[Dixielandjazz] New Orleans vacation

Loerchen2 at aol.com Loerchen2 at aol.com
Mon Dec 6 08:24:15 PST 2004

I agree with Rebecca -- French Quarter Festival is really the best chance to hear all sorts of local music, and it really is all free.  However, the festival relies heavily on sales of merchandise, so please buy t-shirts!

Running concurrently with the festival on Friday and Saturday is a New Orleans Music Colloquium, which is held at the Old U.s. Mint (and is also free).  The theme this year is "New Orleans in the 1920s" and will feature papers on the Tango Belt and Lakefront, New Orleans Recordings in the 1920s, Blues Singers, Mechanical Instruments, a demonstration of Ragtime and early Jazz social dance, and Keith Brunies will talk about his famous family and display instruments belonging to George, Merritt, and Henry.  If anyone is interested in the complete schedule, please contact me off list.

This year, the Nickel a Dance ran all through October AND November, giving us even more great bands to hear.  Too bad they can't have something like that all year.

Sue Fischer

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