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Dick Sloane, Keith Longmire, Irv Eisen, Dan Cunningham
Photo courtesy of D. M. Strickland

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, a number of senior living centers in the Durham area and even some jazz funerals. 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.

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 Street 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
Jul. 29, 2020 - 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Entertain the residents at Carolina Meadows
We will be on the golf course and observing proper social distancing.

Sep. 19, 2020 - 8:30 am, Sola Hot Mini 5K Benefitting ALS Research, Raleigh
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Jan. 9, 2021 - Play for 90th Birthday Party

RECENT
Apr. 3, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar, 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Durham - CANCELLED
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Mar. 21, 2020 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village - CANCELLED
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Mar. 17, 2020 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm, St. Patrick's Day Party at the Forest At Duke - CANCELLED due to Coronavirus

Mar. 6, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar, 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Durham

Feb. 25, 2020 - 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Mardi Gras Party at Atria Southpoint Walk in Durham

Feb. 25, 2020 - 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Mardi Gras Party at the Passmore Center in Hillsborough, NC

Feb. 20, 2020 - 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Mardi Gras party at Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham

Feb. 15, 2020 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Feb. 7, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar, 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Durham

Jan. 18, 2020 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Jan. 3, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar, 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Durham

Dec. 31, 2019 - 3:30 - 4:30 pm, New Year's Eve Party at the Forest at Duke

Dec. 28, 2019 - 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Entertain the residents at Brookdale North in Raleigh

Dec. 23, 2019 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Entertain the travelers at RDU Airport, Terminal 2 Terminal 2 Baggage Claim

Dec. 21, 2019 - 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Entertain the travelers at RDU Airport, Terminal 2 Ticketing Level

Dec. 21, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Dec. 6, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar, 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Durham

Nov. 21, 2019 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Entertain the residents at Woodland Terrace in Cary, NC

Nov. 16, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Nov. 1, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar, 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Durham

Oct. 25, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Oct. 19, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Oct. 5, 2019 - 5:15 - 9:30 pm, Mass and Octoberfest at St. Thomas More Catholic Church

Oct. 4, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar, 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Durham

Sep. 27, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Sep. 21, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Sep. 7, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar, 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Durham

Aug. 23, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr., Durham

Aug. 17, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon, Cafe Carolina and Bakery in Meadowmont Village

Aug. 3, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Roots Bistro and Bar, 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Durham

Aug. 1, 2019 - 7:30 -8:30 pm, Entertain the Residents at the Carol Woods Retirement Community