Jazz Fest: Catching Up with Joe Dyson

Since Joe Dyson was a teenager at NOCCA, he has been one of The Drummers Most Likely To …. He, Conun Pappas, and Max Moran made an impact right away as The Bridge Trio, and became players to watch when they performed an impromptu tribute to the NOCCA teacher and mentor Alvin Batiste at Jazz Fest on the day he died in 2007. They furthered their musical education playing with Donald Harrison Jr. during their stint in the Tipitina’s Intern Program, a program for which Harrison is artistic director.

Free Tickets to the Little Gem

The city's newest jazz venue, Little Gem Saloon, is also its oldest, and you can check it out Wednesday or Thursday night for free. As Richard A. Webster wrote:

The two-story building at 445-449 S. Rampart St. is listed in the National Register of Historic Places because of the significant role it played during three separate periods in the history of New Orleans music.

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