On Wednesday, November 6, the Jazz @ the Sandbar series welcomes one of New Orleans’ own, multi-instrumentalist Don Vappie.
Don Vappie was born in New Orleans and is descended from a long line of New Orleans musicians that goes back to the nineteenth century. Once a featured performer in the Preservation Hall Band, Vappie now leads and tours with the Creole Jazz Serenaders (CJS). His family’s musical heritage was recently explored in American Creole: New Orleans Reunion, a PBS documentary. As a result, he was honored with a LA Creole Society Award for his promotion of the Creole culture of New Orleans in music and film. Recent appearances with the CJS in the USA include Carnegie Hall (NY), the Sheldon Concert Hall (MO), the Whitaker Center (PA) and the Bix Beiderbecke Festival (IA).
Vappie, known for his original banjo style, also sings, plays mandolin, guitar, and both upright and electric bass. In addition to his many gigs playing all kinds of music all over New Orleans, Vappie tours around the world. For the past ten years, Vappie has appeared as a regular guest with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz At Lincoln Center. For more info visit www.donvappie.com.
The remaining fall schedule includes these guest artists:
Jazz @ the Sandbar is presented by the UNO Jazz Studies Program with support from the UNO Student Government Association, Offbeat Media, WWNO FM, and the New Orleans Jazz Celebration. All admission proceeds go to the George Brumat Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, call the UNO Music Department at (504)280-6039 or New Orleans Jazz Celebration (504)309-JAZZ, or visit us on the web at www.nojc.org/sandbar.
Concert times: 7:00 – 9:30pm.
Location: The Cove, Founders Road, UNO Lakefront Campus.
General Admission: $5.00 at the door.