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Happy Mardi Gras 2021

February 15, 2021

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we won't be having our Mardi Gras celebration here in New Orleans but many locals still have the spirit. Some have decorated their homes as house floats. Even in isolation and lockdown New Orleanians find a way to celebrate. I hope everyone is well and staying safe. The future is looking quite positive. Recent predictions are that we will have enough vaccine for everyone in the US to be vaccinated by the end of July. This is great news because i'll be heading to Europe in October but, not before the French quarter festival and the New Orleans Jazz and heritage festival. They are both scheduled to happen at ...

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Don Vappie, musician / composer / educator, is highly regarded as jazz banjoist and has received awards for his contributions to the preservation of New Orleans creole culture through music and film. He has produced 7 of his own albums, co-produced and starred in a PBS documentary, performed as a featured artist with orchestras and in movie and television soundtracks, as well as concerts and festivals around the world. Vappie’s highly regarded unique and original tenor banjo style is equal only to his love of his Creole heritage and tradition.