The Center for the Study of New Orleans at Loyola University will celebrate the Crescent City’s rich musical heritage with the second annual NolaLoyola “Beats of the Streets: The Brass Brand Tradition in New Orleans,” on Friday, Sept. 28. The full day of events is free and open to the public.
The day will kick off with a screening of Jerry Brock’s 1987 film In that Number: The New Orleans Brass Band Revival, hosted by local brass band legends Gregory Davis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Gregg Stafford of the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, who both appear in the film. Following the film, the Baby Boyz Brass Band will offer a free concert, and various food trucks will be on hand to provide attendees an affordable lunch.
Later that afternoon, Ben Jaffe — creative director of Preservation Hall and son of hall founders Allan and Sandra Jaffe — will present “New Orleans Jazz on Film,” a lecture featuring rare archival footage of noted New Orleans Jazz legends.
“Beats of the Streets” will conclude with a keynote event featuring performances by the Loyola Faculty Jazz Band, the Young Tuxedo Brass Band and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
The full schedule of the event is below.
10 a.m. – Noon, Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2
Film Screening — In That Number: The New Orleans Brass Band Revival presented by Gregory Davis and Gregg Stafford
Noon – 2 p.m., Residential Quad
Lunch and Concert — Music by Baby Boyz Brass Band and lunch provided by local food trucks
2 – 4 p.m., Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2
Lecture — “New Orleans Jazz on Film,” presented by Ben Jaffe
7 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex
Keynote Performances — Featuring the Loyola Faculty Jazz Band, the Young Tuxedo Brass Band and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band