Intermission Newsletter

August 2013 issue – NOJCSC Intermission Newsletter


August 1st, 2013


Please join us at our next Club meeting on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Press Box at Westminster Lanes, Westminster for an entertaining afternoon of Traditional Jazz and Swing featuring the Revelation Jazz Band and Club Musicians performing all afternoon.

The Club also offers to members a “Tailgate” room set aside for musicians of all ages and skill levels to practice their instruments with direction from accomplished musicians.

  • Live Music from 1 PM to 5 PM.
  • Bar Service.
  • Large Dance Floor.
  • Big Daddy’s Cafe, offering delicious food and snacks.
  • Tailgate Room — musicians, bring your instruments for a jam session. Sign in with the music director. This room is for you!
  • Friends and Fun!

Corey Gemme’s Dixiebop Quartet

At the July meeting we were treated to Corey Gemme’s Dixiebop Quartet — talented musicians playing a wide selection of Jazz and Swing and brilliantly led by multi-instrumentalist Corey Gemme.

Thank you Corey! For more information visit their website:

NOJCSC is now on Facebook!

The Club now has its own page on Facebook. “Like” our page to receive updates on Facebook.

Special Announcement

The board of directors is delighted to announce that Steve Tyler has joined the management team as Editor of the Intermission, with special responsibilities in the development of young musicians.

Steve recently returned to Southern California after several years performing and teaching in the Midwest and in the San Francisco Bay area. He currently performs with Corey Gemme’s Rolling Figs Jazz Orchestra, and is a former trombonist with the Hot Frogs Jumping Jazz Band, Janet Carroll’s Hollywood Jazz Cats, and as a sub for many festival bands. He taught jazz ensemble and improvisation classes for the past 13 years at De Anza College in Cupertino, and has a wealth of experience as a professional musician and music educator.

NOJCSC proposes Youth Jazz Band

One of the goals of the NOJCSC is to find ways to help perpetuate the wonderful American art form known as “classic” or “traditional” jazz.

In the club’s Mission Statement, originally filed at its inception in 1968, Paragraph 3 states:

“To provide opportunities and the means for teaching the classic jazz art form and the history and other subjects germane thereto, by precept and example and directed practice, to foster the development of musical talent therein.”

With this in mind, the NOJCSC is now exploring the possibility of forming a Youth Jazz Band for young music students in the Orange County area. The players would learn:

  • Stylistic traits
  • Improvisational techniques, and
  • Repertoire of the Classic Jazz era

The goal of the group would be to become a true performing ensemble, able to play at jazz clubs, community events and jazz festivals, as well as self-contained, where the students will not need an adult to direct them during performances.

We will be looking for young instrumentalists, from junior high to high school age, to get the group off the ground. If we find enough interest, we will announce rehearsal and audition information. The plan is to meet at the Tailgate Room two or more times per month. If you are interested, or know of any students or parents who may be, please contact Steve Tyler at steve [at] nojcsc [dot] org.

We hope that you will agree that this project will be worthy of your support, as the enthusiasm and youthful energy of such an ensemble can surely attract more and more young people to the music! To paraphrase our President Pro-tem John Hockins: “If we don’t do it, who will?”

New Website

As you know our website at has been completely revised and revitalized. Please let us know what you think and any additions that you would like to see!

Advisory Notice to our Members and Guests:

We will from time to time use photographs and/or video taken during the course of our Club Meetings. These photographs and/or videos may be used on our new Facebook page and website. Any member or guest must inform a board member if they do not wish to have their photo taken or appear in either photographs or video that may be posted online. —Board of NOJCSC.

Join the Club!

NOJCSC is constantly seeking new members, and we’d like to encourage you and your families to become members of our Club.

The Club was formed as a non-profit corporation in 1968 and is administered by volunteers whose aim is to perpetuate the living American music art form known as New Orleans Jazz.

Join NOJCSC and get…

  • Lots of great Classic Jazz performances, dancing and an all-around good time. The music is the foundation, but our focus is fun! We aim to return every dollar of the membership fees back to the members to better their enjoyment. We have four buffet luncheons every year, in addition to door prizes and snack bowls on the tables — all at no additional cost.
  • Lots of friends who also enjoy Classic Jazz. The Club provides a venue for all members to come together once a month and enjoy the music, dancing and camaraderie. And door prizes.
  • Lots of instrument time with Tailgate Room jam sessions. The Club also provides a “Tailgate Room” where musicians at every level may play their instruments with the assistance and coaching from more experienced musicians.

“Keep Classic Jazz alive. If we don’t, who will?”

How much does it cost?

G. PATRON $100

All of the above are one-time donations for the year and include entrance to all normal 3rd-Sunday Club meetings.

Door Admission for Non-members

  • Non-members: $12 at the door for each club meeting
  • Visiting members of other Jazz Clubs: $6


To apply, please fill out and submit the short online membership application on our website.

— Your Board of Directors


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For more information about our club or to see past issues of Intermission, please visit

If you have any questions or would like to try your hand at editing this newsletter, please contact NOJCSC President John Hockins at john [at] nojcsc [dot] org.


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