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In the weeks to come you will be able to hear the sounds of happy Dixieland Music on Bonaire. For those who like this kind of music there will be a unique opportunity to listen or swing to the well-known evergreens from 1920 till 1950.

On the invitation of Rotary Club of Bonaire, who will celebrate on February 23 2005 the first 100 years of Rotary International, the Dutch Dixies will give a number of concerts. All revenues will be donated to the Rotary Club of Bonaire, for sponsoring of special projects directed at the youth of Bonaire.

This special Dixieland Project originated two years ago when the band’s clarinet player Jan Vervoort met the American banjo player Gil O’Gawa. Together they performed in a guest performance in the Jazz club BonJazz. Encouraged by the enormous success Jan looked for ways to continue it. Last year they performed again as “Transatlantic Dixieland Duo” on various locations. Again the auditorium was enthusiastic. Then Jan worked at the idea to play and perform during one whole week with a complete Dixieland Orchestra. Thanks to the 100 year Celebration of Rotary International we will enjoy this unique project on Bonaire.

The Dutch Dixies are six skilled musicians, all well recognized in their genre. The Orchestra is always a welcome guest on various Jazz Festivals in Europe. This makes it even more special, now we are able to enjoy this event. As a special guest of honor Gil O’Gawa will be present with his own special style and tone. This will give an extra dimension to this special.

The Dutch Dixies:

Louis Bink Trumpet / Voice
Henk van Muijen Trombone / Voice
Jan Vervoort Clarinet
Ton van Kooten Banjo
Rob Stadhouder Base
Klaas Brouwer Drums

Special Guest:

Gil O’Gawa Banjo / Voice


Sunday March 6 Kontiki 17.00 – 20.00 pm
Wednesday March 9 City-Café 21.30 – 23.30 pm
Thursday March 10 Little Havana Bar evening
Friday March 11 Plaza Hotel 17.00 - 20.00 pm
Saturday March 12 Buddy Dive 20.00 - 22.00 pm
Sunday March 13 Wilhelmina Park 16.00 – 20.00 pm

Do not miss this opportunity.

You are all invited to attend to one or more concerts by the Dutch Dixies.

Also you will support the projects initiated by the Rotary Club of Bonaire.

The Rotary Club of Bonaire thanks NetTech, N.V. for their continuing support




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