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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 28 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
We invite you to experience Ashé Cultural Arts Center's fourth annual… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 28 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 28 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Exploring SAORI:…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
This 2-hour weaving taster with artists Nancy Rhett and Jenny Pelc will provide… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Indy Race Day at…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for the Indy Race Day at Champions Square, featuring vintage sports… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 28 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 28 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Kinder Garden - Play,…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Kinder Garden for kids ages 18 months to 5 years has moved to the last Saturday… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 28 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes. … more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 28 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

N'Kafu Traditional…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company presents its annual concert, M'Batle… more

NOLA Food Fest

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Sample over 50 America's hometown eats from around the country. Four blocks in… more

NOMA Egg Hunt and…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Mark your calendars for the NOMA Egg Hunt in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

Loyola’s Jazz Underground series continues with ‘Battle of the Tenors’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Jess Brown
Communications Coordinator
Office of Public Affairs
Loyola University New Orleans
Phone: 504-861-5882
Cell: 504-344-4178
Fax: 504-861-5990

 Loyola's Jazz Underground series continues with ‘Battle of the Tenors'

 The Jazz Underground Series at Loyola University New Orleans continues with "Battle of the Tenors," featuring saxophonists Tony Dagradi and Derek Douget, on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Satchmo's, located in the basement of the Danna Student Center on the university's main campus.

According to Dagradi, who is also a professor at Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts, one of the great traditions throughout all eras of jazz music is the "tenor battle," wherein two master proponents of the tenor saxophone engage in a friendly competition of skill, technique and inventiveness in a jam session-like atmosphere. A longstanding tradition among jazz musicians, famous collaborations include "battles" between Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, Johnny Griffin and Eddie "Lockjaw Davis," Al Cohn and "Zoot" Sims and Sonny Rolling and John Coltrane.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for Loyola faculty and staff, and free for Loyola students. Tickets are available online at www.montage.loyno.edu or by calling 504-865-2074, and will also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance. Free parking is available in the West Road Garag, which is accessible from St. Charles Avenue.

Dagradi, well-known for his work with the award-winning, cutting-edge jazz quartet Astral Project, is an internationally recognized performer, composer, author and educator.  For more than three decades, he has made is home in New Orleans, performing on tenor and soprano sax with many of the Crescent City's most talented artists. 

A New Orleans native, Douget has performed as a sideman with many top jazz artists, including Ellis Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Elvin Jones, Randy Brecker and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, among others.  His recording as a bandleader, "Perpetual Motion," exhibits the broad range of a talented young artist. Douget's music is informed by the unique perspective often characteristic of New Orleans musicians-peppered with the Afro-Caribbean influence that the Crescent City embodies.

For more information, contact Jess Brown in Loyola's Office of Public Affairs at jlbrown@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.

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