Inside Treme

*All Artists on this page can also be found at the Louisiana Music Factory*

Jazz it up with Zatarain's!
Creighton Bernette (John Goodman) loves his Creole mustard, as many New Orleanians do. Zatarain's is a local company that has been an important part of New Orleans culture for over 100 years. With over 200 food products, from seasoning & spices, to seafood boils and rice mixes, Zatarain's truly captures the flavor and rich texture of New Orleans - style cooking. Click over to their website for recipes and more.

Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders
Delmond Lambreaux (Rob Brown) and Donald Harrison, Jr. team up with Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders for the Twelfth Night Tour. This classic jazz ensemble generally plays jazz music from the 1920-40s, but with a fresh take on it. Their album "Creole Blues" was named one of Offbeat Magazine's "100 Essential Louisiana CDs". Find this and other CJS albums at the Louisiana Music Factory.
Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders
Louisiana Music Factory

Anthony Bennett's Original Royal Players Brass Band
Led by Mr. Bennett on bass drum, the members of the Original Royal Players are all involved in various projects across the city. Though we only see them briefly at the airport, the Original Royal Players are definitely a band worth tracking down to hear. A good place to start is Donna's Bar and Grill where they have been playing Friday Nights.

"In Their Footsteps" by the Original Royal Players at Louisiana Music Factory
Donna's Bar & Grill

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
Snug Harbor is the location of the Twelfth Night Tour's packed homecoming show. The music room features two jazz shows nightly with limited cabaret style seating, providing an intimate setting. Snug Harbor, which is located at 623 Frenchmen Street, also has great food, so get here early and grab a bite to eat before the show.
Snug Harbor

Café Du Monde
Café du Monde is a destination for locals and tourists alike. Famous for their Café Au Lait and Beignets, you will not leave this place dissatisfied. If you're scratching your head wondering what a Beignet is, a Beignet is a square, French style doughnut that is deep fried and doused in powdered sugar - Delicious!! The landmark coffee stand is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; closing only on Christmas and when an occasional hurricane looks particularly menacing.
Café Du Monde

New Orleans Musician's Clinic
This nonprofit, established in 1998, became the first healthcare initiative of its kind in the United States, addressing the unmet medical needs of local musicians, artists, and their families. The NOMC is a program of the New Orleans Musician's Assistance Foundation (NOMAF), whose mission is to keep music alive by sustaining New Orleans musicians and tradition bearers in body, mind and spirit. To find out more about these programs or to make a donation, please visit their websites.
New Orleans Musician's Clinic (NOMC)
New Orleans Musician's Foundation (NOMAF)

Krewe du Vieux
As we mentioned last week, Krewe du Vieux is the first official parade of the Carnival calendar. They are one of the only parades that still use mule or people-drawn floats, and are famous for their satirical and adult themes. This particular parade in 2006 was a very important event. It was the first Mardi Gras parade following the storm, and demonstrated that the people of New Orleans still retained their sense of humor after all they had been through. The themes for this year were George Bush, Kathleen Blanco, Ray Nagin, and sperm. Who ever thought political figures and bodily functions would pair so well together?
Krewe du Vieux

Panorama Jazz Band
During the Krewe du Vieux parade, we hear two different bands, the first of those being the Panorama Jazz Band. Led by Ben Schenck on the clarinet, and featuring Aurora Nealand on sax, Panorama takes a New Orleans approach to music from around the world, such as Eastern European, Caribbean, and Latin. A favorite for weddings and bar mitzvahs, you can also catch them at the The Spotted Cat on Frenchmen Street every Friday night from 6:30 - 9:30.
Panorama Jazz Band
Panorama on MySpace
Panorama on iTunes

The Stooges Brass Band
The Stooges Brass Band is the second band we hear during the parade. The Stooges were formed in 1996 when seven high school boys came together to do their part in carrying on the second line tradition. Their album, "Its About Time", will make you feel like you're smack-dab in the middle of a second line on a Sunday afternoon, dancing down the street with a cold beverage in your hand.
The Stooges Brass Band on Facebook
The Stooges on iTunes

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