Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

UNO Jazz@theSandbar Series Holds Last Concert of the Season Wednesday

mark braud Jazz trumpeter Mark Braud, a New Orleans native and University alumnus, will perform the final Jazz @ the Sandbar concert of the season.

This season has emphasized the accomplishments of several UNO jazz studies alumni, and trumpeter Mark Braud is no exception, says UNO alumna, vocal artist and jazz studies instructor Cindy Scott.

Braud, a New Orleans native son, will perform the final Jazz @ the Sandbar concert of the season. The concert is slated from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at The Cove on Founders Road, UNO Lakefront Campus. Admission is $5 and tickets are sold at the door. UNO faculty, staff and students get in free with a UNO identification card.

Braud, who is a grandson of legendary trumpeter John "Picket" Brunious, Sr. and nephew of internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeters Wendell Brunious and John Brunious, Jr., was "destined to acquire a passion for music and pursue a career as a musician," says Scott. "Mark began playing the trumpet at the age of 12, and at age 15 he began playing professionally with some of the best New Orleans brass bands. Over the next few years Mark started to develop a style in New Orleans traditional music and began working with many traditional jazz bands including the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band and Dr. Michael White's Original Liberty Jazz Band, with which he still works."

Braud attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and the University of New Orleans, where he majored in Jazz Studies, says Scott. Since then, he has toured regularly with the Preservation Hall Band, the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band, Dr. Michael White, Henry Butler and Legendary R&B singer Eddie Bo. When he is not touring, Braud can be found in New Orleans at spots such as Preservation Hall, the Palm court Jazz Café, and Snug Harbor.

Jazz @ the Sandbar is presented by the UNO Jazz Studies Program with support from the UNO Student Government Association, WWNO Public Radio, Nate & Priscilla Gordon, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, the UNO International Alumni Association and the New Orleans Jazz Celebration. All proceeds go to the George Brumat Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For more information, call the UNO Music Department at (504) 280-6039 or visit http://www.nojc.org/sandbar.