Jazz pianist Jesse McBride is the director of The Next Generation (begun by Harold Battiste), which features up-and-coming talent in the exploration of modern New Orleans jazz. Jesse is also director of jazz ensembles at Tulane University. In this episode of Confetti Park, Jesse shares a music memory from his childhood. He talks about how […]
Angela Russell is a violinist from Shreveport, Louisiana, who trained in NYC and who has played in symphony orchestras and rock bands around the United States. She has also taught hundreds of students a love for stringed instruments. Currently, Angela lives in Los Angeles. Angela shares how she first discovered the violin in this childhood […]
John McCusker is a journalist, photographer, historian and a musician from New Orleans. He is the author of Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz. John shares a music memory from when he was a kid with Confetti Park.