The City of Mandeville in partnership with Friends of the Dew Drop presents Mandeville Live! Streamed, a series of three concerts recorded at the historic Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall on Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12, to be presented virtually on the City’s social media channels.
January 29: Kicking off the new virtual series will be the soulful sounds of singer John Boutté and his trio band, featuring the unique musical talents of pianist Oscar Rossignoli and bassist Nobu Ozaki.
February 5: The LPO String Quintet, featuring renowned, professional musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present an hour of popular music and familiar tunes.
February 12: Known for her incredible virtuosity & viral French Quarter videos, the Clarinet Queen of New Orleans, Doreen Ketchens, returns to the Dew Drop’s historic stage with her family band.
Presented by the City of Mandeville’s Cultural Department and Friends of the Dew Drop, these Friday evening virtual concerts will begin at 7 p.m. CST and last approximately one hour. They can be viewed on the City of Mandeville’s Facebook page as well as the Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall Facebook page starting on Friday, January 29th. Following strict COVID-19 guidelines by musicians & crew members, these performances were filmed by a small crew of videographers from Nolafy LLC.
“The Mandeville Live! and Dew Drop Concert series were both canceled in 2020. We wanted to find a way to support the musicians and kick off the new year with music reverberating from our historic treasure” says Alia Casborné, Director, Cultural Affairs & Events.
Mayor Clay Madden applauded the effort. "The virtual concert series is a prime example of a creative partnership between the City of Mandeville and Friends of the Dew Drop. This is a perfect way to bring the joy of music to people who have been craving it, and I commend their innovation. I hope everyone enjoys the virtual concert series."
For more information, please visit: CityofMandeville.com or www.ExperienceMandeville.org.
About the Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall
Built in 1895, the Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall, on Lamarque Street in Mandeville, is one of the oldest, unaltered rural jazz halls in the United States. The building is owned by the City of Mandeville. Friends of the Dew Drop manage the programming of the Hall.
The mission of Friends of the Dew Drop, a 501(C)3 organization, is to preserve the Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall and promote its significance in the origins and cultural history of Mandeville though music performances, music education programs and benevolent activities in support of local, emerging artists. Since 2015, the Friends organization has presented 55+ free music assemblies and master classes to schools in St. Tammany Parish, reaching over 14,000 local students.