Upcoming Events » From Basin Street to Western Avenue: Celebrating the Roots of Jazz

Start:
April 2, 2011 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Venue:
Western Avenue Studios
Address:
122 Western Avenue
Lowell, MA 01852
Website:
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Contact:
Andy Smith
Phone:
(978) 996-4354

Emerging New Orleans star Glen David Andrews returns to Lowell for a pair of free performances at Western Avenue Studios. Glen David Andrews preformed at WAS the first time he was in Lowell in 2009 and it was fantastic! As a part of the day’s programming, Glen David Andrews will also speak to young local musicians about the evolution of jazz, New Orleans culture, his own career and mentors, and the importance of music education.

In addition to the two shows, over 100 WAS artist studios will be open for browsing, meeting artists, and shopping; and there will be a film screening of “Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans”

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to create The Tuba Fats Fund for Music Education in Lowell. Additionally, if anyone has an unused instrument there will be a space to donate them to Glen David’s charity, Trumpets Not Guns.

Online info is available at http://www.inthespace.net/content.php?id=2011-04-02_glen_david_andrews_live_lowell_ma, and the Facebook event page link is: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=133779233354350

If you have any questions about the event or would like more info, please contact Andy Smith at andy@welzsmith.com or 978/996-4354.

Schedule:
Noon-5 PM:

Open Studios. More than 180 working artists open their studio doors to the public.

5 PM:
Q&A with GDA and Live Performance with His Band. Mike Flynn, of 980 WCAP, will lead a Q&A with GDA, followed by a rousing performance by the band. This performance is open to the general public and will be attended by young music fans and aspiring musicians from Lowell public schools and local youth organizations.

6:30 PM:
Film Screening of “Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans”. This acclaimed hour-long film documents the enduring legacy of one of the nation’s oldest African-American communities, which is also the birthplace of jazz. The film features GDA, and the screening will also be attended by Caryn Cossé Bell, a UMASS Lowell history professor and the film’s Research Director.

8 PM:
Live Performance by GDA and His Band. Put on your dancing shoes and prepare for a raucous, rump-shaking performance to cap off the day.

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