Family Day & Jam Session
October 7, 2018 • 12:00PM to 2:30PM
Special guests: Arturo O’Farrill and Bria Skonberg
Inviting “Youngster” musicians under 25
Sunday, October 7 @1pm (registrations start at 12pm)
Free and open to the family!
Louis Armstrong started playing the cornet when he was just a young kid in New Orleans and was leading a brass band by the age of 12. He started playing professional gigs as a teenager in honky tonks and street parades and went on to play with some of the best bands in town, including Kid Ory’s band, the Tuxedo Brass Band and Fate Marable’s riverboat orchestra—all by the age of 20! Because Louis believed in passing on his legacy, the Louis Armstrong House Museum wants to celebrate Louis’s early accomplishments by inviting all musicians under 25 years-old to jam Pops’s songs in the Armstrong House Garden with renowned jazz artists. To participate, sign up at the museum welcome center on the same day of the event starting at 12pm.
Come swing with us!
Red beans and rice will be served + Kid friendly activities.
ARTURO O’FARRILL, pianist, composer, educator, and founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. His debut album with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Una Noche Inolvidable, earned a first GRAMMY Award nomination in 2006. His next album Song for Chico, earned a GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2009. The 2015 release of The Offense of the Drum was yet another Grammy Award winner. Arturo was, in addition, the winner of the Latin Jazz USA Outstanding Achievement Award, and a Cubadisco Award for The Offense of the Drum in 2015. His acclaimed album Cuba: The Conversation Continues (on the Motéma label) took the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. His “Three Revolutions” from the album Familia – Tribute to Chico and Bebo was the 2018 Grammy Award winner Best Instrumental Composition.
New York based Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal). Recognized as one of 25 for the Future by DownBeat Magazine, Bria Skonberg has been a force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals, and adventurous concoctions of classic and new. She is an avid educator and supporter of public school opportunities, giving numerous workshops and concerts for students of all ages.