Sun, Oct 15|
NICKEL-A-DANCE: New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra
Join us for our 30th Season!
Time & Location
Oct 15, 2023, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
The Maison , 508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
About The Event
The New Leviathan Oriental FoxTrot Orchestra is an American revival orchestra, that performs authentic orchestrations of vintage American popular music from the 1890s through the early 1930s.
In addition to the well-known compositions of jazz and ragtime composers like Jelly Roll Morton, Fletcher Henderson, and Eubie Blake, the orchestra's repertory includes the work of other New Orleans Tin Pan Alley composers such as Larry Buck, Joe Verges, Paul Sarebresole, and Nick Clesi.
Taking its name from the SS Leviathan, a transatlantic ocean liner with a well-regarded dance band at the start of the 1920s, the orchestra was founded in 1972. Their first performance was at Tulane University, presenting a rather tongue-in-cheek concert of "Best-Loved Oriental Foxtrots," partially satirizing the then-current revival of scholarly interest in classic ragtime. They've been together ever since.
Sets at 4:00pm and 5:45pm.
As always, Nickel-A-Dance is FREE of charge, All Ages, and family friendly.
There is a bar and kitchen available, but no one is pressured to drink. Dancing Shoes Suggested!