Soda Ash 6
Soda Ash 6 is a dixieland jazz band from Syracuse and Skaneateles, New York. The band was formed in the early sixties and has continued through the years to provide upbeat music for various functions in the Central New York area.​

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Performance Dates:

Friday, July 29, 2016 
Jazz & Wine Fest
Clinton Square
Syracuse, NY​
​​Times TBD

Sunday, July 31, 2016
Antique Boat Show Skaneateles, NY
Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Erie Canal Towpath Day Camillus, NY
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 3, 2016
Waterloo Premium Outlets
Waterloo, NY​
Noon - 4:00 p.m.


Sample Tune:

Drop That Sack


Monday, July 21, 2003

​For a number of months, Soda Ash 6 had been polishing a full band arrangement of the tune COPENHAGEN written by band leader Charlie Davis who had lived in Oswego, NY.

While playing for a 50th Anniversary celebration at Selkirk Shores State Park on Lake Ontario north of Oswego, we decided to try the tune just to go over the arrangement even though we were only a quartet.

Actually three of us had attempted the tune just a few days before and were surprised that it played so well with a reduced number of band members.

On that day, we were seated outside in a sheltered veranda that ran alongside the lodge where the festivities were in progress. We were under an overhanging roof playing through one of several open doorways into the lodge.

It was a casual, informal setting without any pressure on the band. On a whim, we decided to try COPENHAGEN just to run over the somewhat complicated sequence of parts.

As we were playing, we noticed a woman and a young man dancing inside the lodge in front of the door opening closest to the band. When we finished the tune, the couple came over to talk to us. The woman later introduced herself as Charlene.

She surprised us by identifying the tune we had just played (she pronounced it "co-pen-HAY-gen") and surprised us again by saying that it was her father, Charlie Davis, who had written it.

How ironic that we should have selected that number at the very moment she decided to dance. Or perhaps she opted to dance only after she recognized it. In either event, she was previously unknown to us - - we certainly didn't know she was among the guests -- and some manner of coincidence brought it all together.

Such things happen. We like to think that somehow her dad, although deceased, worked a little magic creating a memorable moment for both the band and her of serendipity.

Dick Sheridan
4646 West Lake Road
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Phone: (315) 685-3577

Titles & Retail Prices

Civil War Songs - $15
American Roots Music (with CD) - $20
Irish Songs - $15
Christmas Songs - $10
Love Songs - $13
Gospel Songs - $19
Jewish Songs - $18
Children’s Songs:
      Ukulele - $17
      Guitar - $17
      Mandolin - $17
      5-String Banjo - $17
College Songs - $16
World War I Songs - $16
Nautical Songs – $16
Classical Songs (with CD) – (available soon)
Celtic Songs for the Tenor Banjo - $16
Trad Jazz for the Tenor Banjo (with CD) - (available soon)
Chord Solos for the Baritone Ukulele - (available soon)