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Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band | Gallery Talk on Lee Friedlander | Documentary: ‘Til the Butcher Cuts Him Down
Fri, June 22nd, 2018 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday Nights at NOMA opens the museum’s doors for many interesting activities throughout the year: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.
- 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
- 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band
- 6 pm: Gallery Talk with John Klingman on Reflections of Plaza Tower in Lee Friedlander in Louisiana
- 7 pm: Screening of ‘Til the Butcher Cuts Him Down with an introduction by Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper
ABOUT JAYNA MORGAN AND THE SAZERAC SUNRISE JAZZ BAND
Jazz vocalist Jayna Morgan knows how to light up a room and charm an audience. Her singing style invites listeners of every age to remember the days when jazz was king. Her choice of songs and brilliant renditions of standards make her shows refreshing and classy. Combine this with her divine appearance onstage and welcoming demeanor, which creates a uniquely personal entertaining experience, for both large and more intimate audiences. Perhaps her greatest feature, however, is her New Orleans style, bringing the listener back to the bayous of Louisiana she calls home. Her shows are fun, sultry, old-fashioned, sexy, and sometimes silly — a musical journey to the Crescent City.
ABOUT JOHN KLINGMAN
John P. Klingman holds a Favrot Professorship in Architecture at Tulane University where he has been a faculty member since 1983. As an architect, he has been engaged in consulting on projects in the city, including the US Customhouse with Waggonner and Ball Architects and on Tulane’s Uptown Campus. He has served as a member of the Architectural Review Committee of the New Orleans Historic Districts Landmarks Commission since 1995.Frequently called upon by local and national media to discuss architecture in New Orleans, he is a regular architecture critic in the city, writing an annual “Best of New New Orleans Architecture” article since 1997 for New Orleans Magazine. His 2012 book, New in New Orleans Architecture, highlights eighty outstanding contemporary projects. He will discuss a building familiar to many New Orleanians, the Plaza Tower (1969), a modern high-rise in the Central Business District that appears frequently in photographs on view in the exhibition Lee Friedlander in Louisiana.
ABOUT ‘TIL THE BUTCHER CUTS HIM DOWN
‘Til the Butcher Cuts Him Down, a 1972 documentary by Philip Spalding with narration by jazz historian William Russell, studies New Orleans’ earliest generation of jazz musicians with primary focus on Punch Miller (1894–1971), a trumpeter in his twilight years whose career included playing alongside Kid Ory and Louis Armstrong. Miller led one of the first bands at Preservation Hall after it opened in 1961. The film includes footage of Miller’s last performance, at the 1971 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, along with second line parades and jam sessions in the early 1970s. The film’s title derives from the lyrics in a popular jazz song written in 1902, “Didn’t He Ramble.” (Not rated | 1972 | 53 minutes).
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