Kids are invited to bring their own instruments and join members of the New Orleans Young Traditional Brass Band for our Music for All Ages music workshop. This program, started by Ranger Bruce Barnes, seeks to pass along brass traditions the New Orleans way.
Tim Laughlin and Connie Jones share a great musical affinity. Both combine a complex harmonic vocabulary with a love for the simple melodic lines of classic jazz. Influenced by the traditional jazz styling of Pete Fountain, clarinetist Tim Laughlin spent several years with the Dukes of Dixieland and led many recording sessions for Good Time Jazz and Jazzology. Cornet legend Connie Jones’ first professional band was the Basin Street Six, a New Orleans jazz group led by him and Pete Fountain. Jones is annually featured at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Satchmo Summerfest and the Evergreen Jazz Festival. Together with an all-star band, they will show us how swinging jazz should be played.