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'Salute to James Black' features jazz drummer and alumnus Stanton Moore

Loyola press release - November 16, 2009

Acclaimed New Orleans jazz drummer and Loyola alumnus Stanton Moore, ’94, will perform a salute to New Orleans’ legendary jazz percussionist James Black as part of Loyola’s Jazz Underground Series. The concert takes place Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in Satchmo's on the lower level of the Danna Student Center.

Black was little known outside of New Orleans and never recorded an album under his own name, but he was known as a talented, versatile performer, comfortable in various genres. He was also a composer and bandleader with a reputation for being quick-tempered, but skilled.

As a young man in the 1960's, Black worked with artists such as Fats Domino, Ellis Marsalis and Nat Perrillia. He went on to play with Yusef Lateef and Lionel Hampton and even played with blues pianist James Booker and saxophonist Charles Neville during a stint in the Louisiana State Penitentary at Angola.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Moore grew up in the thriving music scene of his hometown that included Professor Longhair, Doctor John, the Meters and countless other Big Easy mainstays.

After graduating from Loyola, Moore and the band Galactic, made their first record, titled “Coolin’ Off,” and toured extensively. Since then, Moore has launched a solo career and has recorded many albums such as “All Kooked Out!,” “Flyin’ the Koop” and “III.” He has also collaborated on the albums “Mysteryfunk,” “Emphasizer” and “Outre Mer.”

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for non-Loyola students and Loyola faculty and staff. Loyola students get in free. Tickets are available online at www.montage.loyno.edu or by calling the Loyola box office at 504-865-2074. Tickets will also be available at the door.

For more information about any of these events, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.