Kaddee’s Cairo Chronicles

June 26, 2008

Jazz Masters @ Giza

Filed under: BONUS!,NSTIW — Kaddee @ 10:14 am

15 February 2008

Along the lines of “I can’t believe it!” NSTIW- sitting at my desk at AUC, when an e-mail pops up (GOD I hate Outlook) saying that one of the Uni offices has FREE tickets to see the Smithsonian Jazz Masters playing an outdoor concert IN FRONT OF THE SPHINX in Giza! Yeah – REALLY!

So I texted Jack, did not bother to wait for his response, and headed over to the office to get tickets. The were “First come, first served” so I went quickly! When I got there, they had a HUGE stack of tickets, but only allowed one person to get 4 tickets – so I got 4. (I had contacted AJ on the way over, and she asked for tickets, if I could get ‘em).

I got tix for all of us! (Unfortunately, a significant number of our friends did not manage to get tix – Sorry Guys. Apparently “important” people were allowed to PHONE IN ticket orders, even though the e-mail said you had to go in person.) The concert was the day after Valentines. It was a mixed day, weather wise, with breaks of bright, hot sun and clouds threatening imminent rain. Luckily for us, the rain never came.

The concert was OUTSTANDING. A marvelous collection of classics (Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald etc.) as well as more “modern” classics (Quincy Jones).

I managed a couple of pics with the point-and-shoot, and a quick video of the piccolo piece which many of you may recognize. Sorry for the quality :)


Sorry for the head in the way

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THE VIDEO WORKS!!! This is my first attempt at video on the blog, and…..I’m not convinced it will actually work!


  1. You should have more faith in your IT dept, my dear :-)

    Comment by Jack — June 26, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

  2. It is the “T” that I worry about, not the IT department. I have only the finest IT advisors – dahhhhling. :)

    Comment by Kaddee — June 26, 2008 @ 3:17 pm

  3. You know, I listened to that piccolo piece and all I could think of, is Lorraine dancing around the bar as she wiped down tables in the back room of the pub. ;)

    Comment by Kelley Munro — June 26, 2008 @ 9:55 pm

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