Saturday, February 20, 2010

Jazz Park Concert

My concert at the New Orleans Jazz Park was so much fun. The Victory School in Metairie came for a field trip and fans as far away as Houma came just for the show. We had 3 year olds to 73 year olds as a few tourists strolled in to catch the show. The children, teachers and parents had a true cultural experience hearing Louisiana music and walking around the French Market afterwards. The school group went to Cafe du Monde for beignets afterwards; a real treat.

For me, the real treat was playing for the children; and to make it extra special, the fabulously famous Sunpie Barnes joined in the fun on piano on one of my Zydeco songs and one of my Jazz Second Line songs. Wow! What a talent he is! People were coming in off the street to hear and see what was rockin' the Jazz Park!

Word is spreading fast about the concert series. We already have a school group interested in having their field trip for the concert in March, but we'll make room for families and other school groups. Just sign up soon, school groups, so we know how many to expect! The series is sponsored by the French Market Corporation and the New Orleans Jazz Park, so it's free, it's educational, and most importantly, it's fun!

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