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Event: 'N.O. Jazz Nat'l Historical Park'

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Events Happening in New Orleans
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 At 12:00 PM
Duration: 1 Day

December Performances at the

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

Bring a little Yule tide cheer into your life with jazz. We hope you can

join us for one of our ranger programs or jazz concerts, many in the spirit

of the Holidays, during the park’s Christmas New Orleans Style schedule.



Wednesday, December 3

John Royen

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

John Royen displays the piano lineage in jazz music during this hour long

performance.



Friday, December 5

Brian Seeger Group featuring Scott Bourgeois

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Guitarist Brian Seeger whisks in some Holiday cheer with this Christmas

themed jazz concert featuring the sax great, Scott Bourgeois.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Alex Peña

Guitarist Alex Peña performs his graduate recital from the University of

New Orleans jazz studies program.



Saturday, December 6

Kids Program with the Storyville Stompers

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Children are invited to bring their own instruments for a hands on

traditional jazz workshop with members of the Storyville Stompers Brass

Band.

December 6 (cont.)

Shades of Praise

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

New Orleans’ inter racial gospel choir and band perform their annual

Christmas concert.



Wednesday, December 10

John Royen

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

John Royen displays the piano lineage in jazz music during this hour long

performance.



Saturday, December 13

Kids Program with the Storyville Stompers

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Children are invited to bring their own instruments for a hands on

traditional jazz workshop with members of the Storyville Stompers Brass

Band.

‘Zat You Santa Clause with the American Jazz Ensemble

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

In reverence to the Holiday hit by Louis Armstrong, the American Jazz

Ensemble brings you a classic jazz Christmas.



Wednesday, December 17

John Royen

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

John Royen displays the piano lineage in jazz music during this hour long

performance.



Saturday, December 20

Kids Program with the Storyville Stompers

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Children are invited to bring their own instruments for a hands on

traditional jazz workshop with members of the Storyville Stompers Brass

Band.

December 20 (cont.)

Lars Edegran & the Riverwalk Jazz Band featuring Big Al Carson

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, a traditional New Orleans jazz Christmas with Lars

and Big Al featuring all the Holiday classics performed with a

distinctively local flavor.



Wednesday, December 24

John Royen

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

John Royen displays the piano lineage in jazz music during this hour long

performance.



Saturday, December 27

Shara’s New Orleans Jazz Band

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Versatile drummer Mayumi Shara leads her 5 piece New Orleans jazz band.



Wednesday, December 31

John Royen

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

John Royen displays the piano lineage in jazz music during this hour long

performance.





Don’t miss the musical rangers, Bruce Barnes and Matt Hampsey as they

perform a jazz roots program on December 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, and

30th. Each ranger musical demonstration will last from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. and

will highlight a significant musical development in the evolution of New

Orleans jazz.



These activities are free and open to the public and will take place in the

park’s Visitor Center at 916 N. Peters Street, unless specified. The

Visitor Center is the site of programs and music performances relating to

the origins, development and progression of the uniquely American musical

art form of jazz. For more information, call 504-589-4841, Tuesday through

Saturday, or visit us online at www.nps.gov/jazz.(See attached file:

Decemberr 2008.doc)