Here is some more useful info for those coming to ARSC:
There are some free concerts at the New Orleans Jazz National Park: (note
that that the building is closed Sunday and MOndays) Open 9-5 rest of the
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Pianist and guest star of the new HBO series, Treme’, Tom McDermott
performs a mix of ragtime, marches, traditional jazz, and Brazilian music in this
Friday, May 21
Family Friendly Fridays with Johnette Downing
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Join multi award winning children’s musician and author, Johnette Downing,
for a 45 minute performance especially geared for pre-K through 3rd
grade, but all ages are welcome.
Saturday, May 22
Joe Simon’s Jazz
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
With a career spanning over a half century bassist, vocalist, & bandleader
Joe Simon has spread the gospel of traditional New Orleans music since the
1950’s as a Rhythm and Blues sideman at the legendary “Dew Drop Inn”.
Join Joe Simon and his six piece band for a program of traditional jazz.
Here's an easy map with location of Music Venues - worth printing out and
There are 2 page maps of self guided walking tours of NOLA Jazz at this
site (suggest Decatur one as the closest.
_New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park - Places (U.S. National Park
IF you have an ipod or MP3 player you might want to download the 1 hour
audio walking tour (and map) I found on Itunes. It looks great and got good
For those staying longer - Sunday and Monday Morning are good time to take
the free Ferry to Algiers (across the river). Easy to walk around for a
couple of hours. I couldn't find the map on line.
And- of course - while you are printing all this stuff - go to the audio
stream at: _http://www.wwoz.org/_ (http://www.wwoz.org/) and listen.
I hope the above is helpful. In addition to the great presentations inside
the hotel, there will be lots to do. I hope many of you planned extra
Only 2 days to go!