The New Orleans International

Music Colloquium

The 17th Annual New Orleans International Music Colloquium

Free & Open to the Public

Louisiana State Museum’s Arsenal (via Cabildo at 701 Chartres Street)

Brass Bands and Other New Orleans Music


Friday April 12, 2013


10:00 a.m.  1803-2005: 202 Years of Brass Bands - Plenary Session

Moderator Dr. Jack Stewart with presenters Dr. Charles Chamberlain, John McCusker, Jon Pult, Dr. Matt Sakakeeny, and impresario Jason Patterson

11:00 a.m.  The Best of the Colloquia from Years Past 

Musician & historian Dr. Charles Chamberlain presents notable interviews from musicians

12 noon  Ragtime and Jazz in the Neighborhood Theaters

Author Dr. Jack Stewart talks about the bands and musicians & signs books

1:00 p.m.  Looking at the Joe Mares Photograph Collection

Jon Pult discusses one of the most varied collections of New Orleans jazz photos.

2:00 p.m.  Recorded Sounds of the Brass Bands – Part 3

Jazz Radio programmer Dan Meyer continues his in-depth analysis

3:00 p.m.  Landmarking New Orleans Musicians’ Houses

Suzanne Blaum, Dir. of Education & Outreach, Preservation Resource Center, and Jack Stewart

4:00 p.m.  Remembering West End: Streetcars, Brass Bands, Movies, & Jazz

Shane Lief and Jack Stewart look at the legendary lakefront park


Saturday April 13, 2013


10:00 a.m.  The Closing of Storyville: Another Look at the Reasons Behind It

George Schmidt, musician & historical painter, with Jack Stewart

11:00 a.m.  High School Bands in New Orleans; Dr. Carolyn Kolb, former director, N.O. Jazz Museum, impresario Scott Aiges, and band director Wilbert Rawlins

12:00 noon  Irish Influences on New Orleans Music; Dr. Jack Stewart & Dr. Carolyn Kolb

1:00 p.m.  Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

Author John McCusker discusses his new biography and signs copies

2:00 p.m.  John Queen and New Orleans Ragtime Minstrelsy presented by Shane Lief 

3:00 p.m.  Images of Brass Bands through the Years

Former New Orleans Jazz Museum curator Faruk Von Turk aka Justin Winston

4:00 p.m.  The Role of the Brass Band Today & What’s in Store for the Future: Part II

The panelists and the audience   

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