[jja-announce] Jazz Journalists party after Newport, thanks to Hot House publisher

Jazzmandel at aol.com Jazzmandel at aol.com
Wed Aug 4 18:01:59 EDT 2004


Dear JJA members -- 

If you're going to the 50th anniversary Newport Jazz Festival, the JJA has a 
party for you. We're holding a post-music chill-out with food and drinks from 
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, very generously co-hosted by Dave 
Dittman, publisher of Hot House magazine. It's free and should be some fun. 

The problem with Newport is there's only one way in and out of town, which 
makes reaching the highway after the festival a slow drag. If you plan to come 
to the JJA party, you can stay to hear the Wayne Shorter-Herbie Hancock-Dave 
Holland-Brian Blade Quartet end the fest (following Ornette Coleman), make a 
short drive in the opposite direction from which most everyone else is going, and 
convive with colleagues until the bulk of the traffic has dispersed. You'll 
be in much better shape to hit the road (provided you're cautious of beverage 
consumption). 

So here are directions to Dittman's place (he lives year-round in nearby 
Middletown, within sight of the beach) from Fort Adams State Park, from the man 
himself:

1. Left on Harrison out of Fort Adams State Park.
2. At first stop sign, turn right (Harrison makes a right here).
3. At the dead end into Carroll, go left.
4. At the first stop sign, go right onto Morton.
5. At the dead end into Spring street, turn left.
6. After 1&1/2 miles to Memorial Boulevard, turn right.
7. After 1&1/2 miles to the Atlantic Beach Club, bear left onto 138A and then 
at the next light bear right up the hill 1/4 of a mile and turn left onto 
Ocean View Drive.
8. Arrive at your destination -- 44 Ocean view drive. It's the fourth house 
on right). Park on the right side of the street. Come on in.

If you get lost, call Dave at 401-848-5884, or Dawn Singh at 847-544-0739 
(her cell phone). Feel free to invite journalists you meet at the fest -- this is 
the JJA's opportunity to make some new friends (and maybe members). Musicians 
are invited, too. We're expecting from 50 to 100 people, and will not 
overstay our welcome. 

See you there. Wear your sailing togs. 

And Dawn wanted me to tell everyone that the JJA is sponsoring a panel 
discussion at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, probably to take place on the afternoon 
of Saturday, September 4 -- details to be announced. 

Howard





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