Nathan's New Orleans ProjectPresentation Transcript
The great New Orleans This presentation is a pictorial compilation from a FSU Summer MME New Orleans tour/vacation
A view of Bourbon St. Bourbon Street is considered to be the hub of New Orleans and is the center of the French Quarter. Bourbon St. is known for it’s wild night life filled with music, drinking, debauchery, and fun.
A Night at Satchmo Summer Fest on Esplanade This building is located on Esplanade St. which is home to many night clubs and served as the spot of the SatchmoSummerFestnight life. This band is playing to the crowds on the street from the second story of a corner building on Esplanade.
An evening at Snug Harbor with Ellis and Jason marsalis This Friday evening of SatchmoSummerFestincluded The Ellis Marsalis Quintet. This evening included two sets of great jazz. Jason Marsalis beat up the drums while Ellis, his father, served as the creative anchor at the piano.
Jason Marsalis at the drums This youngest of the Marsalis clan is a virtuosic drummer. He displayed a mastery of the drums and a sensitivity to the great music of Jazz exemplified by his interaction with a solo singer, bass player, sax player, and the pianist, his father.
Band Stand at Snug Harbor This was located in the back room of the club/restaurant Snug Harbor. A Yamaha grand piano was located at the far left of the stage with the drums at the far right. It is a small space and allows for only a bass to fit between the drums and piano.
A poster of the young Satchmo This poster was hanging in the window of a business close to the SatchmoSummerFestfestivities near Esplanade. It advertises the Friday night activities in celebration of the great Louis Armstrong.
Young Street musicians in Jackson Square These young Jazz musicians are an example of music in everyday New Orleans. They played a variety of Jazz standards including “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”. The instruments include: Bass drum, Snare drum, tuba, trombone, and two trumpets.
An exhibit at SatchmoSummerFest2009 This exhibit contained much information in regard to the champions and ambassadors of jazz. How jazz was viewed around the world and how Jazz musicians made a difference in other cultures around the world were among many pieces of information that fit into the puzzle of jazz history.
The main Stage of SatchmoSummerFest This was located at the US Old Mint on Decatur St. near the French Market. This gathering included many vendors and an exhibit on the second floor with speakers in the jazz industry as well as two jazz philanthropists from China. The third floor of the old Mint featured some live music including a latin jazz combo.
Statue of Satchmo at SatchmoSummerfest 2009 This statue was located close to the stage and was a centerpiece of the festival. It is a great replica of the giant of Jazz. Those eyes are sure big!!
Additional advertisement for SatchmoSummerfest ’09 This poster was located inside a building in the French Quarter.
The Holtzkamp Organ at the historic St. Louis Cathedral The St. Louis Cathedral can be considered as a major part of New Orleans history and French Quarter life. There contains a vast amount of history in regard to this great Cathedral and is located in Jackson Square near the Mississippi river.
A View of the French Quarter The historic French Quarter was called Storyville in the early 1900’s and is home to beautiful buildings and many businesses that feature part of the great New Orleans life.
Marker of Congo Square This is the place where African slaves could go and sing, dance, and share their culture with one another on Sunday afternoons. This is one of the only places where slaves could share their culture with one another without facing punishment from slave owners.
Picture of Congo Square This is the place where only about three hundred years ago, African slaves would have been seen dancing and celebrating under this very tree.
Statue of the great Sidney Bechet Sidney Bichet was certainly one of the greatest of Jazz musicians. His work was most influential in Europe but still made a huge impact in the world of Jazz and music as a whole.
Entrance to Louis Armstrong Park Louis Armstrong Park is home to the famous Congo Square and was previously a place for fun and festivities. Unfortunately, due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the park is not back at full capacity.
Statue of Louis Armstrong in Louis Armstrong park This statue was placed in honor of the great Satchmo.
The Great city of New Orleans Home of the birthplace of Jazz A haven for culture, heritage, and the arts A major player in the history of America