This month at the Historic New Orleans Collection’s popular Concerts in the Courtyard series, the New Orleans Nightingales will celebrate the famous musical trio, the Boswell Sisters. Concerts in the Courtyard featuring the New Orleans Nightingales is presented in conjunction with THNOC’s newest exhibition “Shout, Sister, Shout! The Boswell Sisters of New Orleans.” This live outdoor performance will take place in The Collection’s historic courtyard at 533 Royal Street in the French Quarter, on Thursday, April 17, from 6-8 PM. General Admission is $10 (Free for THNOC members), and includes three complimentary beverages.
The Friends of the Cabildo presents the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of seven different 16mm film reels from the first Jazz Fest. The films will be shown at the Old U.S. Mint 3rd Floor Performance Space Thursday April 17th at 6:00 p.m & 7:30 p.m. Dr. Charles Chamberlain, will moderate the event as well as the Band-In-A-Pocket Jazz Trio will be performing in sections that do not have sound.
Don Perry, one of the founders of the New Orleans Jazz Club and a former WDSU cameraman filmed the first festival in 1970 and donated the reels in 1978 to the Louisiana State Museum (LSM). The LSM digitized the films in 2012 allowing them to be preserved for generations of Jazz Fest and music fans. The seven separate films show artists such as Duke Ellington, Pete Fountain, Danny Barker and Mahalia Jackson.
The 1970 Jazz Fest Movies will be screened at the Old U.S. Mint at 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17th. Tickets are a donation to the Friends of the Cabildo at a cost of $15 and $10 for Friends of the Cabildo/Louisiana Museum Foundation/New Orleans Film Society Members. There will be a cash bar for drinks and reservations are limited.