March 8-11, 2018
Marriott) Racine, WI
Featured Bands Include:
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra '28- '34
Andy Schumm - Arranger
Like Tuba Skinny?
You'll like us!
Reginald Robinson &
Bix & Tram
Both Okeh Master
78 Pressings Only
Site Bus Tour to Hell March 8
All New, Chicago & Milwaukee
Laugh, eat, sleep, cry!
Days of New and Used Record, Book and
Prohaska, Beasley Books, Nelson, McGown, Illiana, Rolfs, Klopp - Others!
Free Table with Either Patron Fee
50 Tables 50
$100 Mystery Record Contest!
Anybody can win! Schmooze Gal
Nite Record spinning! Late Jam Session on Saturday Nite! Bring your hot 78 originals Friday, it's Old Crow Nite!
Free Bix Birthday Cakes on Sunday!
on big screen!
All New with
John Otto · John Donatowicz · Andy Schumm
3 of the Augmented Fat Babies (Dorsey)
Worried you'll miss out on the Old Crow?
Go to the Fest!
What? Me worry?
Where's the Old Crow?
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra rehearsing at NBC, spring 1934.
Front: Bob Crosby, Kay Weber, TD.
Second row: Skeets Herfurt, Jack Stacey, JD, Roc Hillman.
Back: Don Matterson, Ray McKinley, George Thow, Glenn Miller, Bobby Van Eps,
15 years ago: Norrie Cox & a local street band. Name 'em & win a shot of old crow!
P. Asaro, Johnny D. A Schumm, D Bock, J. Otto - Half of Dorsey Brothers. Orchestra
Dorsey Bros. Orchestra
Mike Davis in a former life
I no longer tend bars in Davenport, but I am still good looking!
How do you like them apples?
Ragtime Master: Reginald Robinson
Mrs. Kong & friend Mike. Kenosha - 2001
Still in Milwaukee
Ragtime Master John Reed-Torres
John Reed-Torres (b. 1991), a South-Central Los Angeles native recalls hearing ragtime for the first time as a child; when he heard an ice cream truck creeping along to the strains of Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer." Right then and there the ragtime bug bit him and sparked his love for a wide range of antiquity.
Primarily self taught, John worked up performances of Scott Joplin rags and classical pieces. In 2009, John began studies at Pasadena City College and the Neighborhood Music School in Boyle Heights, where he was finallyafter many years of perseverance; able to begin formal piano lessons through the generosity of scholarship donors. He has since performed at various venues in and around the city of Los Angeles, the states of California, and Missouri, and even internationally in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
John has written over a dozen rags to date, and has collaborated on compositions with fellow Ragtime friends Vincent Johnson, and Reginald Robinson. Currently a college junior and law office clerk, John aspires to continually perform, compose, and educate. Being of a diverse ethnic heritage, John believes music is a universal language, a link that connects us all. He wants to teach the history of ragtime to his generation and those that follow so everyone will recognize ragtime's important place in the development of culture and music.
Schmooze gals & friend - 2003
Laura Toops & the forbidden lecture - 2003
1910 - To draw a crowd before an open-air speech, a cornet usually sounded a call,
which was followed by a song.
Miff Mole and Old Style 1950's, at Jazz LTD. Chicago.
Old style lager from LaCrosse. Now brewed in Milwaukee.