JAZZ AT THE SANDBAR
Wednesday, Oct. 24th @ 7pm
PIANIST DANILO PEREZ!
Pianist, composer, educator and social activist, Danilo Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in electronics in Panama, he studied jazz composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. While still a student, he performed with Jon Hendricks, Terence Blanchard, Slide Hampton, Claudio Roditi and Paquito D’Rivera. Quickly established as a young master, he soon toured and/or recorded with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie United Nations Orchestra from 1989-1992, plus many more. In 1993, Pérez turned his focus to his own ensembles and recording projects, releasing eight albums as a leader, earning Grammy® and Latin Grammy® nominations for Central Avenue (1989), Motherland (2000), Across The Crystal Sea (2008). Pérez, who served as Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF, has received a variety of awards for his musical achievements, activism and social work efforts. He currently serves as UNESCO Artist for Peace, Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama, Founder and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival, and Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Boston’s Berklee College of Music.
Fall 2018 Series Details
October 3: Pianist Ellis Marsalis
October 10: Clarinetist Don Byron
October 17: Saxophonist Mark Turner & Pianist Ethan Iverson
October 24: Pianist Danilo Perez
October 31: Trumpeter Ashlin Parker
November 7: Guitarist Phil Degruy
November 14: Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt
2000 Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70148
Admission is free to the UNO community (with ID), with a $5 suggested donation for the general public
Jazz at the Sandbar, held at UNO's the Cove, is designed to provide UNO Jazz Studies students an opportunity to get real life experience performing with respected professional musicians in front of a live audience. The series is presented on Wednesday nights during the fall and spring semesters and features a different respected jazz artist each week. It also provides a medium in which students exercise their improvisational skills and gives them the rare opportunity to work with jazz masters. “Jazz at the Sandbar” was established in 1990 by Ellis Marsalis, the first Chairman of the Jazz Studies Program at UNO. Downbeat Magazine calls "One of the best things going in America."
“Jazz @ the Sandbar” is presented by the UNO Jazz Studies Program with support from the UNO Student Government Assn, the New Orleans Jazz Celebration & the Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, Nate & Priscilla Gordon, WWNO FM, and OffBeat Magazine.
"WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD"
WINNERS DISPLAY 2018
1ST PLACE Overall WINNER
The New Orleans Jazz Celebration and New Orleans Jazz Museum are partnering with Satchmo SummerFest on an exhibition of the artwork from the "What a Wonderful World" Art-Essay and Poetry Contest. Festival attendees can view youth submissions to the contest inside of the New Orleans Jazz Museum for the duration of the festival.
The contest is an opportunity for students in grades Kindergarten through High School to demonstrate their visual arts, oratorical and written skills. Student's work are judged in accordance with the contest guidelines and rules created by professionals in the field of visual arts or English. Each entrant in the contest receive a certificate of participation and prize. Place winners of the Art contest will receive a monetary prize and have their work displayed for four months in the EXCELth Health Clinic(s) and other public outlets as well. Contest judges have consistently been impressed with the quality of work exhibited by these students. The hope is that the participants will continue to develop their artistic talents in the same way Louis Armstrong developed his.
HERE ARE SOME Entries from this year's Contest
This event is able to be put on thanks to these sponsors:
Thank you to all who helped put on another great
JAZZ @ THE SANDBAR!
We will be back the 1st wednesday of October.
Here are a few photos from this season:
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