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Lobero Theatre Presents Derek Douget Band in PPV Performance Streaming March 19-21

Frank Hammel • News • March 5, 2021

On Friday, March 19 Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre will host a pay-per-view performance by the Derek Douget Band

More details from the Lobero Theatre (www.lobero.org):

Tickets for A Night in New Orleans with The Derek Douget Band live streamed concert are $15 and are available now at The Live From the Lobero’s Website. The performance will be streaming on March 19 through March 21. Those who are able to make a donation to support the live music experience at the Lobero Theatre are welcome to contribute more when they purchase their tickets. Proceeds from the show will go towards supporting the Lobero Theatre.

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Derek Douget studied at The University of New Orleans under Ed Petersen and was mentored by Ellis Marsalis and Harold Battiste. A member of the Ellis Marsalis Quartet and the Director of the Heritage School of Music, Douget finely mixes his Louisiana upbringing with his strong individualism and idiosyncratic voice. Playing the alto and soprano saxophones, Douget has performed with many notable musicians on the New Orleans scene, including the Louis Armstrong Quintet, Nicolas Payton, Ellis Marsalis, Dr. John, Terence Blanchard, Allen Toussaint, Branford Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wyclef Jean, Jason Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins, Stefon Harris and many others.

For A Night in New Orleans live streamed performance Derek Douget will be accompanied by Ashlin Parker (Trumpet), Jason Stewart (Bass), Victor Atkins (Piano) Don Vappie (Banjo, Guitar, Vocals) and Herlin Riley (Drums, Vocals). The pay-per-view performance is the latest installment in the Lobero’s series of specially-priced, live streamed concerts and follows up successful shows with Kenny Loggins, The Charles Lloyd Ocean Trio, John Kay from Steppenwolf and KT Tunstall (stream at Live From the Lobero). All performances take place without an audience, with strict safety and COVID-19 sanitation protocols in place.

During previous residencies at the Lobero, Derek Douget and his band have presented masterclasses in Santa Barbara to provide music education classes to students from local high schools, colleges and non-profit organizations. The band spent quality time providing in-classroom instruction, music history lessons and worked on charts with the students. Due to the on going pandemic the educational component of this year’s series will take place virtually. The Lobero and Derek Douget, along with his stellar band have teamed up to provide a special online eduction program based on the history of American music to share with high school and college students. The viritual program, Derek Douget Band – A History of American Music, is available to share now at YouTube.

From spirituals, folk music and blues through jazz, rock ‘n roll, pop and hip hop, the musicians will follow the musical thread of our past to our present. The format includes a 60 minute streamed lecture / demonstration, accompanied by a viewing guide and sheet music. Once students have viewed the footage, the band will be available with instruments in hand for a 45 minute zoom Q&A session. For more information on how students can take part in the program contact Marianne Clark at the Lobero Theatre.

The program is sponsored by the Bentson Foundation, Earl Minnis Presents, the Mithun Foundation and the Whittier Foundation. Special thanks to Laurie, Bill & Kim Kauth, Jack Mithun, Mercedes Millington & Susan Torrey, and Brett & Natalie Hodges.

For more information, visit https://www.lobero.org/events/jazz-2019-derek-douget

 

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