1970 Jazz Fest movies to screen Thursday at Old U.S. Mint




The Louisiana State Museum and Friends of the Cabildo will present two screenings of seven short films shot at the 1970 Jazz Fest on Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue. Shot by Don Perry, one of the founders of the New Orleans Jazz Club and a former WDSU cameraman, the films feature artists including Duke Ellington, Pete Fountain, Danny Barker, and Mahalia Jackson. Tickets are $15 and $10 for members of Friends of the Cabildo, Louisiana Museum Foundation, and the New Orleans Film Society. Dr. Charles Chamberlain will moderate the screening and a live jazz trio will accompany the silent sequences. Limited reservations are available by calling the Friends of the Cabildo office at 504-523-3939.

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