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November 6, 2007
Music of New Orleans Series - Big River
Offsite Event at NOCCA|Riverfront Campus - Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, 2800 Chartres St.
Big River celebrates New Orlean's unique culture and music featuring some of today's most talented jazz artists with deep roots in the music of the Big Easy. Originally organized as a fundraiser by pianist and music director, Peter Martin in St. Louis, the Big River concert successfully showcases the musicians in varied combinations including solo piano, duo pianos, quartet, quintet drawing upon New Orleans repertoire from Jelly Roll Morton to the present day.
Performing...in various combinations ranging from solo piano and piano duos to trios, quartets, quintets and an all-inclusive final jam session all the artists seemed to tap into the indefinable essence of New Orleans music and to communicate that magic to each other and the audience. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Exuberant parade music and raunchy blues tunes, rowdy street marches and sweet jazz nocturnes attested to the enduring power of the music of New Orleans.... (Chicago Tribune)
Featuring Ellis Marsalis (piano), Don Vappie (banjo/guitar), Jeremy Davenport (trumpet/vocals), Peter Martin (piano), Herlin Riley (drums) Reginald Veal (bass), and Victor Goines (saxophone/clarinet). Co-presented by The NOCCA Institute.
$25 general admission
$15 CAC and NOCCA Institute members
Tickets can be purchased online HERE
, or by calling or visiting The NOCCA Institute's office Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. 504-940-2900. 2800 Chartres St.
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