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Thursday, October 27, 2016


Time: 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

Law: Career Development Office-Symplicity Training

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 am

Contact: Nicole Rigard · · 504 861-5562

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

Symplicity training, provides law students with hands on instructions to navigate the career services management system. LS112

MLS Meeting

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: John Yadamec · · (205)-529-3700

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

APALSA Meeting

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Urvi Patel · · (409)-291-1266

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

Location : LS 312 

WAC Workshop: Chicago/ Turabian

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Elizabeth Rainey · · 504-865-3595

Location: Bobet Hall 100

Prof. Waguespack will teach student how to use Chicago style MLA. 

Take Back the Night

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: Erin Shapiro · · 504-865-3835

Location: Loyola Horseshoe

Women and Men Take Back the Night

This annual march against sexual violence has been co-sponsored by Loyola University New Orleans and Tulane University since 1990. The purpose of the march is to heighten awareness of sexual violence in our community and to empower survivors. The emotionally powerful evening begins with speakers who share their personal stories of rape, assault or domestic violence, and their journeys to healing and hope. The candlelit march proceeds from Loyola to Tulane, where others have the opportunity to speak out against sexual violence. This university-wide event is coordinated through the University Counseling Center. Contact Erin Shapiro, for more information about this year's march or if you would like to volunteer to assist with coordinating this event.

Queer Brown Voices: The Hidden Stories of Latina/o Activists

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Contact: Nathan Henne · · 865-3842

Location: Multimedia Room 2, Monroe Library

Queer Brown Voices, a 2015 release from University of Texas Press, chronicles 
the experiences of fourteen Latina/o LGBT activists and presents a new 
perspective on the hitherto-marginalized history of their work in the last 
three decades of the twentieth century.
In this talk, co-editors of that volume, Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez and
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, share with the audience the writing process behind
Queer Brown Voices and discuss the importance of personal narratives for
the Latino LGBT community.

Sponsored by Latin American Studies, the Department of Languages and Cultures, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies of Loyola University

Queer Brown Voices

Time: 6 pm to 7 pm

Contact: Nathan Henne ·

Location: Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2

A panel discussion with authors:

Professor Uriel Quesada , Loyola University New Orleans
Letitia Gomez  
Professor Salvador Vidal Oritz, American University 

Panelist discuss the importance of personal narratives of the Latino LGBT Community for sucessful activisim. 

Sponsored by:  
Latin American Studies 
Department of Languages and Cultures
Loyola Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Office of Diversity and Inclusion 

They have come in peace Immigration: Virtue or Threat?

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Behrooz Moazami · · (504) 865-2162

Location: Miller Hall 114

The presentation will draw from the successful tale of Alfred Nicola in the US at the turn of the twentieth century, why he came and what this meant to his own country of origin that was in transformation (in his most recent book, see below).  Building on this, it will look at immigration then and today, the impacts and implications, the reasons and challenges.

The event includes a talk and a book signing by the author Raif Shway.

Jazz Underground: Marsalis & Torkanowsky Together!

Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Tony Dagradi · · 504-865-2074

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, Loyola University New Orleans

Cost: $15 Adults, $10 Seniors, $5 Students, Loyola Students Free Get Tickets

In Stevenson Palfi’s amazing movie, “Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together,” three generations of New Orleans keyboard masters, “Tuts” Washington, Allen Toussaint and “Professor Longhair,” were brought together to discuss their backgrounds and influences, and play together for the very first time. 

As the title of this award winning film describes, there are usually not many chances for pianist to collaborate.  In fact, the movie documents only the rehearsal the three had.  Fess died suddenly two days before the scheduled performance.  

This evening we feature two of the Crescent City’s most influential pianists performing on stage as a duo for an evening of unprecedented two piano interchange.  Expect the unexpected when esteemed educator and performer, Ellis Marsalis meets the fiery, impulsive David Torkanowsky.   

Ellis Marsalis is regarded by many as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans.  Born on November 14, 1934, his formal music studies began at age eleven at the Xavier University junior school of music. After high school, Marsalis enrolled in Dillard University (New Orleans, LA) as a clarinet major. He graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. Marsalis spent the next year working as an assistant manager in his fathers motel business.

The following year, Marsalis joined the U.S. Marine Corps. While stationed in southern California he honed his pianist skills as a member of the Corps Four, a Marines jazz quartet that performed on television ("Dress Blues," named for the formal Marine Corps uniform and broadcast on CBS) and radio shows (“Leatherneck Songbook”).  Both shows were used to boost recruiting efforts. After completing his Marine Corps duty, Marsalis returned to New Orleans and married Dolores Ferdinand, a New Orleanian, who bore him six sons; Branford, Wynton, Ellis III, Delfeayo, Mboya and Jason.

In 1964 Marsalis, his wife Dolores and, at the time, four sons, moved to the small rural town of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, where he spent two years as a school band and choral director at Carver high school.  Returning to New Orleans in 1966, he began freelancing on the local music scene.  Between 1966 and 1974 Marsalis would perform at the Playboy Club (New Orleans), Al Hirt nightclub, Lu and Charlie’s nightclub, Storyville nightclub Crazy Shirley’s as well as again enter the teaching profession, in 1967, as an adjunct professor of African American Music at Xavier University (New Orleans, LA).

As the family continued to grow, Marsalis continued his educational pursuits, attending Loyola University’s (New Orleans, LA) Masters Degree program in the early summer session of 1974. He would also successfully interview for a teaching position at a new Magnet high school for the arts, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), and be hired as an instructor for the Fall semester (1974). Marsalis would spend the next twelve years at NOCCA as an instrumental music teacher with a Jazz studies emphasis.

In 1986, Marsalis accepted a teaching position out of state.  He became a Commonwealth Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia), serving as coordinator of Jazz Studies two of his three years there.  In 1989, he returned to New Orleans to become the first occupant and Director of the Coca Cola endowed Chair of Jazz Studies at the University of New Orleans.  During his tenure at UNO he helped fellow colleague Charles Blancq develop a campus performance center called the Sand Bar.  Marsalis would also develop a Jazz Orchestra, which he took, on the eve of his retirement, on a tour of Brazil.  On August 10, 2001, Marsalis officially retired from the University of New Orleans after twelve years of dedicated service.  His retirement was celebrated by a very rare performance of Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis at the UNO arena.

Marsalis is the recipient of Honorary Doctorate degrees from his alma mater Dillard University, New Orleans, LA (1989); Ball State University, Muncie, IN (1997); Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (2010); Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; and The Juilliard School, New York, NY.  In 2011, Marsalis and his family were awarded the highest honor in Jazz, NEA Jazz Masters, the first group award ever distributed by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Marsalis has appeared on NBC's Today show with host Bryant Gumbel; the Tonite show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno; the Arsenio Hall show with pianist Marcus Roberts; the Charlie Rose show; Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood; ABC's Good Morning America with Spencer Christian, as well as several local and regional television shows.  In 1984 Marsalis and New Orleans singer/actress Joanne "Lady BJ" Creighton shared honors at the Ace Awards ceremony for the best single music program on cable television.

Marsalis continues to be active as a performing pianist leading, and occasionally touring, his own quartet. He has several recordings on the CBS-SONY label and currently releases recordings on his own recording label, ELM RECORDS, developed with his wife Dolores and son Jason.


Forget "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon." In New Orleans, it's more fun to play three degrees of David Torkanowsky.

As a piano player and band leader, Torkanowsky is equally comfortable pushing the edges of jazz, funk, blues and rhythm and blues. Aside from his solo projects, Torkanowsky has collaborated with so many musical legends — Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Danny Barker, Earl Turbington, Tony DaGradi, George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, Dianne Reeves and Errol Garner, among them — that he now enjoys his own legendary patina.

Torkanowsky's five-decade musical career began before he was born. His father was maestro of the New Orleans Symphony for more than decade, and his mother — a flamenco dancer — performed in Spain with the great Carmen Amaya.

Torkanowsky eschews being called a "pianist." That word, he says, pertains more to people who can handle Chopin and Liszt. But he has made his own imprint on jazz as a piano player, beginning well before his training at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. Torkanowsky says Berklee taught him a lot. But, he says, the real masters who schooled him in the art of performance were home-grown right here in New Orleans.

"The reason this music was born here is because this was the nexus of culture," Torkanowsky says. "This is the place where the confluence of African and European musics happened. That's what jazz is. So, in my own upbringing, I had a confluence of African rhythm and European melody and harmony in my own house... so maybe bringing that to the table is what made people say, 'Oh man; white boy can play.'"



November 17, 2016           ALL ELLINGTON

Loyola’s world class Jazz faculty interprets classic standards by the most prolific composer in Jazz. Featuring: Tony Dagradi, Nick Volz, EdWise, Don Vappie, Matt Lemmler & Wayne Maureau

February 9, 2017               2nd ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS ALL STAR JAM

New Orleans’ jazz icons come together for a monumental live jam session.  Featuring: Wessell Anderson, Ashlin Parker, Delfeayo Marsalis, Tony Dagradi, Victor  Atkins, Roland Guerin and Shannon Powell.