Saturday, August 17, 2013
Wisner Park - Downtown Elmira
12 noon – 6 pm
A Little Piece of the French Quarter comes to Downtown Elmira with the sweet sounds of Dixieland Jazz on August 17, 2013 from 12:00-6:00. Get ready for dancing in the streets of downtown Elmira. Elmira Downtown Development and the City of Elmira are proud to announce the 8th Annual Twin Tier Michelob Jazz Festival in historic Wisner Park. The event will take place on August 17th from 12:00-6:00. This year will feature yet another spectacular lineup, including: TBA
“We're excited to once again bring the finest in jazz talent to the Twin Tiers, and we are exceptionally proud to highlight some awesome talent direct from New Orleans with Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses.” said, Mike "Robby" Robertson, Jazz Festival founder and Coordinator. “This will be a spectacular event for the community.”
"The Twin Tier Jazz Festival has been a huge success for downtown Elmira.” said, Jennifer Herrick, director of Elmira Downtown Development, Inc. “We're very excited about the music of Dixieland bringing people to their feet for a little dancing.” “In addition, we are equally excited to have a young artist, such as Aurora Nealand and her band to come entertain us straight from New Orleans. What a great addition to this festival especially in downtown Elmira.”
While tapping your feet to the music, food, drink, arts/crafts and more will be available for our guests. Admission is always free and open to the public. Please bring chairs, blankets, dancing shoes and your love for music and head down to the heart of Elmira on August 17, 2013. Just follow the music to the heart of the city.
About Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses:
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing in New Orleans amongst the younger generation of musicians today. Saxophonist/vocalist Aurora Nealand has been playing in various groups in New Orleans since 2005, but the Royal Roses, founded in 2010, is her first venture in leading a band. The Roses were recently nominated as Best Emerging Band in New Orleans, and their CD (A Tribute to Sidney Bechet) was nominated for Best Traditional Jazz Album. The Royal Roses draw their repertoire heavily from Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhart and traditional jazz of New Orleans. Comprised of some of the finest young players on the New Orleans music scene today, the Royal Roses are seeking to breath new energy, arrangements and compositions into this genre of music while exploring and learning from its rich history and tradition.. They have performed weekly at Mimi’s, monthly at Preservation Hall, and in the New Orleans French Quarter fest. Current members are: Aurora Nealand (vocals/saxophone), David Boswell (trumpet), Charlie Halloran (trombone), Matt Bell (guitar), Nathan Lambertson (bass), Paul Thibodeaux (drums), and Tom McDermott (piano).
About Dixieland Jazz - Dixieland, an early style of Jazz that was developed in New Orleans, is the earliest style of Jazz music. The style combined earlier brass band marches, French Quadrilles, ragtime and blues with collective, polyphonic improvisation.
For more information please contact:
Elmira Downtown Development, Inc.
Direct Line: 607-734-0341
This event is free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the shade in Wisner Park. Food and drink by Bernie Murray’s.
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