MEMORIES OF THE DEW DROP INN
Tuesday, January 3rd
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old US Mint
Julius Kimbrough’s Prime Example Jazz Club
Tuesday, January 3rd
The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue
12:00 Welcome to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint – Greg Lambousy, Director
· The Dew Drop Inn – Redux: Moderator: Vincent Sylvain, New Orleans Agenda, plans for re-development of the famous Dew Drop Inn. The ‘new’ direction of the club will be discussed.
· Kenneth Jackson remembers his grandfather, Dew Drop Inn founder, Frank Painia.
· Civil Rights Movement during the times of the Dew Drop Inn. Don Hubbard, Roxie Wright and Larry Cager, Sr. reflect on Civil Rights moments during the times of the Chitlin’ Circuit.
2:00 The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park musical tribute to the music of the Chitlin’ Circuit – Matt Hampsey, U.S. National Park Service, Coordinator.
3:00 Memories of the Dew Drop Inn hosted by radio documentarian David Kunian, Curator of Music, New Orleans Jazz Museum, guests includes, Peter “Chuck” Badie, “Deacon” John Moore and Sir Edward “Kidd” Jordan.
Julius Kimbrough’s Prime Example Jazz Club, 1909 North Broad Street – Jam Session
6:00 PM Jam Session Interviews: Little Freddie King, on his times of Jamming at the Dew Drop conducted by Dr. Monika Herzig, Ph.D., Indiana University, Board Member of the Jazz Educators Network. Followed by Open Jam Session, hosted by the Noel Carter’s Sidemen+One Quintet with special guest Lillie Lewis.
Una Anderson – Director, Harmony Neighborhood Development, lead co-developer Dew Drop Inn
Peter “Chuck” Badie – Bass player, toured extensively with Roy Brown, Dave Bartholomew and Lionel Hampton
Larry Cager, Sr. – First Deputy Clerk of Criminal Court, Former Director of the New Orleans and Houston Area Urban League
Noel Carter – bandleader, host of the Prime Example Jam Session
Matt Hampsey – New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, music program coordinator
Ryan Herringshaw – Project Manager, Harmony Neighborhood Development, Dew Drop Inn
Monika Herzig, PhD – Indiana University, Board member Jazz Educator Network, researcher on jazz jam sessions and its function in developing jazz musicians in the first half of the 20th century.
Don Hubbard – Civil Rights leader, community activist, businessman
Kenneth Jackson – Dew Drop Inn owner, Grandson of Frank Painia, co-developer Dew Drop Inn
Sir Edward “Kidd” Jordan – Saxophonist, educator, Founding Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s Heritage School of Music; played with Guitar Slim, Ray Charles, Lena Horne, Big Maybelle, Big Joe Turner, Chuck Willis and Choker Campbell…, Knighthood was bestowed on Jordan by the Republic of France where he holds the title Chevalier des Artes et Lettres.
Little Freddie King – The McComb, MS native arrived in New Orleans more than 60 years ago and began playing at juke joints like the “Bucket of Blood,” a nickname he gave a venue because of the rowdy clientele. Began playing the Dew Drop Inn setting in for his cousin Earl King and as part of the backup band for the Dew Drop’s famous female impersonator hostess Patsy Vidalia. via Alison Fensterstock, NOLA.com
David Kunian – Historian, Curator of Music, New Orleans Jazz Museum, producer of the award winning radio documentary, Meet All Your Fine Friends at the Dew Drop Inn with David Kunian
Greg Lambousy – Director, New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint
Lilli Lewis – Musician, award-winning songwriter
“Deacon” John Moore – Jump Blues artist and President of the Musician Union – AFM local 174-496 New Orleans, recorded with Allen Little Richard, Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe, and Ray Charles
Vincent Sylvain – Owner of New Orleans Agenda News Service and Publisher of Sylvain Music Notes
Roxie Wright – Community activist, past President of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, her husband Don Wright played at the Dew Drop Inn
The Chitlin’ Circuit Revisited Series is a series of events and collaborations sponsored by Cutting Edge CE Events commemorating and advocating for the preservation of the historic venues and business districts of the Chitlin’ Circuit.
Future Chitlin’ Circuit Revisited programs:
March 2017 – Historic Victory Grill, 1104 E 11th St, Austin TX – Legendary East Austin restaurant/club. Founded by African American Entrepreneur Johnny Holmes – East Austin Blues – March 15, 2017 during the South by Southwest conferences and events – in partnership with Austin’s Capitol View Arts.
May 2017 – Byrd’s Satellite Lounge at the Henry Turner, Jr.’s Listening Room, Baton Rouge. In partnership with the Ultimate Louisiana Party and Henry Turner, Jr. Listening Room
September 2017 – Abe’s 506 Club and the Savoy Ballroom, Pensacola, FL.
We would like to thank our sponsors and friends: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, The Painia Family, Julius Kimbrough Prime Example Jazz Club, Ultimate Louisiana Party Tour, Henry Turner, Jr. Listening Room, Capitol View Arts, New Orleans Agenda, Tulane City Center, Harmony Neighborhood Development
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