Everything comes from somewhere. Chickens come from eggs, paper comes from trees, and jazz comes from New Orleans — as do Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders. The city’s self-proclaimed “premier classic jazz orchestra” has developed quite a following for its early Creole jazz, as well as for playing the tunes of Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, just to name a few. Their CD “Creole Blues” was named one of Offbeat’s 100 essential Louisiana CDs — high praise indeed. The Serenaders are led by Don Vappie, a top-tier jazz banjo player. And who doesn’t love a little good ol’ fashioned banjo pickin’?
Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders
Saturday, December 5, 8 p.m.
Beckman Auditorium, Caltech
332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena
Tickets $26, $21, $16 ($10 youth)
For tickets call 626.395.4652
For information visit events.caltech.edu