Distinguished SOTW Member/Logician
Some of you might have known that my father was a Dixieland jazz pianist. Could have been one of the greatest all time, but he threw it all away for a career in medicine... But of course he always had a band on the side and for many, many years his Dixieland band played Mardi Gras at the Ramshead in Annapolis, Maryland. He passed March of last year, just shy of his 90th birthday. Though Alzheimer's took its toll, he never lost his humanity or his sense of humor. This year for Mardi Gras, in his memory, I've arranged for a reunion of his Dixieland band, along with a performance by the Naptown Brass Band (a group I joined about a year ago). My father was a caring physician, a talented musician and most importantly, a kind man who touched the lives of many. The greatest man I ever knew.