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NolaLoyola 2012 celebrates brass brand tradition in New Orleans

Loyola press release - August 20, 2012

The Center for the Study of New Orleans at Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the Crescent City’s rich musical heritage with the second annual NolaLoyola, “Beats of the Streets: The Brass Brand Tradition in New Orleans,” on Friday, Sept. 28. The full day of events is free and open to the public.

The day will kick off with a screening of Jerry Brock’s 1987 film, “In that Number: The New Orleans Brass Band Revival,” hosted by local brass band legends Gregory Davis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Gregg Stafford of the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, who both appear in the film. Following the film, the Baby Boyz Brass Band will offer a free concert and various food trucks will be on hand to provide affordable lunch options.

In the afternoon, Ben Jaffe, creative director of Preservation Hall and son of hall founders Allan and Sandra Jaffe, will present the lecture, “New Orleans Jazz on Film,” which will feature rare archival footage of noted New Orleans Jazz legends.

“Beats of the Streets” will conclude with a keynote event featuring performances by the Loyola Faculty Jazz Band, the Young Tuxedo Brass Band and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Music and Fine Arts and the College of Social Sciences. The full schedule of the event is listed below.

10 a.m. – Noon, Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2

Film Screening – “In That Number: The New Orleans Brass Band Revival,” presented by Gregory Davis and Gregg Stafford

Noon – 2 p.m., Residential Quad

Lunch and Concert – Music by Baby Boyz Brass Band and lunch provided by local food trucks

2 – 4 p.m., Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2

Lecture – “New Orleans Jazz on Film,” presented by Ben Jaffe

7 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex

Keynote Performances – Featuring the Loyola Faculty Jazz Band, the Young Tuxedo Brass Band and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band

For more information, contact Jess Brown in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5882 or jlbrown@loyno.edu.

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