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Doreen Ketchens wails on clarinet on a street in New Orleans. Photo used with permission from http://doreensjazz.com/

Music Memory from clarinetist Doreen Ketchens

Walking down Royal Street on a sunny afternoon, you are very likely to find Doreen Ketchens wailing on her clarinet, leading an enthusiastic band and delighting passersby with her vibrant personality and bold, joyful sound. Doreen has been called “Queen Clarinet,” “the female Louis Armstrong,” and “Lady Louie.” She has a quick smile, an easygoing […]

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We're Going to Confetti Park

New Orleans-created Confetti Park CD wins a Parents’ Choice Approved Award

NEW ORLEANS-CREATED CONFETTI PARK CD WINS A 2016 PARENTS’ CHOICE APPROVED AWARD CD featuring world-class New Orleans musicians collaborating with kids on Louisiana-inspired songs is honored for its wholesome entertainment value. Contact: Katy Hobgood Ray, kathryn@bienvilleray.com New Orleans, LA – April 11, 2016 —We’re Going to Confetti Park!, the first musical release from New Orleans-based […]

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Foots Quinn plays some train songs

Music Memory from Foots Quinn

Terry “Foots” Quinn is a singer-songwriter from Bogalusa, Louisiana. Foots plays guitar and harmonica, and considers his biggest influences to be the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Allman Brothers, and rural blues and country players such as Jimmie Davis and Jimmie Rodgers.  Foots is the nephew of an important pioneer of early jazz guitar named Snoozer Quinn. Foots writes […]

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Confetti park Player & the NOLA Pyrates

Watch Out for the Pirates – the music video!

Enjoy this music video for “Watch Out for the Pirates” featuring the Confetti Park Players and the NOLA Pyrates, filmed on location in Pirates Alley in the French Quarter, New Orleans, La. (Additional footage from Mardi Gras 2016.) This catchy pirate tune was written by Greg Schatz, a fabulous and prolific songwriter living in New […]

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The Hungry for Music RV, a.k.a. the Magic Music Bus, is traveling the United States to share its mission.

Interview with Hungry for Music founder Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell: transforming lives with the gift of music This month, you might see a happy-looking RV around New Orleans (and traveling the highways and byways of Louisiana) wrapped in decals of guitars, trumpets, and violins and positive messages of music empowerment. It’s the “Hungry for Music” RV, aka the  “Magic Music Bus,” and for […]

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Andrew Baham. Photo from http://www.andrewbahamonline.com/

Music Memory from Andrew Baham

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear a childhood music memory from New Orleans-born trumpet player Andrew Baham. Andrew has been playing the trumpet since the age of 11 years old. He studied at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and under the tutelage of players such as Ronald Benko, Clyde Kerr, Jr., and Nicholas […]

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Doctor Sick

Music Memory from Doctor Sick

Doctor Sick, who might have once been called an itinerant musician, is today a fixture in the New Orleans music scene. A “musical jack of all trades,” Doctor Sick is a virtuoso musician who sings and plays stringed instruments of all kinds. He’s also a whimsical, colorful songwriter and a witty director and producer of […]

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OffBeat Magazine says the Confetti Park Players CD makes for a better world

The February 2016 issue of OffBeat Magazine is out, and it features a review of the Confetti Park Player’s debut CD, We’re Going to Confetti Park!  This is our first review to date,  and it’s hard to imagine a more wonderful one. Confetti Park Players director Katy Hobgood Ray was grinning from ear to ear when she read […]

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