Creole Jazz at Caltech

Nov 28, 2009

creole jazz Creole Jazz at Caltech jazz Don Vappie Creole Jazz Serenaders caltech performance Caltech banjo  photoEverything 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
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