The weekend-long celebration of events will include a special Mainstage concert with Irvin Mayfield Jr., legendary jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in the New York concert premiere of Bridgewater’s and Mayfield’s new album, Dee Dee’s Feathers. The masquerade-themed concert will be followed by an after party as part of Apollo Music Café in the Theater’s Soundstage and will feature the New Orleans Go-Go brass funk band The Brass-A-Holics.
The weekend will also include a special Apollo Music Café on that Friday night curated and hosted by Bridgewater and featuring Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra with up-and-coming young female jazz vocalists, including Jazzmeia Horn, Camille Thurman and Glorious. Other scheduled activities as part of the weekend will feature education and cultural activities for families and children, including: an afternoon workshop of mask and music making with designer Vicki Fremont and musician Kevin Hylton; a traditional New Orleans second line as part of the Apollo Education Family Workshop series and an Apollo School Day Live for school children, hosted by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Irvin Mayfield.
Apollo School Day: Live New Orleans Jazz Orchestra – Meeting Dee Dee’s Voice Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:30 am (Apollo Mainstage)
Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Apollo Music Café Featuring Jazzmeia Horn, Camille Thurman, Glorious with Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra; Curated and Hosted by Dee Dee Bridgewater Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10 pm; doors open for bar and food at 9 pm (Apollo Soundstage)
Apollo Family Workshop: Halloween Mask-a- rade Mask & Instrument Making Featuring Vickie Fremont & Kevin Hylton Saturday, October 31, at 1 pm (Apollo Soundstage)
New Orleans Jazz Weekend and Masquerade Mainstage Concert Featuring Irvin Mayfield, Dee Dee Bridgewater & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Saturday, October 31, at 7:30 pm (Apollo Mainstage)
Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Apollo Music Café Featuring The Brass-A-Holics Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10 pm; doors open for bar and food at 9 pm (Apollo Soundstage).
The Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street – New York, NY, www.apollotheater.org