Jammin with Jazz( 1993-1996) is an informance program touring state wide throughout Louisiana with the mission to bring jazz and performing arts programs to schools and communities with little funding. Jammin with Jazz develops new audiences among students so that they can understand, enjoy and support the art form.
Jammin with Jazz:
The Charmaine Neville Band "A World of Rhythms" Presentation
The Centennial Jazz Band "The Development of Jazz" Presentation
The Guardians of the Flame "The Mardi Gras Indians" Presentation
-National Endowment For the Art
-The Louisiana State Arts Council
- Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office Of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
- Arts Council of New Orleans
_The American Federation of Musicians
-New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival
Chief Juan Pardo and the Golden Commanches, as well as the Treme Brass Band, were invited to perform at the Nancy Jazz Pulsations (NJP) festival this October at the 40th anniversary in Nancy, France. This year, the festival returns to the roots of jazz with its New Orleans themed program, celebrating the birthplace of iconic Big Easy artists and those who keep the spirit moving today. The New Orleans Jazz Celebration was the fiscal agent for the grant request to the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation.
Chief Juan Pardo is one of the younger Chief out there, but that doesn't stop him from being one of the best new voices in mastering the old Big Chief sound bellowing from the Crescent City. Chief Juan Pardo recently appeared on the critically acclaimed record "Carnivale" by Galactic.
The Treme Brass Band is a staple among New Orleans' marching band, hailing from the Treme neighborhood and playing traditional styled brass band music. Their ever shifting line up has included some of the biggest names in New Orleans jazz including Danny Barker,Kermit Ruffins and Lionel Batiste. "Music is the lifeblood of New Orleans in general and the Treme in particular, where jam sessions thrive."-Rose of Sharon Witmer