Saturday, March 24, 2012

George A. Borgman Memorial Video

George's grandson William Allan Schnarr has put together a very nice memorial video that's entitled This one is for you Gramps....

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Great Louis Armstrong

In June of 1957, a few months after George and Janet Ferroli were married, they went to see the legendary trumpet player and performer Louis Armstrong who was opening up the season at Lake Tahoe. The Borgmans had a table right at the foot of the stage and to Janet’s surprise Louis Armstrong announced that “we have a couple here who just got married,” he pointed them out to the audience and said, “let’s give them a hand.”

After the audience applauded George explained that he had mentioned to the management about being newly married so that Louis could do just that.

Here is a recording of Louis Armstrong playing one of George’s favorite tunes Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust.

The Mississippi Rag - March 2007 Issue

Here is the March 2007 online edition of The Mississippi Rag. MARCH 2007

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jazz Trumpeter Lou Colombo Passes at 84

Jazz trumpeter Lou Colombo tragically died in an auto accident on Saturday, March 3, 2012, outside his daughter's restaurant in Fort Myers, Florida.

George A. Borgman wrote a feature article on the great jazzman for The Mississippi Rag in 1995.

Colombo was a staple of the Cape Cod jazz scene since the 1950s. Tony Bennett even sang with his band when he was in the area.

Colombo is survived by his wife, Noelle, six children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.