JAZZ AT THE SANDBAR Presents: Saxophonist Ed Petersen Big Band!
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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."
Gentle giant of the Saxophone Ed Petersen first played in his native Chicago jazz scene, where he lead the house band at the legendary Green Mill, a band that included Patricia Barber and Kurt Elling, before moving to New Orleans in the 1990s. Recently retired from being the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at the University of New Orleans, Ed was also a featured soloist with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, a group that won the 2010 Grammy Award for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Recording.” He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and many other major concert halls and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, and Brazil. He was recently named the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra “Musician of the Year". His playing and compositions are featured on over fifty albums and many television, radio, and motion picture soundtracks.
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.