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Jazz Drummer/The Jazz Station Jam MC; Drummer/Painter - Eugene OR USA Jazz LP Records Curator: https://thehappydrummer.wordpress.com

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The roots of jazz lie in the grooves!ROOTS OF JAZZ

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thehappydrummer’s 2014 in review


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Postponement!


The First Annual Eugene/Springfield Be Bop Jazz Festival!\, due to health issues!


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Keep tuned for a later date.

Cheers,

Rich Platz

Stephen Ambrose

 

Welcome to a True Jazz Community! Be Bop on the rise!


First Annual Eugene/Springfield OR Jazz Be Bop Festival
^Wildish Theater – 630 Main St. – Springfield OR
May 22, 23rd – 6 PM
A T T E N T I O N : S U P P O R T E R S !!! Be Bop Festival

CANCELLED, Due To Health Issues!

Dear Supporter, Pledging to an Historical Event.
This First Time Ever, Major Jazz Event
 : This is to inform you of this First time Ever Jazz Event, that will be promoted nationally!
Venue:
The venue has sufficient parking right next door to the W!ildish Theatre!  Not a bad seat in the house!
Intemission will be catered with gourmet snacks and beverages!.Your venue can be permanent for all annuals forthcoming!
This is a work in Progress, so stay tuned to this most important American Music Event!  There will be much more information forthcoming! https://thehappydrummer.wordpress.com
The supporter’s payoff will have you becoming a part of History!
*** Overview ***

Prepared by Producers: Stephen Ambrose & Rich Platz
July 2014.
Stephen Ambrose/ 541-505-1197
Richmond Platz/ 541-543-3245

Policy

Because Be Bop is related to an American Cultural Revolution, its history, and that its truly an American Art Form, the festival *policy will be to stand in this tradition, and bring it to the public in that way.

Be Bop Movies
Festival will include: Be Bop Film Show is in the works, which an associate of ours has exclusive rights to.

LINEUP: We are so proud to present these Be Bop Masters –

Fri.-Mimi Fox, In top 5 Jazz’ guitarists in Downbeat Mag. “…She can do anything she wants on the guitar”. Joe Pass.
Sat-Nancy King, Scat Singer, In top 25 jazz vocalists

  • A tribute to Dave Brubeck:
  • Fri-The Brubeck Tribute Band, Nick Rieser piano, Jack Neiderman bass, Dana McWayne sax, Rich Platz drums.

Leading Area Be Bop Musicians, well steeped in the genre,.interspersed throughout festival performances. Times tba.
Adam Harris, w/Advanced U of O musicians, others
Joe Manis Trio, Northwest Saxophoneist Extraordinaire
David O’Toole, w/ Barbara Dzuro, Mike Hans, Bruce Cole, …
Eric Richardson, w/Drum Richardson, Dan Powell, Kenny Reed .

TICKETS:  $40 PER NIGHT, 3 SHOWS PER NIGHT..
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*Our Policy is to reflect music performed by Jazz Be Bop Players who are well steeped in the genre, and tradition. All musicians involved will be informed, and stand by this honorably, throughout all performances. This event will remain true to the Be Bop Genre, in the purest sense! Personell could change withot notice
Even a small contribution helps a lot! Thank You! Your logo will appear in Promos & Broadcasts
 Attention Supporters We can forward broad overview Now. Thehappydrummer.wordpress.com

Pledge Form
The First Annual Eugene/Springfield
Jazz Be Bop Festival –
Sept. 19, 20, 21st, 2014 – 8PM
The Wildish Theatre – 630 Main St. Springfield, OR
This Cultural Event reflects music performed by Jazz Be Bop Players who are well steeped in the genre, and tradition. All musicians involved will be informed, and stand by this honorably, throughout all performances.
Be Bop is related to an American Cultural Revolution, its history, and is truly an American Art Form. The Festival policy is to stand in this tradition, and bring it to the public in that way.  Donators become a part of jazz history!

Donor Information (please print or type)

Billing address – ________________________________________________________________

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Phone 1 | Phone 2 – ____________________________________________________________

Fax | Email – __________________________________________________________________

Pledge Information:         No Credit Card
I (we) pledge a total of $____________________ to be paid: ☐now 
I (we) plan to make this contribution in the form of: ☐cash ☐check  

☐Money Order (Recommended.)

☐other

Gift will be matched by (company/family/foundation)

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Acknowledgement Information
Please use the following name(s) in all acknowledgements:
☐I (we) wish to have our gift remain anonymous.

Authorized signature X_________________________________________ Date ___________________

Please make checks, corporate matches,
or other gifts payable to:

[1st Annual Be Bop Festival]   

The Happy Drummer –

[1133 Olive St. #912]
[Eugene OR, 97401]

Receipts will be remitted

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The Happy Drummer –
A senior drummer living in Eugene Or USA!
My love for Jazz, specifically Be Bop began at age 12 in my hometown of Albany, NY. When I first heard a recorded radio broadcast of Jazz At Massey Hall in Canada, featuring the fathers of Be Bop: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach; it changed my life forever. There was so much happening in the sound, and it swung with so much strength.
So, simply put, I spent the rest of my life playing, and studying the art of jazz drumming, or forming bands in this Genre.
I now am a member of a successful volunteer jazz club in Eugene OR: thejazzstation.org, and recently produced a band named The Dave Brubeck Tribute Band, and performed there on June 13, 2014, to standing ovations, as our inspiration certainly did shine!
I am Co-Producing, along w/Stephen Ambrose, The First Annual Eugene/Springfield Jazz Be Bop Festival, which will also include: One of Jazz’ leading guitarists, Mimi Fox; Scat Singer Nancy King And The Brubeck Tribute Band, along with some of the areas foremost Be Bop Players. This event will remain true to the Be Bop Genre, in the purest sense!
Rich Platz, thehappydrummer
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