NICKEL-A-DANCE Presents: Tom Fischer & the West End Rhythm Kings!
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About The Event
NICKEL-A-DANCE is a free series of Sunday afternoon jazz concerts each spring and fall, that is a hit with children, families, seniors, and the general dancing public that don’t tend to go to nightclubs. It attracts a diverse group of fans that meet on Frenchmen Street to celebrate jazz as America’s original dance music while listening to the best of today’s classic jazz bands. This season the series features 4 acclaimed band leaders.
Ending the season is Tom Fischer. Thomas Fischer was born and raised in the Chicago area and moved to New Orleans in 1989 to join the Band of Banu Gibson. One of the City’s most sought-after clarinetists, he has performed everywhere from Preservation Hall to Carnegie Hall, in France, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Scandinavia, and the UK, the Middle East, India, Pakistan, Australia, and has toured Japan on a regular basis since 1998. Tom continues to be a featured performer at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Summer Fest, and many jazz festivals throughout the world. Dubbed “one of the best” by Times Magazine, Tom Fischer’s playing reflects his love for the great New Orleans clarinet tradition. In 1990, he was featured soloist for Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra. Tom is a regular member of the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, actually the oldest Jazz band in the world, founded by Papa Célestin in 1910. Nowadays, you can see Tom at major venues like Snug Harbor, Preservation Hall, and the Jazz Playhouse.
Sunday, June 27th
The Maison on Frenchmen