Third Sunday Concert, Third Sunday Concerts, 3rd Sunday Concert, 3rd Sunday Concerts, News Release
Growing Grateful Hearts

Christ Episcopal Church
120 S. New Hampshire Street
Covington, Louisiana 70433

Media Contact: Margaret Mashburn


Third Sunday Concerts at Christ Episcopal Church in Covington will present Don Vappie’s Creole Jazz Quintet on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 5 p.m.

This is the final concert of the 2013-2014 Season of concerts at Christ Church.

Don Vappie, born in New Orleans, is descended from a long line of New Orleans musicians that goes back to the nineteenth century. Once a featured performer in the Preservation Hall Band, Vappie now leads and tours with the Creole Jazz Serenaders. His music incorporates the musical legacy of the New Orleans Creole culture, a society that sprang from the mixture of French, Spanish, African and American Indian people with strong ties to the Caribbean Islands.

Vappie, known for his original banjo style, also plays mandolin, guitar, string bass and is a vocalist as well. Having been recently nominated to the Four String Banjo Hall of Fame, he has also transcribed many early jazz recordings of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver and others. In addition to his transcriptions, Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders have performed his original jazz orchestral arrangements with the Corpus Christi Symphony. He was also chosen by the Historic New Orleans Collection to serve as Musical Director for the premier of their newly discovered Jelly Roll Morton compositions. Over the past ten years, Don has appeared as a regular guest with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz At Lincoln Center.

This and all concerts in the Third Sunday Concert Series are free, open to the public, and followed by a reception where the audience can meet the performers. Christ Church is located at 120 S. New Hampshire in Covington.

For more information, call 985-892-3177.

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