Ranger Matt Hampsey leads the Down on Their Luck Orchestra in a program demonstrating musical elements that helped nurture New Orleans’ role as the birthplace of jazz. The DOTLO is rounded out by Julie Schexnayder on bass guitar, Joe Stolarick on drums, Hubie Vigreux on percussion, and Ranger James Barry on saxophone.
Featuring special guest, Charlie Dennard, an American keyboardist, composer and arranger who is currently the musical director for Cirque duSoleil's "Mystere". Over the last 20 years Charlie has performed and recorded internationally with a variety of jazz, blues and world music ensembles as well as theatrical productions. Dennard was a piano student of the legendary Ellis Marsalis at UNO (MM '02)
Free and open to the public, sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.