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Jazz trumpeteer Al Hirt

As the calendar turns to April and springtime is in the air, Louisianans get ready to attend music festivals around the state.  In honor of the Baton Rouge Blues Festival (April 8th-9th), DeltaFest in Monroe (April 22nd), Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette (April 26th-30th), and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (April 28th-May 7th), the LDMA is highlighting Louisiana music in April.  Learn more about the state’s diverse musical genres from Blues to Country, Cajun to Jazz, R&B to Opera, and Marching Bands to Zydeco and see interviews with the talented musicians who share Louisiana music with the world. 

 

 

Blues Legend Buddy Guy

 

Blues

 

 

 

Dennis McGee

 

Cajun

 

Former Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis

 

Country

 

 

Jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain

 

Jazz

 

 

Southern University Marching Band: The Human Jukebox

 

Marching Bands

 

 

 

Opera Singer Gail Gilmore

 

Opera

 

 

Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans

 

R&B/Soul

 

 

Canray Fontenot

 

 

Zydeco

 

 

 

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