FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Historic New Orleans Collection
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Sarah Chambless Federer
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WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection and Barry Martyn with the Society Brass Band
WHAT: The 16th annual Bill Russell Lecture, "The Golden Age of New Orleans Brass Bands"
WHEN: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
HOW: Admission is $10. Seating is limited; for reservations, call (504) 523-4662. Reservations will be held until 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. At that time, any unclaimed seats will be released to the public. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org.
WHY: The Historic New Orleans Collection will present the 16th annual Bill Russell Lecture on Wednesday, April 8, at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. This year's program, "The Golden Age of New Orleans Brass Bands," will feature commentary from Barry Martyn and performances from the Society Brass Band. Jazz drummer Martyn has been active in the preservation of early New Orleans jazz for more than 50 years. Through both his European and world tours he has served as a musical ambassador of his adopted city.
Martyn will discuss three bands that were active from 1960 until 1965, a period considered by some to be the golden age of brass band music: the Eureka Brass Band, led by Percy Humphrey; the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, led by John Casimir; and the Gibson Brass Band, led by Cal Blunt. Performing will be Martyn, bass drum; Andrew Hall, snare drum; Chris Clifton, first trumpet; Clive Wilson, second trumpet; Marla Dixon, third trumpet; Tom Fischer, alto sax; Joe Torregano, tenor sax; Chris Burke, E-flat clarinet; Wendell Eugene, trombone; Bill Yeager, bass horn; and Andrew LeDuff, grand marshal.
Admission for this event is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are encouraged and may be made by calling (504) 523-4662. Reservations will be held until 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. At that time, any unclaimed seats will be released to the public.
About the Bill Russell Lecture
The annual Bill Russell Lecture honors the noted jazz historian, born Russell William Wagner (1905-1992), and is dedicated to New Orleans jazz. Russell's research focused on traditional New Orleans-style jazz and related musical forms such as brass band, ragtime and gospel music.
The William Russell Jazz Collection-permanently housed at the Williams Research Center-encompasses Russell's research, audiotapes, programs, posters, correspondence, films, business cards, notes, clippings and scrapbooks. The Russell Collection is available to the public at the Williams Research Center, located at 410 Chartres St. and open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information on this collection, visit the institution, call (504) 523-4662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. For more information, please visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.