11th Annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival
Feb. 8 - Pre Party from 7pm to midnight
Henry Turner Jr.'s LIstening Room
Feb. 10 - Mardi Gras Festival from 10am to 7pm
North Boulevard Town Square
Screenings of "We're Going Down to the Mardi Gras at River Center Library at 2:30, 3:30 and 5:00pm
More info at www.batonrougemardigrasfestival.com
BLUES CAMP III
Blues Camp III- Curriculum/Syllabus
Week 1: (February 24)
Blues Song Structure: “Swinging in the Room” written by Henry Turner, Jr.
Breakdown of rhythm section with Henry Turner, Jr.-guitar, Jim Masters-drums, King Solomon-bass, Ervin “Maestro” Foster-keyboards. Structure is one, four, five shuffle, with a walking bass line. Concentration is on guitar chords..
History of the Blues: What is blues and how was it created? Examples of various types of Louisiana blues – Swamp, New Orleans style, Contemporary Jazz/blues, slow, fast etc.
Music Business: Music Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Promotion with Director Eric Cager, of the CE Conferences and Events
Week 2: (March 2)
Blues Song Structure: Breakdown of rhythm section with a concentration on bass lines.
History of the Blues: The Early Years 1950 to 1970, blues artists who pioneered the Baton Rouge sound such as Slim Harpo band mates Rudy Richards and Jesse Kinchen, Tabby Thomas, the Neal Family, Lazy Lester, etc.
Music Business: Creative Writing and Tips for the Musician with journalist Hedi Butler
Week 3 (March 9)
Blues Song Structure: Breakdown of rhythm section with a concentration on drums.
History of the Blues: Current blues musicians Kenny Neal, Lil Ray Neal, Joe Monk, etc. (1980-present)
Music Business: What Does a Publicist Do?, with Marcia Groff
Week 4 (March 16)
Blues Song Structure: Breakdown of rhythm section with a concentration on keyboards.
History of the Blues: Influence of Baton Rouge artists worldwide.
Music Business: How to Create and Use Language with Spoken Word artist Kelton
Week 5 (March 23)
Blues Song Structure: Participation in learned song with the band, both virtual and in audience.
History of the Blues Recap: Henry Turner Jr.
Music Business: What it’s like to be a touring musician with Kevin White
The Quarter Monthly Film Series.
Saturday, January 27 – Film Shorts and Music Videos by Fresh Wave Media Solutions. Screenings of “The Poet” and “Voice on the Phone,” with supernatural horror undertones. Music videos include a song by local songstress Krystal Parker.
Saturday, February 24 – “Erie Planet Live” a short film whose tag line is… “It’s tough running a nightclub. Ain’t it!” Starring John “The Bossman” Hall who will be performing at the Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival earlier in the month. Saturday, March 30 – “The Chamber Room.” A feature film by Natalie Spenser in which a grandson is taught about the importance of voting by interacting with historical African American leaders.
Each film will be followed by an acoustic performance by Henry Turner Jr.
The monthly film series is sponsored by the Louisiana Entertainment, a Division of Louisiana Economic Development, Cutting Edge Music Business Conferences and Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room Museum Foundation.
Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room
Promoting Culture • Advancing Knowledge • Fostering Talent
The mission of Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room Museum Foundation is to preserve and promote the rich cultural legacy of music in South Louisiana. We advance knowledge by offering education and instruction in the various facets of the entertainment industry and music business. We foster and mentor talent by producing public events for the community.
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