The New Orleans International

Music Colloquium

New Orleans International Music Colloquium – 2015



New Light on Old Mysteries: Words, Bands, & Indians



Free & Open to the Public


Held in the third floor Arsenal Room of the Louisiana State Museum

Enter through the Cabildo on Jackson Square



Friday, April 10

9:30 Introduction & Opening Remarks

10:00 Plenary Session --Discussing our Theme-panelists from the programs

11:00 Jazz Landmarks- David Kunian, Michael Duplantier & Bob McIntyre

11:45 Music Played at the Battle of New Orleans-Dr. Carolyn Kolb 

1:00 The Buddy Bolden Context-Dan Meyer & Dr. Jack Stewart

2:00 New Orleans Rhythm Kings Origins-Sue Fischer

3:00 N.O. Music (from or popular here) on Mechanical Instruments-Bobby Skinner

4:00 Etymology of the Word “Jazz”-Justin Winston


Saturday, April 11

10:00 – 1:00 pm Three-hour Panel Discussion on Indians:

Mardi Gras Indians: The Unwritten Chapter, Choctaw Musical Performances, Indigenous Peoples’ Effect on Louisiana Music—Dr. Jack Stewart, moderator, John McCusker, Dow Edwards (Spy Boy, Mohawk Hunters), Shane Lief, Jeffrey Darensbourg, George Schmidt, Ann Woodruff

1:00 More N.O. Music Memories-Dr. Carolyn Kolb

2:00 Irish Influences on New Orleans Music Part 2-Dr. Jack Stewart

3:00 The Portuguese in New Orleans, Part 2-Will Buckingham

4:00 The Politics of History-Shane Lief, Dr. Charles Chamberlain, Dr. Jack Stewart & others



Dedicated to the Memory of Larry Gushee and Frank Glowacki


Sponsors: Excelsior Endeavors & Development, Inc., Hogan Jazz Archive, Louisiana Music Factory, Louisiana State Museum, Ruth U. Fertel Foundation, Old Absinthe House, Palm Court Café.  See for more information.

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