Seguenon Kone. Photo: Mark J Sindler

Hear 300 Years Of New Orleans Music History At “Minting NOLA Music”

During the city-sponsored four-day tricentennial event “Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium,” on March 10, the New Orleans Jazz Museum will host “Minting NOLA Music.”

Minting NOLA Music will celebrate 300 years of New Orleans history through music and talk, boasting a lineup featuring musicians and experts both locally celebrated and internationally acclaimed. The schedule is as follows:

Third Floor, Jazz Museum Theatre:

6:00 p.m.
Arrowhead Jazz Band featuring Peter Varnado, Ashlin Parker, GG Pender and Robin Barnes along with National Park Service rangers. World premiere of two new compositions inspired by WWNO’s Tripod.

6:30 p.m.
Welcome by Greg Lambousy, director, New Orleans Jazz Museum & Bud Holmes, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.

6:45 p.m.
Kim Marie Vaz, Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana and author of The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition.  Arrowhead Jazz Band performs music for Baby Dolls to enter and exit theatre.

7:30 – 8:10 p.m.
The Trombone Shorty Academy Band. Intro: Bud Holmes

8:30 – 10:00 p.m
Bon Bon Vivant, an Indie-Gypsy/New Orleans band playing original bawdy gypsy swing, dark ballads and up-tempo indie rock/dance music.

2nd Floor Landing

6:30-9:30 p.m.
Acoustic Jazz with Richard Scott & Bruce Brackman.

Outside Grounds

6:00 p.m. and repeat at 8 p.m.
Senoufo master drummer Seguenon Kone, originally from Côte d’Ivoire, for a participatory experience in African drumming and dance.

7:00 p.m. and repeat at 9 p.m.
Southeastern Louisiana Native American Program featuring music and stories from past to present with Grayhawk and Coco of the Houma Nation.


For more information on this free event, click here.