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Event: 'Ogden After Hours'

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Date: Thursday, August 21, 2008 At 06:00 PM
Duration: 2 Hours
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Location: http://www.ogdenmuseum.org

Lionel Ferbos and the Louisiana Shakers + Ogden 5th Anniversary Special Celebration (jazz)

Lobby Atrium of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Stephen Goldring Hall

The Ogden invites you to our 5th Anniversary After Hours Celebration with Lionel Ferbos and the Louisiana Shakers.

Ever since he earned his first professional job in the late 1920s with the Starlight Serenaders native New Orleanian Lionel Ferbos has been consistently active in the New Orleans music community. In his early years, he played with acts such as Captain John Handy's Louisiana Shakers and pianist Walter Chapon's band. During the Depression, Ferbos played in the WPA band, which was comprised of stellar musicians such as Willie Humphrey. Subsequent stints with Herb Leary's Society Syncopaters and the Mighty Four followed, but his 1970 induction into Lars Edegran's New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra has proved to be Ferbos' most enduring association. In recognition of his distinguished career that spans almost a century, Ferbos was honored with the Music Heritage Award at the 16th Annual Big Easy Entertainment Awards. Ferbos will be celebrating his 97th birthday this year, making him the oldest living jazz musician in New Orleans.