Frank "Doc" Wagner and all the musicians featured in docsdrummingworld are from New Orleans and surrounding areas. The band members come from all walks of life, yet unified by their love of music and sharing it with the New Orleans community. Venues include libraries, retirement communities and private functions. Most of what you will hear features BIG BAND music, but you may also choose to listen to small combos or soloists. Doc will occasionally post musical events he has attended, so check the website on a regular basis!
All you need to do is click on the tabs at the top of the page and enjoy the music! In case you are wondering, this is all for free! Just take a seat in your most comfortable chair. The Shrine Jazz Orchestra gave their first performance in 2020 at Lambeth House on January 21st and the videos are now posted. Enjoy your favorite tunes as performed by vocalists April Tortorich and Don Rodriguez! So nice to be with the folks at Lambeth!
This Sunday, January 26th from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. is the monthly NEW ORLEANS JAZZ CLUB Jam session at Mo's Chalet, 3201 Houma Blvd., Metairie. Musicians are invited to participate...just sign in at front door. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! See you there!
Also featured on DOCSDRUMMING WORLD is a beautiful concert from the John Mahoney & friends Concert Series held on the third Sundays of the month at the Metairie United Methodist Church, 3741 Pontiac St., Metairie, La. BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE TAB JOHN MAHONEY CONCERT SERIES for the the most recent performance on Sunday, January 19th featuring Gordon Towell (sax), John Mahoney (piano) and Amina Scott (bass). The songs you will enjoy are AUTUMN LEAVES, ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE, IN A SENTIMAL MOOD, ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE, STELLA BY STARLIGHT and THE NEARNESS OF YOU. It doesn't get any better than this, so tune in ASAP!
Also posted, music videos of a Sunday afternoon concert featuring the Masakowski Family Trio. Tune in to Steve Masakowski on the guitar, Martin Masakowski on bass and Sasha Masakowski, vocals. What a treasure! What TALENT!!!
New Orleans Jazz Club, Mo's Chalet, 3201 Houma Blvd., Metairie, LA, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Jam session!
Loyola Jazz Festival is March 6 & 7 with faculty concert on the 6th and Loyola Big Band on the 7th.
Crescent City Big Band at East Jefferson Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, March 12th, 7:00 p.m.