Don Vappie & Jazz Creole

Don Vappie & Jazz Creole

Monday 18 July 2022

Times: 7.30pm

Prices: £19, U25's £7.50. Prices include £1.50 booking fee

Venue: The Apex

Booking information


Monday 18 July 2022, 7.30pm


This event is promoted by The Apex

Event details

Enjoy Creole-influenced New Orleans music from the ‘Jimi Hendrix Of The Banjo’ - the award-winning Créole banjoist, guitarist and vocalist Don Vappie.

Don Vappie is the only internationally recognised New Orleans Jazz banjoist performing today and is considered one of the most notable banjoists in the history of New Orleans.

He's known for being banjoist/guitarist in Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center band, but more importantly, for his nurturing approach to Creole culture and its preservation.

Honouring the tradition of his predecessors, banjoist Danny Barker and Johnny St Cyr, Don Vappie has kept alive Créole songs of New Orleans and has become an emblem for Créole cultural history as a headliner at festivals and concert halls around the world.

Don Vappie embodies all aspects of the unique melting pot of cultures that is New Orleans, evident from the list of artists with whom he’s performed and recorded with, including Wynton Marsalis, Eric Clapton, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Peggy Lee.

This US/European project combines all genres of New Orleans, from traditional to modern day funk, with the classic early tradition of a string band - the result is 'Jazz Créole'.

This show features UK clarinettist David Horniblow (The Dime Notes, Chris Barber Band, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum), guitarist Dave Kelbie (Django a la Creole, The Dime Notes and John Etheridge), and from Paris - bass player Sebastien Girardot, of Django a la Creole fame.

"It’s about time someone showed the jazz world what the banjo really can do." - The Observer

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £19, U25's £7.50
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Prices include £1.50 booking fee

This event is promoted by The Apex.

Other events you might be interested in

Brother Strut

Thursday 30 June 2022 8.00pm

Information and book

Elkie Brooks

Saturday 10 September 2022 7.30pm

Information and book

BBC Big Band

Wednesday 14 September 2022 7.30pm

Information and book