JAZZ AT THE SANDBAR Presents: Pianist Kris Tokarski!
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About The Event
Jazz at the Sandbar has been a popular performance series at the University of New Orleans since 1990. Jazz at the Sandbar 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 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 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 pianist Kristofer Tokarski moved to New Orleans to complete a master's degree at the University of New Orleans. Shortly after moving to the "Cradle of Jazz" he embraced the early piano traditions of the city as well as those of the northeast where he grew up. A keen interest in the music of Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, and Teddy Wilson; combined with his bebop roots allowed Tokarski to develop an all-encompassing voice of his own, deeply rooted in the jazz piano tradition.
Jazz at the Sandbar
Wednesdays @ 7:00pm
LIVE @ UNO's the Cove
“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, New Orleans Theatre Association, Nate & Priscilla Gordon, WWNO FM, and OffBeat Magazine.