Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Among the many things Stu Curtis did in Salt Lake was play with a Jazz quartet known as Mainstream. (L to R) Bassist Andy, Drummer Guillermo, Reed Man Stuart, and Guitarist Kevin circa 1981. The group had originally been formed by a professor from the University of Utah who played tenor sax. (Anybody here remember his name?) Mainstream was one of the first musical acts to perform regularly at Tom Bolan's Hole In The Wall Saloon. (See my little memoir about the place.) The band later acquired a quality woman singer, and even featured a tap-dancer for awhile!


  1. Hi Mike,

    Where did you find this photo? I don't have any memory of who started the band, or a tap dancer, but Vicky Veltry, from Helper, UT was the singer.

  2. Thanks Stu!
    I shot a digital copy of this photo at Patsy's house last July.
    I noticed Andy Zadrozny on Facebook, but we never knew each other, so I'm not comfortable asking him about the black professor who started the band.
    Thanks for adding Vicky Veltry's name to the blog.
    The tap dancer was a short term thing -- I remember him steppin' lively during "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do" at the Hole In The Wall.