As I sit here wrapping up 2008, and preparing for 2009, the only thing that comes to mind is that infamous line from the movie classic āAll About Eveā immortalized by Bette Davis. āFasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy ride.ā I donāt remember a year in my lifetime that presented so many scary unknowns yet yielded the potential for so many history making opportunities.
Being a generation Xer, I wasnāt really committed to the thought weād be dealing with this economic slowdown for the long haul. I am child of the 80s and 90s, and the good ole days of the Clintonās (round one), prosperity and easy money. However, Iād like to think of myself as a women of the new world, so Iāve made some adjustments. Iāve started doing my own nails, ripped up the Saks card (that hurt, ladies I know you feel my pain), decided I could live without that Caribbean vacation this Christmas(we are headed to balmy Vermont-kind of the same thing, right?) and folded some āvintageā pieces back into my wardrobe rotation (if you donāt get that -never mind).
That brings me back to Scullers. I thought the Entertainment Stimulus Plan we launched last month was a good idea. What I didnāt know is how long it would be relevant. I am thinking of all those commercials on TV and radio right now talking about the āhighā price of gas, as it bottoms out to record lows day after day, I am sure those advertisers thought those rainy days were here to stay. But low and behold, on so many other fronts we are still in need of a hand and I am so happy that we can extend our complimentary ticket offer throughout the winter and for the foreseeable future. So I hope youāll turn people on to Scullers who find themselves enduring hard times. If they subscribe now to our e-newsletter theyāll receive our next edition on Jan 2nd that contains the link to the next set of free ticket offers. So please be sure if there is anyone you know that would appreciate a night out on us, direct them to our website www.scullersjazz.com to enroll.
On to 2009, and a new year around here always starts with an all star New Year's Eve celebration. This year will be no exception. Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers are so many things. Sultry songstress Lavay Smith encompasses the voice of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday and the, letās say stage presence of Marilyn Monroe. She leads this incredible swing, jump blues and jazz ensemble that will have you Jump, Jive & Wailing right into the New Year. We are offering incredible dinner and show packages AND you can upgrade to an overnight stay for an additional $99 with complimentary overnight parking. So get out your party duds, weāll bring the funny hats and champagne and join us for a very memorable New Yearās Eve.
On behalf of everyone here at Scullers, we send our warmest wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and our most sincere thanks for making 2008 one of the best years in our nearly 20 year history. Hereās to another 20.
Until next time, weāll catch you at the show.
Dayla Arabella Santurri
Scullers Jazz Club
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
For tickets and information: 617.562.4111 Email: Info@ScullersJazz.com Ticket purchases are non-refundable.