested help in finding some old Humber College of music friends, Steve Burndt-trombonist-singer, ken Kanwisher- bassist and Ian Merkley- trombonist thank-you Ray Egan


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September 24, 2003

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This is Ray Egan from Miami beach, Florida. I was simply surfing around (literally AND figuratively)when thoughts of some old friends popped in my head. If anyone knows the whereabouts of STEVE BURNDT--trombonist and singer-- ,KEN KANWISHER-bassist, and IAN MERKELY-trombonist...I would appreciate it. We went to Humber College of Music in Toronto together from 1978-1981 and it would be cool to "hook up" with them again and catch up on old times...


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September 15, 2003

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Matt, Thanks for putting up with me. I'm so sorry, I feel your pain. I think more fruit and less poutine in your diet would solve the problem. Love John


Date:
September 12, 2003

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Last Wednesday (after his vines show) John Steele played a couple standards on the pedal steel (with Steve Boudreau, Dave Schroeder and myself) he was so good it hurt my feelings. In fact it still hurts very badly. I'm very upset. He played with such taste and is such a nice guy that I had trouble not crying right in the middle of his break in Foggy Day…I swear, I’m either in love, or I’ve got gas…I think it’s gas but for now we can pretend it’s love. I would like a public apology from John for the tremendous pain he caused me with his outstanding playing. What a jerk.

Love Matt


Date:
August 28, 2003

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You have really perfect site


Date:
August 27, 2003

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Really quality site you have


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July 22, 2003

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Thanks John. That's truly sad to hear. But the music lives on.

Rick Milks


Date:
July 22, 2003

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Rusty, thanks for dropping in. You're a wonder.

Giovanna, thank you for your interest. You will find a link to the Ottawa Jazz Fest on the front page. (the Bands)

Arni, all those names you mention are familiar ones to me, and I'll be sure to pass along your warmest regards when I see them.

Rick; Sadly, Vernon passed away in 1999, and we all miss him alot. A nice tribute page can be found here: http://www.vernonisaac.org/

Thanks for dropping in, everyone ! -John Steele


Date:
July 19, 2003

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Can anyone bring me up to date on Vernon Issacs? When I was younger, I got to know him as my music teacher played in his band. I loved going to see his band but over the years I have totally lost contact with the Jazz scene. Any info would be appreciated.

thanks,

Rick Milks


Date:
July 08, 2003

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I am signing this in the memory of my step father John Findlay, a school friend from Ayton. Lynne Williams


Date:
July 05, 2003

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HI my name is Giovanna Sandoval and I am really interested in working as a volunteer for the festival that I know is comming very soon. If you pls emailing me it will be perfect. My e-mail is vanasac@yahoo.com or you can call me at: 248 1152 Thank you


Date:
June 16, 2003

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Hi There; Thought I would drop a note to my home town and say heelo to some of my faVOURITE PEOPLE, namely, Bassist Sol Gunner, Pianist Brian Browne, drummer Glen Robb and a host of other important individuals. Having spent more than 30 years growing up in Ottawa and playing with such stalwarts I mentioned, my heart is somehow still in Ottawa. As I am certain you are aware, these three friends are elite musicians as well as great persons. I have two Jazz Restaurants here in Vancouverfor the past 12 years and feature local and international Jazz names which have included, Ray Brown, Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Stanley Turrentine, The Four Freshmen, Scott Hamilton and McCoy Tyner, and many more. We have been one of the venues with the Vancouver International Jazz Fest for more than 10 years. Diana Krall has been a frequent visitor as well.

Some of the Canadian artists have been Peter Appleyard, Carol Welsman, Dave Young, Terry Clark and many more. Another good friend of many years is Dick Maloney with whom I worked with many years ago and I am happy to see he is doing well.

If you see any of these fine gentlemen plaese give them my very best, and my best wishes for the Jazz scene on Ottawa. There are some fine musicians there and I do hope they are doing well.

Kindest personal regards,

Arni May, Rossini's


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April 26, 2003

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Great site John.I hope to get to meet you and hear you play some time. Rusty Walker


Date:
April 09, 2003

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In response to Dave Thompson:

Dave, you can find the CD "Brian Browne Trio - Live At Tramps" available online at www.brianbrowne.com

Cheers, Darren DeRidder


Date:
March 29, 2003

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Great site! Easy to navigate and fun to surf. It's helpful to all musicians and venues and jazz fans in Ottawa... There are some new web links you might want to add: www.social.ca (provide jazz on Wed. nights) www.empiregrill.com (jazz Sundays) www.tanyaoday.com (cool school vocals) www.brianbrowne.com (piano master)

Oh, and Peter...I'm going to try to get to your next show. I heard you're playing with Mark Ferguson and that's alot of talent on stage. (and I haven't seen you since the jazz festival man)

Peace Out, Kelly Craig


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March 06, 2003

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Well kept site compared to Montreal...someone is not doing there job here.

If anyone knows Lynne Labelle tell her Hi from Rocketman...


Date:
February 19, 2003

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nice website


Date:
February 18, 2003

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Get a bigger picture of Mr. Sealy! He is so photogenic!

Ms Musak


Date:
January 27, 2003

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Webmaster...please let me know how I can submit events to your website. Thanks. karen.scott-gagne@ottawa.ca


Date:
January 12, 2003

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Great site. can anyone tell me how and where I can locate Brian Browne's latest CD, or any for that m

atter. Dave Thompson Winnipeg.


Date:
January 08, 2003

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This message is for Pierre-Yves Martel: Pi,this is Beltran from Spain,remember? Meet me at malabarweb@hotmail.com Hope to hear from you soon!!!


Date:
December 04, 2002

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Congratulations on your great site, the calendar is a big help for us 'out-of-towners'. Have a large collection of classic jazz, blues, folk, etc. and always pleased to hear from other fans and collectors as i live rural wher it's all C & W. Always look forward to listening to that great Apex J.B. when visiting Ottawa.

Cheers, Bill(Slide)Smith. <slide@reach.net>


Date:
November 13, 2002

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Nice site. Its my first time here.

Zeeza www.zeeza.com


Date:
August 16, 2002

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Hey, this site is great. i just did a search for the Ottawa jazz scene and here i am! I love the calender. Check out Pierre-Yves Martel. This man has a relationship with his bass that is...developed...and smooth. Yeah, that sounds kinda right. Oh yeah there are a bunch of jazz musicians hanging around at Ottawa U. Need one? Need a band? contact Hunter888@yahoo.com


Date:
August 16, 2002

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Hey, this site is great. i just did a search for the Ottawa jazz scene and here i am! I love the calender. Check out Pierre-Yves Martel. This man has a relationship with his bass that is...developed...and smooth. Yeah, that sounds kinda right. Oh yeah there are a bunch of jazz musicians hanging around at Ottawa U. Need one? Need a band? contact Hunter888@yahoo.com


Date:
June 29, 2002

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Just Jazz is on a worldwide resident band contract with the Marriott chain of hotels. The band would like to sign on guest singers/soloists on one to three month contracts. Please contact http://www.justjazz.8m.com


Date:
June 20, 2002

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Hey!


Date:
June 17, 2002

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Excellent site.

http://www.primetimesublime.com


Date:
June 12, 2002

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Just Jazz is on a worldwide resident band contract with the Marriott chain of hotels. The band would like to sign on guest singers/soloists on one to three month contracts. Please get back to me if you would like to work with http://www.justjazz.8m.com


Date:
May 20, 2002

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Greetings to Peter Turner & our other musical acquaintances & fans from formere Ottawa residents & fans Derek & Sue,now living in Meaford. Looking forward to meeting up with Apex in Collingwood this Aug..


Date:
March 26, 2002

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As a good friend of Arthur Grainge [we had a lot of laughs, and always loved agreeing to disagree!], I would like to thank all of you out there who have recently bought a copy of his CD 'Just Sitting Around'.

To date, about $400.00 has been given or is destined for the Hospice at May Court, where he spent his last few days.

Should anyone reading this like to own one, they are priced at $10.00 [Canadian], and every dollar goes to the Hospice.

Please contact me at anthony.j@sympatico.ca, or [613] 592-2099, I have quite a few here.

Thanks

Anthony Johansen.


Date:
March 24, 2002

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yo cats if your in ottawa area and need a demo done contact me i'll do it on DAT for low dough hi quality sound

no studio I go to you.....

colin exhaill@hotmail.com


Date:
March 15, 2002

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Ottawa needs this type nof Publication.It provides an excellent service.I will be checking on a regular basis from now on ,When i need to check out whats going on in the city as far as jazz is concerned .Bravo to the site and keep on keeping on . Joe Habao Texidor Percussionist with Rahsaan roland Kirk


Date:
March 14, 2002

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See you at The Bayou! <http://www.devant.com/bayou>


Date:
January 08, 2002

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when visiting our family of my brother-in-law, the late Arthur Grainge we were so greatful that the performance would still be held on Jan.11th we wish the continuing band much success in the future. looking forward to premoting your wonderful production. Keith Buxton


Date:
January 03, 2002

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I stumbled on this site sometime ago when I did a search for info on Arthur Grainge's New Orleans Days Jazz Band. I'd been prompted by my father (none other than Arthur himself) to do the search almost as a dare (he knew that I'd be surprised at how much info the search would yield). So since then, I've checked the site regularly. It always tickled me to see his picture and CD on the website.

With my father's recent passing, I've met, although briefly, so many wonderful people (both friends and musicians) from the jazz community. Each of you made the New Orleans send-off that Dad had requested so very special. Not having ever attended a NOLA funeral before, I had no idea what to expect when we were making the arrangements and coordinating things with the band for the service. All I can say, is that is was incredible. Such a wonderful celebration of my dad's passion for jazz. I'd like to give my most sincere thanks to all of his friends in jazz and fellow musicians for sharing some great memories of Dad with my mother and I.

We are looking forward to January 11th when the New Orleans Days Jazz Band plays at the Goose and Gridiron in Merrickville and hope that we will see some of you there.

Alison Grainge (a very proud daughter).


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You have a great site!  Great events calendar


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Hi just to let you know that the Cajun Attic at 594 Rideau St is presenting Jazz Sunday mornings starting at 11.30 to 3.00 and serving brunch to boot.So come check us out, you won`t regret. Robert.7891185


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Dear Webmaster, I would like to add gig dates to your excellent jazz site. Can you tell me how I go about this?

saffandgabe@sympatico.ca


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Was just browsing, some Jazz site, and imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon this...best regards, Alyson Grainge, Scotland


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Peter,

Howdy mate! This is your old friend from Australia Simon Vancam. Very nice site. Send me a e-mail soon OK. I'm having a baby in Jan 2002. :) Hear from you soon. Regards Simon.


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To the person who left the previous message, thank you for your encouraging remarks about our "Live at the Swan" CD. 'Hope to see you at the Swan in the near future. -Peter Turner


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June 7, 2001 Just bought Peter Turner's new CD at the Swan at Carp last night and gave a listen to it. VERY good stuff....congratulations and keep up the good work


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Bootiez.com of Ottawa congratulate and thank all the people invloved in organizing the Ottawa International Jazz Festival for their dedicated efforts in promoting Ottawa and the appreciation of music. Happy listening everybody!


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To Don Clipsham, Your Welcome! and Thanks.... Katharine


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Many thanks for your recent expansion of the Events listings. For months the Citizen and X.Press listings for Royal Oak Kanata, which alternates the Apex and Magnolia groups on Sundays, have been offset by a week. You show them correctly. This is a very valuable service to the community for which many people are grateful. Keep up the good work.

Don Clipsham, Ottawa


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To the person who left the note about "not enough news". Quite frankly I don't much care. The groups you mention are not paying a penny toward the upkeep of this site. Arthur Grainge, leader New Orleans Days Jazz Band


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My name is Gary Slaight..I am President of Standard Broadcasting..We have filed an application with the CRTC for a new Jazz station on the FM dial in Ottawa..If you want more details e mail me at Gary.Slaight@CFRB.com...


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To the person who left the preceding message, thanks for pointing out the omission. The Comfort Zone has been added to the main calendar, and the Angus Barn in Carleton Place will be added as soon as I get the latest info. My quarterly Bandwagon newsletter normally covers both of those fine establishments. A new issue will appear on this site in mid-April. -Peter Turner


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Not enough news. How about the groups that play at the Comfort Zone and I hear Brian Browne is playing at Carleton tonight?


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To Bob Erdman,

I now have my own band, New Orleans Express, located in Pembroke, Ont. When you have a moment please drop me a line at (docron@webhart.net) Cheers, Ron Lloyd (banjo & double bass)


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Thanks guys, you made me forget a whole lot of !@#$%^&* at work! My evening with you at the Goose in Merrickville was totally theraputic! I'm a Dixieland fan and didn't even know it! See you again on March the second.


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For Peter Turner,

We are enjoying your new CD. When are you going to record something with John Steele?

Good luck to the band and the website - the latter is very nicely done. And thanks to Arthur for making me aware of it.

Bill Dawes wm.dawes@sympatico.ca


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congratulations

Date:
29 October 2000

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Dear Peter, Congratulations on your spiffy new website. With Gordie Tapp's help I hope to add New Orleans Express to your list of bands. Cheers, Ron


Date:
19 October 2000

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Dear Arthur, this is Klaus from Germany whom you gave your Albert clarinet and the pollunder with the name of your band. I have started to rehearse the clarinet again. It got a good sound - I'm working on the tone. Hope you are fine. I like your picture with the banjo. I know the place where it was taken near the French Market in NO. I will soon join your web-site with my new Jazz & Lyrics Group TWO WINDHORNS & STRINGS. Love from Klaus


Date:
19 October 2000

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Date:
19 October 2000

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Dear Arthur, this is Klaus from Germany whom you gave your Albert clarinet and the pollunder with the name of your band. I have started to rehearse the clarinet again. It got a good sound - I'm working on the tone. Hope you are fine. I like your picture with the banjo. I know the place where it was taken near the French Market in NO. I will soon join your web-site with my new Jazz & Lyrics Group TWO WINDHORNS & STRINGS. Love from Klaus


Date:
01 October 2000

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Great site!!! Wish you the best, and you can can bet I will visit often

harmoniken


Date:

26 September 2000

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Glad to see you are progressing. Hope the response is good.

Henrietta Pound


Date:
14 September 2000

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Hi Peter,

Congratulations on your site. It looks terrific. I'm looking forward to hearing your new CD. Have you got a release date yet?

Jim


Date:
14 September 2000

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Peter, You've done it again! Congrats and good luck! Toivo Roht


Date:
14 September 2000

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Hi Pete! Site looks good. Congratulations.

Gord Tapp


Date:
08 September 2000

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Bob: The car in the photo is an immaculately restored 1936 Packard. The owner resides here in the Ottawa area. How did I find him? Through the Internet, of course! The owner took the photographer and me for a ride in the Packard after the photo shoot. He told us that he drove that car all the way to Mexico City and back only a few years ago! -P.T.


Date:
08 September 2000

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Nice site, it will be a handy reference if the calendar of events is kept up to date. I will check it regularly.

Bob Fawcett


Date:
07 September 2000

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A very nice site. Congrats to Peter Turner on the new CD....and where did you get the nice car??? I see Arthur Grainge is here too...whom I met at Fritzel's in New Orleans a few years ago....great!

Bob Erdman, Cleveland Ohio


Date:
05 September 2000

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Fially got connected over here. Congrats on the new site . . . very nice Kath . . . Bruce Hempell . . . Stoke Gabriel, Devon, UK


Date:
03 September 2000

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Hi all. Great site that will soon come into its own. I will call here often. Best wishes to you all. Brian Green. (www.jazzuk.com) U.K.


Date:
31 August 2000

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Hi Peter It's always a pleasure to hear you play at Westwinds Restaurant in Pembroke. Looking forward to Sept. 30th. See you then


Date:
31 August 2000

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Greetings to jazz lovers and hats off to the Webmaster on another fantastic site ! !

One of your biggest fans, Kathy B. (aka Kathleen Blakey) Toronto, Ontario


Date:
20 August 2000

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Nice looking site! Linda



 


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