LRJE 2020 Updates

  • In April, 2020 the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble will celebrate its fortieth annual appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival—a tribute to both longevity and enduring popularity.
  • Recent appearances outside New Orleans have included New York and Baku, Azerbaijan, on the Caspian Sea.
  • Beginning in June 2020 the LRJE will be making landmark recordings of the complete repertoire of the Sam Morgan Jazz Band. Live performances will follow in New Orleans, Bogaloosa, Louisiana (where Morgan’s band often performed), and other locations. Both rehearsals and performances will be filmed as part of a planned video devoted to Morgan. LRJE’s drummer, John Joyce, received a first prize from the American Musicological Association for his transcription and study of Morgan’s recordings, at which time the LRJE peformed the Morgan in a concert at the U.S. Mint in New Orleans.