Free Folger Friday: Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare

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On April 23, 2016, Tulane University took New Orleans’s own unique cultural contribution, a Jazz Funeral, to the 400th Anniversary Celebration of Shakespeare’s death in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Now, they are recreating the event at the Folger Theatre complete with music provided by Michael White and the Liberty Brass Band.  Learn about the origins and components of the Jazz Funeral, enjoy a performance by one of today’s primary exponents of classic New Orleans Jazz, and pay homage to the greatest playwright and poet the world has known!

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