The New Orleans International Music Colloquium (NOIMC) is an annual series of informal presentations, panels and interviews by local scholars and musicians, exploring the history and heritage of New Orleans music. The conference is free and open to the public.
The 17th annual colloquium takes place on Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13 at the Louisiana State Museum’s Arsenal in the French Quarter. Enter through the Cabildo at 701 Chartres Street.
Schedule for 2013
Brass Bands and Other New Orleans Music
Friday, April 12, 2013
10:00 a.m. 1803-2005: 202 Years of Brass Bands - Plenary Session
Moderator Dr. Jack Stewart with presenters Dr. Charles Chamberlain, John McCusker, Jon Pult, Dr. Matt Sakakeeny, and impresario Jason Patterson
11:00 a.m. The Best of the Colloquia from Years Past
Musician & historian Dr. Charles Chamberlain presents notable interviews from musicians
12 noon Ragtime and Jazz in the Neighborhood Theaters
Author Dr. Jack Stewart talks about the bands and musicians & signs books
1:00 p.m. Looking at the Joe Mares Photograph Collection
Jon Pult discusses one of the most varied collections of New Orleans jazz photos.
2:00 p.m. Recorded Sounds of the Brass Bands – Part 3 Jazz Radio programmer
Dan Meyer continues his in-depth analysis
3:00 p.m. Landmarking New Orleans Musicians’ Houses
Suzanne Blaum, Dir. of Education & Outreach, Preservation Resource Center, and Jack Stewart
4:00 p.m. Remembering West End: Streetcars, Brass Bands, Movies, & Jazz
Shane Lief and Jack Stewart look at the legendary lakefront park
Saturday, April 13, 2013
10:00 a.m. The Closing of Storyville: Another Look at the Reasons Behind It
George Schmidt, musician & historical painter, with Jack Stewart
11:00 a.m. High School Bands in New Orleans
Dr. Carolyn Kolb, former director, N.O. Jazz Museum, impresario Scott Aiges, and band director Wilbert Rawlins
12:00 noon Irish Influences on New Orleans Music
Dr. Jack Stewart & Dr. Carolyn Kolb
1:00 p.m. Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz
Author John McCusker discusses his new biography and signs copies
2:00 p.m. John Queen and New Orleans Ragtime Minstrelsy presented by Shane Lief
3:00 p.m. Images of Brass Bands through the Years
Former New Orleans Jazz Museum curator Faruk Von Turk aka Justin Winston
4:00 p.m. The Role of the Brass Band Today & What’s in Store for the Future: Part II
The panelists and the audience
Welcome to the 2013 New Orleans International Music Colloquium!
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