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Thursday, March 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
New Orleans Music Today

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New Orleans roots music is one of America’s most enduing regional styles. The city’s brass band, funk and traditional jazz sounds continue to be a wellspring of inspiration and grounding for musicians of many genres, and if there was concern that New Orleans music and culture would be left in the debris of Hurricane Katrina’s flooding, they have come back with renewed determination. Explore the challenges of performing and promoting New Orleans music today; the opportunities afforded by interaction between New Orleans music and other genres; and the unique cultural elements that continue to nurture one of America’s most musical cities.
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Ben Jaffe

Band LeaderThe Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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Lefty Parker

Talent BuyerPlanarian ProductionsD. Lefty Parker is a Artist/Musician/DJ who discovered New Orleans 20 years ago. He has performed since with such greats as Ernie K-doe, Katey Red, Big Freedia, Vockah Redu, Kermit Ruffins, and Quintron and Miss Pussycat. a Promoter and performer... Read More →
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Jan Ramsey

PublisherOffBeat Magazine
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Truth Universal

A staple in the New Orleans Hip Hop community, Truth Universal has been a leader on the southern Hip Hop scene for more than a decade. While he calls the flourishing New Orleans Hip Hop underground home, Truth has an international perspective that he brings to his music through his... Read More →
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Wild Wayne

On Air personality - Music VetQ93.3

Thursday March 14, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 15

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