Decatur St. Beat

Dick Sloane, Keith Longmire, Irv Eisen, Dan Cunningham



Decatur Street Beat has played foot stomping, toe tapping, New Orleans style Dixieland music since 2004. They have played for 4th of July picnics at the beach, Mardi Gras parties, birthday parties, local restaurants, a jazz festival in Virginia and at a number of retirement centers in the Durham area. The group is made up of experienced Dixieland musicians. They took their name from Decatur St. which runs through the French Quarter past Jackson Square, Cafe du Monde and Tujagues, the tuba player's favorite restaurant. They want to bring to central North Carolina what they feel is the happiest, liveliest and easiest music to listen to. You can take us home with you on our CD, available for just $10.

Dick Sloane, trombone, has played actively with a number of Dixieland bands in the Triangle area since 1982. He is the leader of the Fidgety Feet Dixieland band. Dick recently retired from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in the Research Triangle Park.



Keith Longmire, clarinet and saxophone, is a retired band director from the Durham Public Schools, having taught his last 15 years at Carrington Middle School. He has also taught in Columbus County and Granville County Schools. Keith repairs, buys and sells woodwind instruments, so if you are looking for a clarinet or saxophone, Keith's your man. Check out his web site. Keith also plays with Leon Jordan's Continentals Dance Band.


Irv Eisen started playing the tuba in the seventh grade in St. Louis. He received a degree in music education from the University of Missouri at St. Louis, played at 'Your Father's Mustache' on Bourbon St. in the early 1970's and freelanced in St. Louis. Recently retired as a computer systems manager for Duke University, Irv plays for with the Triangle Tuba Quartet and Decatur St. Beat. He is listed in Tom Lord's JAZZ Discography.


Dan Cunningham plays banjo, guitar washboard and sings. He performs a wide variety of musical styles in addition to Dixieland. A native of Wichita, Kansas, he started playing at the ripe young age of six and has played music in much of the Midwest, the South and even Ireland. Dan holds Associate and BA degrees from Wichita State University and an MA degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Dan is married and the father of three.

Upcoming and Recent Performances



UPCOMING
Mar. 14, 2015 - 5:30-8:30 pm, Retirement Party in Clayton

Mar. 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm, St. Patrick's Day party for the residents at the Forest at Duke

May 1, 2015 - 7:00 pm, Dinner party at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

RECENT
Feb. 12, 2015 - 5:43-6:45 pm, Party at Hillcrest Convalescent Center

Feb. 7, 2015 - 7:00-11:00 pm, Party for the Edgecombe County Veterans' Museum

Jan. 23, 2015 - 7:00-9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham Click Here for More Info.

Dec. 31, 2014 - 6:00-8:00 pm, New Years Eve party at Independance Village

Dec. 31, 2014 - 2:00-3:00 pm, New Years Eve party at the Forest at Duke

Dec. 26, 2014 - 7:00-9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham Click Here for More Info.

Dec. 14, 2014 - 3:30-4:30 pm, Entertain residents at The Heritage of Raleigh

Dec. 2, 2014 - 2:00-3:00 pm, Entertain residents at Emerald Pond

Nov. 14, 2014 - 7:00-9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham Click Here for More Info.

Nov. 3, 2014 - 2:00-3:00 pm, Entertain residents at Emerald Pond

Oct. 10, 2014 - 2:00-4:00 pm, Entertain residents at The Heritage of Raleigh

Oct. 6, 2014 - 2:00-3:00 pm, Entertain residents at Emerald Pond

Sep. 27, 2014 - 2:00-3:00 pm, Entertain residents at Emerald Pond

Sep. 21, 2014 - 5:00-8:00 pm, Private 90th birthday party

Sep. 12, 2014 - 7:00-9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham Click Here for More Info.

Sep. 10, 2014 - 7:00-8:00 pm, Entertain residents at The Heritage of Raleigh