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Confetti Park Players at WWL-TV

WWL-TV performance by the Confetti Park Players

The Confetti Park Players appeared on the WWL-TV Morning News on May 11, 2016! The band played five songs throughout the morning hour from 8-9 a.m., and Sally-Ann Roberts interviewed director Katy Hobgood Ray. She asked Katy questions about the band’s new CD, We’re Going to Confetti Park!,which recently won a Parents’ Choice Approved Award. […]

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A few curve balls, then we knocked it out of the Jazz Fest park!

The Confetti Park Players had their New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival debut on Saturday, April 23, 2016. And it was wonderful. But there were a few curve balls…. The Confetti Park Players is a children’s chorus based in Algiers Point. We like to do fun, interesting collaborations with New Orleans musicians. We have been doing […]

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Pizza Poetry Project

Pizza Poetry Project encourages writing by New Orleans school kids

Question: What’s better than getting a hot pizza pie delivered to your front door? Answer: Getting a hot pizza pie delivered with a side of poetry! LISTEN TO POEMS BY NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL KIDS Anyone ordering a pizza in the city of New Orleans on April 15 got a bit of lagniappe with their pie… they […]

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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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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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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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Photo of Alex Beard from http://www.alexbeardstudio.com/

Interview with Alex Beard, fine artist and children’s author

Down on Julia Street in New Orleans, fine artist Alex Beard has a gallery where his gorgeous nature-inspired paintings and drawings are on display. Elephants, birds of paradise, and flowery fish are among the colorful creatures drawn out by Alex’s hand. Some are portraits, and some are whimsical landscapes of these exotic creatures interacting with […]

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Music Memory from Emily Estrella

Emily Estrella is a singer who has spent the last several years singing traditional jazz and original tunes around the French Quarter and Marigny music clubs. You can even catch her busking on the streets of New Orleans on occasion. She “has an ‘old soul’ voice evoking the Dixie ghosts of a previous century. Charismatic […]

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