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Date:
February 16, 2024
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
Entertainments starts at 6:00 PM
Location:

West Baton Rouge Museum

Address:
845 North Jefferson Avenue
Port Allen, LA 70767
Contact:
(225)336-2422
Cost:
FREE
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Historical Happy Hour: Featuring Zia Tammami, Mike Esneault, Harry Anderson, and Herman Jackson

Friday, February 16, 2024

Please join the West Baton Rouge Museum on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 6-8 PM for Historical Happy Hour. This month’s Happy Hour will feature Jazz and Blues historian, Zia Tammami accompanied by a star-studded trio of musicians including Mike Esneault, Harry Anderson, and Herman Jackson. Backed by this entertaining cast, Zia will share stories relating the Baton Rouge Jazz scene to that of the unique jazz sound migrating from the streets of New Orleans to Los Angeles.

Please join the West Baton Rouge Museum on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 6-8 PM for Historical Happy Hour. This month’s Happy Hour will feature Jazz and Blues historian, Zia Tammami accompanied by a star-studded trio of musicians including Mike Esneault, Harry Anderson, and Herman Jackson. Backed by this entertaining cast, Zia will share stories relating the Baton Rouge Jazz scene to that of the unique jazz sound migrating from the streets of New Orleans to Los Angeles.

This month’s Historical Happy Hour is inspired by the current exhibit, Shutter & Sound:  The Jazz Photography of Bob Willoughby (1927–2009). Willoughby captured many images of jazz musicians and the compelling world of the 1950s California jazz scene. This exhibition consists of fifty images that give the viewer a sense of vibrant intimacy as he captured wistful singers, jamming musicians, and enthusiastic audiences. Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, and Frank Sinatra are among the jazz greats depicted.

Zia Tammami is the host of the longest running Jazz Radio Shows in North America on KLSU and WBRH. He was the first recipient of Alvin Batiste Hall of Fame Award, and his "Dinner Jazz with Zia" radio program is now syndicated on Public Radio Exchange (PRX). Zia is the co-founder of "River City Jazz Coalition", a well-known non-profit Jazz venue in North America. Over the course of his career, Zia has interviewed many legendary jazz and blues musicians including Ron Carter (Miles Davis bass player), Mose Allison, Frank Sinatra, JR., Natalie Cole, Herb Alpert, Dr. Billy Taylor, Max Roach, Charlie Musselwhite, Tony Joe White, Deacon John and others. Zia was featured on a French Jazz TV documentary about Jazz musicians' lives after Katrina and was featured in a documentary about the legendary jazz pianist, Bill Evans.

Mike Esneault is a pianist, composer, arranger and a two-time Emmy award winning composer and Grammy Certificate winning arranger. Mike has worked on over 40 films. His "Gospel According to PJ" won the best Gospel album at the 63rd annual Grammy awards, and he has worked with famous vocalists including Dianne Reeves, Diana Krall, Kurt Elling, Dr. John and Allen Touissant.

Harry Anderson is a composer, arranger, and bandleader who has performed at major jazz festivals in North America and in fifteen countries. Harry performed with the legendary Alvin Batiste, Ellis Marsalis, Branford Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. He is also the Director of Southern University's Alvin Batiste Jazz Institute. 

Herman Jackson is a well-known jazz drummer, educator, and Director of Jazz Percussion Studies and Assistant Director of Jazz Ensemble at Southern University's Alvin Batiste Jazz Institute. He has performed with lots of legendary musicians including B.B. King, Clark Terry, Sonny Stitt, Willie Nelson, Joe Sample of the Crusaders and others. Herman was also featured on the famous HBO TV series, Treme'.                                                                     

This FREE event is open to the public. The band will be performing inside the museum’s Brick Gallery. 

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