Sunday, July 3, 2011

I Like All Jazz Except Dixieland, Why Not Dixieland, Because You Can't Dance II It

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

July IIIrd, MMXI

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

I had a really good time yesterday at The Yardbird Suite on Tommy Banks Way. There were not only many jazz & musical students in the audience IV the free concert as part of the Edmonton Jazz Music Festival, there were students from Grades IX-XII playing & jamming with other jazz fanatics. The festival runs from June XXIVth to the end of today. It was sublime, esoteric, relaxing, & just amazing as these kids had only been playing as a group IV the festival for about V days. So they just bonded amazingly well. The students were awesome & several solos were featured on organ, bass, trumpet, trombone, & the good old jazz master: the saxophone, as well as many other instruments.

Its so much fun II see these students swing & be so precise in the building that gave Senator Tommy Banks his start. Tommy would have been most proud II have been there yesterday. I went with a couple of friends & they also enjoyed the brilliant musique.

Say Hello To Doc Severinsen On Trumpet & The Tonight Show Orchestra,


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