Swinging in the French Quarter
- *THE SECOND ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS TRAD JAZZ CAMP*
* SWINGS IN THE FRENCH QUARTER*
The New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp for adults is kicking off it�s
second year June 5-10, 2011. The camp is held in the heart of the French
Quarter at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Campers from 18 states as well as
Canada, Switzerland and Argentina are attending the camp to hone their music
skills with some of the best Traditional Jazz Musicians in the city. The
camp was started in 2009 by Banu Gibson, Leslie Cooper and Nita Hemeter to
promote and preserve Traditional Jazz in New Orleans. Established trad jazz
camps for adults already exist in Sacramento and San Diego, but there�s no
place like home, the place where it all began.
This year the camp is excited to award scholarships to ten student
musicians from local schools. The scholarships were made possible by
contributions from local jazz lovers and well as supporters from across the
Morning sessions begin with our guest speakers who include: Bruce
Raeburn from the Hogan Jazz Archives, John Joyce jazz studies professor at
Tulane University, Grammy nominated musician David Sager from the Library of
Congress and John McCusker a local photographer and expert on Jazz. Their
focus is on the musical heritage of New Orleans.
The major part of the day is spent in music classes with instructors
specific to their instrument and in bands where musicians will hone their
skills learning selected songs. Evenings are spent jamming in the hotel and
around town in the clubs. On Thursday night campers will go to Preservation
Hall as their dreams come true to perform in the mecca of Traditional Jazz.
Friday June 10th is the free and open to the public Camper Concert.
Campers will perform the songs they have been working on for the week.
Saturday June 11th will be the first ever New Orleans Traditional Jazz
Festival at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe from 11am-4pm.
Schedule of Events:
June 5th - Bourbon Orleans Hotel - Meet and Greet and Professor Performance
- 7pm Private (press are welcome)
June 7th - Second Line Parade through the Quarter - parade rules apply
June 9th - Preservation Hall Party - 6-8pm � Private (press are welcome)
June 10th - Camper Concert - Grand Ballroom Bourbon Orleans Hotel - 7 pm
Public Invited - Free
June 11th - New Orleans Trad Jazz Festival - Palm Court Jazz Cafe 11am-4pm
Public invited - Free
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