2011 Concert Series at Lusher Summer Arts Intensive
The Panorama Jazz Band, under the direction of clarinetist Ben Schenck, has been working steadily in New Orleans (Louisiana, USA) since 1995. As well as jazz (in the tradition of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Sidney Bechet), this group has brought a New Orleans approach to various genres of folkloric music from around the world – especially Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The instruments in the band (clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone, accordion, banjo, tuba and drums) have been used to get crowds dancing for centuries and, despite the recent appearance of electrified and synthetic music, these young musicians still prefer natural, handmade sounds.
Their love of their home town and it’s sonic environment brought them back to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina and inspires every note they play. Their fascination with music from other cultures has given them a vast and varied repertoire and made them a favorite of New Orleans’ music fans.
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Positive Vibrations Foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as defined by IRS section 501(c)(3). The mission of the Positive Vibrations Foundation is to create and encourage community through the development and preservation of the arts, music, culture and heritage. The Foundation promotes and underwrites music for progressive community festivals and events, supports music performance and industry education programs for youth, and provides the public with educational videos showcasing the musical artists and unique culture of the Gulf South.
Positive Vibrations presents the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Music & Arts Festival, the Bywater Mirliton Festival, and supports other community events with sponsorship of music performances. We provide fellowships to our Summer Arts through Culture Program as well as other youth-focused initiatives such as New Orleans Youth and Sound Experience (NOYSE) and Congo Kids.
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produced by Elysian Post & Production, LLC
Producer Steve Wolfram
Director of Photography Rob Davis
Audio Recordist Steve Richardson