Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra: Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll)

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall

This event is $6 for the general public and $4 for students with valid ID.
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Victor Goines and Jarrard Harris, conductors; Don Vappie, banjo, guitar, and vocals 

February 13 is Mardi Gras, so the Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra celebrates “Fat Tuesday” and New Orleans—the Crescent City—with new arrangements of famous Mardi Gras compositions. For this concert, the Jazz Orchestra welcomes New Orleans jazz artist Don Vappie, a banjoist, bassist, guitarist, and composer/arranger. Vappie has performed with artists including Peggy Lee, Carol Channing, Wynton Marsalis, Eric Clapton, and Bette Midler, and made appearances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and on National Public Radio. 

Professor Longhair (arr. Don Vappie), Go to the Mardi Gras
George Leybourne (arr. Don Vappie), If Ever I Cease to Love
James Crawford (arr. Victor Goines), Iko, Iko
Frankie Adams, Lou Welsch (arr. Louis Danowsky), Mardi Gras Mambo
Paul Barbarin (arr. Sam Wolsk), Bourbon Street Parade
Earl King (arr. Victor Goines), Big Chief
Johnny Mercer, Alfred Opler (arr. Don Vappie), While we Dance at the Mardi Gras
Albert Johnson (arr. Victor Goines), Carnival Time
Ziggy Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr. (arr. Victor Goines), Hey Pocky A-Way
Keith Frazier, Phillip Frazier, Kermit Ruffins (arr. Victor Goines), Do Whatcha Wanna

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