In tribute to CONGO SQUARE & STORYVILLE in New Orleans!

Clifton CHENIER, Founder Zydeco


 

At the Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - REGISTER AT THE FESTIVAL for the Zydeco Dance Contest . MUST be 21 and OVER! WIN BIG $$ Pacific Northwest Bring Your Style to Us Winning 2020 couple return the following year to defend title.  
 

www.theamericanhistory.org/life-famous-louisiana-indian-tribes.html


See below the original people of Louisiana!

 
 

The Cultural & Heritage of the Founders of Zydeco

THE ATAKAPA

 

Before the Louisiana Purchase and before the French and Spanish occupation of the Louisiana Territory and specifically, before the 13 colonies, were the indigenous peoples of the Louisiana Territory, mainly southern Louisiana. Some of those peoples were the Chitimacha, Caddo, Natchez, Tunica, Houma, Choctaw, and Atakapa

(Zydeco is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by the French Creole speakers which in an alternative theory derives from the ATAKAPA people) 


Thus you have the French Creoles of southern Louisiana, founders of Zydeco...... the connection of the Acadians entering from Canada and other mixtures. The Acadians from French Canada, became the Cajuns, The French Creoles were a combination mixed of those Acadians, indigenous, and Africans. Zydeco is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by the French Creole speakers which in an alternative theory derives from the ATAKAPA people.   


At the Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - REGISTER AT THE FESTIVAL for the Zydeco Dance Contest . MUST be 21 and OVER! WIN BIG $$ Pacific Northwest Bring Your Style to Us Winning 2020 couple return the following year to defend title.  

  
www.theamericanhistory.org/life-famous-louisiana-indian-tribes.html
 

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Real World EDA - NSEDA Zydeco of Interest

CJ Chenier (Louisiana)

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Curly Taylor (Louisiana)

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If you have it, bring it to Zydeco Dance Championship

Zydeco is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by the French Creole speakers which in an alternative theory derives from the ATAKAPA people.  

Zydeco, the fastest growing music genre in America!

Creole Renaissance Festival, Zydeco Dance Contest, Opelousas, Louisiana

Zydeco is for Everyone!

Zydeco Dancing will make you get up and DO SOMETHING!

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Ring of Honor

Cynthia Elizabeth Dolliole

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Cynthia Dolliole of New Orleans, Our Special Guest of Honor.  Dolliole family is from New Orleans and French Creole. Her family extends back to the early 1700s, before the Spanish and French occupation of the Louisiana Territory and before the existence of the 13 colonies in America and definitely before The Louisiana Purchase! Cynthia is also a music instructor at The Audubon School of Music, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  In the meantime, read about the DOLLIOLE FAMILY HERE:  http://neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/1324  

Milford "Stack" Dolliole

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Milford "Stack" Dolliole, Grandfather of Cynthia Elizabeth Dolliole, was a drummer for the New Orleans Brass Bands:  Onward Brass Band and The Tuxedo Brass Band.  They called him "Stack"

Oct 23, 1903 - May 2, 1994

Real World EDA - NSEDA Jazz

Real World EDA - NSEDA Jazz Spotlight of Interest

Shelly Rudolph

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 Shelly Rudolph, from Portland, Oregon is an artist who appeared at our 1st Jazz Festival in East Lewis County, The Harmony Jazz and Wine Festival on Mayfield Lake. Visit her website at:  https://www.shellyrudolph.com/?fbclid=IwAR0ikodtPo6i5R8CnXcAli1mzRiUONyNvjHFcQugwsf1qSC5gMRUjHj9bNc

Eric Darius

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 Eric Darius, made his first major label debut,  signing with Higher Octave Records, through whom he released Night on the Town (2004) followed by Just Getting Started (2006) on Narada Jazz. He made major inroads into the competitive  smooth jazz market with the hits "Slick" and "Night on the Town." He was  also featured on keyboardist Brian Culbertson's It's On Tonight and A Soulful Christmas albums, later joining his high energy band for a couple of years, thus  solidifying the importance of a great live show. "There's nothing like  feeding off of the crowd's energy on stage," Eric states. "Just to see  the joy on their faces makes it all worthwhile!"

Miriam Waks

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 New York based Miriam Waks made her performing debut  at the tender age of 10 singing solo at the Sydney Opera House. Since  that time she has developed into a highly original artist and vibrant  performer who sings in 17 languages and a plethora of musical styles.  She has performed at venues and residencies across the globe including  New York, Buenos Aires, France, Cuba, Edinburgh, London, Italy,  Brussels, India, Macau, Hong Kong & Australia.  

www.miriamwaks.com

 

Selina Albright

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Lin Rountree

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Lin  Rountree aka The Soul-Trumpeter, is an accomplished recording artist,  producer and live performer. With Six solo projects, Twelve Chart  Topping Billboard singles (Including his Billboard #1 Hit "Pass The  Groove") and numerous collaborations with some of the industry's top  R&B/Contemporary Jazz artists to his credit he is poised to be one  of the most renowned artists of his generation.
Lin began playing  the trumpet in Alexandria VA., when he was just 11 yrs. old and  frequently attended music development programs at The Duke Ellington  School for performing arts in Washington DC.  Upon his graduation from  High School Lin was recruited into the Music program at Florida A&M  University where he performed with the famed Marching 100’ under the  direction of William P. Foster and Dr. Julian White.  Shortly thereafter  Lin entered into the lifelong Brotherhood of the OMEGA PSI PHI  Fraternity Inc.

Elise LeGrow

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 Elise LeGrow is a Canadian recording artist and songwriter. Elise was offered a publishing deal from Sony/ATV Music Publishing following a  live performance at the 2009 NXNE music festival in Toronto. ... Elise LeGrow released her debut album Playing Chess on February 16, 2018.   www.elisegrow.com  

Jazmin Ghent

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Jasmin Ghent  The name of TSU alum and musician Jazmin Ghent continues to resound. The jazz phenom recently received an NAACP Image Award in the  Outstanding Jazz Album category for “The Story of Jaz.” In 2017, she was  voted Best New Artist by the Smooth Jazz Network.   
Ghent earned a master’s degree in music from Tennessee State University in 2014. She said music has always been a part of her life.
“If I didn’t have music, I know I wouldn’t be where I am today,” she said. “Music distracted me from getting off track and being something I’m not.  It really allowed me to express myself and find my way in life.” Nicknamed “Jazzy Jaz” by her grandfather Fletcher Gaines, who also played saxophone, Ghent grew up listening to jazz standards from his music collection, as well as the music of Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum and Brian Culbertson.
 Jazmin credits TSU for playing a major role in her success.
She said Dr. Robert Elliot, head of the Department of Music at TSU, her residence life coworkers Gregory Williams and Brent Dukhie, and various members of the TSU family, provided direction and support during her time at the university.
https://www.jazminghentmusic.com.




The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans. In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began  showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of  two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure  clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could  rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral  arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it,  would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then  once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant  dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late '70s,  few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided  to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these  early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue's name: The  Dirty Dozen Brass Band. 

Jeff Kashiwa

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Nelson Rangell

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 Nelson Rangell an artist. Jazziz magazine writes that Nelson Rangell is "an artist of depth, a  master of song, and an improviser non pareil." The Times of London notes  "his extraordinary facility on a range of instruments and his undoubted  virtuosity," adding that Nelson is "one of fusion's most accomplished  exponents." Saxophone Journal writes "He commands the alto saxophone  with such authority there can be no denying that Rangell is a true  artist," and Flute Talk Magazine states "Nelson Rangell creates the  impression that anything is possible when he improvises." Such praise is  a confirmation of what contemporary jazz fans have known since the  Denver based saxophonist emerged in the late 80s: that Rangell is one of  the most exciting and diverse performers in the genre, equally adept at  soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, as well as being a genuine virtuoso  on flute and piccolo.
Rangell is the fourth child in a musical family. His brother, Andrew,  is a well known concert pianist living in Boston; his brother, Bobby,  lives in Paris and is a leading woodwind player in European jazz and  studio scenes. His sister, Paula, is a professional singer living in New  Orleans. 

NIck Colionne

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Real World EDA's Artist Spotlight of Interest Showcase

Jessy J    "Tequila Moon"