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Johnny Pennino — Ladies and Gentlemen ; Mr. Johnny Pennino

— by Joe Curtis —

From the beginning to the ever lovin’ end, Ladies and Gentlemen … Mr. Johnny Pennino, is a pure joy to listen to. Man, what a sax player Mr. Johnny Pennino is!!! Incomparabe!!! He’s the kind of guy other sax players compare themselves to .. and look up to — without a doubt! Hailing from New Orleans, the Jazz Capitol of the World, Johnny grew up among the best musicians in the world, and is one of them. How can he not be, when he has inborn talent; as well as indelible musical influences like Louis Prima, Sam Butera’s immortal sax virtuosity, Al Hirt’s trumpet beauty, and Boots Randolf’s sax excellence to grow from. Tin ears would fair well in that kind of musical environment.

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Jazz Train Journeys from New Orleans to Washington, D.C. in March 2003

TRAVEL ABOARD THE AMERICAN ORIENT EXPRESS’ “JAZZ” THEMED ITINERARY AND ENJOY A SAVINGS OF $500 PER PERSON *

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.–Discover the Antebellum South and the roots of jazz aboard a specially themed American Orient Express (AOE) itinerary this spring, plus receive $500* savings per person.

On the 8-day/7-night Antebellum South Jazz Train itinerary, March 13-20, 2003 guests journey between New Orleans and Washington, D.C. visiting great southern cities, plantations and jazz honky-tonks. Throughout this rail cruise, guests will enjoy a delightful recounting of the historic, cultural and entertainment roots that the South has brought to 20th Century Jazz.

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