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Conrad Janis & The Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band Bid New Orleans 'Farewell' to Hollywood Writer/Producer Legend Sheldon Keller

Posted by G53 - Tuesday, September 02nd, 2008

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Conrad Janis, Star of Broadway, Film and Television whose passion alsoincludes his trusty Trombone, and a lifelong love of Dixieland Jazz,bids a sad farewell to long time friend and Hollywood Writer/Producerlegend Sheldon Keller, who passed away Sept. 1, 2008 announces his sonCasey Keller. Sheldon Keller was and to those who loved and admiredhim, still is, the quintessential Hollywood Maven. He made you laughwhen the world was gray, he was the only one with his famous meat loafwhen you needed comfort food, he could make a corpse laugh, as hesurely is doing right now, looking down at those who already miss himsorely. After a small stroke, Sheldon gradually needed more and moremedical assistance and was thrilled when, though he moved quite adistance away to be near his family, Conrad Janis and his Beverly HillsUnlisted Jazz band would gather the Gang and trotted out nearly everymonth to visit him and make him Sing and play his beloved Guitar. BandFollowers would drive fifty, a hundred miles just to be part of thesegatherings, and to listen to Sheldon joke with Conrad and sing'Radio...I Miss You So'---Now Conrad and the Band will be singing howmuch They Miss this irreplaceable 'Mench'.
Conrad spoke on the phone with Sheldon just a few weeks ago, promisinganother 'Jam Session' soon, as Janis, having just completed his filmproject, Bad Blood, Directing and Starring opposite Piper Laurie, washankering to blow some cobwebs out of his horn, and watch Sheldon lightup with his permanent smile the moment he could participate with theband.
So, in memory of Sheldon Keller a plan has begun to hatch to throw agiant tribute to this gentle and talented giant, and we hope many willwant to be there. Well, Sheldon...you finally 'Took a Cab', but we canstill hear you singing and playing 'Sister Kate', and always will.

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Posted by G55 - Thursday, September 04th, 2008

Tribute to Sheldon Keller

I just found this while lookng for Conrad Janus. Can you give me more information on this ujpcoming tribute. Thank you

Joe

Posted by G56 - Saturday, September 06th, 2008

Conrad Janis & The Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band Bid New Orleans 'Farewell' to Hollywood Writer/Producer Legend Sheldon Keller

The plan to have a traditional New Orleans "Jam Session" with many of Conrad and the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band's friends and Fans attending is being organized by Conrad Janis and Maria Janis in honor of their longtime legendary friend Sheldon Keller. It will be either Sunday Eveningthe 14th or Mon. the 15th or Sunday the 21st so if you are a fan or friend let us know, or if you want to just discover Hot Jazz with people who love to hear what Traditional Jazz Musicians do to bid farewell to their own, contact us at triad43@aol.com and in the meantime check out Conrad Janis' latest film as a Director who stars with three time Academy Award Nominee Piper Laurie in their Macabre Suspense Thriller BAD BLOOD.
You can check out many scenes from the film both on Google and on you tube, as well as the Trailer of the film. Look under: Bad Blood Trailer Conrad Janis and read the various comments about the film which is the first of five projects Conrad will Star and Direct, including a Romantic Musical Comedy called: "Riches to Ragtime", plus two more Pulp Horror projects, and a Political Thriller which Conrad's wife Maria Janis will be Producing, Writing and Acting in as well. They have a repertory company ConMar Productions, LLC. which will be guiding these projects through. Thanks for the inquiry on Sheldon, he would appreciate it.

Posted by G73 - Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Conrad Janis & The Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band Plan New Orleans 'Farewell' to Writer/Producer Sheldon Keller @ Cafe Roma in B.H. Sept. 22nd 8:30 p.m.

Conrad Janis & his B.H.U.J.B. will "LAISSER LES BONS TEMPS ROULER" as he plans a large New Orleans-style 'Farewell' to Hollywood's Legendary Writer/Producer Sheldon Keller who leaves years of laughter, Music and Friends behind and his life will be honored in this Toe-Tapping, Finger Snapping Salute on Monday the 22nd at Cafe Roma in Beverly Hills 315 North Cannon Drive, B.H. 90210.

Posted by G74 - Monday, September 22nd, 2008

CONRAD JANIS & The B.H.U.J.B. Plan "New Orleans 'Farewell" to Hollywood legendary Writer/Producer Sheldon Keller

CONRAD JANIS & The B.H.U.J.B. Plan "New Orleans 'Farewell" to Hollywood legend Writer/Producer Sheldon Keller This Monday the 22nd at Cafe Roma in B.H. 8:30 p.m. who leaves behind a legacy of Laughter, Music, Friends, and grateful memories from such Mega Stars as Bea Arthur, Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon, Dudley Moore, Mel Brooks, Bob Hope, & many more. This Toe-Tapping, Finger-Snapping Tribute to Sheldon will be held at Cafe Roma 315 N. Cannon Dr. B.H. Monday the 22nd, @ 8:30 p.m. by invitation only. RSVP: unicrn7717@aol.com

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