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New Orleans/Kansas City, 2023

In March of 2023 the SMSU Jazz Ensemble traveled to Kansas City, Missouri and New Orleans, Louisiana for a 7 day tour of these cradles of Jazz.  The tour included a jam session at the Blue Room in Kansas City as well as the American Jazz Museum and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.  The tour continued in New Orleans with a exploration of the French Quarter, a trip to Mardi Gras World and the New Orleans Jazz Museum, a dinner cruise on the Steamboat Natchez, an evening of music at Fritzel's Jazz Club, and a clinic and performance at the Jazz Kitchen.

Jazz students at the American Jazz Museum     Jazz students at the Blue Room

Jazz Students in Kansas City     street image 18th and Vine in Kansas City

World War 1 Museum     on stage at the Blue Room

jazz band at Mardi Gras World     Jazz Ensemble on Bourbon Street

at Fritzel's Jazz Club     on Steamboat Natchez

Jazz Ensemble at the Jazz Kitchen

New Orleans from the steamboat

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