Monday, January 11, 2016

Something New at the Jazz Club

The Royale Garden Jazz Band added a touch of class when a woman came to each table handing out a program!  On heavy stock paper!  Unknown in our time there!  Some bands give the audience a clue by announcing the number; others do not as aficionados are expected to know the music and recognize it after the first five notes.

I sat back and admired this formal oddity and finally read it and discovered that the band has a very sly sense of humor, to wit:

Equal Opportunity Band
The Royale Garden Jazz Band does not discriminate in the selection of its musicians on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, political affiliations or the lack of musical ability.

Mission Statement
Correcting Composer Errors
While the band's primary task is to entertain, it simultaneously makes a concerted effort to correct any errors made in the composition of the various songs played.  As a result, you hear the songs played as they should have been written in the first place.

If you would like to see these wits performing in public, they have a regular gig on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at El Patio restaurant, 1750 W. La Palma, Anaheim.  There is no cover charge; the food is good and the dance floor is reportedly quite adequately-sized. 

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