DRUMMER AND SMOKE: THE MUSICAL JOURNEY OF NEW ORLEANS COMPOSER ROGER DICKERSON

This special two-hour program will feature a scintillating interview with composer Roger Dickerson by renowned radio announcer Fred Kasten. Dickerson will also perform piano music reflective of his varied cultural journey, traveling through early blues to “pop” and modern jazz. Spinto-Soprano Dr. Valerie Anne Jones-Francis accompanied by pianist Dr. Wilfred Delphin will perform several original works by the composer—art-songs which reflect stages of Dickerson’s creative journey.

The session includes segments from Dickerson’s New Orleans Concerto documentary film (1977) and excerpts from a 2014 concert honoring Roger Dickerson and his music at the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music. Performances of music from the composer’s recently completed musical comedy, Preacher Man! Preacher Man! and a short question and answer session between Dickerson and the audience will close out the afternoon

Sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Community Partnership Grants

  SUN 3/26 1:00 PM

  Individual tickets to this event are available for $15

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