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Roots Music Gathering


Join us on Wednesday, August 22 at 3pm as Lilli Lewis interviews Kirk Joseph and Dwayne Dopsie at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. Free and open to the public.


An intimate conversation about influences and signature styles with two iconic musical talents, Jazz sousaphone virtuoso, the originator of "sousafunk,” Kirk Joseph and Grammy Award-nominated, and winner of "America's hottest Accordionist" Zydeco accordionist Dwayne Dopsie.

The conversation and performance will be lead by pianist, bandleader, label manager, Lilli Lewis. 

About the Cutting Edge Conference:

It’s all about the Music! In New Orleans, music is more than business; it’s also cultural expression. Every artist that performs during the Cutting Edge C.E. becomes a part of New Orleans cultural history. With the NewWorks Artists Showcase, Cutting Edge C.E. gives talented indie musicians the opportunity to showcase their music in front of music industry professionals and at legendary music venues around New Orleans. 

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Earlier Event: August 21
Jazz Pilates with Stephanie Jordan
Later Event: August 22
Ella Brennan: Commanding The Table