“New Orleans is the only place I know of where you ask a little kid what he wants to be and instead of saying, I want to be a policeman, or I want to be a fireman, he says, I want to be a musician.” – Alan Jaffe, Jazz Musician and Founder of Preservation Hall
“I’ve been all over the world. I love New York, I love Paris, San Francisco, so many places. But there’s no place like New Orleans. It’s got the best food. It’s got the best music. It’s got the best people. It’s got the most fun stuff to do.” Harry Connick, Jr. – Singer
Long considered the birth place of jazz, music is such an integral part of New Orleans that it’s often called “a living museum of music”. In a documentary on the subject a high school student said, “To be the drum major of a high school band in the city of New Orleans is better than being the captain of the football team.” New Orleans also has a rich history of R&B, funk, pop, blues, rock and roll, and even classical music.
From Gottschalk to Galactic, the city has produced fresh and exciting sounds that have influenced musicians worldwide. The history of New Orleans music is, in truth, a vibrant microcosm of American music as a whole with influences from Spain, Africa, France, Germany and the Creole from the Carribean. Join “A” Band, NiteCap and Faculty Guests for a special night filled with the sounds of New Orleans, from Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Buddy Bolden and Sidney Bechet to brass band music, Dixieland, R&B, funk and more.
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