Pin It

Don Vappie & the Creole Serenaders 

Don Vappie & the Creole Serenaders have been together for 10 years, and they will help restart the popular Nickel-a-Dance concert series on Sunday, Nov. 27, at Café Brasil. Vappie, an acclaimed banjo player, comes from a musical family that dates back to New Orleans' Storyville days, and his combo explores the work of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and others. Vappie has also been active in trying to help musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. He organize "Bring It On Home," a benefit held in Covington early in November that focused on jazz with George French, Leah Chase and the Storyville Stompers among the acts. His appearance and the whole Nickel-a-Dance series helps to keep traditional jazz alive at a time when each year, there seems to be fewer and fewer places to perform. Part of the charm of the series is that it reminds people that jazz began as dance music and was not initially meant to be treated as museum music, and because it's kid-friendly, a new generation hears the music as it's intended to be heard. The series continues the next three Sundays, concluding with Lionel Ferbos and the Palm Court Jazz Band playing Sunday, Dec. 18. No cover.

3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7
CafŽ Brasil, 2100 Chartres St., 949-0851

click to enlarge music_rec-12426.jpeg
Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Submit an event

Latest in Music Previews

More by Alex Rawls

  • The Rank and File

    • Jan 3, 2006
  • Glasgow, Silent Cinema and Big Blue Marble

    • Jan 3, 2006
  • Tales of Two Cities

    New Orleans has always had many layers, many nuances, many personas. This year, the news had two distinct cycles -- before Katrina and after Katrina.
    • Dec 27, 2005
  • More »

Spotlight Events

© 2015 Gambit
Powered by Foundation