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Celebrating the Odyssey Project

Date: Friday, October 22, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Building: Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium
Location: uptown campus

In the wake of Katrina, as part of its broader effort to reach out to the city’s musicians and cultural institutions, the French Ministry of Culture brought a group of jazz musicians from New Orleans to Paris and other French cities to perform. To recognize the French efforts, this event will bring together some of those musicians who will talk about their experiences and perform. A reception will follow. This plenary session will close the conference.

Panel at Freeman Auditorium (7:00-7:50 p.m.): Bruce Boyd Raeburn, Director, Hogan Jazz Archive and Matthew Sakakeeny, Assistant Professor of Musicology, Newcomb-Tulane Department of Music, will provide a brief historical overview and then moderate a discussion among participants in the Odyssey Project regarding issues such as recruitment, performance protocols, and collateral activities pertaining to their experiences in France. Participants will include Evan Christopher (clarinet), Tom McDermott (piano), David Torkanowsky (keyboards), and Leah Chase (vocals).

Concert at Freeman Auditorium (8:00-8:50 p.m.): Two duos will perform, coupled as they were in France: Evan Christopher and Tom McDermott, clarinet and piano, playing a “Franco-Creole” program including traditional New Orleans jazz, Creole songs, and musette (25 mins.); Leah Chase, accompanied by David Torkanowsky on keyboard, offering song selections from blues, rhythm and blues, and jazz (25 minutes).

Reception (8:50-9:30 p.m.): Following the performance, a reception including conference participants, musicians, and audience will be held at Woodward Way adjoining the Freeman Auditorium, at which food and drink will be served.

Sponsored by: History Departmentk5

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information contact Randy J. Sparks via email to rsparks1@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-862-8627

Additional information may be found at the event website at http://history.tulane.edu/web/default.asp?id=KatrinaConference






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