Free Folger Friday: Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare

Friday, October 07, 2016, 5:30 pm
Folger Theatre
Free, reservations required

Reservations for this event are now full. Please join us and the band outside of the theatre around 6:15pm for the second line parade around the block. 

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!

We hope you’ll “be in that number.”

Purchase tickets to the Folger Theatre performance of Sense and Sensibility following this free event.