Friday, April 19th, 2024

6:00pm - 8:00pm 

Port Allen- Join the West Baton Rouge Museum on Friday, April 19th, 2024 for Historical Happy Hour. This month's Happy Hour will feature a live Jazz performance by a newly formed band known as SB4 led by Boug Stone and Kasey Ball. 

SB4 serves as a vehicle for the exploration of Bebop repertoire associated with legendary improvisers and composers like Charlie Parker, John Birks Gillespie, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Denzil Best, and others. The intricate and sophisticated melody lines of tunes like Anthropology (Parker), Bebop (Gillespie), Ornithology (Parker), Prince Albert (Dorham), Quicksilver (Silver), and Wee (Best), inspire equally intricate and sophisticated improvisations by saxophonist Doug Stone and trumpeter Kasey Ball. Stone's improvisations are influenced by his musical upbringing in the Chicago area, and Ball's bebop is inspired by his background as a New Orleans musician. Stone and Ball have chosen to present this music in the "chord-less quartet" format - joined by only bass and drums, reminiscent of the "Max Roach 4 plays Charlie Parker" recording from the late 1950's. SB4 captures the spirit, joy, swing, depth,heart, and soul of some of the most important music ever created, with a modern energy and sensibility that only Stone and Ball can capture. 

As a bonus, while here, step inside the museum for an open house celebrating the West Baton Rouge Talented Student Art Exhibit currently on display, and look for student artists in the program conducting live art demonstrations. This show includes two-and three-dimensional art works from k-12 public school students in the Talented Art Program. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. 

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West Baton Rouge Museum
845 N. Jefferson Avenue
70767 Port Allen , LA