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Don Vappie is a jazz banjoist/guitarist/bassist/vocalist from New Orleans. Through music and film, he has been an ardent keeper of New Orleans tradition and has received awards from the Creole Heritage Center and the Louisiana Creole Research Society for outstanding contributions to the preservation of Creole culture.
Don's distinctive banjo sound is heard on numerous recordings of his own and with a variety of artists such as the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Otis Taylor Trance Blues, the Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra and many others. His recent holiday CD release, A Very Vappie Christmas, was regarded by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune as one of "the best seasonal jazz recordings of new and recent vintage."
This feature will have two sets of music, with a short intermission featuring a pre-recorded conversation with the artist and Elderly co-owner Stan Werbin.