[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
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
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.
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