NOLA Jazz and Pop Weekend Announces Lineup


The New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend has announced their lineup, which will include harpists Louise Trotter and Lori Andrews, and Bart Samolis on bass. The event will take place June 11–14, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Hotel.

“We want to encourage students to explore avenues of making music other than orchestral playing and solo recitals,” says organizer Patrice Fisher. “The more versatile that our harp students become, the more opportunities they will have to work as professional musicians.” Fisher will be joined by Rachel Van Voorhees and Ivory McCann to lead workshops on improving jazz skills and generating an interest among students to study jazz harp. Other events include daily jam sessions, faculty concerts, a visit to the New Orleans French Quarter, and more.

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  1. We hope to see everyone in New Orleans this June for the Jazz and Pop weekend!! We’re SO looking forward to it. (I KNOW that YOU know that I don’t play the harp backwards and will NOT be teaching you how to do that in June right???) 🙂

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