Harlem's Apollo Plans New Orleans Jazz Masquerade Concert for Halloween

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In celebration of Halloween, Harlem's Apollo Theater will present The New Orleans Jazz Masquerade starring Grammy-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, Jr., jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra on Oct. 31.

Bridgewater and Mayfield recently released their duo album "Dee Dee's Feather's," an homage to the people and culture of New Orleans in recognition of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Apollo concert, which is masquerade-themed, will mark the first time the album's songs are being performed in New York.

An after-party will feature performances by eight-piece brass funk band the Brass-A-Holics.

In addition to the concert, the weekend celebrations will also feature a special edition of the Apollo Music Café on Oct. 30, curated and hosted by Bridgewater. The evening will feature Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra with female jazz vocalists including Jazzmeia Horn (who was recently nominated as one of the finalists for the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition), Camille Thurman and Glorious.

The weekend programming will also include 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.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit ApolloTheater.org.

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